FAQ's

 

Cryo FAQs

How long is a session?
A Cryotherapy sessions generally lasts 2 to 3 minutes.
Can I use the chamber if I am Claustrophobic?
Yes. The cryosauna is open at the top and customized to the height of the client without full enclosing you. If you are uncertain or nervous, the technician will remind you that the door is not locked and can be easily accessed.
What do I wear in the Cryotherapy Chamber?
With the extreme cold, all jewelry must be removed prior to the treatment. Hand and foot protection is made of cotton or wool, and men are required to wear cotton underwear or a bathing suit to protect sensitive regions. All other clothing is removed. We will provide you with large protective socks, gloves as well as a robe once changed. We will have you get into the robe a few moments prior to your session.
How soon can I expect to see results after a session?
The benefits of Whole Body Cryotherapy are pretty immediate. Shortly after your sessions you’ll feel revived and energetic from the release of endorphins. You may also feel immediate relief from joint or muscle pain, and potentially increased flexibility although those feelings and effects are more significant after several sessions. The cosmetic effects of changes in skin texture (such as the reduction of cellulite or weight loss) will take longer as they require a series of treatments to stimulate change. Dietary habits may also play a part in the progress. Depending on what you want to get out of Whole Body Cryotherapy, you may enjoy more sporadic bursts, or you may enjoy the on-going therapeutic benefits. Typically a minimum of 10 sessions during a two-three week period helps to maximize all results. To compare, professional athletes often have up to two sessions a day in order to help them attain peak performance and achieve goals. You can book treatments according to your personal goals. Packages are readily available based on goals and necessities.
Is being in the chamber comfortable?
It’s comfortable and invigorating! Though this treatment is short (between one-three minutes), the cold air is dry and soothing. There is a stimulating, recharging feeling from your body reacting to the blast of cold.
Can I catch a cold from a whole body cryotherapy treatment?
No. The effects are actually the opposite as this treatment helps to stimulate the immune system. The treatments can also potentially reduce the severity and frequency of colds and flu due to the body developing brown fats. The body will create a more significant tolerance to cold.
Is liquid nitrogen dangerous for humans?
No, it isn’t. Nitrogen is a non-toxic, natural gas. The air that we breathe is made up of 20% Oxygen, 78% Nitrogen and 2% of other components. The only time it is dangerous is if you are completely submerged in the smoke and only breathing the nitrogen with no oxygen.
How can I tolerate the cold?
Mind over everything. The cooled air flows over the skin, which in turn, creates the beneficial results. This process never freezes the skin tissues or organs. It can be said that the sensation of being cold is perceived. You can keep your mind occupied by moving or talking to the specialist or by breathing slowly.
How does Cryotherapy compare to an ice bath?
Cryotherapy does not compare to an ice bath. You are simply unable to achieve the same results with an ice bath. After 12-15 minutes of a shockingly cold ice bath the skin temperature only arrives at 41 degrees whereas with 2-3 minutes of whole body cryotherapy the skin temperature gets as low as 30 degrees, this allows for a different physiological response from the body. These physiological responses will increase your speed of recovery and overall healing. During an ice bath, the cold actually penetrates into deeper skin tissue and can be damaging to the skin. In the Cryotherapy chamber, the skin is never penetrated, yet the body responds on a deeper level, even improving the skin’s overall condition.
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. As with any new regimen, consistency is key and increased results will be noted with regular use. Many report a higher pain tolerance when exposure is pre-workout, and decreased inflammation is noted with a post- workout exposure. You will also burn 500 calories or more per exposure, due to the body’s increase in metabolic rate.
Can I work out immediately before or after my exposure?
It is recommended to wait at least 30 minutes to an hour after your workout prior to stepping into a Cryotherapy chamber. The cold on the body immediately after a workout can either slow down or void the muscle growth process. After waiting the 30 minutes to an hour, you can expect greater recovery due to the inflammation reduction. If you work-out after your exposure, you can expect a higher pain tolerance, more energy and greater flexibility.
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 and on float, please make sure that Sensory Deprivation Cabins is on the same line.

Float FAQs

What if I am claustrophobic?

People with claustrophobia consistently report no problems floating. You have complete control of your environment, and you can get in and out of the tank as you please. You are also more than welcome to float with the door open.

Is it clean?

The tank water is fully filtered 3 times between each float.

Will I float?
Yes
How should I prepare for my first Float?
Avoid caffeine for 3-4 hour before your float. (Will help to fall asleep)
Avoid shaving or waxing for at least 6 hours prior to floating. (High level of salt)
Try to eat a light meal 60-90 minutes before your float.
Make sure you use the washroom prior to your float.
If you wear contacts, make sure to take them out.
How do I Float?

Have a quick rinse, get in the cabin, insert your ear plugs, and slowly get on your back and gently let yourself go with your hands anywhere you feel comfortable.

Do I need to bring anything with me?

It all depends on whether you’d like to float bare or not. Completely up to you! Towels, shampoo, conditioner, moisturizers, hair brush etc. will all be included in your Float Room.

How long is the total session?
Given the fact that you are floating for 60 minutes, we anticipate you needing 80 minutes in total.
(5-10 minutes before and 10-15 minutes afterwards). Keep in mind, you can up and leave at any time if need be!
What if I fall asleep in the cabin?

The purpose is to fall asleep! The best nap you’ll ever have! Don’t worry though; you will remain afloat due to the buoyant water.

How does Cryotherapy compare to an ice bath?
Cryotherapy does not compare to an ice bath. You are simply unable to achieve the same results with an ice bath. After 12-15 minutes of a shockingly cold ice bath the skin temperature only arrives at 41 degrees whereas with 2-3 minutes of whole body cryotherapy the skin temperature gets as low as 30 degrees, this allows for a different physiological response from the body. These physiological responses will increase your speed of recovery and overall healing. During an ice bath, the cold actually penetrates into deeper skin tissue and can be damaging to the skin. In the Cryotherapy chamber, the skin is never penetrated, yet the body responds on a deeper level, even improving the skin’s overall condition.
Can I float if I dyed my hair?

We ask that people wait at least 7 days after dyeing their hair. We do not want any colour/dye washing out and potentially contaminating the water or staining the inside of the tank.

Can I float if I am pregnant?

Absolutely! Many women have reported the reduction of aches and pains on the spine and joints due to the anti-gravity effect throughout the session. We have also been told that women experience a special feeling with the bay in the second/trimester as they become hyper-aware of any movement within the womb. If floating near the end of your third trimester, please consult with your physician prior to floating.

Can I float if I am on my period?

Yes! Just make sure you consider it a pool!

Cupping FAQs

What are the benefits of cupping?

The suction and negative pressure provided by cupping can loosen muscles, encourage blood flow, and sedate the nervous system. This makes for an excellent treatment for high blood pressure.

Why is cupping used?

Cupping is used to relieve back and neck pains, stiff and tight muscles, anxiety, fatigue, migraines, and even cellulite.

How long does it take for the marks to go away?

The colouring typically ranges from bright red to a darker purple, and can last from 3 days to a week. If you notice a darker colouring, it normally means that there is a high level of toxins and stagnation in the section of the body that has been treated. In this case, the marks can potentially last for up to 3 weeks.

How often can you do you do cupping?

Cupping treatments can be done as often as two times a week. If the cupping left severe red marks, most physicians will wait until the marks go away. Some patients come in for weekly cupping sessions for stress and tension, while others come as needed for lung or skin issues.

What are the side effects of cupping?

You may also experience sweating or nausea. After treatment, the skin around the rim of the cup may become irritated and bruised in a circular pattern. Infection is always a risk after undergoing cupping therapy.

Why does cupping leave bruises?

Bruising is caused by impact trauma leading to breakage of capillaries and a reactionary rush of fluids to the damaged location from the tissue injury. There is no compression in cup therapy. The marks are the result of having internal unwanted toxins pulled up to the skin.

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