Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

Contraindications

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
  • Raynaud’s Syndrome (severe-mild can be accommodated for)
  • Current Fever or Infection
  • Tumor disease
  • Symptomatic Iung disorders
  • Bleeding disorders
  • Severe anemia
  • Cold activated allergy (severe)
  • Acute kidney and urinary tract diseases
  • Age less than 18 years (parental consent to treatment should be sought)
 

Safety

Whole Body Cryosaunas have been used for the past 37 years without any severe adverse reaction recorded. The nitrogen being used to cool the cryosauna is thesame nitrogen that makes up the air we breathe.

Problems arise only if a client steps into the machine with wet clothing, especially wetsocks, as water will freeze immediately at these temperatures

 

What to Wear/Bring

Women and men are provided with changing rooms so that they may disrobe to their underwear for treatment. Robes are provided for privacy. All clients are also given knee high socks, slippers and gloves to protect their extremities during treatment. Absolutely no wet clothing or hair is allowed inside the Cryosaunas.

Certain jewelry may also need to be removed temporarily including necklaces and body piercings. The treatment does not interfere with hair or makeup. Normal activities and exercise may be conductedfollowing treatment.