How does Cryotherapy work? . . .
Cryotherapy uses the gaseous form of nitrogen to lower the client’s skin surface temperature from normal body temperature to 30 degrees Fahrenheit in 30 seconds or less, keeping it that way for two-three minutes. The sudden drop in heat stimulates the temperature receptors, prompting the brain to transmit messages throughout the body – scanning all areas that may not be working to their fullest potential. Upon exiting, blood is pumped vigorously around the body, which in turn enhances the oxygen supply and removal of toxins. The cold also triggers the nervous system to release feel- good endorphins with the body’s natural anti-inflammatory response to extreme cold resulting in pain reduction.
Is it safe? . . .
Yes it is – the length of the session maxes at 3 minutes and our Cryosauna has an auto shut-off timer. The liquid nitrogen that is used as a chilling agent does not come into contact with your skin, and it is the same nitrogen that makes up the air we breathe (actually 78% of it). Our certified DISTRICTCRYO technicians, trained on all safety and operational protocols, are capable of stopping the session should you want to get out before the session is done. Lastly, the cryosauna is equipped with an oxygen monitor and there is no lock on the door, so you can step out at any time.
What do I wear in the cryosauna? . . .
Due to the very low temperatures, all jewelry and metals need to be removed before entering the cryosauna. Clients are required to wear socks, slippers and gloves, and men also wear briefs. All other clothing is removed. You will also be provided with a robe, which you will remove once you are inside the Cryosauna and the door is closed.
Is there anyone who shouldn’t use it? . . .
The minimum age for cryotherapy is 13 years old – individuals under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian in order to receive cryotherapy.
The client should not be pregnant, have severe-unmanaged hypertension (BP > 180/100), have or have had seizures, have a severe case of Raynaud’s syndrome, cold allergy, have any existing heart issue, have clots or have had a brain aneurism, have any major vascular issues, open wounds or ulcers. Other contraindications exist so each client should fully read the waiver.
Do I take a shower before or after the treatment? . . .
No. The treatment is completely dry and doesn’t make your skin wet. We have many clients who pop over during a lunch break or on their way to work!
How soon can I expect results? . . .
During each session the body releases endorphins, which are hormones that make you feel good and energetic. The buoyant effects from each session last at least six – eight hours and increase with number of treatment sessions.
Typically most clients feel immediate decrease of inflammation, improved energy, and increased flexibility within the first few minutes or hours that will last for several hours or even days. Clients also may not feel the first impact until the next morning after a sleep cycle – many report deeper sleep and relief from joint and muscle pain, and inflammation over the following 48-72 hours.
Is one treatment enough? How many treatments to achieve optimal results? . . .
While every DISTRICTCRYO session is beneficial and you’ll feel immediate results, research has shown that you will experience improved and cumulative benefits with a minimum of 5-10 initial sessions, within a 2-4week period (Professional athletes will often have up to two sessions a day to help achieve peak performance). After that you can adjust your treatment schedule to maintain or improve on your results (e.g. once or twice a week).
I’m claustrophobic, can I still use the cryosauna? . . .
Yes. The door is never locked any you may open the door at any time. The cryosauna is open at the top and adjusted to fit the height of the client, so your head and neck are always above the opening so you are not totally envelope allowing you to see and communicate with the technician at all times.
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