How does Cryotherapy work?
At Orange Cryo Wellness our cryosauna use nitrogen gas to lower the client’s skin surface temperature by 30-50 degrees during a three minute session. The skin reacts to the cold and sends messages to the brain that stimulates the body to go into survival mode by shunting blood from the extremities to the core where the blood is enriched with oxygen, enzymes and nutrients. As the body re-warms, this nutrient rich blood is pushed back to the extremities. Enriched blood expels toxins from subcutaneous layers, initiates cell renewal process, triggers replacement of damaged cells and eliminates dead cells from peripheral tissues. Or simply put, cryotherapy is rejuvenation of the body at the cellular level.
Who shouldn't do whole-body Cryotherapy?
The following conditions are contraindications to Whole Body Cryotherapy: 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, and infection. Minimum age requirement of 16. Children under 18 must have parental consent and have a parent present during treatment. Click here to view our medical waiver.
How will I feel after a session?
Whole Body Cryotherapy stimulates the body to release endorphins, the hormones that make us feel alert and energetic. The energized effects from each session typically last six to eight hours post-treatment. The more treatments you do in close succession, the longer the endorphin high lasts. Many clients also report improvements in their sleep quality after Cryotherapy. Muscle aches and stiff joints also feel a sense of relief.
Can I go longer than 3 minutes?
We don’t allow our clients to go any longer than 3 minutes, but they can build up to colder temperatures over time! 3 minutes is an appropriate and safe treatment time of cryotherapy for our clients to receive maximum benefits.
How cold is it?
Cold... but manageable! We start our clients at -130 celsius (roughly -202 fahrenheit) and as they come in to us regularly, we can begin to make the temperature colder. Your session can vary from anywhere between -220 and -256 farenheit as you start to build to colder temperatures!
Can I go back to work right after a whole-body, facial or local Cryotherapy session?
Yes! A huge bonus to cryotherapy is that it doesn’t disturb your everyday life. After a whole body session, we recommend you drink water, but other than that you are free to go about your day; you may even notice that you have more energy, flexibility and mobility afterward. During the facial, you can actually keep all your makeup on! Everything stays in place and that way you can head right back into the office or to your next appointment after a relaxing 6 minute session.
What do I wear?
Orange Cryo Wellness provides every client with a robe, socks, crocs and gloves that are used to protect your extremities during the treatment. Women can be nude (bra optional, but no underwire) and men must wear undergarments. All clients must remove all jewelry and exterior metal/body piercings. Additionally, it is recommended that you pat yourself dry with a towel and do not apply oils, lotions, or cologne immediately prior to treatment.
How many treatments are needed to acheive optimal results?
We recommend all clients experience the therapeutic dose of cryotherapy, 3-5 sessions in their first week of treatment. This allows the body to go through the process of the blood circulating and becoming re-oxygenated to where inflammation is naturally starting to decrease. After the therapeutic dose, your Orange Cryo staff member will recommend a cryo plan for you varying from once a week for “maintenance” to daily cryo sessions depending on what it is you are coming in to treat.
Is Nitrogen dangerous?
No, it isn't. Nitrogen is a non-toxic, natural gas. The air that we breathe is made up of 20% Oxygen, 78% Nitrogen and 2% of other components.
What does whole-body Cryotherapy feel like?
We won’t lie to you… it’s cold. But that’s the point! It’s a fast, dry, cold therapy so the plus side is that you’re not wet and it’s only three minutes! We help you to feel comfortable by talking you through your session and never leaving you while you’re in the cryosauna. You’ll feel amazing when you come out of your session and naturally start to “thaw out” throughout your day after your freeze.
How many times a day can I freeze?
At Orange Cryo, we allow our clients to utilize our cryotherapy treatments once a day. We want to ensure that your skin has completely warmed before your next session, usually about 4-8 hours. We will only allow a client to freeze more than once a day (within allotted time frame) if they have a note from a doctor with an explanation of why they would need the treatment twice in a 24 hour period.