Frequently Asked Questions

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Questions about the experience are welcomed. To increase community education, Cryo-Wellness of America offers 30 minute sessions explaining the evidenced based research and benefits of using the Cryo-Chamber. These sessions can be offered either at our facility or at your location. This offer is open to healthcare associations, mental health counselors and therapists, support groups, amateur sports clubs, high school and college teams and orthopedic centers. Primary Health Care Providers and others in the Medical Community may request a personal tour of our facilities. Researchers in alternative health care treatments are also invited to collaborate.

Who developed this technology?

Dr. Toshiro Yamauchi of Japan pioneered the use of extreme cold in 1978.  It has been used in Japan and Europe for more than three decades.

With the development of modern technology, systems were developed in Europe to deliver cold temperatures, in some cases to as low as -256 Degrees Fahrenheit in a safe and convenient manner.  Since the 1980’s the use of extreme cold has spread throughout Europe.  Word of mouth extolling its benefits has contributed to its popularity.  Several European countries have included its use in their National Health Insurance Programs for chronic inflammatory conditions based on evidence based research.

The Polish School of Cryotherapy was established in 1983 at the Department of Physiotherapy in the Academy of Physical Education in Wroclaw, Poland.  Cryo-Wellness of America has installed a Whole Body Cryotherapy Chamber based on the work of this School.  It has established contact with Polish researchers and intends to co-operate with them, as well as initiate its own research projects, in collaboration with local colleges and research institutions.

How is the Cryo-Chamber cooled?

The Cryo-Chamber is cooled by the use of liquid nitrogen in a closed engineering system.  Unlike “Can” or “Capsule” like systems that spray the user with liquid nitrogen vapors, users of our Cryo-Chamber DO NOT come in contact with liquid nitrogen vapors, only cold, dry, air.  As a result the Cryo-Chamber allows the user to enter the rooms entirely including the head.

How many sessions are required before I feel a difference?

Users report benefits in some cases from the very first 3 minute session.  The Polish Health Insurance program provides for 10 sessions twice a year for individuals with certain pre-existing conditions.  These sessions are taken consecutively Monday-Friday over a two-week period.  It is recommended that first time users follow this protocol for best results.

How long is the session?

The First Trial Session is 90 seconds long; the Second Trial Session is 2 minutes.  Subsequent sessions are 3 minutes in length.

What benefits have been reported from the use of Whole Body Cryotherapy?

Users report an experience of less physical pain, increased physical and mental energy, and better sleep.  Active sports enthusiasts and athletes report faster recovery from strenuous bouts of exercise and sports participation.  Users often report a feeling of regeneration and a return to wholeness.  Once you feel the difference yourself you will want to make Cryotherapy sessions in a Whole Body Cryo- Chamber a regular part of your Health and Wellness Lifestyle.

How do I dress for the session?

Guests bring their own clothes consisting of cotton shorts, knee high socks, t-shirts, gloves and ear covers. Cold-air masks and special wooden shoes are provided.  Some guests may prefer to wear more.

How many people go into the Chamber at the same time?

The Cryo-Chamber is entered in groups of 4-6 individuals.

How do I get started?

Fill out the Trial Membership Application here. Depending on your Health Assessment you will receive immediate clearance or you will be referred for further screening. Trial Memberships include a review of your Health History and Two Introductory entries into the Cryo-Chamber. The Trial Membership allows the first time user to assess their tolerance for cold and make a determination if it can be of personal benefit.  First visits are by appointment only.

Entering the Cryo-Chamber

What are the risks?

Wholebody Cryotherapy is very well tolerated and has minimal risks: there may be fluctuations in systolic blood pressure during the procedure by up to 10 points (this effect reverses after the end of the procedure, as peripheral circulation returns to normal), allergic reaction to extreme cold (rare), redness, and skin irritations, (only if exposed to low temperatures longer than recommended or having an unusual cold sensitivity).

Note: Skin irritations, if they occur, are temporary and are an indication that the user should wear additional clothing covering the affected area on future visits. Should this occur, talk to your Primary Health Care Provider.

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