What is a Cryosauna?
The JUKA Cryosauna is a state of the art machine that administers whole body cryotherapy. It is a natural, safe therapy. Whole body cryotherapy stimulates the natural response of your body to cold resulting in the reduction of inflammation and swelling. WBC can lead to the reduction in medication needed for acute and chronic pain.
How does this treatment work in just 3 minutes?
All of the benefits are not just happening in the 3 minutes. It takes 3 minutes of this extreme dry cold therapy to trigger the body’s natural responses to begin an accelerated healing process. Whole body Cryotherapy (WBC) can speed up the body’s healing. That’s why so many people find Cryotherapy so beneficial. As we age, your body’s natural healing slows down. Cryotherapy speeds it back up and helps to reduce inflammation at a rapid rate.
Is cryotherapy a proven treatment for recovery & health?
Yes, Cryotherapy has been used in Europe and Asia for almost thirty years. There are numerous clinical studies and many are listed on various websites and clinical studies.
What do I wear?
Our staff provides every client with a robe, socks, slippers and gloves that are used to protect your extremities during the treatment. Men are required to wear boxers or underwear. All clients must remove all jewelry and exterior metal/body piercings. Additionally, it is recommended that you pat yourself dry with a towel and do not apply oils, lotions, or cologne immediately prior to treatment.
Who shouldn't do whole body cryotherapy?
The following conditions are contraindications to Whole Body Cryotherapy: Pregnancy, severe Hypertension (BP> 180/100), acute or recent myocardial infarction, unstable angina pectoris, arrhythmia, symptomatic cardiovascular disease, cardiac pacemaker, peripheral arterial occlusive disease, venous thrombosis, acute or recent cerebrovascular accident, uncontrolled seizures, severe Raynaud’s Syndrome, fever, tumor disease, symptomatic lung disorders, bleeding disorders, severe anemia, infection, cold-allergy, acute kidney and urinary tract diseases. Children under 18 must have parental consent and have a parent present during treatment.
Is nitrogen gas dangerous?
No, nitrogen is a friendly, non-toxic gas. Nitrogen composes 78% of the air that we breathe. The other components are 16% Oxygen, 1% Hydrogen and 5% other gases. Nitrogen is as common and safe as Oxygen.
How often should I use the Juka Cryosauna to achieve optimal results?
We recommend at least 10 sessions in the first 30 days for optimal results. Some people will need more. If you aren’t sure how many sessions you need, a Renew Cryo employee will be happy to help you customize a plan. After initial treatment plan you will need to maintain your results, so sessions can be cut down to 1-2 times a week or less. If after a month or two, you are ready for another boost, you can start the process over again.
Does cryotherapy compare to an ice bath?
No! Cryotherapy is much different than 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 increasing 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 cryosauna, the skin is never penetrated, yet the body responds on a deeper level, even improving the skin’s overall condition.
Can I catch a cold from whole body cryotherapy?
No. The immediate cold impact of the cryotherapy will raise the internal body temperature for a short period of time. The stimulation of the immune system can help decrease the severity and frequency of future colds.
Should I eat before my cryotherapy session?
Yes, you most definitely can! In fact, many of our clients have reported being able to tolerate the cold much better after having eaten within the past few hours before their session.
How do I feel after the cryosauna?
During each session the body releases endorphins which are hormones that make you feel good and energetic. The effects from each session last at least 6-8 hours, but like any therapy, the more sessions, the better the results. We recommend a month of consistent cryosauna sessions and then maintenance as needed. Consistent use of the cryosauna can extend the benefits for greater lengths of time. Decreased inflammation is experienced. Clients suffering from pain in general will experience relief almost immediately.
Cryosauna sessions will also increase your metabolic rate, burning 500-800 calories that day. Whole body cryotherapy used on a regular basis can help your body reset it’s metabolism.
I am claustrophobic. Can I use whole body cryotherapy?
Yes. Your entire head remains exposed to the room and above the Cryosauna. The door cannot lock and the staff member is there through the entire process until the session has ended.
Do people usually exercise after a treatment?
Yes. Some people exercise right after a WBC session because it will enhance the effects; release of endorphins and adrenaline.
How can I stand the cold?
There is no freezing involved, only the feeling of being cold. This process is simply cold air flowing over the surface of the skin, which in turn, creates the beneficial results. The air is completely dry, making it surprisingly comfortable.
Why do I need socks and gloves?
While in the Juka Cryotherapy Sauna the body pulls the blood away from the extremities and into the core therefore the extremities must be protected. The vessels around the core then constrict, holding the bloodin the core. The body then begins working to protect and boost the vital organs, producing and releasing all kinds of nutrients into the blood. This is why most people notice very little discomfort in their chest, stomach and back area. The body is producing heat as well to protect the core.
What are the risks of WBC?
Whole body Cryohtherapy is very well tolerated and has minimal risks: Fluctuations in blood pressure during the procedure by up to 10 points systolically (this effect reverses after the end of the procedure, as peripheral circulation returns to normal), allergic reaction to extreme cold (rare), claustrophobia, anxiety, activation of some viral conditions (cold sores) etc. due to stimulation of the immune system.