Frequently Asked Questions
How long does a whole body cryotherapy session take?
Treatments usually take between 1.5 and 3 minutes. All said and done, you can be in and out within 15 minutes.
Is it dangerous?
No. The liquid nitrogen that is used in cryotherapy does not come into contact with your skin, and it is the same nitrogen that makes up 78 percent of the air we breathe. The platform that you stand on is height adjusted, so your head is above the cryosauna, and you breathe normal, indoor air.
A trained operator is always present during the treatment to control the temperature levels and monitor your comfort. The door of the sauna closes with a magnet and does not lock, so you are free to get out at any time you choose.
Is there anyone who shouldn’t use cryotherapy?
Caution is always best utilized by those with medical concerns and just like starting a new exercise regimen, consulting your physician is a good idea. Specifically though, we recommend that the following are reasons to not utilize cryotherapy: Pregnancy; severe, unmanaged hypertension; a cardiac pacemaker; currently undergoing cancer treatment; deep vein thrombosis; acute or recent myocardial infarction; uncontrolled seizures; fever; unstable angina pectoris; Raynaud’s syndrome; cold allergy; acute kidney and urinary tract diseases; open wounds or ulcers.
Is it comfortable?
The treatment is short, between 1.5 and 3 minutes. The nitrogen-cooled air does not contain any moisture, nor is there any air current, so it is very tolerable. Toward the end of the session, you may feel a ‘pins and needles’ sensation, which disappears immediately after the treatment.
I’m claustrophobic. Can I still use the cryosauna?
Yes. The cryosauna is open at the top and adjusted to fit your height, so your head and neck are always above the circulating nitrogen-cooled air; you are never totally enveloped. You will be able to see and hear the technician at all times; and since the door is closed with a magnet, you can get out at any time you choose.
What do I wear in the cryosauna?
Because of the very low temperatures, all jewelry needs to be removed before entering the cryosauna. Clients will be provided with foot and hand protection and men may choose to wear cotton underwear to protect intimate body parts. All other clothing is removed.
Do I need to take a shower before or after using the cryosauna?
No. The treatment is completely dry.
How soon can I expect results?
After completing your first treatment, you will experience a release of endorphins, the body’s natural mood elevator. This ‘lift’ can last for several hours. Depending on your physical condition, you may feel immediate relief from joint and muscle pain, improved energy, and increased flexibility that will last for several hours or even days. Regular usage within a short period of time will provide the quickest results.
Is one treatment enough?
While every Capital Cryo session is beneficial, research has shown that you will experience improved and cumulative benefits with a minimum of 10 sessions, within a two or three week period. (Professional athletes often have up to two sessions a day to help achieve peak performance). After that you can take fewer treatments spaced further apart to maintain and improve on your results.
Can I catch a cold from who body cryotherapy treatments?
No. In fact, the opposite is true – the stimulation of your immune system can help decrease the severity and frequency of future colds.