Cryolete's Generally Asked Questions
Yes, it is cold but not painful. The temperatures reach downward from -166F to -320F.
Yes. We provide you with clean socks, protective shoes, gloves and a robe. While in the cryochamber you will only be wearing socks, slippers, and gloves, and men also wear briefs. This allows for 90% of your skin to be exposed to the hyper- cool air. It is fine to leave your hair down and have on face lotion or makeup. We just ask that you do not apply lotion or any moisture to your skin an hour before your session. No jewelry or metals can be worn below the neck. We ask that you ensure any undergarments worn inside the chamber are dry.
The first appointment can take anywhere between 15-20 minutes. We like to fully educate our clients and help with any questions they may have. After the first appointment, sessions typically take 7-10 minutes total including 3 minutes in the cryochamber.
Because the effects of cryotherapy are different for every client, it will depend entirely on how your body reacts to the session. Typically, most clients feel an increase of energy and flexibility within the first few minutes or hours. Some clients feel the first impact the next morning after a sleep cycle typically with more energy.
No, there is nothing you have to avoid and nothing you should do after your session. Exposure to extreme cold temperatures actually warms the muscle tissue. This allows our clients to continue their normal tasks throughout the day.
No, unless conducted by an untrained technician or if you have a contraindication. The cooling agent, nitrogen, is in 78% of the air we breathe every day. CryoUSA’s certified technicians running your sessions are fully trained on safety and operational protocols and are capable of stopping the session if you should want to get out before your session is done. Likewise, there is no lock on the cryochamber door so you can step out at any time. Lastly, the cryochamber has a 3-minute auto shut off timer.
This is very dependent on what you are using cryotherapy for. Most clients who are using it for overall health and wellness receive a cryotherapy session 2-3 times a week. Clients who have an injury, inflammation, and aches and pains receive cryotherapy sessions 2-4 times a week. Read more about Cryotherapy here
No, we do not accept insurance policies. You can always ask your insurance provider if they can reimburse you, but we do not accept insurance for payment. Many of our clients use their health savings account cards just like a credit card.
What are the benefits of getting a membership versus purchasing single sessions or packages of sessions?
Memberships allow access to multiple recovery modalities and represent a greater value over single and multi session package pricing. (Please refer to the Session and Membership sheet.) More importantly, the membership model produces the best outcomes, regardless of your reason for seeking recovery. In an average month with multiple modalities available to you, we are confident you will see superior results when compared with single sessions or even a package of sessions. All membership levels include unlimited access to two or more modalities plus additional discounts. Purchased sessions can be shared among multiple persons, but memberships can only be purchased under one person’s name.
If you notice you are not seeing the same results as when you first started to do cryotherapy sessions, we recommend taking 1 week off and then starting over with 1-3 sessions a week. Your body will never become completely used to the effects of extreme cold exposure but the results will seem less intense with prolonged overuse.
Our facility prohibits the use of cryotherapy by anyone under the age of 14. The client cannot have high blood pressure, have or have had seizures, have a severe case of Raynaud’s syndrome, be pregnant, have any existing heart issue, have any major vascular issues, have clots or have had a brain aneurysm, have any severe reaction to cold, or have had a stroke. Other contraindications exist, which is why each client must fully read and sign the waiver.