After hearing about the outstanding benefits that whole body cryotherapy can offer, you may be considering having a treatment yourself. As a ‘newbie,’ you probably have a lot of questions before you have your first session. You may be feeling excited, but a little bit nervous, too. To ease your worries and to prepare you for your session, we want to share with you what you can expect before, during and after your first whole body cryotherapy session. So, here’s a look…
Prior to Your First Whole Body Cryotherapy Session
Before your first session, you will be asked to complete a waiver. This waiver will include a physical readiness questionnaire, which will allow us to have a better understanding of your physical condition and if there are any specific concerns that may prevent you from taking part in whole body cryotherapy.
Once you have completed your waiver, we will take your blood pressure to make certain that the systolic number is below 160. If it is, you will then begin preparing for your session. This will include removing all metal items that may be on your person, including jewelry and any metal fasteners. You will also be asked to undress (you will be able to keep your underwear on, and if you are a female, we suggest wearing a sports bra so that you don’t have to worry about the metal fasteners.)
You will be provided with slippers, socks, gloves and a robe. Once you enter the cryotherapy chamber, you will remove the robe and hand it to the technician and your session will commence.
During the Whole Body Cryotherapy Session
For your first session, you will be limited to two minutes in the cryochamber; however, you can ask to stop the session before the two minutes are up. At no point in time will you be left alone. You will be able to speak with your technician, and the technician will ensure that you are comfortable at all times.
The temperature inside the chamber will be dropped to approximately -230 degrees Fahrenheit, and it will reach this temperature rapidly. While that temperature may seem scary, it is not dangerous or painful. And again, if you are uncomfortable, you can ask to stop the session at any time.
Once the session is complete, the technician will prop the door open a bit to allow the cold air to exit. You will be handed your robe and you will head back to the changing room, where you will dress.
After a Whole Body Cryotherapy Session
Most people report that they warm up almost as soon as the session is completed; however, it is completely normal to feel cold to the touch for a little while. What you will mostly notice is a surge in energy. You will also notice that any pain or stiffness that you felt prior to the session will diminish. Additionally, you will feel a huge boost in your overall well-being.
Whole body cryotherapy provides wonderful benefits. To learn more about the process and these benefits, contact Body Beautiful today! We are located near all points of interest in Centerport, including the illustrious Vanderbilt Planetarium.
“I was a little bit nervous about my first whole body cryotherapy session, but the folks at Body Beautiful assured me that I would be fine, and they were right. The session was quick and painless, and after, I felt like a million bucks! I can’t wait to schedule my next session!”
Benefits of Cryotherapy
The following are the many benefits that are associated with Cryotherapy:
Pain Relief/ Wellness
Reduce tissue inflammation
Relief of pain from joints, rheumatoid diseases, and fibromyalgia
Improve post-surgery healing and recovery
Elevated physical and mental well-being
Alleviate stress, anxiety, insomnia, fatigue, and insomnia
Lowered risk of cold and flu
Improve and accelerate injury recovery time
Reduce swelling and inflammation
Pain relief in joints and muscles
Enhances training performance
Increase testosterone levels in men
Increases collagen which gives skin more elasticity and smoothness
Diminishes overall skin aging, fine lines and wrinkles
Reduces acne and skin blemishes and psoriasis
Burn up to 800 calories
Accelerate metabolism which promotes weight loss
What to expect with Cryotherapy
A cryotherapy session only lasts for only 1 to 3 quick minutes but gives you long-lasting health benefits. After your cryotherapy session, you will feel rejuvenated and energized! Here are some things to expect with your cryotherapy session:
Before your Cryotherapy session
Complete all necessary information on the medical waiver form.
Your medical history will be discussed with you before your cryotherapy session.
Your blood pressure will be checked.
Your questions or concerns about your treatment will be discussed.
Men will remove all clothing except underwear.
Women can choose to wear a non-underwire bra and underwear or may remove all clothing.
All jewelry and any other metal on your body must be removed.
All clients must be 100% dry. We will provide towels and hairdryers if needed.
A robe, socks, and footwear will be provided for your cryotherapy session.
After your Cryotherapy Treatment
We recommend using our exercise bike to accelerate the bodies re-heating process. You will regain circulation and increase your heart rate as well as your metabolism.
Since cryotherapy minimizes inflammation and starts the detoxification process, you may experience mild flu-like symptoms one to two days after your treatment. This is normal and is an indication that your body is releasing toxins and inflammation.
Drink lots of water to continue and aid the detoxification process .
You will also experience a better and deeper sleep the night of your cryotherapy session along with increased agility and a reduction in pain. Your endorphins will kick in and your mood will be great!
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