FAQs

 

Is Nitrogen dangerous to human beings?

 

No, Nitrogen is a non toxic gas. The air that we breathe is made up of 78% Nitrogen, 20% Oxygen, 1% Hydrogen, and 1% of other components.

Is it comfortable, what do I wear?

 

Before entering the cryo chamber, clients are required to dress in protective clothing composed of cotton socks (which are provided) and underwear. You will also be provided with a robe, which you will remove once you are inside the cryo chamber with door closed, and gloves. Only your face and neck 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 six to eight hours and increase with number of treatment sessions. Many clients have expressed that they have the best night of sleep after a cryo session.

 

How many treatments should I take to achieve optimum results?

 

Depending on the condition being treated, you should initially take five to ten treatments in close succession to maximize your results.

 

Can I catch a cold because of this procedure?

 

No. The immediate cold impact of the cryo chamber will rise 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 cold.

 

I am claustrophobic, may I use whole body cryotherapy?

 

Yes, you may. At present we are the only Manhattan operated cryotherapy facility with the Active Cryo Chamber. It is the roomiest chamber made and claustrophobia while using our state of the art chamber is extremely rare. The door is never locked and you may step out at any moment. The chamber is open at 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 3 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. You can pop over during your lunch break or on your way to work!

 

Is there anything I should avoid following a Cryotherapy treatment?

 

Yes. Do not enter a hot sauna or Jacuzzi for at least 6 hours. You should also minimize alcohol consumption.

 

How many Cryotherapy sessions can I undergo daily?

 

Two treatments daily is the Max, spaced at least 6 hours apart.

 

I heard working out after treatment is a good idea?

 

Although your core body temperature will not drop during the 3 minute cryotherapy session, it may start to cool a couple of degrees after exiting the chamber due to your body’s heat loss. To stabilize your body’s temperature as well as promote vasodilation (expansion of the body’s blood vessels) it is recommended ten minutes of light exercise be performed post Cryotherapy. The movement will induce more rapid vasodilation of the vessels and capillaries and can extend the period of analgesia as well as feelings of well being.

 

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:

  • Pregnancy.

  • Severe Hypertension (BP > 180/100).

  • Acute or recent Myocardial infarction.

  • Unstable angina pectoris.

  • Arrhythmia.

  • Symptomatic cardiovascular disease.

  • Cardiac pacemaker.

  • Cardiac stent.

  • Peripheral arterial occlusive disease.

  • Venous Thrombosis.

  • Acute or recent cerebrovascular accident.

  • COPD.

  • Uncontrolled seizures.

  • Raynaud's Syndrome.

  • Fever.

  • Tumor disease.

  • Symptomatic lung disorders.

  • Bleeding disorders.

  • Severe anemia.

  • Infection.

  • Cold allergy.

  • Acute kidney and urinary tract diseases.

  • Open wounds.

  • Ischemic heart disease.

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