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FAQ



1. What is Whole Body Cryotherapy?
 




WBC was first used in Japan in 1978 by Dr. Toshiro Yamauchi as a means of treating rheumatoid arthritis. The researchers were astonished when test studies began producing other beneficial results beyond Rheumatoid arthritis pain management. The cold therapy is administered by a Cryosauna which is developed and manufactured here in America. Sessions range from 2 minutes to 3 minutes as this is the amount of time needed for skin receptors to signal the brain to produce positive biological responses. 


2. Is there any scientific research on WBC?








3. Is Whole Body Cryotherapy safe and tested?



4. How long can I expect to be in the clinic?



5. What do I have to wear while inside the Cryosauna?
 


Many research studies have been conducted showing positive benefits and verifying its safety. Around 2010, WBC found its way over to America due to its growing popularity within the athletic community and the backing of many athletic trainers and medical practitioners. In 2015, well respected orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews, founder of the ASMI, came out in full support of WBC.  


Yes. WBC has been used in Europe for over 30 years without any severe adverse reactions ever recorded as long as the proper protocols are followed. 


One of the greatest advantages of WBC is how convenient it is. After an individual's first session, it shouldn't take the individual any longer than ten to fifteen minutes from start to finish.

Males only need to wear their underwear, while females don’t need to wear anything (bra optional but no underwire). It is okay to wear minimal clothing such as bathing suits or undergarments, but the effects of WBC work best when more skin surface area is exposed. We will provide a robe, gloves, sock and slippers to protect the extremities. 
Lebron James Cryotherapy
 


Did You Know: Many Professional Athletes such as Lebron James, Kobe Bryant, Floyd Mayweather Jr, Davis Love and Jordan Spieth use WBC as a regular part of their training regimen


6. How often do you recommend I use the Cryosauna?

















7. After the session is over, how will I feel?
 






8. If Whole Body Cryotherapy has been around for 30 years why haven't I heard of it?
 










9. Is Whole Body Cryotherapy specifically for athletes?







 
We recommend clients initially take 10 treatments in close succession within their first 30 days to maximize results. There after you can take 2-3 treatments per week to maintain. Some clients may experience noticeable differences after just one treatment, but optimal results typically occur when 10 sessions are completed within your first 3-4 weeks. At WholeCryo, we help by recommending a certain amount of sessions dependent upon why an individual is seeking WBC. However, once you experience the increased energy, better sleep, metabolic boost, and the rush of endorphins, you will want to make Cryo a part of your lifestyle.





During each session the body releases endorphins which are hormones that make you feel good and energetic. The mood-enhancing effects from each session can last for days. Many individuals claim feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. 

 

It has been around for 30 years in Europe, where it has become very popular among the athletic community, specifically the Rugby and Football communities. Europe tends to be ahead of the curve when it comes to innovation and it wasn't until around 2010 that many athletes here in America began experiencing the wonderful effects of WBC. Since then it has quickly spread and the field is growing significantly. If Texas and Florida are any indication, the WBC industry is just getting started.
 



Cryotherapy is for anybody who would like to feel less pain naturally, have reduced muscle soreness, experience better performance, enhance their mood, improved their skin, and burn calories, most anyone will benefit from WBC.




Tony Robbins Cryotherapy
 


10. Is Nitrogen gas safe?








11. Will I feel discomfort during the treatment?




12. What activities can I perform after a session of Whole Body Cryotherapy?




13. Can't I get the same effect from an ice bath?
 









14. Are there any health contraindications to Cryotherapy?


Did You Know: Motivational speaker Tony Robbins is huge proponet of Cryotherapy, he owns his own machine at home and yet still finds the nearest Cryotherapy clinics when he is off traveling around the world speaking









Liquid nitrogen is 100 percent harmless. Nitrogen is a non flammable and non toxic gas. The nitrogen being used to cool the Cryosauna is the same nitrogen that makes up the air we breathe (78% of it). During the session, due to the design of the Cryosauna, the client breathes the air in the room as their face is out of the Cryosauna.



Many people are pleasantly surprised at how tolerable the treatment is and explain that the session is very invigorating. We also provide gloves, socks, and slippers to help with the comfort of the session.


The great thing about WBC is that just five minutes after a session, an individual can partake in any physical activity or event.  Since the treatment is dry and not wet like a typical ice bath, an individual's muscles will not feel numb.



It is not possible to achieve the same effects with an ice bath. The temperature of an ice bath (30 F to 50 F) can't come anywhere close to the temperature inside of the Cryosauna (-190 F to -270 F.) The biological effects that happen from the Cryotherapy session are simply way more powerful than any other cold modality out there. Not to mention WBC is a whole lot quicker than an ice bath taking a total of only 180 seconds.
 
Safety is the most important concern to the team at WholeCryo. We cannot permit certain individuals to enter the Cryosauna due to biological reasons, medical diseases, or lack of research testing,  here is the list of conditions that will prevent use of WBC:


Untreated Hypertension: (Fluctuations in blood pressure during a session result in an increase of 10mm/Hg Systolic, but reverses once session is over) 

Systolic Blood Pressure above 170 mm/Hg or Diastolic Blood Pressure above 100 mm/Hg 
Pregnancy

Congestive Heart Failure

Heart Attack within the previous 6 months

Unstable Angina Pectoris

Pacemaker

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) or known circulatory dysfunction (blood clots)

COPD

Severe Anemia

Cold Allergenic Phenomenon 

Seizure disorders

Hyperhidrosis (heavy perspiration)

Dancing with the stars Cryotherapy
 



Did You Know:
 The cast of Dancing with the stars have a mobile Cryotherapy unit that all of the participants use before each episode, including Derek Hough pictured left
 
 
 
Dr. Andrews Cryotherapy
 


Did You Know: Dr. James Andrews heads the advisory board for the U.S. manufacturer Impact Cryotherapy, the exact machine we use at GLACÉ. He himself has had 3 units installed into his facilities, including the prestigious ASMI that he founded  
 
 
Dallas Mavericks Cryotherapy
 


Did You Know: The Dallas Mavericks were one of the first U.S. sports teams to use Cryotherapy when they were using it for their 2011 Championship season. The players swore by the therapy and even gave credit to it for being part of the reason they won it all. ESPN Article-Mavericks and Cryo