Here at Taylored Cryotherapy we know that new experiences can cause curiosity about the unknown. They can raise questions that are often left unanswered before the new experiences takes place. Due to this, we have accumulated a list of the most frequently asked questions we receive.
1. WHO IS CRYOTHERAPY FOR?
Essentially cryotherapy is for anyone and everyone! Whether you are an athlete, enjoy regular exercise, are looking to enhance your health and wellness, or seeking a natural remedy to injuries and pain, cryo is for you! Furthermore, if you experience stress, poor sleep, low energy levels or skin conditions such as acne, eczema, rosacea and psoriasis, cryotherapy could be your cure! We have people in the cryo sauna each day who are using it for different reasons. Everybody is unique.
2. IS CRYOTHERAPY SAFE?
Absolutely! Although the temperature within the cryosauna is extremely cool, it is only cold air that is chilled using nitrogen. Nitrogen makes up around 80% of the air we breathe. The process is only three minuets at most, and because the cooling technique is cool air rather than cold water, the process is so much more bearable and safer. Your body temperature is changed only at the surface; thus, the internal temperature during treatment remains constant throughout the session.
Heads are always kept above the cooler temperatures. The cryo sauna door closes, but never locks, allowing you to leave at any time. Nigel, our trained cryo technician is with you throughout the whole process, ensuring your safety and wellbeing. The cryosauna and room are equipped with safety features.
3. HOW DOES CRYOTHERAPY COMPARE TO AN ICE BATH?
Cryotherapy is a far more bearable and productive method of cool treatments, in comparison to ice baths. The process of ice baths involves submerging yourself into cold water for 5-20 mins to increase circulation, decrease inflammation and promote recovery within the body. Cryotherapy utilises much cooler nitrogen air, and for a shorter amount of time. Cool air is far more bearable than cold water. Cryotherapy triggers the same healing agents as an ice baths, but at an increased rate due to the extreme temperatures the cryo sauna can access.
4. HOW DO I PREPARE FOR A CRYOTHERAPY SESSION?
There is nothing you really have to do in preparation for your cryotherapy session. It is a simple and quick process that requires no preparation whatsoever on your part.
5. WHAT SHOULD I WEAR AND BRING TO MY CRYO SESSION?
Under garments such as underwear, bra’s and socks are essential during cryotherapy sessions. We provide robes, boots/slippers and gloves to be worn into the cryosauna. It is also important to bring a bottle of water to be consumed after your session. Drinking adequate amounts of water after a session works to clean toxins from the blood, helping to make the most of cryo sessions.
6. HOW LONG DOES A SESSION TAKE?
A cryo session takes a max of 3 minutes. Although, by the time you incorporate time for getting changed and redressed, the process typically take about 5 minutes. It is a fast and effective method of recovery.
7. WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT DURING A CRYOTHERAPY SESSION?
During a cryotherapy session you will feel cold. You will experience goose bumps and may potentially shiver. Most customers tell us that the temperature is bearable, although that last 30 seconds usually feel the coldest.
8. HOW WILL I FEEL AFTER A CRYOTHERAPY SESSION?
Most customers tell us that after a cryo session they experience a boost in energy for the remainder of the day. Their legs often feel light (due to increased circulation) and that existing acute and chronic pain diminishes. Furthermore, customers often tell us that they experience a deeper night’s sleep after a cryotherapy session.
9. IS IT OKAY TO EXERCISE BEFORE AND AFTER A CRYO SESSION?
Yes, it is perfectly fine. It is common for athletes to use cryotherapy to their advantage in order to improve performance prior to a workout and recovery after a workout. Ensure that if you are exercising after a cryotherapy session you have adequately warmed up.
10. HOW OFTEN SHOULD I USE CRYOTHERAPY?
Professional athletes on an intense training schedule use cryotherapy daily. 1-3 treatments a week are highly effective for most people. When you visit us at Taylored Cryotherapy we assess your reasons for cryotherapy use and can give you an indication depending on your needs. Cryotherapy is highly effective and should be used prior events/races in order to increase flexibility, range of motion and blood & oxygen flow throughout the body. It should be used afterwards in order to increase soft tissue healing and prevent delayed muscle onset and clearing lactic acid.
If you have any further questions regarding cryotherapy that we haven’t answered throughout this post, please contact us on 9659 4540 or send us a message via facebook at @tayloredcryotherapy.