How Often Should You Do Cryotherapy?

So, we all know that Cryotherapy is the ice cold therapy taking the world by storm. But for those who are Cryotherapy addicts, and those who are total beginners, there’s one looming question… How often should you do Cryotherapy?

Technically, you could do Whole Body Cryotherapy every single day, as it’s a safe and extremely beneficial treatment. However, many things such as budget, travel, life commitments and location can make it totally unrealistic to undergo this kind of Cryotherapy schedule. A number of sessions you need also depends on why you are doing Whole Body Cryotherapy in the first place. Starting Cryotherapy for pain, injuries or inflammation needs a completely different number of sessions to treatments for sleep loss, weight loss or energy boost.

How often in the beginning?

No matter what you’re stepping into that CryoChamber for, it’s advisable to give you treatment a kick-start’! Most Cryotherapy specialists will recommend you do 5-7 sessions of Whole Body Cryotherapy for the first two weeks in order to boost your treatment. Doing a large blast of Cryotherapy in the beginning like this cleanses your body of toxins, boosts your metabolism and sets you up for maintenance sessions in the future.

How many maintenance sessions?

Even after just one Cryotherapy session, you will be feeling more energised, you will burn unto 800 calories, have reduced inflammation and pain, and will feel a surge of endorphins. Having said that, doing Cryotherapy is a bit like going to the gym, if you want optimum results, you have to go more than once, and preferably on an ongoing basis.

How often you need to go will depend on the problem you are trying to treat. A selected injury or recovery from an operation will need a few sessions in a short space of time, whereas if you simply want to increase your overall energy and health, then you should do fewer sessions spaces over more time.

The list below will give you a good guideline of how many sessions and how often you should do Whole Body Cryotherapy.

Overall Energy Boost – 1 to 2 times a week (or whenever you’re needing a pick-me-up)

Inflammation Maintenance – 1 to 2 times a week

Workout Recovery – 2 to 3 times a week (depending on workout schedule)

Recovery for Athletes – 2 to 5 times a week (in season)

Chronic Aches & Pain – 3 to 5 times a week

Recovering from Surgery – 3 to 5 times a week

Recovering from Injury – 3 to 5 times a week

Chronic Illness – 3 – 5 times a week (Arthritis, Fibromyalgia etc)

Please note that the above list is just a guideline. The actual amount of sessions you will need will depend on your personal problem or goals.

To get an accurate schedule of how often you should do Full Body Cryotherapy, you can contact a member of our fully trained and specialist staff HERE.

Your Cryotherapy Questions Answered!

As Cryotherapy is still widely unknown amongst the general public, it’s normal that you will have a few questions. Many people are hearing amazing things about Cryotherapy and wish to book their first treatment, but a few niggling thoughts and questions are holding them back.

Well, that’s why we’ve created this FAQ, to give you the answers to all the questions you may have.

HOW DOES WHOLE BODY CRYOTHERAPY WORK?

Once you step into the Cryosauna, 100% safe cryogenic Nitrogen vapour will be passed over the skin. This lowers the surface skin temperature by around 30-50 degrees in under 3 minutes. This drastic change sends a signal to your brain which causes it to stimulate your body’s regulatory functions. Your central nervous system is boosted, anti-inflammatory molecules and endorphins are released, the amount of blood carried in your red blood cells increases and your body purges toxins.

IS WHOLE BODY CRYOTHERAPY SAFE?

Absolutely! Nitrogen is non-toxic and makes up 78% of the air we breathe every single day. While in the Cryosauna your head is completely outside, so you will feel free and be able to breathe the room-temperature air during the process. You will also be provided with protective gloves socks and slippers to keep your fingers and toes warm during the process.

CAN I EXERCISE  BEFORE OR AFTER WHOLE BODY CRYOTHERAPY?

Of course, it’s completely safe to exercise both before and after. In some cases, it’s actually recommended by your Cryotherapy attendant to do some light exercise after your treatment to help your skin warm up faster. Exercising before your whole body Cryotherapy treatment you will experience a quicker recovery thanks to the anti-inflammatory response, and increased energy.

HOW DO I FEEL AFTER THE CRYOSAUNA?

Every client will experience a high release of endorphins after each treatment which is a hormone that gives you energy and makes you feel happy. People suffering from inflammation or pain will feel relief almost immediately. The effects of each full body Cryotherapy will last 6-8 hours after treatment. Many clients also experience a metabolic rate increase and can be expected to burn 500-800 calories the day of their treatment.

WILL I BE ABLE TO STAND THE COLD?

During your Cryotherapy treatment, your body isn’t actually being frozen, it’s simply been given the feeling of being cold. The air passed over your skin is completely dry and safe, and will only lower the temperature of the skin’s surface. However, if at any moment you wish to step out of the Cryosauna you are free to do so and your experienced attendant will be there to help.

IS WHOLE BODY CRYOTHERAPY THE SAME AS AN ICE BATH?

No! Ice baths can last up to 20 minutes, are extremely painful and can ultimately damage the skin. Cryotherapy is a completely dry process, so the skin is never penetrated by the cold. Cryotherapy also only lasts up to 3 minutes and the effects are much greater. Cryotherapy will actually improve your skin’s condition over time and will reduce inflammation much quicker than an ice bath.

WHO SHOULDN’T USE WHOLE BODY CRYOTHERAPY?

Although full body Cryotherapy is completely safe, as with any treatments, there are some cases where it is advisable not to undergo the process. It’s advisable not to enter a Cryosauna if you are pregnant, have severe hypertension, arrhythmia, unstable angina pectoris, recent or acute myocardial infarction, a cardiac pacemaker, cardiovascular disease, venous thrombosis, peripheral arterial occlusive disease, recent or highly acute cerebrovascular accident, uncontrollable seizures, a fever, tutor disease, severe anemia, symptomatic lung disorder, a recent infection, cold allergies, are under 18 years old without parental consent, or have an acute kidney or urinary tract disease.