Frequently asked questions
Whole Body Cryo
How does Whole Body Cryotherapy work?
Whole-body cryo is a process of exposing the body to ultra-cool air for no more than 3 minutes at a time in order to trick the brain that the body is freezing, triggering the body’s natural healing mechanisms. As your core works intensively to heat blood and transport it to your extremities, circulation is increased, purifying the blood by replacing harmful toxins with oxygen. This oxygen-purified blood, full of hormones and enzymes, then courses to your muscles and organs, accelerating healing and recovery.
What should I wear during a Whole Body Cryotherapy session?
What if I’m claustrophobic?
How do I prepare for a Whole Body Cryotherapy session?
Can I workout before/after a Whole Body Cryotherapy session?
Yes. It’s common for athletes to utilize Whole Body Cryotherapy before a workout in order to increase flexibility, range of motion, blood flow, and oxygen flow. Similarly, it’s common for athletes to participate in Whole Body Cryotherapy after working out in order to expedite soft tissue healing and reduce soreness. Your skin should be dry for a session, so if you workout before, it is recommended that you wipe any sweat off and to shower at least 1-hour prior to a session.
What can I expect to happen during a Whole Body Cryotherapy session?
Before entering the chamber for the first time, our trained recovery team will walk you through the process step by step so you know exactly what to expect. The session will last between 2 and 3 minutes. Because the air does not contain any moisture, you will feel chilled but not uncomfortably cold. Your skin temperature will drop to an average of 50° F during the session, but will increase back to normal within a few minutes of the session’s conclusion.
How will I feel after a Whole Body Cryotherapy session?
How often should I use Whole Body Cryotherapy?
The chamber can be used up to twice a day, but this is typically only recommended for professional athletes on a very vigorous training schedule. Generally 2-3 treatments a week are sufficient for most individuals, however, treatment schedules vary depending on your level of athletic activity, the severity of soft tissue ailments, and other factors.
How long does a session take?
Depending on the condition you are treating, our professional staff will recommend a session that lasts between 2 and 3 minutes. No session is longer than 3 minutes. From the time you walk through our doors until the time you leave, it will generally take no longer than 15 minutes.
What is the water like?
Our float tank contains about 10 inches of water and 1,000 pounds of Epsom salt. The water temperature is equal to your skin's temperature so it's easy to feel as though you have lost track of where your skin ends and where the water begins.
What happens when I float?
Nothing. You will be distraction-free in total darkness with your ears plugged just below the surface of the water. During your session, the outside world will fade away and in that peace, you have time to turn inwards and relax.
What are the benefits?
Is there a “right way” to float?
No, your experience is completely up to you. We recommend floating with the lights off and no music in order to get the full sensory deprivation experience; however, you may keep the lights and/or music on if you need to. Whichever way you feel most comfortable is the best for you.
What do I wear while floating?
You will float without any clothing in order to get the feeling of nothing touching your body except for the saltwater. You will need to remove all jewelry, piercings, contact lenses and glasses. We will provide you with earplugs to wear while you float and a float pillow that you may choose to use during the session.
What do I need to bring?
Feel free to bring, flip flops and any of your own personal care items, including a hairbrush and a case and solution for contact lenses as they need to be removed prior to floating. You will have your own private room with a shower, towels, body wash, shampoo, and a hairdryer.
What should I do to prepare before arriving for my session?
What if I don't know how to float?
Is it clean?
Our water is tested daily, as well as filtered multiple times between each float and overnight. Water flows through a 1-10 micron filter and is treated with UV light and Hydrogen Peroxide for disinfection.
Can two people float in the same tank during a single session?
How long is my float session?
Who should not float?
What is NuCalm?
Do you fall asleep on NuCalm?
What is a NuCalm session like?
When do you use NuCalm?
How long does NuCalm take?
Our NuCalm session lasts 20 minutes. Recovery after the session is quick, so you are perfectly capable of returning to any normal activity, including work, driving, sports, etc., within minutes.
How often should I come in for local cryotherapy?
For optimal benefits, you should initially come in for 3-5 sessions within a short period of time and then continue with a weekly maintenance session.
Do I have to remove my makeup for a local cryo facial?
Are local cryo facials only for women?
No, they are great for anyone.
What conditions would prevent me from using local cryotherapy?
Anyone who is more than 6 weeks pregnant should not receive local cryo on their body; however local cryo facials are permitted during the entire pregnancy. Anyone who recently had surgery would need to contact their physician prior to participating in local cryotherapy. Local cryotherapy should not be applied to an area with open wounds, cuts or sores.
What is Local Cryotherapy?
Local Cryo is a process of exposing targeted parts of the body to extremely cold air. Unlike whole body cryo, the chilled air is geared towards a particular joint or muscle where attention is needed most, triggering an anti-inflammatory response similar to "icing" to stimulate healing. Local cryo facial directs vapors to the face and neck helping the skin feel relaxed and rejuvenated.
What are the benefits of local cryotherapy?
What areas of the body do you apply local cryotherapy?
Local cryo could be applied to specific joints of the body including wrists, elbows, shoulders, ankles, knees or hips. It could also be applied to the face, neck, low back or particular muscle groups.
What can I expect to happen during a local cryotherapy session?
How do I prepare for local cryotherapy?
How long is a local cryotherapy session?
What is infrared therapy?
Infrared therapy, also known as photobiomodulation therapy (PBMT), is a light therapy that delivers wavelengths of natural light directly to the skin and cells. The light stimulates, heals, regenerates and protects the body’s cells and tissues. This therapy works at the mitochondrial level of cells to help increase ATP (body’s energy source) and reduce oxidative stress, bringing the body back to a healthier and stronger state.
What are the benefits of infrared therapy (PBM)?
What can I expect to happen during an infrared bed session?
While relaxing on our infrared bed, your body is exposed to red, green, and near-infrared LED lights. We offer music and noise-cancelling headphones to enjoy during your session.
What do I wear during an infrared bed session?
Although more surface area of your body exposed to natural light leads to better outcomes, full nudity is not required for effective use. You may wear underwear and a sports bra without it impacting the overall benefits of the therapy.
How do I prepare for an infrared bed session?
Not much preparation is needed prior to arriving at the wellness club. Any jewelry or piercings could be removed upon arrival.
How long is an infrared bed session?
Our infrared bed sessions are 15 minutes.
What type of infrared bed and which wavelengths of lights are used?
Do I have to wear safety goggles during my session?
Do you sweat during an infrared bed session?
You should not sweat much as the lights do not produce much heat; however, you may feel a bit warm as your circulation increases during the session. We have a fan in the room that you may keep on during your session
How often should infrared therapy be used?
For optimal benefits, our infrared bed should be used two to three times a week at a maximum. We do not recommend more than this as studies suggest that with over-use, the benefits may actually cancel out.
Who should not participate in infrared therapy?
What is oxygen therapy?
With oxygen therapy, air comprised of 90-95% oxygen flows directly through your nostrils. This allows you to breathe 4 to 5 times the normal amount of oxygen as the natural air we breathe contains only about 21% oxygen.
What are the benefits of oxygen therapy?
What can I expect to happen during an oxygen session?
You will be set up at the bar or could also relax on a recliner chair while purified oxygen flows through your nose. One end of a disposable nasal cannula is attached to the oxygen unit and the other end of it is placed in the nostrils and looped behind the ears. We recommend take deep breaths during your session, inhaling through the nose and exhaling through the mouth.
How do I prepare for oxygen therapy?
No preparation is required.
How long is an oxygen session?
An oxygen therapy session is 20 minutes.
What conditions would prevent me from using oxygen therapy?
What is compression therapy?
Similar to a massage, specific body parts including the legs, hips or arms are enclosed in sleeves and compressed by air in particular pulse patterns. Fluid is moved around, ridding the body of metabolic waste and providing nutrient rich blood to muscles.
What are the benefits of compression therapy?
What parts of my body could compression therapy be applied to?
We offer compression therapy for legs, hips and arms.
What can I expect to happen during a compression session?
Your legs, hips or arms will be placed in sleeves and you will sit back on a recliner chair. The sleeves will slowly fill up with air and your limbs will be compressed and massaged in particular sections and patterns.
How do I prepare for compression therapy?
Not much preparation is needed prior to arriving at the wellness club. Comfortable clothing is recommended, and any jewelry and items from your pockets should be removed from the area targeted for compression.
How long is a compression session?
A compression therapy session is 30 minutes.
When and how often should compression therapy be used?
Compression therapy could be used prior to or after a routine workout, sports training or high level competition. It could be used on a daily basis, but at least once or twice a week is beneficial for enhancing recovery. It is also great to do after a long day of sitting, standing or walking to improve circulation.