Cryotherapy is the practice of using cold temperatures to promote natural healing and wellness that dates back to ancient civilizations. Whole body cryotherapy is the modern experience which stimulates the same rejuvenating and refreshing benefits at a whole new level of cold -- in just 3 minutes! Reaching temperatures as low as -130℃ (-266℉), whole body cryotherapy is a fast and effective alternative to traditional ice baths. Cryotherapy participants say they experience a multitude of benefits and it is the driving force behind a new lifestyle of wellness.
When receiving cryotherapy treatment, participants stand on an adjustable platform inside our octagonal-shaped chamber which ensures their head remains outside. A technician fills the Impact Cryotherapy chamber with nitrogen vapor, dropping the temperature of the chamber between -100℃ to -130℃. This rapidly lowers the skin temperature to approximately 30℉. Nerves in the skin signal the central nervous system activating our “Fight or Flight” response.
Vasoconstriction, our first line of defense begins. The brain sends signals to the muscular and vascular system to constrict and contract. This in turn transports the body’s blood, nutrient and resources from the extremities to the core.
Now that the body has transported the blood to the core, it will enrich blood with oxygen, erythrocytes, enzymes and other beneficial nutrients during the hyper-production period. During this time toxins are also broken down and removed. As soon as the session ends somewhere between a minute and a half and three minutes determined by the user’s tolerance, the temperature rapidly rises and the perceived “threat” passes.
As soon as you exit the chamber, Vasodilation begins. During this time your body rapidly transports the endorphin, oxygen and nutrient rich blood back to skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments and soft tissue. This promotes healing and recovery for soreness, muscle fatigue, or injury.
We will provide you with gloves, socks, slippers and a robe to wear while you enter the chamber. Once inside of the chamber you will remove the robe and hand to us. Dry underwear is highly recommended. Some women choose to wear their bra during their treatment, which is fine as long as there is no metal (underwire). You cannot have any jewelry on when entering the chamber, we have a place where you can put any rings, necklaces and watches while you are inside the chamber.
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