WHAT DO I WEAR DURING THE SESSION?
Everyone wears underwear, socks, and gloves. Please bring a pair of dry socks with you. We will provide gloves, but you are welcome to bring your own as well. We will also provide insulated slippers to wear over your socks. You cannot wear anything with metal attached and cannot wear any jewelry.
IS THIS LIKE AN ICE BATH?
It’s really quite different. The treatment is only 3 minutes long, whereas an ice bath lasts for 10 minutes or more. The benefits of cryotherapy are felt in all areas of the body, while an ice bath just treats the area submerged in ice. After an ice bath, you are left feel very stiff and it is a treatment that should be done at the end of the day. A cryotherapy session can actually be done 30 minutes prior to working out or at anytime of day.
CAN I HAVE MORE THAN ONE TREATMENT IN A DAY?
You cannot have more than 2 treatments in one day. We only recommend 2 treatments in one day if you are in heavy training or severe pain.
DO I NEED TO SHOWER BEFORE OR AFTER?
No, you do not have to do either. But you cannot be sweaty during a treatment.
IS THE NITROGEN DANGEROUS?
No. Nitrogen is a non-toxic gas. The earth’s air that we breathe is made up of 16% Oxygen, 1% Hydrogen, 78% Nitrogen and 5% other components. You are elevated during your treatment so that your head and shoulders are above the nitrogen.
ARE THERE CONTRAINDICATIONS TO WBC?
Whole Body Cryotherapy is not recommended (contraindicated) for those persons with the following conditions: Pregnancy, acute myocardial infarction (MI), unstable angina pectoris, arrhythmia, symptomatic cardiovascular disease, cardiac pacemaker, peripheral arterial occlusive disease, venous thrombosis (blood clots), acute cerebrovascular accident, uncontrolled seizures, Raynaud’s Syndrome, symptomatic lung disorders, bleeding disorders, severe anemia, cold allergy, acute kidney diseases and severe Hypertension (BP>180-100). If you are in doubt or concerned about a condition that you may have, we may ask you to obtain a signed letter of consent from your physician.