Don't Let Aches and Pains Hold You Back Any Longer
Whether you're recovering from surgery, or dealing with rashes, tendonitis, arthritis, joint pain, eczema, psoriasis, sprains, or strains. Localized Cryotherapy is the perfect treatment to reduce pain, inflammation, and swelling in targeted areas. Our 10-minute treatment bring the benefits of 4-hours of icing.
Benefits of Localized Cryotherapy
Unlike Whole Body Cryotherapy, which stimulates cold receptors all over the body, local cryotherapy allows us to treat a specific areas and is much more powerful and efficient than traditional icing. Patients frequently combine this application with Whole Body Cryotherapy, to treat problem areas both from the “inside out” as well as from the “outside in” and boost the results.
The extreme cold applied during the 10 minutes session causes blood vessels in the treated area to constrict (narrow), reducing blood flow. Post treatment, the activation of microcirculation in the treatment area provides muscles with increased rates of healing and recovery, and the natural analgesic effect and relaxation of muscles. This can help minimize swelling and inflammation.
Localized Cryotherapy is the perfect solution for an active individual who carries a busy lifestyle and needs a quick solution to relieve pain.
Decrease muscle tension
Reduced Inflammation & Swelling
Improve joint mobility
How Does It Work
Get personalized guidance
Start by filling out our form below to speak to a trained cryotherapy specialist. With a few quick questions regarding your conditions, our staff will help you make the best treatment plan.
Cool down your skin
Using a nitrogen vapor mist concentrated over directly in the spot to treat, the skin temperature down to approximately 40°-50°F in efforts to reduce pain and inflammation. The cold air will be spread around in an uniform way to avoid skin burns.
Trained technicians watch the treated area for coloration changes, and interact with the customer to ensure comfort during treatments.
Depending upon how you are feeling following treatment, your technician will recommend when and how often you should return to achieve and maintain your results
Am I a candidate for whole-body cryotherapy?Cryotherapy sessions are generally safe and suitable for most individuals. However, there are some exceptions. Cryotherapy is not recommended for: Pregnant women Children under the age of 14 Individuals with severe high blood pressure People with underlying heart conditions Before your first session of whole-body cryotherapy (WBC), reviewing and signing a list of specific health conditions is mandatory. This step helps ensure that you are eligible and safe to participate in the WBC session. If you have any concerns or questions about your eligibility, it's advisable to consult with a healthcare professional before undergoing cryotherapy.
Is Whole Body Cryotherapy safe?Yes, Whole Body Cryotherapy is generally considered safe. Here are some key safety points to note: Cold Vapor: The vapor used in the cryotherapy chamber is ambient air that has been chilled with liquid nitrogen. in a controlled and safe way. Accessibility: The cryotherapy chamber door is never locked, and you can push it open with minimal effort at any point during the treatment. This ensures that you can exit the chamber immediately if you ever feel uncomfortable or anxious. Professional Supervision: During your cryotherapy session, you will be accompanied by an experienced technician. They are there to monitor your well-being, answer any questions you may have, and assist you throughout the process. If you have any concerns or experience discomfort, they can make necessary adjustments or help you exit the chamber safely. While Whole Body Cryotherapy is generally safe, it's essential to follow all provided guidelines and communicate any health concerns or discomfort with the attending technician to ensure a safe and comfortable experience.
What should I wear during a cryotherapy session?To ensure your safety and comfort during a cryotherapy session, please follow these guidelines: We provide you with a robe, socks, slippers, and gloves to protect your extremities during treatment. Men are required to wear their own cotton underwear or shorts. Women can choose whether to remove or wear undergarments during the session. All clients must remove jewelry and exterior body piercings below the neck. If you have any metal in your body that cannot be removed, please inform the technician, and we will provide a bandage to cover it. By adhering to these recommendations, you can ensure a safe and comfortable cryotherapy experience.
Is there any preparation needed before the cryotherapy session?It's important to be dry when entering the cryo-chamber to ensure a safe and comfortable experience. If you are wet, our technician will provide you with a towel to dry off. Avoid applying oils, lotions, or cologne before the treatment. In cases where disposable underwear is needed, we can also supply that. Furthermore, if you've shaved within the 24 hours before your session, we recommend covering your legs with the socks we provide pulling them up to the top. This precaution is advisable because freshly shaved skin can have open pores, and using the socks helps prevent any potential skin irritation during the cryotherapy session.
How many sessions do I need?Cryotherapy can provide benefits even after just one session, but it is most effective when used regularly. Many individuals opt for daily sessions, while others go every other day for two weeks and once a week afterward. The best results are typically achieved when 12 cold sessions are done in close succession, with 1-2 days intervals between each session.
What happens to my body during a cryotherapy session?When you enter the cryo chamber, the cold temperature stimulates the vagus nerve, triggering the 'fight or flight' response, which activates the sympathetic nervous system; this leads to releasing hormones that enhance alertness and prepare the body for action. Upon exiting the cryo chamber and returning to a warmer environment, the 'rest and digest' response is initiated, involving the parasympathetic nervous system. This transition promotes relaxation and recovery, facilitating the delivery of oxygenated, nutrient-rich blood to support the body's healing and rejuvenation processes. Additionally, the body's core intensively generates heat and transports blood to the extremities, resulting in increased circulation. This process purifies the blood by replacing toxins with oxygen, creating oxygen-enriched blood loaded with hormones and enzymes. This oxygen-rich blood then flows to muscles and organs, expediting the healing and recovery process.
What temperatures does the cryo-chamber reach?Nitrogen vapor lowers the temperature to around -130°F to -184°F, lowering the skin’s surface temperature by 30 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Don't worry! Our bodies are perfectly designed to handle these lower temperatures.
Does cryotherapy help with mental health?Yes. Exposure to extreme cold temperatures triggers the release of hormones that promote a sense of well-being and reduce feelings of stress and anxiety; also, it can provide a temporary escape from daily stressors and routines and a mood lift or an increase in energy levels after the cryotherapy session. Finally, cryotherapy induces sharp focus and mindfulness by eliminating pain signals and boosting endorphins. It can stimulate healthful alpha brain waves, allowing us to take a much-needed break from stressful gamma and beta waves.
How does cryotherapy compare with an ice bath (or cold plunge)?Both ice baths (or cold plunge) and cryotherapy provide benefits through exposure to cold temperatures, but they have distinct differences: 1. Cooling Rate: Ice baths cool the body core faster because water penetrates the skin and takes away the heat, while cryotherapy offers a less intense cooling effect. 2. Duration: Ice baths typically require 10-20 minutes, whereas cryotherapy sessions are shorter, lasting about 2-4 minutes. 3. Exit Sensation: Cryotherapy results in an immediate return to normal temperature upon exiting the chamber, creating a distinct sensation. Ice baths offer a more gradual return to warmth, the body and skin take longer to return to normal temperature and require more energy to do so. 4. Additional Practices: Ice baths are often paired with breathing techniques and meditation due to their longer duration and more intense cooling. Choosing between the two methods depends on your preferences and goals.
Does it help my body to release cortisol (stress hormone) during Cryotherapy?Yes, it can be beneficial for your body to release a bit of cortisol during Cryotherapy. This is because a small amount of stress, like the release of cortisol, can sometimes be good for your body. It's like giving your body a little exercise or challenge. This concept is called 'hormetic stress. The key principle behind hormetic stress is that the stressor, when applied at the right level and for a limited duration, prompts the body to activate protective mechanisms, repair processes, and adaptations that result in better overall health, increased resistance to future stressors, and potentially increased longevity. So, a small amount of stress during Cryotherapy can be a good thing, as long as it's not too much.
Is nitrogen dangerous?No, nitrogen is a common, non-toxic gas. Nitrogen makes up about 78% of the air we breathe, while oxygen constitutes around 21%. The remaining 1% consists of trace gases. Nitrogen is as common as oxygen in our atmosphere. During a cryotherapy session, keeping your head outside the chamber is important. This is because the concentration of nitrogen inside the chamber can be higher than in normal room air. However, if you follow the technician's instructions and safety guidelines, you should not experience any discomfort during the session.
What is the difference between Localized Cryotherapy and icing the affected area?Localized cryotherapy and icing are therapeutic techniques used to reduce pain and inflammation in specific body areas. The difference is that localized cryotherapy can penetrate deeper into tissues due to the extreme cold, potentially affecting both superficial and deeper tissues; is often used for specific therapeutic purposes, such as reducing inflammation in injured muscles, tendons, or joints. While icing cold from ice packs primarily affects the superficial tissues and may not penetrate as deeply as cryotherapy; Icing is a more general and common method for managing acute injuries, reducing swelling, and alleviating pain.
What temperature does the nitrogen reach in my skin?The temperature that the nitrogen device releases is around
What am I going to feel with the Localized Cryotherapy?You will feel the cold of the nitrogen on your skin; this will reduce the pain and inflammation in the affected treated area.
Do I need to prepare for the Localized Cryotherapy treatment?No special preparation is needed before arriving for a spot cryotherapy session. However, clients are highly advised not to apply any lotion or moisturizer on their skin before a session or to have any moisture on their skin.
How many sessions do I need to see results?It all depends on how you feel after your session. You may achieve your desired results after one session, or it could take multiple sessions. Generally, you should feel some level of relief or improvement in your skin’s appearance (depending on your area of focus) after the initial session.