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Frequently Asked Questions
Q. HOW DOES WBC (WHOLE BODY CRYOTHERAPY) WORK?
A. WBC uses nitrogen in the form of gas to lower the skin surface temp by 80F-125F degrees during a 2-3 minute session. The exposed skin reacts to the extreme temperatures by sending messages to the brain that stimulate natural regulatory functions of the body. Additionally, the skin’s exposure to these subzero temperatures trigger the release of anti-inflammatory molecules, endorphins, toxins, and increases oxygen circulation within the bloodstream.
Q. WHAT DO I WEAR?
A. You just need to keep your underwear and socks, and we will provide a robe, slippers and gloves to protect your extremities during the session. You will need to remove ALL jewelry and metal accessories. You can’t apply lotion, oil or cologne right before your session (your skin must be completely dry)
Q. WHO SHOULD NOT TRY WBC (WHOLE BODY CRYOTHERAPY)?
A. Anybody who has any of the following conditions should not try WBC:
Pregnancy, severe Hypertension (BP> 180/100), acute or recent myocardial infarction, unstable angina pectoris, arrhythmia, symptomatic cardiovascular disease, cardiac pacemaker, peripheral arterial occlusive disease, venous thrombosis, acute or recent cerebrovascular accident, uncontrolled seizures, severe Raynaud’s Syndrome, fever, tumor disease, symptomatic lung disorders, bleeding disorders, severe anemia, infection, cold-allergy, acute kidney and urinary tract diseases. Children under 18 are not allowed to try WBC in our facility.
Q. IS NITROGEN GAS DANGEROUS?
A. No. Nitrogen gas is non-toxic. The air we breathe is composed by 78% nitrogen, 16% oxygen, 1% hydrogen and 5% other gases. Nitrogen gas is as common and safe as oxygen.
Q. IF I’M CLAUSTROPHOBIC, CAN I GET IN THE CRYOCHAMBER?
A. Yes, you can get in the CRYOchamber; your head will be completely outside the chamber during the session and the chamber door does not lock and can be open by our staff member at anytime; (our staff member will always be in the room and will be monitoring the entire session).
Q. HOW DO ICE BATHS COMPARE TO WBC (WHOLE BODY CRYOTHERAPY)?
A. 2-3 minutes of WBC, which is a cold and dry nitrogen vapor, is equivalent to 20-30 minutes in an ice bath without the uncomfortable feeling of submerging yourself in ice cold water. The nitrogen vapor chills the top skin layers and cold receptors lowering the outer body’s temp 85F-125F degrees. This causes the brain to restrict blood flow to your extremities, which is the bodies natural fight-or-flight response to extreme cold. The body reacts to WBC by releasing anti-inflammatory proteins and endorphins resulting in super-charged blood. 15 minutes in an ice bath of cold water initially causes the body to move blood to the extremities and results in a lowering of the body’s core temperature. Ice baths do no supercharge the blood like Cryotherapy.
Unlike Ice baths, WBC involves dry, 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. Cryotherapy is a dry cold with no moisture.
Q. CAN I CATCH A COLD FROM WBC?
A. No. The cold impact from WBC will raise the internal body temp for a short period of time. The stimulation of the immune system can help decrease the severity and frequency of future colds.