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Below are some of the most frequently asked questions and answers.

How does Whole Body Cryotherapy work?

Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC) works by atomizing liquid nitrogen and introducing the liquid form to atmosphere. When atmosphere and liquid nitrogen meet, the reaction is the production of super chilled gasiform air or dry fog. The Impact Cryo-Chamber creates a vortex around the body for up to 3-minutes at up to -300 degrees. The brain, acting on signals from cold receptors from the skin, determines that it is not able to overcome the cold and the body’s life preservation protocol enacted.

Hyper cooled air causes the brain to send a vasoconstriction message to the body. When the body receives the message to vasoconstrict, blood is forced out of the peripherals (fingers, arms, toes, and legs). As blood is circulated from the extremities it removes pain causing inflammation, metabolites, and lactic. Blood is then moved into the core. During the vasoconstriction heart rate is elevated and blood is short looped through the lungs and filtering organs where it is hyper filtered, enriched, and oxygenated.

When the session concludes the brain quickly realizes that the cold temperature threat has passed. Within minutes the body vasodialtes and increases circulation of hyper-filtered, enriched, oxygen flushed blood into joints, muscles, and tissues. When joints, muscles, and tissues are met with nutrified, filtered, oxygen enriched blood, pain is mitigated and recovery times are sped. This it the unfair advantage of WBC versus an ice bath.

How will I feel after my Whole Body Cryotherapy session?

The most common feeling is being energized. During your session, the cold acts on your hormone levels. Your body’s natural fight or flight response is activated and dopamine, endorphins, and serotonin levels are elevated. Most clients report a revitalized or energized feeling for 6-8 hours after a session. The next most common experience reported is analgesic or pain mitigating effect. This is primarily affected in 2 ways. The first way is removal of pain causing inflammation. The second way pain is minimized is by disallowing white blood cells to enter damaged muscles thereby circumventing muscular inflammation. Other normal experiences are shortened recovery periods, minimization of delayed onset muscle soreness, alleviation of joint pain and stiffness, increased flexibility, and increased muscular performance.

What is the temperature inside a Whole Body Cryotherapy chamber?

The temperature may reach a maximum of -300 degrees Fahrenheit. The temperature and duration are adjusted to suit your specific comfort levels and personal goals.

How long is a Whole Body Cryotherpay session?

A Whole Body Cryotherapy session is a maximum of 3-minutes. The time and temperature are adjusted to suit your specific comfort levels and goals.

How is the Whole Body Cryotherapy chamber cooled?

The Whole Body Cryotherapy chamber is cooled with gasiform air. The gaisform air, or “fog,” is created by introducing liquid nitrogen to atmosphere via a metering process within the mechanics of the chamber. A nearby storage vessel supplies the liquid nitrogen. The fog is then circulated in a vortex around you for up to 3-minutes.

Is Liquid Nitrogen dangerous?

No. The air you are breathing right now is 78% nitrogen. Gasiform nitrogen does displace air, however. Never enter the Whole Body Cryotherapy chamber without an employee escort and instruction.

How does Whole Body Cryotherapy compare to an ice bath?

Leveraging cold as a therapy to achieve anti-inflammatory benefits are where the similarities between these to treatment options end. Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC) uses a dry, surface cold to trigger autonomic, sympathetic, and parasympathetic nervous system responses that work from the inside out. Ice baths work from the outside in and are unrelenting, penetrating cold that can damage skin and nerves. Ice baths may take hours to return circulation to normal levels and are tremendously uncomfortable. WBC increases circulation within minutes of leaving the chamber and is only mildly uncomfortable. Most users report feeling warm within 60-seconds of leaving the WBC chamber.

Is it better to workout/strength train before or after a Whole Body Cryotherapy session?

Either. Cryotherapy sessions before training or after training both have advantages, although most clients tend to prefer to visit the chamber after training or working out. Clients who prefer a Cryotherapy session before activity normally experience heightened energy levels caused by the vasodilation and those who prefer after experience an endorphin release after their session. The hyperoxygenated, joint and muscle-nourishing blood being circulated can increase muscle “pump”(or capacity to burn fuel,) and endurance. Most clients prefer Whole Body Cryotherapy sessions after a strenuous workout, due to lactic acid, and metabolite production caused by physical activity. The extreme cold of the chamber causes blood to be drawn into the body’s core and with it, inflammation, lactic acid, and metabolites. When the vascular system is short looped into the body’s filtration organs, waste byproducts are removed, and oxygen replenished. Returning fresh nutrient and oxygen-enriched fuel and building blocks to the exhausted source helps to minimize recover times and soreness.

I have Arthritis. Can the cold temperature of Whole Body Cryotherapy actually help?

Absolutely. This technology was invented specifically for those afflicted with Arthritis. Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC) now maintains a secure foothold in the treatment and management of Arthritis. Inflammation of the synovial membrane, caused by degradation of the joint, can be extremely painful. WBC acts by removing swelling and inflammation, and returning enriched, oxygenated blood to the joint.