What is CRYO Therapy
Cryotherapy is one of the latest and most advanced recovery methods available today. When a client enters the cryo chamber, the temperature in the chamber lowers to approximately -225 degrees Fahrenheit. The body reacts by sending blood from the skin’s surface, muscle tissue, and surrounding joint areas to the body’s core. While the blood circulates in the core, the blood is cleansed of toxins and supplied with oxygen, nutrients, and enzymes. Once the client exits the chamber, the blood returns to tissues fully replenished. As a result, inflammation is greatly reduced and lactic acid is removed from the muscles, quickening recovery and improving overall health.
A single session takes just 2-3 minutes and our highly trained staff will be there to assist you through the entire process.
During a 2-to-3-minute session at or around -225F, blood vessels in your skin’s surface and muscle tissue move towards your core. In the core, the body’s natural filtration system works to remove toxins and inflammatory properties of the blood.
After exiting the cryo, blood ﬂows back to the peripheral tissues. Oxygen rich, nutrient rich blood warms the skin and muscles while increasing the range of motion.
Over the next 24 hours, restoration of the body occurs returning to a better state with reduced pain, inflammation, and increased energy levels. Recovery times from strenuous workouts and injury are significantly improved.
Is it cold or painful?
Yes, it is cold but not painful. The temperatures are very tolerable and a trained technician will talk you though the process and stay in the room the whole time.
What should I wear during a Whole Body Cryotherapy session?
While using the Cryosauna your extremities will be protected by gloves, socks, and slippers. All jewelry must be removed. Women can choose whether to remove or wear undergarments; men are required to wear cotton underwear for protection.
What can I expect to happen during a CryotherapyIndy session?
Before entering the Cryosauna for the first time, our trained staff will walk you through the process step by step so you know exactly what to expect. While using the Cryosauna your extremities will be protected by gloves, socks, and slippers. Women can choose whether to remove or wear undergarments; men are required to wear cotton underwear for protection. The session will last between 1.5 and 3 minutes. During this time your core body temperature will not change. Because the air does not contain any moisture, you will feel chilled but not uncomfortably cold. Your skin temperature will drop to an average of 50° F during the session but will increase back to normal within a few minutes of the session’s conclusion.
How long will my first appointment take?
The first appointment with Drypz can take about 30 minutes. We like to fully educate our clients and help with any questions they may have. After the first appointment, typically you can get in and out in 12-15 minutes.
Is Whole Body Cryotherapy safe?
Yes. Because WBC uses cold air, the cooling agents never actually come into contact with your skin. The air is chilled using liquid nitrogen, and nitrogen makes up 78% of the air we breath. Because the temperature change to your body is only superficial, your internal body temperature remains constant throughout treatment. Your head is always kept outside of the low temperature area.
The Cryosauna is equipped with a number of safety features. While the door closes, it never locks, so you are in full control of your environment. A trained operator is always present to ensure your maximum safety. In addition the room is equipped with oxygen sensors and proper ventilation systems to ensure optimal air quality. Our staff is fully trained to make sure you experience both ultimate healing and ultimate safety.
How does Whole Body Cryotherapy compare to an ice bath?
An ice bath involves submersing a patient in cold water for about 10-20 minutes to encourage the body to increase circulation and healing. An ice bath will feel much colder and uncomfortable due to direct conductivity of water to the skin. However the air conductivity to the skin is different hence you don’t feel as cold as an ice bath. WBC triggers the same and advanced healing mechanisms by exposing the body to hyper cool air, resulting in a more comfortable and more effective session after only 3 minutes max. WBC purifies the blood, increases the body’s nutrient flow, and removes toxins from the system.
Is there anyone who should not use Whole Body Cryotherapy?
WBC should not be used if you are:
Have cold, fever, or seasonal infection (flu, sinusitis, etc.)
Have cold-induced asthma
Have an open wound or sore (including teeth abscesses)
Have severe hypertension
Have tumor diseases
Have a heart or cardiovascular and respiratory disease (which may include heart disease, hyper- or hypotension, angina, heart failure ischemic heart disease or other rhythmic conditions)
Have acute respiratory disease
Have a pacemaker
Have peripheral arterial disease (Fontaine Stages III & IV )
Expired venous thrombosis
Have bacterial and viral skin infections
Have acute kidney and urinary tract disease
Are under the influence of drugs or alcohol
Heart attack which dates less then 6 months
Have severe anemia
Have Raynaud’s syndrome
How often should I use Whole Body Cryotherapy?
The Cryosauna can be used up to twice a day, but this is typically only recommended for professional athletes on a very vigorous training schedule. Generally 2-3 treatments a week are sufficient for most patients, however treatment schedules vary depending on your level of athletic activity, severity of soft tissue ailments, and other factors.