How does whole body cryotherapy work?
As you enter the cryosauna, the sudden drop in heat stimulates the temperature receptors, prompting the brain to transmit message throughout the body. When you exit the chamber 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 plus the body natural inflammatory reaction to extreme cold results in a pain reduction.
Is it dangerous?
No, Cryo Lodge offers the world's most advanced cryosaunas. 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 breath (78% of it). A trained operator is always present during the treatment so control temperatures and monitor your comfort.
Is there anyone who shouldn’t use it?
Anyone who is pregnant, has severe, unmanaged hypertension (BP>180/100), has a cardiac pacemaker, uncontrolled seizures and unstable angina pectoris. If you have Raynaud’s syndrome please instruct the cryosauna technician to ensure you receive thicker gloves for your protection (it is safe to have Raynaud’s and be in the Cryosauna).
The treatment is a short duration of 2 to 3 minutes, and the cold air does not contain any moisture, so it is very tolerable. Towards the end of the treatment, you may feel a pins and needles sensation which is completely normal and disappears immediately after the treatment.
Is it comfortable?
Yes! The cryosauna is open at the top and adjusted to fit the height of the client, your head and neck are always above the opening so you are not totally enveloped. Also, the cryosauna door is closed but not locked, so you always have control over being in the chamber.
I am claustrophobic. Can I still use the Cryosauna?
What do I wear in the Cryosauna?
Because of the very low temperatures, all jewelry must be removed before entering the sauna. Clients are required to wear foot boots and hand protecting gloves (that we provide) and underwear (for men) to protect intimate parts. All other clothing is removed.
You will feel great right after your first treatment due to the release of endorphins (which will last for several of hours). Depending on your physical condition, you may feel immediate relief from joint and muscle pain, improved energy, and an increase in flexibility. Changes in skin texture and reduction in cellulite and weight loss will take longer to see results and may require a series of treatments for maximum results.