Here are some frequently asked questions to help you understand CHILL Cryotherapy
What are the benefits of Cryotherapy?
There are numerous benefits to Whole-body and local Cryotherapy treatments. For athletes and those in training, Cryotherapy is used to help reduces delayed onset muscle soreness. Whole-body Cryotherapy treatment is also excellent for everyday health, wellness, and beauty benefits. Since the outer layer of skin is lowered, capillaries and blood vessels undergo vasoconstriction, immediately followed by vasodilation. This causes the body to release toxins and feel good endorphins. The skins exposure to extreme cold also causes the body to increase its metabolic rate, burning up to 800 calories. Some additional benefits include; increased circulation, anxiety and depression, reduction of the appearance of cellulite, tighter and more youthful looking skin, and stronger hair and nails.
What do I wear?
Because of the skins exposure to extremely cold temperatures, there is mandatory attire to be worn in the cryosauna. CHILL provides every client with socks, slippers and gloves that are used to protect ones extremities from the extreme temperatures. Men are also required to wear boxers or underwear. We ask that all clients remove all jewelry and exterior metal from the body. Additionally, It is recommended that you pat yourself dry with a towel and do not apply oils, lotions, or cologne immediately prior to treatment.
How does cryotherapy work?
The Whole-body Cryosauna uses gaseous form form of nitrogen to lower skin surface temperature, by 30-50 degrees, in a two-three minute session. The exposed skin reacts to the extreme temperatures by sending messages to the brain that stimulant natural regulatory functions of the body. In addition, the skins exposure to these subzero temperatures trigger the release of anti-inflammatory molecules, endorphins, toxins, and increases oxygen circulation within the bloodstream.
How cold does it get?
The Cryosauna reaches temperatures as low as -300 degrees and lowers the clients skin surface temperature by 30-50 degrees.
I shouldn’t do cryotherapy if?
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, claustrophobia, cold allergy, age less than 14 years (parental consent to treatment needed), acute kidney and urinary tract diseases.