What is Cryotherapy?
Cryotherapy is a fast and healthy process that accelerates the body’s natural recovery while improving overall well-being and energizing the body. Cryotherapy is a completely dry, noninvasive, hyper-cooling process that lowers a person’s skin temperature to 30ºF during a session of up to 180 seconds. While inside the TITAN CryoCabin™, the body is enveloped by hyper cold air pulsating at a temperature of -220ºF.
What are the benefits?
Cryotherapy accelerates the body’s natural recovery; it’s that simple. Come enjoy the experience and try a session for yourself. Some of the reported benefits include:
Improves Skin Condition
Increases Collagen Production
Faster Post-Surgical Recovery
Increases Immune System
Burns 300-800 Calories per Session
Increases Energy Levels
Promotes Injury Recovery
Relieves Pain in Joints & Muscles
Helps Treat Sleep Disorder
When and who developed cryotherapy?
Cryotherapy was originally developed in Japan in 1978 for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. The benefits have been studied and refined in Europe ever since. Whole body cryotherapy has been used in Europe and Japan for more than three decades. Multiple research studies have been published in medical journals about the effects of whole body cryotherapy, and in many European countries the treatments are covered by medical insurance policies. In the United States, whole body cryotherapy is considered a non-medical wellness modality, and health insurances do not offer reimbursements for the service.
How does it work?
The cryosauna uses gasiform nitrogen to lower the client’s skin surface temperature by 30-50 degrees Fahrenheit over a period of two-three minutes. The skin reacts to the cold and sends messages to the brain that acts as a stimulant to the regulatory functions of the body. It produces the scanning of all areas that may not be working to their fullest potential. The skin exposure to the extreme temperatures also triggers the release of anti-inflammatory molecules and endorphins.
Is it safe?
At My Cryo Clinic we use safest technology--a TITAN CryoCabin-- where you will have the safest experience possible. Titan have taken great measures implementing advanced technology for client safety. In fact, no other equipment on the planet is as safe!
With redundant safety features, a session can be terminated by the client, by the cryo-tech and even automatically. Designed by brilliant design engineers, should the client's head go below the top rim for just a few seconds, the ultrasonic sensor will trigger an immediate stop and open the cabin door automatically releasing all the vapor from within the cabin. Not to mention, the client could simply push open the magnetically closed door to stop a session and release all the vapor from within the cabin.
For additional safety, protective gloves, socks, undergarments, and slippers are worn to protect sensitive areas. During a session, a client’s head is above the top rim of the cabin to allow constant communication with the cryo-tech.
We recommend no less than eight sessions during the first two weeks to allow the body to actively adjust and realize new habits. Thereafter an effective regiment would be 3 sessions a week. No more than two times a day if you are in heavy training or rehab. Otherwise, a consistent regiment of two or three times a week is generally adequate for most people.
Can whole body cryotherapy help accelerate injury recovery?
Absolutely. Depending on the severity of your injury, recovery times will vary, but most assuredly will be improved. We welcome the opportunity to assist and document your case.
Is cryotherapy a proven recovery session?
Yes. Cryotherapy has been around for decades and used in Europe and Asia for almost thirty years. In fact, over the past seven years, more than two million sessions have been completed in Europe using our equipment.
Is it comfortable?
Before entering the Cryosauna™, clients are required to dress in protective clothing composed of cotton socks, cotton underwear (for men), and gloves. A session is of short duration (2-3 minutes), and the cold is ‘dry’, so it is very tolerable. Towards the end of the session, you may get a ‘pins and needles’ sensation, which disappears immediately after the treatment.
How do I feel after the treatment?
During each session the body releases endorphins, which are hormones that make you feel good and energetic. The mood-enhancing effects from each session can last for days.
Can I catch a cold because of this procedure?
No. The immediate cold impact of the cryo session will raise the internal body temperature for a short period of time. The stimulation of the immune system can help decrease the severity and frequency of future colds.
What do I wear during my session?
Men: Dry socks with some form of slipper, gloves and briefs or shorts. Women: Dry socks with some form of slipper, gloves and undergarments or bathing suit. One of our certified cryo-techs will ensure you are wearing proper attire.
Can I wear metal or jewelry?
No. All objects must be removed including watches, rings, chains, bracelets, earrings, etc.
Do I have to take a shower before or after?
No, you don’t. This procedure is absolutely dry and does not make your skin wet.
Will I feel claustrophobic in the Cryosauna™?
You shouldn’t. We elevate your body by raising the floor to ensure your head is above the rim of the Cryosauna™. Furthermore, the door is never locked. If needed, you can always push open the door and step out of the Cryosauna™.
Is the gasiform air (converted from liquid nitrogen) dangerous to breathe?
It can be if too much is inhaled. Safety measures are built into our Cryosauna™ to keep the gasiform air from enveloping your head by dispersing it from the chamber. Another key piece of our technology that further enhances the safety of our clients and why the Cryosauna™ from Cry-220 is the best in the world.
I'm pregnant, can I use whole body cryotherapy?
Congratulations! However, you should not use whole body cryotherapy while pregnant. See you after the baby is born.
I'm still in high school, can I do cryotherapy?
Yes, with parental consent. If you are under the age of 18 years, your parent or guardian must come with you!
Who should not use whole body cryotherapy?
The following conditions are contraindications to whole body cryotherapy: Pregnancy, severe Hypertension (BP> 160/100), acute or recent myocardial infarction, unstable angina pectoris, arrhythmia, symptomatic cardiovascular disease, cardiac pacemaker, peripheral arterial occlusive disease, venous thrombosis, acute or recent cerebrovascular accident, uncontrolled seizures, Raynaud’s Syndrome, fever, tumor disease, symptomatic lung disorders, bleeding disorders, severe anemia, infection, claustrophobia, cold allergy, age less than 18 years (parental consent to treatment needed), acute kidney and urinary tract diseases.
What are the risks of whole body cryotherapy?
Whole Body Cryotherapy is very well tolerated and has minimal risks: Fluctuations in blood pressure during the procedure by up to 10 points systolically (this effect reverses after the end of the procedure, as peripheral circulation returns to normal), allergic reaction to extreme cold (rare), claustrophobia, redness, and skin burns (only if exposed to low temperatures longer than recommended).
RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH WHOLE BODY CRYOTHERAPY
Fluctuations in blood pressure (due to peripheral vasoconstriction, systolic blood pressure may briefly increase by up to 10 points during session. This effect should reverse after the end of the procedure, as peripheral circulation returns to normal), allergic reaction to extreme cold (rare), claustrophobia, anxiety, activation of some viral conditions (cold sores) etc. due to stimulation of the immune system.
CONTRAINDICATIONS OF WHOLE BODY CRYOTHERAPY
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hypothyroidism; narrowing of valves; crescent-shaped aorta and mitral valve; chronic disease of the respiratory system; severe hypertension (blood pressure > 180/100), acute or recent myocardial infarction (heart attack; need to be cleared for exercise), arrhythmia, symptomatic cardiovascular disease, acute or recent cerebrovascular accident (stroke; must be cleared for exercise), uncontrolled seizures, fever, symptomatic lung disorders, bleeding disorders, infection, claustrophobia, intolerance to cold, age less than 18 years (parental consent to session needed), incontinence.