Frequently Asked Questions

Please read the answers to our most frequently asked questions below.
If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

What is cryotherapy?

Cryotherapy is the practice of exposing the body to extremely low temperatures to stimulate physical and mental health benefits.

How does full-body cryotherapy work?

Once you enter the chamber, your sympathetic nervous system kicks into place. It causes the blood vessels in your arms and legs to constrict, increasing your blood pressure and rushing your blood to your core (your brain is telling your body to protect your heart and internal organs!). As you exit the chamber, your blood vessels open up again, reversing the process by decreasing your blood pressure and increasing blood flow and oxygen to the body—this effect on the body aids in clearing toxins, reducing muscle soreness and increasing endorphins.

Reaction

As you become exposed to air that is -115 ℃, your body reacts to the extreme drop in temperature by constricting blood vessels in your skin and muscles, forcing your blood to your core.

Toxins and inflammatory proteins can then be removed from your blood and passed for elimination.

Regeneration

Once you leave the cryo-chamber after 3 to 4 minutes, your body begins to warm, and your freshly filtered blood returns, bringing oxygen, healing enzymes, and micronutrients with it.

This return of blood enriches your muscle and skin tissue. Endorphins are also released, creating a sense of euphoria, reducing your stress and anxiety and improving your sleep quality.

Recovery

Over the 48 hours following your cryotherapy session, your body will arrive at a new normal state with increased energy and decreased overall pain and inflammation.

Your recovery time from physical performance decreases, skin issues begin to resolve, and your basal metabolic rate elevates, which, in turn, helps enhance your physical performance.

Is cryotherapy dangerous?

No!  our chamber separates the liquid nitrogen from the cold air, making sure it doesn’t come into contact with your skin. During the session, one of us will always control the temperature levels and monitor your comfort.  And because our door is magnetic, you can open it at any time – but a simple knock on the window will alert us to open it for you!

How long does a cryotherapy treatment last?

For first timer’s, it is good practice to put you in for two and a half minutes at -90c to see how your body reacts at that temperature first.  For your next session, you will be in at the standard 3 minutes at -110°c. 

What if I need to stop during my session?

You can leave the cryotherapy chamber at any time. The door is closed with gentle magnets, allowing you to open them yourself easily. To ensure that you are both safe and comfortable, one of us always keeps an eye on you through the cryo chamber window, and we regularly ask for a thumbs up via the intercom!

What do I wear during my session?

Men can wear underwear or sports shorts, and women wear a sports bra and gym shorts or any undergarments with no metal fastenings.  Socks, slippers, gloves, and a beanie and mask are all provided. We also offer a dressing gown to wear before and after your treatment. You are, of course, welcome to bring all of your own.

Can I work out immediately after my cryotherapy session?

Yes! We recommend it!. Ten minutes of light effort right after your session stimulates your circulation and helps the benefits of your cryotherapy to last longer!

How many sessions do you recommend for best results?

We recommend 2-3 sessions per week for the first month to see the best results, and then one session every week or two after that to maintain the maximum benefits. Every session can be beneficial. One session provides instant relief from inflammation and is perfect for an energy boost that will last a full day. Seven sessions will help move the body from repair to rehabilitation. Three to six sessions will provide increased energy, send enriched blood to damaged areas of the body, and provide joint pain relief and collagen production.

Who should NOT use full-body cryotherapy?

Cryotherapy causes a shock to the system, so common sense should be your first guide. We would need to talk with you about things like pregnancy, severe blood pressure, acute kidney disease, uncontrolled seizures, Raynaud’s Syndrome, and more.

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Been having cryo for 9 months now but was interrupted by lockdown so restarted this week and plan on having...[more]

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Been having cryo for 9 months now but was interrupted by lockdown so restarted this week and plan on having 5 sessions back to back to kick start things then revert to 10-12 day intervals.
Cryo really helps with my knee injuries/recovery and helps mild arthritis. Sleep is great too!!
Cryo no doubt benefits many aspects of people’s lives but until you try it, you won’t know the benefits.
Friendly staff and great atmosphere!!
Prices are good, especially when buying 4 or 5 session packs..

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I follow the “Wim Hof Method” to help with anxiety issues and I thought cryo would be a good extension...[more]

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I follow the “Wim Hof Method” to help with anxiety issues and I thought cryo would be a good extension to this. It has been better than I thought and I will be keeping it going at present and not just for the treatment. You get a lovely welcome and the friendly atmosphere created makes you feel like going back. Thanks Emma, Taylor and Anna

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"Great experience! Highly recommend this form of recovery for any endurance athletes of any ability! Felt renewed post session and...[more]

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Nathan T

"Great experience! Highly recommend this form of recovery for any endurance athletes of any ability! Felt renewed post session and the benefits on sleep were brilliant! For anyone hesitant and thinking it may be “Too cold” -115° is pretty cold but it’s honestly not that bad!! Give it a try!

Nathan T

"Fantastic service! Exceed expectations. Considering my son 16, they took extra steps to help him. Such a a lovely lady,...[more]

Lee B

"Fantastic service! Exceed expectations. Considering my son 16, they took extra steps to help him. Such a a lovely lady, nothing was too much. Very supportive area with help from jiu jitsu trainer who was extremely professional, knowledgeable and kind. Thanks"

Lee B

"Came out feeling amazing!! Increased energy and great mood for days after, will definitely be back."

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Sharon B

"Came out feeling amazing!! Increased energy and great mood for days after, will definitely be back."

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