Frequently Asked Questions
Where did Whole Body Cryotherapy originated?
Whole Body Cryotherapy was originally developed in Japan in 1978 for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. It has been researched for decades in Europe.
Is Cryotherapy a proven treatment for recovery and health?
Yes, Cryotherapy has been developed and refined for over 30 years in Europe and Asia. A recent National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) review of the evidence supporting the benefits of Cryotherapy can be found here.
How does Cryotherapy work?
The client steps into the Cryosauna where hyper-cooled air from gasiform nitrogen flows over the body, lowering the skin surface temperature to 32-35F in 30-40 seconds. The body reacts to the skin sensors by stimulating the regulatory functions.
What do I wear?
We will provide you with 2 pairs of dry socks, rubber-soled shoes, and a robe. Once you are in the Cryosauna you will remove the robe and wear only your underwear to optimize skin exposure. Women wear a sports bra and underwear. Men wear boxers or briefs. Only your head will be showing, so modesty will be preserved at all times.
Will I be able to endure the cold? Is it comfortable?
It is a completely dry gaseous cold and is surprisingly tolerable. Everyone’s cold tolerance is different, but most people find the procedure quite bearable. No skin tissues, muscles, or organs are frozen.
Do I have to take a shower before and/or after the session?
No. This procedure is completely dry and does not make your skin wet.
How will I feel after I finish a treatment?
During each session, the body releases endorphins which increase your energy and improve your mood. These buoyant effects often last up to 6-8 hours. Many clients express that they have a great night’s sleep after Cryotherapy.
Is Nitrogen gas dangerous?
The air we breathe is 78% Nitrogen, 16% Oxygen, 1% Hydrogen, and 5% other components. Nitrogen is an inert gas. It is non-flammable and non-toxic. The client does not directly breathe in the nitrogen gas as their head is elevated above the top of the Cryosauna. Additionally, an oxygen sensor monitors proper ventilation at all times.
Who should not use Whole Body Cryotherapy?
The following conditions are contraindications to Whole Body 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, Raynaud’s Syndrome, fever, tumor disease, symptomatic lung disorders, bleeding disorders, severe anemia, infection, cold allergy, acute kidney and urinary tract diseases.
What are the risks of Whole Body Cryotherapy?
Whole Body Cryotherapy is very well tolerated and has minimal risks. Fluctuations in blood pressure during the procedure 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, anxiety, activation of some viral conditions (cold sores) etc. due to stimulation of the immune system.
Can I work out after a Cryotherapy session?
YES! In fact, it’s recommended that 5-10 minutes of light exercise be performed after Cryotherapy. The movement will promote more rapid vasodilatation (expansion of body’s blood vessels) and can extend the feelings of well-being.
How often should I use it?
Some people see a significant improvement after just 1 or 2 sessions. It’s best to establish a baseline of 5 sessions in close succession (once per day or each session within 24-48hrs) and see how your body reacts and see the health benefits take form. Then maintenance session 1 - 3 times per week.
Who is using it?
Is it safe?
The device is very safe. In terms of programming and electronics, it is managed by a computerized Windows system. The cooling system is controlled by an electronic temperature sensor located in the processing head of the device and the temperature is controlled in real time by the machine and figures displayed on the screen. The Cryoskin 2.0 was launched 6 years ago and is used throughout France.
How does it work?
The treatment lasts for 28 minutes and is done manually through a massage technique. The session begins with 2 minutes of heat and then a decrease in temperature to -8 degrees for the duration of the session. The purpose of the treatment is to lower the temperature of the fat cells enough to reduce fat without harming surrounding tissue. Read more about the science behind it here.
What are the benefits?
The benefits are measurable fat loss and improved skin appearance. As with most techniques, the results vary from one individual to another, however 78% of our customers rate the service as good or excellent. The expected effect is usually rapid, results should be visible immediately and many people continue to see improvements over a 2 to 3 week period.
How does it feel?
The treatment is painless, with some clients describing it as rather pleasant. This is due to the massage technique and the session beginning with skin warming descending into the gradual decrease of temperature.
Who would benefit most from CryoSkin?
Anyone who is looking to lose weight or has stubborn areas of fat they are looking to remove.
How long does a CryoSkin session last?
CryoSlimming usually lasts 28 minutes depending on the treatment, some settings last up to 40 minutes. CryoToning usually lasts 20 minutes.
How often can I do it?
Slimming treatments can be performed once every 15 days and toning treatments can be performed every 7 days.
Can I have Cryoskin if I'm pregnant?
Like any external treatment, this is not advisable on areas such as the tummy, breasts or even the hips. The safest option is to abstain from treatments altogether.
Whole should not have CryoSkin?
How effective is CryoSkin?
78% of our customers think the results are good or excellent.
Why can I only have the slimming treatment every 2 weeks?
It takes an average of 2 weeks for your body to completely remove the fat cells from your system, therefore the treatment is most effective when there is 2 weeks in between each session.
How many areas can I have done at a time?
1 major area (e.g. Abdomen or The Legs) is the maximum in a single day to avoid overloading the body’s pathways.
Do legs as 1 area or 2?
The legs would count as one area because you would divide the time between each leg (14 minutes on one leg, 14 minutes on the other).
What should I bring?
You do not need to bring anything, we provide you with everything you need.
Can I workout before/after my treatment?
Absolutely there are no side effects to this treatment that will stop you working out.
Why do you need the gel?
The gel has been specially designed to retain all its qualities of gliding and protection from -30° up to + 60°.
How quickly will I see results?
The first results are generally visible from the first session and often very encouraging. However, it should be noted that the best results appear from 15 days to 3 weeks after the start of treatment and extend for several months after the end of treatment.
How long will the results last?
Depending on the individual and depending also on their lifestyle and diet, the results last several months or several years. It is advisable to practice 2 or 3 sessions 6 months after the end of treatment to maintain results.
How can I enhance my results?
By implementing a healthy lifestyle and a good diet.