"I Was A First Timer At 509 Cryo And They Explained The Process And Made Me Feel Extremely Comfortable. I Can't Wait To Try More Sessions. As A Runner This Is The Kind Of Thing I Need!"
~ Courtney Redd ~
What Is Whole Body Cryotherapy?
Whole Body Cryotherapy, or WBC, is the practice of using cold temperatures to promote natural healing and wellness which dates back to ancient civilizations. Developed in 1978 by Dr. Toshima Yamauchi to treat rheumatoid arthritis, whole body cryotherapy uses a temperature range of -90 Celsius (-130ºF) to -120 Celsius (-184ºF) to hypercool the body for 3-minutes. Similar to how athletes use ice baths or how you would ice a sprained ankle.
What is Cryotherapy Good For?
Cryotherapy is essentially the process of using cold temperatures for their health benefits. This form of therapy has been used in different ways since the 1700s to decrease pain and muscle spasms, improve recovery, slow cell aging and improve health.
What are the Benefits of Cryotherapy?
Some of the benefits of Whole Body Cryotherapy are decreased inflammation, increase cell rejuvenation, improve skin tone, weight loss, boost in metabolism, increase in energy levels and more!
Is It Safe? What If I Want Out?
Cryotherapy is completely safe! The door to the chamber doesn't lock and you can exit at any time!
What Does A Cryo Session Entail?
1 - It Begins: You’ll undress to your level of comfort and put on your cryo safe garb - a nice, fluffy robe, booties, thermal socks, and gloves.
2 - Get Ready: Before the session, the tech will pre-cool the Cryosauna. Once complete, they’ll help you enter the machine, close the door, and let you to (modestly!) disrobe.
3 - The Main Event: As the session begins, you’ll feel the cold, dry, nitrogen vapor surrounding you. Your tech will be there the entire 3-minutes to talk you through the process. You’ll rotate, dance, wiggle... anything to keep your mind off the chill.
4 - Safety First: You may hear a beeping sound every 31 seconds - don’t be alarmed! The cryosauna is alerting your tech to click the “okay” button to keep the session going and is implemented to ensure your safety!
5 - Finito!: Pretty soon, the 3 minutes are up and tada!..your session is over! Congrats, you’ve now experienced cryo! That wasn’t so bad now, was it?