What happens at my first visit?
After checking in you will proceed to the locker room to change your clothing, remove contact lenses, jewelry of any kind, and any external braces. Check your blood pressure at the blood pressure station and proceed to the waiting area where you put on specially provided shoes. When your group is called you will get ready by putting on your cold-air mask, your ear coverings, and gloves and line up to the left of the entry door.
A specially trained technician is in charge from the moment you line up to the time you exit. The Cryo-Chamber is entered in groups of 4-6 individuals.
The Whole Body Chamber consists of two rooms, when changed and ready to go, your group enters the Adaptation Chamber for 30 seconds which is cooled to -76° Fahrenheit.
At -184° Fahrenheit, guests walk clockwise for 30 seconds, and then counterclockwise. This is repeated for three minutes until the end of the session.
On exiting the Cryo-Chamber you are encouraged to use the specially equipped exercise room for a 5-10 minute warm-up, both upper and lower body movements.
Users report benefits in some cases from the very first 3 minute session; an experience of less physical pain, increased physical and mental energy, and better sleep.
Can anything go wrong?
Whole body 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).
From the moment you enter the Cryo-Chamber your movements are monitored by a specially trained technician who views the session on a surveillance camera. You may exit the Cryo-Chamber at any time, for any reason.
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.