Is there anything I should avoid following a cryotherapy treatment?
Yes. Do not enter a hot sauna or Jacuzzi for at least six hours. You should also minimize alcohol consumption for several hours following treatment.
How many cryotherapy sessions can I undergo daily?
Two treatments daily is the max, spaced at least four hours apart.
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 your circulation returns to normal), allergic reaction to extreme cold (rare), claustrophobia, anxiety.
Who should not use whole body cryotherapy?
The following conditions are contraindications to whole body cryotherapy:
- Severe Hypertension (BP> 180/100)
- Acute or recent myocardial infarction
- Unstable angina pectoris
- Symptomatic cardio vascular disease
- Cardiac pacemaker
- Cardiac Stint
- Peripheral arterial occlusive disease
- Venous thrombosis
- Acute or recent cerebral vascular accident
- Uncontrolled seizures
- Tumor disease
- Symptomatic lung disorders
- Bleeding disorders
- Severe anemia
- Cold allergy
- Acute kidney and urinary tract diseases
- Open wounds
- Ischemic heart disease
Is nitrogen dangerous to human beings?
No. Nitrogen is a non-toxic gas. The air that we breathe is made up of 16% Oxygen, 1% Hydrogen, 78% Nitrogen and 5% of other components.
Is it comfortable? What do I wear?
You should keep on any undergarments. Men, briefs. Women, underwear and bra. Everyone is provided with socks, slip on shoes, and a robe, which you will remove once you are inside the Cryosauna and the door is closed. Only your hands and face are visible to the operator during the procedure, so modesty is preserved at all times. Additionally, it is a dry, gaseous cold, which means the treatment is tolerable even to those who may consider themselves cold intolerant.
How do I feel after I finish a treatment?
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 6 - 8 hours and increase with number of treatment sessions. Many clients have expressed that they have the best night of sleep after a cryotherapy session.
How many treatments should I take to achieve optimal results?
Kryovitality doctors strongly recommend that you complete 10 - 15 sessions within a 30-day time period to maximize the proven benefits WBC offers.
Can I catch a cold because of this procedure?
No. The immediate cold impact of the Cryosauna 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
I'm claustrophobic. May I use whole body cryotherapy?
Yes, you may. The door is never locked and you may step out at any moment. The chamber is open to the top and your head is raised above the level of the upper rim of the chamber. Additionally, you can see our operator at all times and we try to keep you distracted for your three minute treatment.
Do I have to take a shower before and/or after the procedure?
No, you don't. This procedure is absolutely dry and does not make your skin wet. We have many clients who pop over during a lunch break or on their way to work.