Peak Cryotherapy and Massage
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I expect?
To prepare for the session you will remove your clothes (but not your undergarments) and any jewelry. You will be provided gloves, socks and booties to wear into the chamber. Your session will lasts 2-3 minutes, during which your skin surface temperature is reduced as liquid nitrogen cools the air in the cryotherapy chamber to ~260 degrees. A staff member will walk you through the procedure and remain with you during your session. For the ultimate experience, treat yourself to a full-body massage, NormaTec compression or time in our far infrared sauna after your cryo session!
How many sessions will I need to notice a change?
Every session is beneficial, and you'll feel a sense of wellness after your first, due to the release of endorphins. Most of our clients report a difference in their pain level after even one visit. However, the effects are cumulative, and a significant difference should be noted after only three to five sessions. Depending on your level of pain and inflammation, we may recommend five to ten sessions within the first few weeks. You can reduce the frequency thereafter, listening to your body for the cadence that is right for you.
Is It Safe?
Please review the "Before Your First Session" information to ensure to that you do not have any contraindications that would prevent you from experiencing cryotherapy. Extreme cold has been used to reduce inflammation for centuries, and whole-body cryotherapy has been used safely for decades. The nitrogen used to cool the air in the chamber is the same nitrogen as that in the air we breathe. Your head remains outside of the chamber throughout the session, so you continue to breathe the air in the room. A staff member will be with you throughout your experience, and should you wish, you may exit the chamber at any time.
Who shouldn't do cryotherapy?
The following conditions are contraindications for WBC: Pregnancy, severe hypertension (BP > 180/100), hypothyroidism, acute or recent myocardial infarction (must be cleared for exercise), narrowing of valves, crescent-shaped aorta and mitral valve, unstable angina pectoris, arrhythmia, symptomatic cardiovascular disease, cardiac pacemaker, peripheral arterial occlusive disease, venous thrombosis, acute or recent cerebrovascular accident ( must be cleared for exercise), uncontrolled seizures, Raynaud's syndrome, fever, tumor disease, symptomatic lung disorders, bleeding disorders, severe anemia, infection, claustrophobia, cold allergy, acute kidney and urinary tract diseases, incontinence, age less than 18 years (parental consent required).