Questions & Answers

Where did Cryotherapy originate?

Cryotherapy originated in 1978 in Japan by
DR. TOSHIRO YAMAUCHI for the treatment of rheumatic diseases. It was studied and established in Japan and then spread across Europe as the multiple benefits became apparent.

Is it painful?
The Chamber in which the session is conducted can reach a cold temperature of -240 degrees Fahrenheit. The cold temperature is bearable and the amount of exposure is limited to 3minutes max which does not allow your body to enter hypothermia. The cold temperature only affects your skin temperature.

What do you wear?
Men will have to wear briefs, socks, rubber soles shoes and gloves. Women will have to wear socks, rubber sole shoes and gloves. No jewellery is allowed inside of the chamber from the neck down. Clients bodies must be completely dry from any moisture.

How often can you do Cryotherapy?
You can do cryotherapy twice a day once your body temperature has returned to normal. You can do cryotherapy for up to 2 weeks straight and then allowing for a tolerance break.

Are there any side effects of cryotherapy?
Some side effects of Cryotherapy include changes in blood pressure, allergies to the cold which is rare, redness and skin burns if client exceeds the limiters time or is wet.

Who should not participate in Cryotherapy?
Clients who are under 14 years of age are not allowed to participate and clients who are between 14 and 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. If you suffer from any of the contraindications below it is advised you not participate in Cryotherapy:

Severe Hypertension (BP > 180/100)
Recent Myocardial Infarction ( < 6 months, must be cleared for exercise)
Uncontrollable Seizures
Symptomatic Heart Disease
Recent StrokeĀ  / CVA
Symptomatic Lung Disorder
Bleeding Disorders
Intolerance to Cold

Other contraindications are listed which can be read on the waiver signed before the session.