Whole body cryotherapy was originally developed in Japan in 1978, and the benefits have been studied and refined in Europe since that time. The cryosauna has just recently been introduced into the United States, becoming immediately popular among doctors, chiropractors, physical therapists and most professional athletes.
Yes. Researchers in Europe have been developing and refining whole-body cryotherapy for over two decades. The treatment is 100% natural and safe!
The cryosauna uses nitrogen gas to lower the client’s skin surface temperature from normal body temperature to 30 degrees Fahrenheit in 30 seconds or less and keeps it that way for 2-3 minutes. The skin reacts to the cold and sends messages to the brain that act as a stimulant to all regulatory functions of the body. It produces the scanning of all areas that may not be working to their fullest potential.
No, it isn’t. Nitrogen is a non-toxic, natural gas. The air that we breathe is made up of 16% Oxygen, 1% Hydrogen, 78% Nitrogen and 5% of other components.
Yes! The air is very dry, which is why some people don’t even shiver! Also, only your face is visible to the operator during the procedure, so your privacy is kept at all times.
During each session the body releases endorphins, which are hormones that make you feel good and energetic. The effects from each session last at least 6 – 8 hours, but like any therapy, the more sessions, the greater the results. Regular use of the cryosauna can extend benefits for greater lengths of time. A higher pain tolerance is also achieved, and decreased inflammation throughout the body. This is why athletes and people suffering from pain in general are able to find such quick relief. You will also burn 500 calories or more per session, due to the body’s increase in metabolic rate. The cryosauna, used on a regular basis, can help the body reset its metabolism.
Yes! It is completely safe either way! In fact, it is recommended! If you workout before your cryo-session, you can expect greater recovery due to the inflammation reduction. If you workout after your cryo-session, you can expect a higher pain tolerance, more energy and greater flexibility. If you simply can’t decide which is a better option, try both! It is completely safe to do multiple cryo-sessions in one day!
No. This treatment simply does not compare to an ice bath. It is not possible to achieve the same effects with an ice bath, plus ice baths are anywhere from 12-15 minutes longer. (compared to under 3 minutes in a cryosauna) The cryosauna gives you a quicker and better recovery and enhanced performance. During an ice bath, the cold actually penetrates into the tissue and is damaging to the skin. In the cryosauna, the skin is never penetrated, yet the body responds on a deeper level, even improving the skin’s overall condition.
All of these benefits are not just happening in the 3 minutes that you are in the cryosauna. 3 minutes is all it takes to trigger the body’s natural responses to begin healing itself. The cryosauna can accelerate the body’s healing, and that’s why so many people find the cryosauna so helpful. As you age, your body’s natural healing slows down. The cryosauna simply speeds it back up!
Yes, you most definitely can! In fact, many of our clients have reported being able to tolerate the cold much better after having eaten within the past few hours before their session.
There is no freezing involved, only the feeling of being cold. This process is simply cold air flowing over the surface of the skin, which in turn, creates the beneficial results. The air is completely dry, making it surprisingly comfortable.
No. The immediate cold impact of the cryosession will raise the internal body temperature for a short period of time. The stimulation of the immune system can actually help decrease the severity and frequency of future colds and the flu.
Yes, you can. The door is never locked and you may step out at any time. The chamber is open to the top and your head is raised above the level of the upper rim of the chamber, so you are never fully enclosed.
We recommend at least 10 sessions in the first 30 days for optimal results. Some people will need more. If you aren’t sure how many sessions you need, a Cryo-X employee will be happy to help you customize a plan. After this, all you’ll need to do is maintain your results, so sessions can be cut down to 1-2 times a week or less. If after a month or two, you are ready for another boost, you can start the process over again.
No, you don’t. This procedure is absolutely dry and does not make your skin wet.
While in the cryosauna, the body pulls the blood away from the extremities and into the core, therefore the extremities must be protected. The vessels around the core then constrict, holding the blood in the core. The body then begins working to protect and boost the vital organs, producing and releasing all kinds of nutrients into the blood. This is why most people notice very little discomfort in their chest, stomach and back area. The body is producing heat as well to protect the core!
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, fever, tumor disease, symptomatic lung disorders, bleeding disorders, severe anemia, infection, cold allergy(being allergic to cold), acute kidney and urinary tract diseases.
We can now accommodate clients up to 350 pounds. The cryosauna is an amazing jumpstart to weight-loss, due to the increase in metabolism!
Yes. Although the cryosauna produces completely natural effects, ours are only designed for an adult-sized body. It cannot hurt children, yet they are simply too small for our cryosaunas.
Whole-body cryotherapy is very well tolerated and has minimal risks: Fluctuations in blood pressure during the procedure by up to 10 points systolically (this effect reverses after the end of the procedure, as peripheral circulation returns to normal), allergic reaction to extreme cold (rare), and activation of some viral conditions (cold sores) etc. due to stimulation of the immune system.
It doesn’t. It is simply not possible to achieve the same temperatures and effect with an ice bath. Furthermore, an ice bath is generally an excruciating 12-15 minutes or longer wet process, where, cryotherapy is only a 2½ to 3 minute completely dry session.
Researchers and providers in Europe have been developing and refining cryotherapy for more than thirty years.
We recommend no more than 2 times a day and only then if you are in heavy training.. Otherwise a consistent regiment of two or three times a week for most people is adequate.
No. Cryotherapy is an absolutely dry process and does not make your skin wet.
Immediate cold impact of the cryo-session will raise the internal body temperature for a short period of time (around 30-40 sec). This rise has a positive effect on chills and may help to fight the cold.
Yes. The door is never locked and you can step out at any moment. Also, the base inside the cabin is adjusted to your height, insure your head is above and outside the cabin at all times.
The process only involves hyper cooled air flowing over the surface of the skin so the process never freezes any skin tissues or organs. The result is only a “feeling” of being cold. During each session endorphins, or the body’s natural “feel good” substance, are released. The buoyant effects from each session lasts approximately six hours.
Please Note: The air we breath everyday is made up of 16% Oxygen, 1% Hydrogen, 78% Nitrogen and 5% of other components. The client in the cryotherapy chamber does not breath in gasiform air or nitrogen gas. The client is elevated above the chamber from the chin up and breathing clean oxygen. This is ensured by proper ventilation and verified by an oxygen sensor at all times.
There are few contraindications for this treatment. But we must still be vigilant about some pathologies: Raynaud’s syndrome, Allergy to cold, Pregnancy or Breastfeeding, Severe diabetes, Cancer, and Kidney or Liver Disease
Like any external treatment, this is not advisable and of course forbidden on areas such as the tummy, breasts or even the hips. The safest is to abstain from treatments altogether.
There are few. Sometimes localized redness that disappears after a few hours. Sometimes some local pain that rarely exceeds 2 to 3 hours. There may also be some itching without consequences and often due to the reactions of certain cosmetic products used by clients. Hence it is good to ask clients to not use anything (i.e. strong lotions) before coming to do the treatment because some products can crystallize to the cold and cause discomfort.
The risks concern only people with contraindications mentioned above and remain minor and temporary.
The best body profile are clients that are not “fat” or overweight. The treatment is not for clients requiring weight loss but rather for the vast majority of those who have unsightly cellulite or fatty areas (often due to poor diet, poor lifestyle or a static workplace, for example).
The treatment is not recommended for children. It is not a problem for adolescents of age 15 or older. This is because until puberty is complete cartilage is still building. All other contraindications listed above.
There are few failures. But sometimes some body types and metabolisms do not give the expected results. It is also very often observed that these partial failures are due to very poor diet/lifestyle or to undeclared medical conditions.
Don’t treat people classed as “Obese”. It would be too difficult to reach the whole area and they won’t be able to bear it for 5-6 hours and the liver and kidney can’t process that level of waste. Obese people have to diet first.“Obese” is usually BMIs over around 35 – but you can use your discretion based on the fact that you need to be able to treat an area which is half a sheet of A4 page.
Technically, they are able to do cryotherapy on the same day. However, we still recommend that clients wait until the next day to avoid potential overexposure to the cold on localized areas and subsequent discomfort for the client.
No. Fat cells are natural reserves for breast feeding, so it is best to wait until the end of this period.
No. Unless you cover the wound with some sort of plaster. If you cover the wound then treat through the cover the treatment should help healing due to increased blood flow to the area.
It’s best to wait 1 week after these treatments to make sure the treated areas are fully healed and bodily fluid won’t get on the wand.
Yes, all other dermatological technologies are compatible with the Cryoskin. For the Toning program, do one session per week and one other technology can be added after 72 hours. For the Slimming program, one or more other technologies can be used after 72 hours of sessions. The Cryoskin can be easily combined with popular treatments like the Hydrofacial, while respecting the 72 hour wait period.
The client has to wait 3 months in case there are any medical complications. Otherwise it could could affect the healing of the hernia.
The manufacturer recommends abstaining from the facial for 3 months after these injections. A doctor who works for Allegan (owner of Botox / Fillers) said 1 month should be safe. You may want to suggest the client consults their doctor.
The treatment causes vasoconstriction then vasodilation in the blood vessels. This increases blood flow which results in increased Collagen and Elastin production. Collagen helps to break down Cellulite.
The feeling is rather pleasant thanks to the start of the treatment which is generally done with a short period of skin warming and a gradual but rapid decrease of the temperature. At the end of the treatment, the thermal shock appears very quickly, which gives a feeling of warmth and lightness at the same time.
The usual frequency is 1 treatment every 15 days (for slimming treatments). In some cases this can be reduced to 10 days by the addition of additional drainage treatment but is not necessarily recommended. There is a physiological reason for this: when apoptosis occurs and some fat cells die, waste is formed. This will be eliminated by natural routes (blood, lymphatic system, and then urine). Metabolism must therefore be allowed to evacuate this waste without overloading the circuits. Toning treatments can be performed once every week.
As mentioned above, we give the 15 day rule between treatments so as not to overload the lymphatic system. Also, it takes 15 days for 80% of the fat cells from the session to pass out of the client’s system. The absolute minimum time between Slimming treatments is 12 days, but is not recommended on a long term scale (i.e. Okay if someone is going out of town but not ideal if someone just wants to get faster results)
Yes, this is fine either way.
This really depends on the person. For example, for a client that measures less than 37″ around the stomach, we would consider the front abdomen + the love handles to be one area. However, for a client that measures more than 37″, just the abdomen would count as their one area. For toning, the effectiveness is enhanced when a relatively localized area is being targeted. For example, if a client comes in for toning on their thighs, ask them which area they want to focus on (i.e. Inner, Front, Outer, Sides or Back/Butt) and treat this one area for 10 mins on each leg for maximum effectiveness.
One Slimming treatment amounts to 28 minutes, One toning treatment or facial amounts to 20 minutes.
The treatment is more temporary for Face Lifts. The cold creates constriction then dilation in the treated area. This increases the production of collagen which helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines / wrinkles. The treatment also closes the pores and increases the elasticity of the skin which gives you the “Cryoskin glow”. However the aging process continues unfortunately so the effect is not permanent.
The device is very safe. In terms of programming and electronics, it is managed by a computerized Windows system. The cooling system is controlled by an electronic temperature sensor located in the processing head of the device and the temperature is controlled in real time by a curve and figures displayed on the screen. In the event of a malfunction, the device alerts the operator by sounding a tone and displaying an error message.
The machine itself functions by a Peltier effect (thermoelectric cooling) regulated by a hydraulic system which ensures a very high inertia which is absolutely necessary for the correct application of the treatment in a minimum of time. These characteristics, which are very difficult to obtain, make it possible to enact a very rapid cooling of the fat tissues while avoiding the risk of lesions of the skin tissue due to an application that is too long. The principle of the treatment is to lower the temperature of the fat cells enough to cause what is called the phenomenon of apoptosis. This phenomenon is triggered when the temperature of the fat tissues is between 17 and 12 ° and consists in a self-programming of the death of these cells.
The major benefit sought is a large decrease in fat mass which was visualized by CT scans and measured between 15 and 40% according to the subjects tested. On the other hand, it must not be forgotten that the apparatus is not only capable of emitting cold but also of heat and of causing the two to alternate, thus causing “thermal shock”. This method of thermal shock is medically recognized to be particularly restorative for tissues by significant increase of local microcirculation and collagen.
As already described above, the treatment works by triggering the phenomenon of apoptosis of the fat cells. This is achieved without risk to the other tissues (in particular muscular tissue) by the fact that the intracellular electrolytes of the fat cell are the first to crystallize in the cold before all the others. This crystallization is information brought to the cell to program self destruction. One could say that cryotherapy is a homeopathic treatment specific to the fat cell. (Homeopathy consists in inducing information to certain molecules).
This treatment causes a very strong increase in the local metabolism and an acceleration of the microcirculation which are both responsible for the production of collagen. The collagen thus brings elasticity and toning to the skin and makes it possible to visibly and durably combat skin aging.
Cells crystallize when reduced in temperature and fat cells crystalize before the other cells. So if you get the temperature right you damage the fat cells but not any other cells in the body. This is why the Cryoskin 2.0 slimming treatment works.
4cm (about 1.5 inches) – but you need 14 minutes to get there.
Subcutaneous is the easiest to reach so it reaches this layer easily. Fibrotic is more difficult to reach but the gel conveys the cold very well by removing the bubbles of air on the skin to help conduct the cold and this allows you to reach this.
Volume can be fat or water retention – some women have more water than fat – these women would need to do more drainage in those cases.
“To get the best results following a CryoSkin session, you should not eat any sugar for at minimum 2 hours before and after the session. The reason for this is that sugar is a strong power source for fat cells. It’s factual, all nutritionists would attest that to succeed a diet slimming, sugar is the first thing to stop.
As you know, the cold weakens and retracts the adipocyte but if you eat sugar, that will give it back immediate energy so the apoptosis effect will be less efficient even could be canceled.
Be careful, when we talk about sugar, we talk about all kind of sugars as slow sugar (pasta, rice, bread, cereals, fruit, alcohol) and of course fast-acting sugar.
If possible, the client could avoid all kind of sugar for 4/5 hours before and after the cryo session but it’s a maximum. 2 hours is the usual recommended time to get results.”
You can treat the neck (Toning/Lifting either on its own or in conjunction with a facial OR Slimming for double chins)
Nothing. If anything, the best possible diet and lifestyle to accompany the treatments (drink plenty of water in particular).
It is very common that there is a loss of weight during the treatment. This is due both to the loss of fat mass but also to the drainage techniques (exercise, etc) and the diet and lifestyle required.
The first results are generally visible from the first session and often very encouraging. However, it should be noted that the best results appear from 15 days to 3 weeks after the start of treatment and extend for several months after the end of treatment.
Depending on the individual and depending also on their lifestyle and diet, the results last several months or several years. It is advisable to come back for 2 or 3 maintenance sessions 6 months after the end of treatment to maintain results.
By implementing a healthy lifestyle and a good diet first. But also by the addition of a powerful drainage treatment in depth (lots of water, walking, exercise, compression).
Cryoskin 2.0 was tested on over 100 people at different temperatures and treatment periods. There was an average of 38% of fat loss on the treated area over 4 sessions in 6 weeksThe maximum fat loss was 45% in the treated area. Some women only lost 15% of fat in the treated area. Men’s abdominal area was particularly effective – with a good sample losing 45% of fat in that area.
No. (100 people tested + over 300 machines in use in France)
There is usually not an immediate reaction as it takes time for the fat cells to be destroyed. Drainage techniques make a difference as you can do another treatment sooner – it accelerates the clearing out of the damaged fat cells through the lymphatic system.
From the testing most people got more lasting results after 3-6 sessions – it depends on the person. 1 person had to stop after 1 session as they lost too much fat.
The treatment is more temporary for Cellulite. The cold creates constriction then dilation in the treated area. This increases the production of collagen which helps to break down Cellulite. Cellulite will return if there are no changes in diet / exercise.
For both the Slimming and the Toning it is okay to do sauna before the treatment. But, for slimming it is optimal to wait 3-4 days after the treatment to sauna due to the fact that apoptosis is generally the most active after 4 days.
It is generally most effective to recommend Toning once per week on the area for the initial 5 pack.
Again, to not overload the circuits. On the other hand, there is a strong internal cooling of the tissues and the treating of more zones at the same time could cause in extreme cases hypothermia, but in many cases a phenomenon of great fatigue.
“In our opinion and advice: No. Face and arms in a session. Belly and legs in another session.
In general, it is always advisable to do treatments on the upper OR lower body in a combined session.”
The legs would count as one area because you would divide the time between each leg (14 mins on one leg, 14 mins on the other).
A Slimming treatment can be done anywhere in which there is excess fat. It may not be done on the breasts or men’s chest. It is generally not effective on the bum itself, which generally requires Toning.
The 2 week break is needed for slimming as the waste is processed by the liver and kidneys and it could create (minor) issues if people don’t have this break. This 2 week is the average people need which is why this the rule. On average it takes 15 days for 80% of the fat cells to pass through the lymphatic system.
The chronic hyperglycemia of diabetics progressively damages the small blood vessels of the kidneys, so it is better not to overload the kidneys with close sessions, however we can treat them leaving 3 weeks instead of 15 days.