WHOLE BODY CRYOTHERAPY

REJUVENATE YOUR BODY, SKIN AND MIND

WHAT IS WHOLE BODY CRYOTHERAPY AND ITS BENEFITS?

Whole body cryotherapy is an exhilarating 3-minute service that may reduce inflammation and alleviate insomnia while providing an unparalleled energy boost. Whole body cryotherapy uses dry, nitrogen vapors, safely and effectively, to lower the skin surface temperature to 30 degrees Fahrenheit in 30-45 seconds intervals for a maximum of 3-minutes. Essentially, we are tricking the skin to send a message to the brain to enter “fight or flight” mode. This causes your nervous system to fire, constricts blood vessels, and sends your blood to your core. While here, it is enriched with oxygen, becomes nutrient-dense, and flooded with enzymes. When the session ends, the brain now realizes it’s been tricked and sends this enriched blood supply back out to its extremities causing detoxification, a reduction in inflammation, and cell renewal. The ultimate benefits can include accelerated healing and recovery from an injury, inflammatory condition, or simply overuse.
 

A cryotherapy treatment will rejuvenate your body, skin, and mind, and you will leave feeling warmer than when you arrived.

Benefits can include:

 

Decrease inflammation 

Detoxification

Cell renewal

Skin condition improvements

Energizes & rejuvenates

Increase in metabolism

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PLAN YOUR VISIT

Before your first appointment, please fill out our waiver. Each service has its own set of contraindications and requires its own waiver. A link to these waivers is included in your appointment confirmation email. 

Please arrive 5-10 minutes prior to your appointment time. Upon arrival, call our center 860.255.7771 to let us know that you are here. You will then be greeted by one of our team members.

 
 

A BRIEF HISTORY

Whole body cryotherapy was developed in 1970 by Dr. Toshima Yamaguchi in Japan to assist patients in the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis. Studies conducted in Europe over the last three decades have established that whole body cryotherapy is a powerful treatment reducing inflammation.

FAQS

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I USE WHOLE BODY CRYOTHERAPY


No matter your reason for cryotherapy, consistency is key. Without consistency, inflammation will grow. We recommend beginning with an initial 2-weeks of 5-6 (3) minute sessions per week. This will rid the body of built-up inflammation and reestablish your baseline. Once your baseline is established, a frequency recommendation will be customized for your health needs. For example: 3-5x week: Chronic Pain, Injury, Chronic Illness (MS, Arthritis), Pre Op/Post Op, Serious Athlete 1-2x week: Manage Inflammation, Workout Recovery, Migraines, Improved Sleep 1x month or As Needed: Depressive Episodes, Energy Boost, A Flare Up




WHAT DO I WEAR?


You can wear whatever you want to your appointment. Once you arrive, you will have your own private changing room. We ask you to keep your underwear on and remove the rest of your clothing as well as any metal jewelry and piercings from the neck down. We provide clean, dry socks, gloves and neoprene booties to wear in the cryosauna. Women may keep on their bra as long as there is no exposed metal.




HOW DO I PREPARE?


Avoid applying oils, lotions and creams, from the neck down, at least 12 hours prior to a session. Do not shave below the neck 24 hours prior to a session.




HOW LONG IS A SESSION?


You will spend at most 3 minutes in the actual cryosauna. Plan to be at Imagine Float for approximately 20 minutes from walking in the door to out the door.




WHAT IF I'M CLAUSTROPHOBIC?


Our cryospecialist will make sure the cryosauna is properly adjusted and customized for your settings. Your head and neck are completely exposed the whole time and the sauna is actually quite spacious. The cryosauna door does not lock and can be opened with just a gentle push for an easy exit. The cryospeialist is in the room with you at all times, administering the session. If you feel uncomfortable at any point during your session, simply let them know and they will pause or stop the session immediately. Additionally, they have been trained to closely monitor your body language to recognize when you are feeling the least bit uncomfortable.




WHAT ARE THE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS IN PLACE?


Your safety is our highest priority in all that we do. Only a trained and certified cryo specialist can conduct your session. It is the responsibility of the cryo specialist to ensure that you are appropriately prepared, dressed and have the correct settings in place for your session. The cryosauna has an automatic shut off feature every 30 seconds thereby requiring the cryo specialist to be present at all times to keep the session going. Finally, the cryotherapy room has been designed and built with the highest safety standards in place including but not limited to properly calibrated monitors and the highest quality ventilation.




HOW COLD WILL IT GET INSIDE THE CRYOSAUNA?


Our cryosauna has three (3) session levels. 99.9% of our clients find their goals are accomplished with Level 1. Level 3 is reserved for a Professional Athlete. Level 1: -130 degrees Fahrenheit / -90 degrees Celsius Level 2: -166 degrees Fahrenheit / -110 degrees Celsius Level 3: -184 degrees Fahrenheit / -120 degrees Celsius




SHOULD I DO CRYOTHERAPY BEFORE OR AFTER EXERCISE?


People who do cryotherapy before exercise claim they experience increased energy, endurance, and flexibility. People who do cryotherapy after exercise claim they experience faster recovery and rejuvenation. There is no right answer. Try it both ways and decide what works best for you. However, note that we cannot administer any treatments if your hair is wet or your body has sweat or moisture. Your blood pressure also needs to be back down to <160/100.




WHAT IS THE AGE REQUIREMENT?


16 years of age and 5 feet tall with parental consent.




ARE THERE ANY HEALTH CONCERNS TO CONSIDER BEFORE PARTICIPATING IN A CRYOTHERAPY SESSION?


Anyone with the following conditions may not experience cryotherapy: History of blood clots Allergy to cold Pregnancy uncontrolled seizure disorder. Raynaud’s Syndrome Uncontrolled high-blood pressure Prior heart attack Unstable chest pain Disease of the blood vessels Uncontrolled seizure disorder




DOES IT HURT?


Absolutely not.





 
 

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