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We’ve answered some of our most Frequently Asked Questions below!
What is Cryotherapy?
Whole Body Cryotherapy is an alternative or adjunctive therapy that helps boost the body’s natural healing process.
Cryotherapy was first practiced by Dr. Yamaguchi of Japan in 1978. He began using short duration freezing treatments for arthritis patients and discovered he could significantly reduce the soreness and pain his patients suffered from by rapidly decreasing the temperature of the outer layer of skin.
After much research, he concluded the rapid short-term freezing of his patient’s skin’s surface was more beneficial to the entire body compared to the gradual cooling of an ice bath.
What is localized Cryotherapy?
Local Cryotherapy is used for accelerated healing of specific areas such of the body: neck, shoulders, back, legs, ankles, hands, feet. The local device produces a beam of cryogenic nitrogen gas to rapidly cool the affected areas, promoting a fast decrease in swelling, pain and inflammation. Use in combination with Whole Body Cryotherapy for best results.
What is the difference between Cool Sculpting and Cryo T-Shock?
Both Cryo T-Shock and CoolSculpting are a more natural, non-invasive way to shed unwanted fat and cellulite without down time. Where a procedure like liposuction can leave you in pain and out of commission during recovery, cryo-slimming uses your body’s natural processes to slim down and tone up.
The comfort level of Cryo T-Shock vs. CoolSculpting is very different. T-Shock uses a wand that alternates between hot and cold. Since this wand moves in a massage-like motion, it’s actually quite a comfortable and relaxing process. During a CoolSculpting session, the device uses a vacuum-like suction to suck and freeze the skin. Not only does the extreme cold cause numbness and tingling, but the suction feels a lot like pinching. This procedure has been described as painful and uncomfortable.
Cryo T-Shock treatments are quick and efficient. Depending on the treatment and area of focus, this can range from 30 minute to two hours. CoolSculpting can take up to a few hours depending on the number of sections you’re focusing on.
Not only can T-Shock be easier on your body, but it’ll be easier on your bank account too. A single CoolSculpting session can run you $2,000 to $4,000, which is comparable to a full package of T-Shock services.
What is the C3 "Tight & Bright" Cool Facial?
Using localized Cryotherapy your skin is rapidly cooled causing vasoconstriction of the skins circulatory vessels, which is quickly followed by a vasodilatation. The process stimulates circulation, promoting oxygenation of the dermal cells. Benefits include reduced pore size, puffiness, redness and inflammation in your face. Plus stimulation of collagen production which helps reduce lines and wrinkles.
The anti-inflammatory properties of localized cryotherapy are used to decrease symptoms of chronic skin conditions such as psoriasis, rosacea, and eczema.
What is NormaTec?
NormaTec is a device that helps increase blood flow to specific areas in the body compressing and massaging. This helps in recovery from things such as sports injuries, lymphedema, varicose veins and other circulatory conditions.
NormaTec is used for Pre/Post Workout, Injury Recovery, Post Surgery Rehab, Swelling and Inflammation. Sessions are either 30 minutes or 1 hour. Works best when paired with Cryotherapy.
I am claustrophobic, can I do cryotherapy?
Absolutely! The door on the cryotherapy chamber is never locked and you can step out at any moment. Also, the cabin moves you up so that your head is above and outside the cabin at all times.
Can I catch a cold from doing whole body cryotherapy?
No. The exposure to the cold from the cryotherapy actually makes your internal body temp rise for a short period of time. This actually can help you fight off a cold.
How many times can I freeze in a day? How many in a week?
To gain the most out of your Whole Body Cryotherapy session it is only necessary to come once per day. Although you are welcome to freeze daily, two to three sessions per week is sufficient for maximum recovery.
Has Whole Body Cryotherapy been tested?
Yes. There has not been a lot of research done here in the United States because Whole Body Cryotherapy is just now starting to reach the US. However, research and studies have been done in Europe since the 1980s.