The first thing you will do before your first cryotherapy session is to fill out a physical readiness form. The form can be completed online or when you arrive at the office. To ensure that you are a suitable candidate, one of our technicians examines the form then takes your blood pressure. Once approved, our technician describes what happens during the procedure and addresses any questions you may have.
You are then ushered to a changing room where you can remove jewelry and clothing and change into a robe we provide. We also provide gloves and socks to wear during your session. Then you enter the cryosauna and shut the door. The technician uses the controls on the cryosauna to raise your head above the rim of the chamber, which is then filled with nitrogen gas. Your body (with the exception the head, feet and hands) is exposed to subzero temperatures (-150· to -300·F) for about three minutes.
While unexpectedly comfortable, the burst of intense cold has a dramatic effect on the body. Receptors below the skin become aware of the onset of extreme cold, sending the body into survival mode. Rapidly constricting blood vessels near the skin’s surface send an infusion of blood to the major organs to maintain a healthy temperature at the core body’s core.
As you return to a room-temperature environment after the session, the blood vessels quickly dilate, sending blood rushing back to the skin. In addition, blood circulation is stimulated naturally so that oxygenated blood is delivered to damaged tissue.