The following are the most commonly asked questions regarding Whole Body Cryotherapy. If you have any further questions, please ask any Cryo Guy employee or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
1. How cold is it? Does it hurt?
Yes, it is cold but not painful. The temperatures reach downward to -200F. We use nitrogen transformed to cold vapor that evenly circulates around your body during your entire session. It is much shorter, safer, and healthier than taking an ice bath.
2. How do I make an appointment?
We recommend downloading TOTALCRYO App from the iTunes/google store for easy scheduling. You may also make an appointment from our website, call, or just walk in. (walk- ins are welcomed but subject to a wait in between scheduled appointments)
3. What do I wear?
In the cryosauna you will only be wearing the socks, slippers, and gloves that we provide you. Men should wear briefs and women can choose to wear their underwear or fitness top and or bottom depending on their level of comfort. The more the exposure to the hyper cool air, the better the results. It is ok to leave your hair down and have on face lotion or makeup. You should not apply lotion or any moisture to your skin an hour before your session. No jewelry or metals can be worn below the neck.
4. How long will my first appointment take?
Your first appointment can take anywhere between 15-20 minutes. Safety is always our number one priority so before your step into the cold we will need to assess your overall health status. A short one-time 2-3 minute questionnaire and waiver form will need to be completed before you enter the cryosauna. After the first appointment, your total session typically takes 5-7 minutes. (3 minutes inside the cryosauna)
5. Will I feel anything after my first session?
The effects of cryotherapy are different for every person, and it will depend entirely on how your body reacts to the session. Typically, most people feel refreshed, less pain, more flexibility, and experience an increase in energy within the first few minutes that can last hours. Some may feel the first impact the next morning after a sleep cycle. Many will report noticing a deeper sleep and feeling reduced pain and inflammation the following 48-72 hours.
6. Can I do cryo right after a workout?
Although not harmful, we recommend waiting at least an hour after a tough workout to do cryotherapy. It is important that you let your body naturally process its pro-inflammatory response after exercise.
7. What do I do after my session?
There is nothing special you have to do or avoid after your session. After your session, you will get dressed and be on with your day, typically with more energy.
8. How often can I do Cryotherapy?
You can safely use cryotherapy once a day. Most people who are using it for specific pain management or in between training days often do it 3-5 times a week. For overall health and wellness, cryotherapy is mainly used 1-2 times a week.
9. Is there anything dangerous about cryotherapy?
No, the cooling agent, nitrogen, is in 78% of the air we breathe every day. TOTALCRYO’s certified technician running your sessions is fully trained on safety and operational protocols and are capable of stopping the session if you should want to get out before your session is done. Likewise, there is no lock on the door of the cryosuana so you can step out at any time. Lastly, our Impact Cryotherapy cryosauna has a 3-minute auto shut off timer.
10. Who should NOT use cryotherapy?
People with the following conditions should not use cryotherapy: Pregnant women, severe hypertension (BP> 180/100), 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 14 years (parental consent to treatment required), acute kidney and urinary tract diseases.
11. Can I use insurance as a form of payment?
No, we do not accept insurance policies. You can always ask your insurance provider if they can reimburse you, but we do not accept insurance for payment.