WHAT IS CRYOTHERAPY
Whole Body Cryotherapy is an amazing and natural way to achieve a variety of health benefits simply through the exposure of cold temperatures. Whether you are an athlete or anyone seeking better general health, we invite you to come and experience for yourself this unique treatment that provides relief, recovery, enhanced performance, and much more. Cryotherapy was developed in 1978 and is now used across the globe by those young and old, including celebrities and many professional athletes around the world. Fortunately for you, our cryotherapy in Austin system has been recognized all over Texas as being the coldest and most effective cryo people have ever experienced. We've also completed over 42,000 cryotherapy sessions.
Our walk-in cryosauna works by using cold vapor to expose your body to temperatures of negative 240˚F for three minutes or less. The outer layers of the skin drop to approximately 50˚F and the immediate effect stimulates the release of endorphins, the production of anti-inflammatory proteins, and even collagen in your skin. Dramatically help reduce scar tissue.
As your body is exposed to the cold it reacts by undergoing vasoconstriction and centralizing blood around visceral organs. This oxygenates the blood as it becomes nutritionally rich and resupplies the body providing a boost of energy and healing properties. Watch our client with fibromyalgia give her testimonial HERE. Cryotherapy research and news can also be found at Cryohealthcare. Cryo videos here.
Scientific American has released an article about Cryotherapy here.
Yahoo News shares a new article on Cryotherapy and you can read it here.
The Sun has published a new article on cryotherapy which can be found here.
Pub Med of the National Library of Medicine on NCBI has a wonderful study for cryotherapy and pain relief here.
Faster Athletic Recovery
Muscle & Joint Pain
Stress & Mood
Metabolic Increase & Weight Loss
Burns 500 to 800 Calories
Stress & Mood
Skin Firmness & Collagen Production
Metabolic Increase & Weight Loss
Burns 500 to 800 Calories
Psoriasis & Itching Relief
WHO DEVELOPED CRYOTHERAPY TECHNOLOGY
WHO DEVELOPED CRYOTHERAPY TECHNOLOGY?
Whole body cryotherapy was originally developed in Japan in 1978 for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, and the benefits have been studied and refined since that time.
WHEN WAS CRYOTHERAPY DEVELOPED?
Whole body cryotherapy has been used in Europe and Japan for more than three decades. Clinical and peer reviewed research studies have been published in medical journals about the effects of whole body cryotherapy leading to its worldwide adoption for multiple health benefits.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Our cryo in Austin uses nitrogen gas to lower the client's skin surface temperature by 30-50 degrees Fahrenheit over a period of three minutes. The skin reacts to the cold and sends messages to the brain that acts as a stimulant to the regulatory functions of the body. It produces the scanning of all areas that may not be working to their fullest potential. The skin exposure to the extreme temperatures also triggers the release of anti-inflammatory molecules, endorphins, synapse firing hormones. Cryotherapy offers one of the most powerful ways to produce a safe and natural hormone reset. Nutrient rich blood flow and faster healing are the result.
IS IT SAFE?
Yes. Single person direct injection and multi-person walk-in cryochambers have been used for the past 40 years without any severe adverse reaction ever recorded. Problems have only arisen if a client steps into the machine with wet clothing, especially wet socks, as water will freeze immediately at these temperatures. The advantage of the single person chambers is that lower temperatures can be achieved. Most studies and publications have been done with this type of chamber. The nitrogen being used to cool these chambers is the same nitrogen that makes up the air we breathe (actually 78% of it). In either type of chamber, the client breathes room-air. In the single person chamber, the operator raises the platform the client stands on up so that the head is above the heavier nitrogen vapors. Here, the client breathes normal room-air. In a recent safety evaluation, we have used a pulse oximeter to record blood oxygen saturation in more than 30 clients using the single person chamber and found no drop in blood oxygen saturation throughout the treatment. For added safety, chambers are also equipped with an oxygen monitor. In order to protect the more temperature sensitive tissues such as hands and feet, clients wear dry socks, slippers, and gloves, which we provide. In the walk-in chambers, clients also have to wear a face-mask (to protect the nose and prevent the inhalation of cold air), as well as earmuffs or a hat covering the ears.
IS IT COMFORTABLE?
Even if you don't like being cold, you will be amazed at how you love Cryotherapy here in Austin. The treatment has a very short duration of 2-3 minutes, and the cold is completely 'dry', so thankfully it is very tolerable. One of the enormous benefits of Cryotherapy is that it is natural, non-invasive, and fun! While it can feel very cold, only the outer layer of skin reaches 40-50 degrees Fahrenheit and it is never painful. Once you step out of the sauna you won't feel cold like you do from icing. If you've ever experienced icing for injuries, you know that the experience is extremely unpleasant during contact with your skin. Unlike cryo in Austin, with icing you only experience localized comfort while your body part is numb and briefly after it's over. Before entering the Cryosauna, clients are required to dress in protective clothing composed of cotton socks, cotton underwear (for men), and gloves.
HOW DO YOU FEEL AFTER CRYOTHERAPY?
During each cryo session the body releases endorphins which make you feel very good and energetic. The mood-enhancing effects from each session can last for days. People often report a noticeable increase in metabolism throughout the day as well as sleeping better. One of the powerful benefits of Cryotherapy is that you can be both energetic and very relaxed, while at the same time experiencing less pain.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS SHOULD I DO?
Depending on the condition of treatment, you should initially take 5 - 10 treatments in close succession (separated by 1-2 days --- e.g. 3x/week) to maximize your results. After that you can take fewer treatment spaced further apart to maintain and improve on your results (e.g. once every week or two weeks). Everyone is different in their needs but daily cryotherapy is very common. Some people even find double sessions necessary for the amount of relief they need. Extra hydration is required when doing multiple sessions.
CAN I CATCH A COLD FROM BEING EXPOSED TO THE COLD?
No. The immediate cold impact of the cryosession will raise 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 colds.
I AM CLAUSTROPHOBIC. CAN I USE WBC?
Yes, you may. The door is never locked and you may step out at any moment. The chamber is open to the top and your head is raised above the level of the upper rim of the chamber.
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO BEFORE TREATMENT?
Please come clean and dry. This procedure is absolutely dry and does not make your skin wet. Underwear is required. We will provide socks, slippers, mittens, and a robe. You will have your own changing room.
WHO SHOULD NOT USE CRYOTHERAPY?
The following conditions are contraindications to whole body cryotherapy: Adrenal disorders, 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, fever, flu, adrenal gland disorders, tumor disease, symptomatic lung disorders, bleeding disorders, severe anemia, infection, claustrophobia, cold allergy, age less than 18 years (parental consent to treatment needed), acute kidney and urinary tract diseases.
WHAT ARE THE RISKS OF CRYOTHERAPY?
Whole body cryohtherapy 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 peripheral circulation returns to normal), allergic reaction to extreme cold (rare), claustrophobia, redness, and skin burns (only if exposed to low temperatures longer than recommended). If you feel stinging, burning, or pain, you must alert the technician and stop the treatment immediately.