FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: CRYOTHERAPY FULL BODY

We have compiled a number of frequently asked questions for our Cryotherapy Full Body treatment.  You will also find a  short list of contraindications for the Cryotherapy Full Body treatment as well.  If you do not see an answer to your question, please contact us for more information.  We are not able to provide medical guidance to you on existing conditions you may have, and we recommend that you contact your physician if you are not sure if the treatment will interfere with your situation.

How long is the actual treatment?

The actual length of time you are in the cryosauna is 3 minutes.

Is there a height requirement?

The minimum height requirement is 4 feet 8 inches and the maximum weight is 350lbs.

What should I wear?

Before beginning your treatment, your Cryotherapy technician will hand you a fresh organic cotton bathrobe, a pair of organic cotton socks and a pair of felt slippers in your size. You will then move on to the locker room where you can securely store your belongings. We ask that you remove everything except your undergarments. (Underwire bras are okay as long as the wire is covered.) We also ask that you remove any body piercings from the neck down, necklaces and watches. Once you enter the cryosauna and the door is closed, you will hand your technician the bathrobe over the top of the sauna and be handed a pair of wool gloves in return to wear throughout the treatment. At the end of your 3-minute treatment you will hand the gloves back to your technician and he/she will hand you back your robe to put on before exiting the cryosauna. Although you will be in your undergarments throughout the treatment rest Assured your privacy is always respected; you are only visible to your technician from the neck up.

How does whole body cryotherapy work?

When you enter the cryosauna or cryochamber, the sudden drop in temperature signals the brain to send the body’s blood supply to the torso to insulate and protect vital organs, which is why you may feel a pins and needles sensation in your extremities. When you exit the chamber, blood is pumped vigorously back around the body, which increases your oxygen and nutrient supply and the removal of toxins. The cold also triggers the nervous system to release ‘feel good’ endorphins, while your body’s natural anti-inflammatory reaction to sub-zero temperatures results in pain reduction.

Is it dangerous?

No. 4 Elements Wellness Center uses the world’s most advanced cryosauna.  The liquid nitrogen used as a chilling agent does not come into contact with your skin, and is the same nitrogen that makes up the air we breathe (actually 78% of it). For added safety, chambers are equipped with an oxygen monitor to pump additional air into the chamber.

Do I take shower before or after the treatment?

N0. It is recommended not to shower before the treatment, and it is not necessary to take one after. The treatment is completely dry.

How soon can I expect results?

You’ll feel great right away! After completing your first treatment, you will experience the release of endorphins, the body’s natural mood elevator; a boost that lasts for several hours. Depending on your physical condition, you may feel immediate relief from joint and muscle pain, improved energy and increased flexibility that lasts for several hours or even days. Changes in skin texture, reduction in cellulite and weight loss take longer to see results and may require a series of treatments for maximum effect.

Is one treatment enough?

While every Cryotherapy session is beneficial and you will feel immediate results, research shows that you experience improved and cumulative benefits with a minimum of 10 sessions, over a two or three-week period (professional athletes often have up to three sessions a day to achieve peak performance).

CONTRAINDICTATIONS: CRYOTHERAPY FULL BODY

We have compiled a number of frequently asked questions for our Cryotherapy Full Body treatment.  You will also find a  short list of contraindications for the Cryotherapy Full Body treatment as well.  If you do not see an answer to your question, please contact us for more information.  We are not able to provide medical guidance to you on existing conditions you may have, and we recommend that you contact your physician if you are not sure if the treatment will interfere with your situation.

Do Not Use if the following apply:

  • Untreated hypertension
  • Heart attack in the previous 6 months
  • Decompensating disease of the cardio vascular and respiratory system; congestive heart failure, COPD, chronic liver disease
  • Unstable angina pectoris
  • Pacemaker
  • Peripheral Arterial Occlusive Disease
  • DVT or known circulatory dysfunction
  • Acute febrile respiratory (flu like respiratory symptoms)
  • Acute kidney and urinary tract diseases
  • Severe Anemia
  • Cold and allergenic phenomenon-known allergy to cold contactants
  • Heavy consumerist diseases-abnormal bleeding
  • Seizure disorders
  • Bacterial and viral infection of the skin, wound healing disorders – open sores or discharging wounds
  • Alcohol and drug related contraindications
  • Valvular heart disease
  • Conditions after heart surgery
  • Ishemic heart disease
  • Pregnancy
  • Vasculitis
  • Hyperhidrosis-heavy perspiration
  • Diabetes
  • Raynaud’s disease
  • Plyneuropathies