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ICE BATH

 

Involves the immersion of the body in ice water between 45F to 32F for 15 – 20 minutes.
 

At 15-20 minutes of exposure, the blood begins to cool as it reaches the peripherals. Muscle tissue congeals and sometimes frostbite or hypothermia results.

Wet + Cold is often difficult to tolerate.

Recovery time after an ice bath is needed for the for muscles to return to normal it takes time for it to return to normal functionality. An ice bath must, therefore, be scheduled at the end of a workout or participation in sport.

The body responds to the cold by warming the core and heating the peripherals to avoid hypothermia.

WHOLE BODY CRYOTHERAPY

 

The body is exposed to cold air at temperatures ranging from -200F to -256F for a period between one and a half to three minutes.

 

Skin’s temperature is reduced to a lower temperature at a much faster rate, resulting in better results without the risks of an ice bath.

 

Dry cold, although technically much colder, feels significantly more tolerable than wet cold. 

 

Muscle tissue does not freeze and no recovery time is needed. Cryotherapy can, therefore be used before and after a workout or during sport. 

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WHOLE BODY CRYOTHERAPY

What happens during a Whole body Cryotherapy session?

A typical whole body cryotherapy program consists of 5 – 10 cryotherapy treatments in close succession (separated by 1-2 days --- e.g. 3x/week) to maximize results.

Firstly, you will be assessed for your suitability for whole body cryotherapy. You will be asked questions relating to your current and past health and you will need to sign a consent form. We'll then ask you to change from your everyday clothes. We provide you with Knee high dry socks, dry non-slip closed toe slippers, gloves, shorts or cotton underwear (men) a face mask and ear protection or a hat. You'll also need to remove any jewelry that's not covered.

Once ready and briefed by the operator you will enter the cryochamber. The time that you spend in the chamber ranges from 1-3 minutes. Immediately after exiting the chamber the operator will check your skin temperature for safety.

You will then change back into your regular clothes.