Frequently Asked Questions About Cryotherapy in Altoona

Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions about cryotherapy in Altoona. Knowing the answers to these important questions will help you pick the best chiropractor in Altoona for you. If we didn't cover a question you may have, give Logan Valley Chiropractic a call at (814) 895-7987 and we will be more than happy to help answer your question.

I am claustrophobic. May I use Whole Body Cryotherapy?

Yes, you may. The CryoSauna door is held by a magnet and never locked. You may step out at any time. The CryoSauna is open to the top, and your head is raised above the level of the upper rim of the cabin. Clients who suffer from claustrophobia report that they are comfortable with both devices.

Who should not use Whole Body Cryotherapy?

If you are pregnant (however, nursing mothers are welcome) or have one of the following conditions, you should not use Whole Body Cryotherapy: Severe hypertension (blood pressure greater 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, acute kidney or urinary tract diseases.

Note* guests younger than 18 years old require parental consent.

Will I be wet after the treatment or need to take a shower at anytime before or after?

No, you don’t. This procedure is absolutely dry and does not make your skin wet. You can continue about your day and enjoy all of the benefits of cryotherapy immediately after your treatment.

Is it safe?

Yes, as CryoZone’s highest priority is its guests’ health. CryoZone has used over 30 years of research in Whole Body Cryotherapy in order to perfect the treatment process and provide the highest quality client experience.

Before a session, CryoZone takes every guests’ blood pressure and asks several medical history questions. Additionally, CryoZone provides all of its guests with packages that contain cotton gloves and socks that protect the body’s more temperature-sensitive tissues such as hands and feet. Additionally, moisture-stripping wipes are provided to remove any sweat or lotion from our guests’ bodies before entering the CryoSauna.

The nitrogen mist used to cool the CryoSauna is the same nitrogen that makes up 78% of the air we breathe. CryoZone Chill-Out Specialists adjust the height of the platform before every session to ensure all of our guests are able to breathe fresh air and speak during their session. For added safety, all treatment rooms are equipped with an oxygen monitor that will alert guests if oxygen levels ever fall below 15%.

What is a CryoSauna?

A CryoSauna is a metal chamber that conceals your body from the neck down and is equipped with a door and a platform that adjusts to your height.

The CryoSauna emits a nitrogen mist and creates cold air that quickly lowers your external skin’s temperature in less than 60 seconds.

For two-and-half to three minutes, you slowly turn while in the cabin so that the subzero air evenly envelops your body. All CryoSaunas that CryoZone uses is proudly made in the United States.

When was Whole Body Cryotherapy developed?

Developed in Japan in 1978 for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, Whole Body Cryotherapy has been used in Europe for more than three decades and in the United States for the last decade.

Medical journals detail the effects and subsequent benefits of whole body cryotherapy. In the United States, Whole Body Cryotherapy is considered a non-medical, holistic solution.

What are the risks of whole body cryotherapy?

There are minimal risks associated with Whole Body Cryotherapy , given all of our Chill-Out Specialists have been certified to operate the CryoSaunas. CryoZone provides all guests with packages that contain fresh cotton gloves and socks that protect the more temperature-sensitive extremities such as your hands and feet, which eliminates the risk of frostbite.

Additionally, moisture-stripping wipes are provided to remove any moisture or lotion from our guests’ bodies before entering the CryoSauna, which prevents rashes or freezer burn. Fluctuations in blood pressure during the procedure by up to 10 points systolically can occur but reverses after the procedure is finished, as peripheral circulation returns to normal. Additionally, guests may experience some redness on their skin, but this will subside shortly after the treatment.

Can I exercise after the cryotherapy session?

Yes, a distinct advantage of cryotherapy over an ice bath treatment is that the muscle tissues do not actually freeze and thus do not require time to rest. Ten minutes of light exercise post cryotherapy will actually induce more rapid vasodilation of the vessels and capillaries which increases blood flow to the tissues that need it most.

How many treatments should I do?

CryoZone recommends that you come seven consecutive days each month to experience the maximum recovery benefits. After those seven consecutive days have been completed, your treatments should be spaced further apart to maintain and improve your results (once every week). The usage depends upon your reasons for utilizing Cryotherapy.

How do I feel after a cryotherapy session?

Your external skin temperature warms up within five minutes of exiting the CryoSauna. The immediate effects from each session typically last for six to eight hours. Cryotherapy stimulates the body to release endorphins, which are the hormones that make you feel good and energetic. Most clients report a better night’s sleep after just one session!

What does the client wear in the cryochamber?

Dry socks with a slipper/sandal for the feet, light cotton gloves for the hands, and a dry undergarment. This is to protect your extremities from any potential damage from extreme temperatures.

Is nitrogen gas dangerous to human beings?

No, nitrogen is a friendly, non-toxic gas found in our own atmosphere; nitrogen is as common and safe as oxygen.

Is Cryotherapy a proven treatment for recovery and health?

Yes, cold therapy has been proven to aid in recovery for over thirty years; the new benefits being found for cold therapy as an actual health treatment can be found in many medical journals. However, cold therapy is considered a holistic approach and is not covered by major insurance providers.*

Does cryotherapy hurt?

No. Where an ice bath has direct contact with the skin and can be painful, cryotherapy is a dry, indirect contact. Due to the session only being three minutes max, the session is very tolerable. Towards the end of the session, you may get a ‘pins and needles sensation which disappears immediately after the treatment.

What do I wear to my appointment?

Cryotherapy is a dry, cold process, so upon checking into your appointment, you will enter a changing room and disrobe. CryoZone provides both gloves and socks for our clients to ensure no residual moisture is touching the skin. Gentlemen are required to wear undergarments, and everyone is required to wear the socks and gloves provided by CryoZone.

When is CryoZone open?

CryoZone is open seven days a week; we want our customers to know that their wellness and health goals are our number one priority.

How much does Cryotherapy cost?

CryoZone offers an exclusive first-time session for only $25 (Uptown and Rockwall locations) and $40 (Santa Monica location)! Most area providers keep their costs set at $50-$75 per session. However, CryoZone offers both affordable packages and monthly rates designed to save you money including a FAMILY plan and a referral reward.


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