FAQs

Cryotherapy is the local or general use of low temperatures in various forms of therapy. The term “cryotherapy” comes from the Greek cryo (κρυο) meaning cold, and therapy (θεραπεια) meaning cure. Cryotherapy has been used as early as the seventeenth century and is now used in whole body cryotherapy procedures for a variety of benefits.
The idea of Whole Body Cryotherapy was originally developed in Japan for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis by Dr. Toshima Yamaguchi in 1978. Since then, it has been researched and refined all across the world over the past two and a half decades. Sports, Health and Spa professionals in the U.S. have discovered the benefits of whole body cryotherapy and have quickly adapted this into a very effective therapy to provide for all types of individuals.
We use a cryosauna model which uses pressurized liquid nitrogen to lower your skin’s surface temperature from normal body temperature to 30°F in about 30 seconds or less and keeps it that way for 2-3 minutes. The skin reacts to the cold through a process called vasoconstriction, which pulls the blood from the extremities and brings it to the core to protect the vital organs and sends messages to the brain that stimulates the regulatory functions of the body. After the 2-3 minute process, new re-oxygenated blood, filled with new hormones, then initiates a detox process and scans all areas of the body that may not be working, back to their fullest potential.
No. Nitrogen is a non-toxic gas. The air that we breathe is made up of 16% Oxygen, 1% Hydrogen, 78% Nitrogen and 5% of other components. Well-trained cryotherapy operators will make sure that every session user, maintains consistent and even breathing, so that oxygen levels don’t dip beyond the norm.
The results and process the body goes through during a Whole Body Cryotherapy treatment is very different than the traditional Ice Bath that athletes are used to. During a three-minute, Whole Body Cryotherapy session, dry cold reaches only the top skin layers (about an eighth of an inch) and trigger receptors causing a vasoconstriction process to move the blood from the extremities to the core tricking the brain as though it was going through a hypothermic episode. The core maintains normal temperatures, and blood is reoxygenated and filled with new hormones, which is then flushed back inciting a healing process in areas that need it. With an Ice Bath, fifteen minutes of cold water therapy initially causes the body to move blood to the extremities and results in a chilled lowering of the body’s core temperature, which doesn’t result in the same metabolic boost, or increased energy that people feel after a Whole Body Cryotherapy treatment.
Cryotherapy involves hyper-cooled air flowing over the skin surface so the process never freezes skin tissues, muscles or organs. The result is only a “feeling” of being cold. The body is being tricked into believing that this extreme cold is life threatening so it mobilizes fluids towards the core, keeping the vital organs protected and maintaining normal body temperatures.
Cryotherapy stimulates the body to release endorphins, the hormones that make us feel good and energetic. The buoyant effects from each session typically last for six to eight hours. Many clients report improvements in their sleep quality after cryotherapy as well as eliminate soreness and most pain issues in problem areas.
Pregnancy, severe hypertension (BP > 180/100), hypothyroidism, acute or recent myocardial infarction (heart attack: need to be cleared for exercise), narrowing of valves, crescent-shaped aorta and mitral valve, unstable angina pectoris, arrhythmia, symptomatic cardiovascular disease, cardiac pacemaker, peripheral arterial occlusive disease, venous thrombosis, acute or recent cerebrovascular accident (stroke: must be cleared for exercise), uncontrolled seizures, Raynaud’s syndrome, fever, tumor disease, symptomatic lung disorders, bleeding disorders, severe anemia, infection, claustrophobia, cold allergy, acute kidney and urinary tract diseases, incontinence, age less than 12 years (parental consent required).
Whole Body Cryotherapy is very well tolerated and has minimal risks. Fluctuations in blood pressure during the procedure by up to 10 points systolically (reverses after 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. Protective clothing (socks, gloves, undergarments) must be dry in order to avoid frostbite.
Yes, an advantage of cryotherapy over ice therapy is that tissues and muscle are not frozen. Ten minutes of light exercise post cryotherapy will induce more rapid vasodilation of the vessels and capillaries, and extend the period of analgesia.

Accordion Sample DescriptionOur systems use compressed air to inflate the individual sleeve chambers in succession. The devices increase blood flow through your muscles, which has been shown to aid with recovery, like the effects of a deep tissue massage.
This product is intended for use in treating many conditions, such as: primary Lymphedema, Edema following trauma sport injuries, Postimmobilation edema, Venous insufficiency, Lymphedema, Poor Blood Circulation.
There are no side effects! Recommended use is 3-5 times per week. Proper hydration will help the body expel waste after each treatment.
Please consult a physician before using this device:
• If you are pregnant
• If you feel fatigue, weak
• If you have an implant at the site of application
• If you have a cardiac pacemaker
• If you have any metal implant in your body
• Acute pulmonary edema
• Acute infections
• Osteoporosis
• Episodes of pulmonary embolism
• Acute thrombophlebitis
• DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis)
• Blood Clots
• Where increased venous and lymphatic return is undesirable at or in the vicinity of the treatment application because of lesions or tumors.
• Bone fractures or dislocation at or in the vicinity of treatment application.
• Open wounds or inflammation at the site of application.

Massage cupping is a therapy using a combination of massage techniques and negative pressure via suction cups. This dynamic combination helps to loosen muscles, encourage blood flow and drain excess fluids and toxins.
Benefits of massage cupping include:

• Elimination of toxins from the body
• Improves circulation
• Reduce inflammation of the tissue
• Provides therapeutic benefits such as decreasing anxiety and depression
• Can help with cellulite
Anyone who has the following contraindications should not receive massage cupping:

• Sensitive skin conditions or allergies
• Pregnant
• Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
• Open wound tracks or lesions
• Severe Edema and/or extremely thin skin
• Excessive body hair
• Fever or experiencing cramps

PBM describes the process in which red light (particularly LED light) and near infrared light affects cells in the body. PBM is clinically proven to reduce oxidative stress in body.

Photo=Light
Bio=Life of cells
Modulation=Upregulation of cell function
The following benefits have been by clients that have had PBM therapy:
  • Increased energy levels
  • Improved sleep
  • Improved mood and sense of well being
  • Increase in skin tone and condition
  • Mental clarity
  • Increased physical performance and endurance
  • Clinical evidence exist that suggest notable benefits for traumatic brain injuries and neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzhiemer’s
PBM Therapy is a whole body therapy that lasts about 10 minutes. The treatment is painless and non-invasive. Studies indicate regular PBM treatments contribute to improved muscle performance, reduction in muscle fatigue and contribute to a reduction in pain. Most clients don’t report “feeling” anything as the therapy does not warm the body’s tissue but instead increases the circulation in tissue.
This depends on the individual and his or her desired outcomes and “Human Variables”. Generally, 2 treatment per week shall yield optimum outcomes.

Athletes seeking to improve performance, dramatically reduce recovery times and accelerate healing may require up to 3 treatments but again this depends on the individual.

Professional, collegiate and weekend warriors around the world have used PBM therapy to reduce recovery times and post exercise muscle soreness, increase performance and accelerate healing.

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 5 years ago and is used throughout France.
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.
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.
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.
Anyone who is looking to lose weight or has stubborn areas of fat they are looking to remove.
CryoSlimming usually lasts 28 minutes depending on the treatment, some settings last up to 40 minutes. CryoToning usually lasts 20 minutes.
Slimming treatments can be performed once every 15 days and toning treatments can be performed every 7 days.
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.
Anyone with the conditions below should not do this treatment:
  • Severe Raynaud’s syndrome
  • People who suffer from very poor circulation
  • Pregnant women
  • Severe diabetes
  • Cancer
  • Liver disease
  • Kidney disease
  • People who have had Botox or Fillers in the last month – This relates to CryoToning on the face only
78% of our customers think the results are good or excellent.
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.
1 major area (e.g. Abdomen or The Legs) is the maximum in a single day to avoid overloading the body’s pathways.
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).
You do not need to bring anything, we provide you with everything you need.
Absolutely there are no side effects to this treatment that will stop you working out.
The gel has been specially designed to retain all its qualities of gliding and protection from -30° up to + 60°.
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.
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.
By implementing a healthy lifestyle and a good diet.

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