Frequently Asked Questions
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What is whole body cryotherapy?
Cryotherapy, or cold therapy, is the practice of using cold temperatures to promote natural healing and wellness that dates back to ancient civilizations. Whole body cryotherapy is the modern application and stimulates the same rejuvenation at a whole new level of cold — in just three minutes.
What is the history of whole body cryotherapy?
Whole body cryotherapy was developed by Dr. Yamauchi in the 1970s to treat rheumatoid arthritis.
Why do people enjoy whole body cryotherapy?
Survey results indicate many whole body cryotherapy participants use cryotherapy for pain management, workout recovery, mental well-being, and weight management.
Whole body cryotherapy is an excellent complement to existing health and wellness initiatives.
How often is whole body cryotherapy recommended?
Survey results indicate participants experience benefits after 3-5 consecutive whole body cryotherapy sessions. Many participants find that to maintain these benefits, they need to do cryotherapy 2-3 times a week. Cryoshift Cryotherapy recommends clients participate in consistent cryotherapy sessions.
Should I do whole body cryotherapy before or after exercise?
Participants who utilize whole body cryotherapy before exercise claim they experience increased energy, endurance, and flexibility.
Participants who utilize whole body cryotherapy after exercise claim they experience faster rejuvenation.
How should I expect to feel during and after my whole body cryotherapy session?
During a whole body cryotherapy session, participants feel a dry cold. Many clients report feeling a sense of calm or rejuvenation after their session. Others report feelings of euphoria and/or energy.
What's NormaTec® Compression Therapy?
The NormaTec Recovery System® is an air pressure massage used to temporarily relieve minor muscle aches and/or pains and to temporarily increase circulation to the treated areas.
NormaTec® sessions begin with a pre-inflate cycle, during which the connected attachments mold to the body. The system then starts compressing the target area: hips, legs, feet, arms, etc. depending on the attachment being used. Similar to the kneading and stroking done during a massage, each segment of the attachment will first compress in a pulsing manner and then release. This will repeat for each segment of the attachment as the compression pattern works its way up your limb.
Who uses NormaTec®?
NormaTec® is used by endurance athletes, weekend warriors, collegiate, and professional teams and anyone looking to recover after competitions and exercise.
What is an infrared sauna?
An infrared sauna is a type of sauna that utilizes light wavelengths to heat the body.
What is the difference between infrared saunas and traditional saunas?
Unlike traditional saunas, infrared saunas utilize infrared light spectrums to create heat promoting detoxification, relaxation, and other health benefits. Additionally, traditional saunas operate at well in excess of 200°F while infrared heat has the benefit of being effective at a more comfortable operating temperature of 100°-150°F. By raising the body’s core temperature, infrared saunas can produce a sweat composed of 20% toxins vs. only 3% toxins with a traditional sauna.
Is Slim Tone Sculpt (STS) safe?
Yes. STS is a non-invasive treatment designed to break down fat cells and reduce total body fat without damaging additional tissues. Our controlled procedure was specifically developed to apply alternating warm and cold temperatures to increase circulation to the treatment area and increase collagen production. Plus, each treatment is tailored to your preferences and desired results, so you’ll never get a cookie-cutter solution.
When will I see Slim Tone Sculpt (STS) results?
Depending on your treatment and desired results, the first results are typically visible within one week (7 days) of the initial treatment. As you continue treatment, your results will continue to improve. Once you have reached your desired outcome and stop treatment, your results will last anywhere from a few months to years, depending on your lifestyle and diet. We recommend monthly maintenance plans to ensure that your results continue.
What are the side effects of Slim Tone Sculpt (STS)?
There are typically no side effects from STS except the possibility of increased urination as the body passes eliminated fat cells out of its system. Localized redness may appear, but will disappear within a few hours. In very rare cases, discomfort or itching may appear after treatment, but it will also disappear within a few hours.
How does this compare to other weight loss treatment?
STS treatments are non-invasive, more affordable, and less time consuming than other popular weight loss treatments. All STS treatments are pain-free and pose no risk to the skin surrounding the treatment area.