Benefits of Cryotherapy
- Reduces post exercise muscle soreness and increases recovery time between workouts.
- Beneficial to helping treat joint pain and rheumatic conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia and multiple sclerosis.
- Due to the increased oxygen flowing to the skin, cryotherapy has been linked to improving cellulite, eczema, psoriasis, scarring and more!
- Weight loss.
- Hormone regulation.
- "The Fountain of Youth" Oxygenating the skin can have huge benefits for reducing fine lines and wrinkles.
- Decreased lower back pain.
- Instant rush. Feelings of energy, excitement and happiness often follow sessions.
- Potentially effective for treating depression, anxiety and other mental disorders.
- And finally, improved libido!
Ozark Cryotherapy FAQ
Who developed the cryosauna?
Whole body cryotherapy was originally developed in Japan in 1978 by Dr. Yamaguchi and the benefits have been studied and refined in Europe since that time.
Has whole body cryotherapy been researched?
Yes, researchers in Europe have been developing and refining whole body cryotherapy for over three decades.
How does the cryosauna work?
The cryosauna uses nitrogen gas to lower the clients skin surface temperature from normal body temperature to 30 degrees F in 30 to 45 seconds and keeps it that way for 2-3 minutes.
Is nitrogen dangerous for humans?
No, it isn't. Nitrogen is a non-toxic, natural gas.
How can I tolerate the cold?
The air is very dry, some people don't even shiver. The cooled air flows over the skin, which in turn, creates the beneficial results. This process never freezes the skin tissues or organs.
How does cryotherapy compare to an ice bath?
It doesn't. You are simply unable to achieve the same results with an ice bath. Cryotherapy allows the body to have a different physiological response to increase healing and recovery.
How will I feel afterward?
During each session the body releases endorphins, which are your "feel good" hormones. The effects from each session last at least 6-8 hours.
Can I work out immediately before or after my exposure?
Yes. In fact, it is recommended. If you workout before your exposure, you can expect greater recovery. If you work-out after your exposure, you can expect a higher pain tolerance, more energy and greater flexibility.
I am claustrophobic. Can I use the cryosauna?
Yes, you can. The chamber is open at the top and your head is raised above the level of the upper rim of the chamber so you are never fully enclosed. You will remain in complete control as the door is never locked and you can step out if you ever experience discomfort
Can I catch a cold from the effects of the cryosauna?
No, cryotherapy triggers detoxification which can actually help your body recover from a cold.
How often should I use the cryosauna?
For optimum results, 2-3 times a week. It is safe for you to do up to two sessions a day, but it is only recommended for those in heavy training or therapy.
Do I have to take a shower before and/or after the procedure?
No, you don't. This procedure is absolutely dry and does not make your skin wet.
Why do I need socks and gloves?
The method of hyper-cooling the skin is so sudden that the body is triggered to pull blood from the extremities to protect the body's core temperature. The vessels around the core then constrict, holding the blood in the core. We simply protect the areas that are most affected by this reaction to ensure your comfort and safety during your exposure.