Yes. Cryo Arctic’s highest priority is the guest’s health. Whole Body Cryotherapy uses cold air, the cooling agents never actually come into contact with your skin. The air is chilled using liquid nitrogen. Nitrogen makes up 78% of the air we breathe. Because the temperature change to your body is only superficial, your internal body temperature remains constant throughout treatment. Your head is always kept outside of the low-temperature area.
Before a session, we ask several medical history questions. We also inform the guest about the cryotherapy process.
Yes. Whole Body Cryotherapy has been used in its modern form in Europe and Asia for over 30 years by health practitioners (including Medical Doctors). Countless studies have been done on the various health benefits of Whole Body Cryotherapy.
Yes, it is comfortable. The treatment is short (1.5 – 3 minutes), and the cold is ‘dry’, so it is very tolerable. Towards the end of the treatment, you may get a ‘pins and needles’ sensation, which disappears immediately after the treatment.
Yes, 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.
The minimum age for cryotherapy is 14 years old. Individuals under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. There is no upper age limit.
- Less clothing will maximize exposure.
- Men remove all clothing except underwear.
- Women may wear a non-underwire bra, underwear or may remove all clothing.
- All jewelry or other metal on their body must be removed.
- Clients must be 100% dry. Towels and hairdryers are provided.
Customers health, safety, privacy & comfort are our priority. Our trained staff will guide you through the process and all safety instructions.
A cryo technician will be with you for the entire cryo process. We also have strict protocols for your changing room, bathrobe & chamber door opening while you will be in minimum clothing in the chamber. Don’t worry you will be comfortable.
The door of the chamber will never be locked, you can step out anytime if needed. Our cryo technician will always by your side for your assistance.
If you have any of the following conditions, you should not do cryotherapy: Pregnancy, severe Hypertension (BP> 180/100), acute or recent myocardial infarction, unstable angina pectoris, arrhythmia, symptomatic cardiovascular disease, cardiac pacemaker, peripheral arterial occlusive disease, venous thrombosis, acute or recent cerebrovascular accident, uncontrolled seizures, severe Raynaud’s Syndrome, fever, tumor disease, symptomatic lung disorders, bleeding disorders, severe anemia, infection, cold-allergy, acute kidney and urinary tract diseases. Children under 18 must have parental consent and have a parent present during treatment.
Yes, you may. The chamber is open at the top and your head is raised above the level of the chamber allowing you to see in all direction & breathe natural air in the room. The door will never be locked. If needed, you can step out anytime. Our cryo technician is always by your side for your comfort.
Clients who suffer from claustrophobia report that they are comfortable in the device.
The optimal number of cryotherapy sessions is dependent on client’s health, medical condition, concern and objective. Most Cryotherapy specialists will recommend you do 5-7 sessions of Whole Body Cryotherapy for the first two weeks in order to boost your treatment. Doing a large blast of Cryotherapy in the beginning like this cleanses your body of toxins, boosts your metabolism and sets you up for maintenance sessions in the future.
Most clients will feel great and energetic right after their first treatment due to the release of endorphins. Depending on your physical condition, you may feel immediate relief from joint and muscle pain, improved energy, and increased flexibility for several hours or even days. Many clients have expressed that they have the best night of sleep after a cryotherapy session.
Yes. In fact, it is recommended.
If you workout before your exposure, you can expect greater recovery due to the inflammation reduction. If you work-out after your exposure, you can expect a higher pain tolerance, more energy and greater flexibility. 3 minutes of a WBC session is highly recommended before race or an event for better performance.
Yes. Do not enter a hot sauna or Jacuzzi for at least six hours after a session. You should also minimize alcohol consumption for several hours following treatment.
Congratulations! However, you should not use whole body cryotherapy while pregnant. See you after the baby is born.
Light cardio exercise s recommended after the cryotherapy session to reheat your body. Exercise equipment is available in the treatment room.
Whole Body Cryotherapy 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 peripheral circulation returns to normal), allergic reaction to extreme cold (rare), redness, and skin burns (only if exposed to low temperatures longer than recommended).