FAQ/Policies

Whole Body Cryotherapy

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 help speed up the body’s healing. That’s why so many people find Cryotherapy so beneficial. As we age, the body’s natural healing slows down. Cryotherapy helps your body recover faster by helping to reduce inflammation at a more rapid rate.

Is Cryotherapy a proven treatment for recovery and health?

Yes, Cryotherapy has been used in Europe and Asia for almost thirty years. There are numerous evidence based clinical studies confirming the many health benefits of Cryotherapy.

What do I wear?

Our staff provides every client with clean robe, socks, slippers and gloves that are used to protect your extremities during the treatment. Everyone is required to wear 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 should not 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, Cold-allergy, or Infections,
  • Tumor disease,
  • Symptomatic lung disorders,
  • Bleeding disorders,
  • Severe anemia,
  • Acute kidney and urinary tract diseases
  • Children under 18 must have parental consent and have a parent present during treatment.

Is nitrogen gas dangerous?

Nitrogen is a non-combustible, 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.

The Juka is designed to avoid your exposure to the Nitrogen gas used to get the temperatures to -250 degrees F while providing the best Whole Body Cryotherapy experience.

How often should I use the Juka Cryosauna to achieve optimal results?

We recommend at least 8-10 sessions in the first 30 days for optimal results. Some people will need more. If you are not sure how many sessions you need, a Beyond Cryotherapy employee will be happy to help you customize a plan.

After an 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 from 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 can get as low as 30 degrees, this allows for a different physiological response from the body increasing 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 a 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 Whole Body Cryotherapy will raise the internal body temperature for a short period of time. In fact, because Whole Body Cryotherapy stimulates the immune system, Cryotherapy can help to decrease the severity and frequency of future colds.

Should I eat before my Cryotherapy session?

Yes, you most definitely can! In fact, most clients report 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 beta-endorphins which are hormones that make you feel good and energized. The effects from each session last at least 6-8 hours, but like any therapy, the more sessions, the better the results.

We recommend one month of consistent Whole Body Cryotherapy and then maintenance as needed. Consistent use of the Cryotherapy can extend the benefits for greater lengths of time. Over time, the decreased inflammation experience from Whole Body Cryotherapy is experienced. Clients suffering from chronic inflammation and pain in general will likely experience relief immediately.

Whole Body Cryotherapy will also increase your metabolic rate, burning 500-800 calories. In fact, Whole Body Cryotherapy used on a regular basis can help your body reset its metabolism.

I am claustrophobic. Can I use whole body Cryotherapy

Yes. Your entire head remains exposed to the room and above the Whole Body Cryotherapy Sauna. The door cannot lock and a 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 Whole Body Cryotherapy session because it helps to enhance the effects benefits, including reduced inflammation, and release of beta-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, moving the blood into the body’s core. The body then begins working to protect and boost the vital organs, producing and releasing nutrients, such as anti-oxidants 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.

Extra benefit: Blood in the core will more rapidly circulate through the liver – allowing for an additional benefit – detoxification!

What are the risks of Whole Body Cryotherapy ?

Whole Body Cryotherapy is very well tolerated and has minimal risks: Fluctuations in blood pressure during the procedure by up to 10 points systolically (this effect reverses at the end of the therapy as peripheral circulation returns to normal), allergic reaction to extreme cold, feelings of claustrophobia, anxiety, activation of some viral conditions (such as cold sores) etc. are rare but possible due to stimulation of the immune system.

Local Cryotherapy

How long is a Local Cryotherapy Treatment?

Local cryotherapy sessions are between 3 to 6 minutes.

How often should I get Local Cryotherapy Treatments?

For pain management, muscle injury, post-injury or surgery, we recommend five consecutive Local Cryotherapy treatments spaced 1-2 days apart. For best results, we recommend doing Local Cryotherapy in conjunction with Whole Body Cryotherapy.

As a facial treatment, Local Cryotherapy can be applied pre-event (with or without make-up), or as a weekly routine to help minimize fine lines and wrinkles, while stimulating collagen prodeuction. Local cryotherapy is an excellent treatment as a maintenance between receiving Cryoskin Facials, Botox, or Fillers.

In any case, one of our highly qualified specialists can help guide you to the best treatment plan.

Cryoskin

Is Cryoskin slimming safe?

The treatments are very safe and non-invasive. Many clients visit us during their lunch break or immediately before or after a workout, with no downtime after the treatment.

When will I see results?

Results are often seen immediately, but it is recommended to treat specific areas between 3 – 5 times for best results, while also maintaining a healthy diet and regular exercise.

What are the typical results?

Research has shown an average of 38% fat reduction in treated areas. These were seen over the course of 10 weeks after treating 100 individuals between 3 – 6 times each.

Results will vary from person to person. Please speak to one of Beyond Cryotherapy’s Cryoskin specialist for details.

Infrared Heat & Sauna Usage

Are children allowed to use the sauna? What should I consider with this?

The core body temperature of children rises much faster than adults. This occurs due to a higher metabolic rate per body mass, limited circulatory adaptation to increased cardiac demands and the inability to regulate body temperature by sweating. When using your sauna with a child, operate at a lower temperature and for no more than 15 minutes at a time.

A general rule of thumb is 1 minute inside your sauna per year of age for the child, but always accompanied by an adult. And remember to keep you and your children hydrated, even if you don’t see them sweating.

Is it ok to use the sauna while breastfeeding?

Please consult with your physician, as this answer is usually yes, but maybe no depending upon your specific circumstances.

What should I wear in the sauna? Can I go nude?

You can go nude if you would like. Beyond Cryotherapy will supply you with a specially-designed Bamboo Carbon Body Wrap and towels to absorb your sweat. Men typically wear workout or swim trunks; women typically wear workout shorts and a tank top or sports bra. Going nude vs. wearing this body wrap will not alter the effectiveness of your sauna session.

What time of day should I use the sauna (am or pm)?

It is completely up to you and your lifestyle. There is no data showing more of a benefit in the morning or evening.

How long is a typical session? And how often can I take a session?

At Beyond Cryotherapy, we offer Pre-programmed Sessions that run from 30-45 minutes per session, as well as 1-hour long sessions designed to maximize sweating on a cellular level.

Depending on your health goals, you can sign up for multiple sessions and come 3 – 4 times per week, but it is safe to use every day and at whatever heat suits you best.

What health benefits are associated with infrared heat, and which have been proven and documented?

Beyond Cryotherapy employs a Sunlighten Sauna. Sunlighten is the number one sauna in the USA, and the sauna company that has conducted the most research. The Sunlighten Sauna’s health benefits have been either clinically shown on our heaters or are based on studies of infrared wavelengths that precisely mimic in our heaters. Sunlighten saunas are proven up to 99% effective at emitting the highest quality and quantity of infrared heat required for delivering a full range of health benefits.

What is EMF? Is it harmful to the body?

EMF (electric and magnetic fields) are waves of electric and magnetic energy radiating through space. High EMF levels are often associated with power lines.

EMF is everywhere in our homes and offices. The electrical appliances we use (an electric can opener at close range emits substantial EMFs), computers, monitors, keyboards and mice, wireless modems, cordless phones, clock radios, hair dryers, mobile phones, microwave ovens and more – all produce EMFs.

Although the current scientific evidence provides no definitive answers regarding EMF, there is enough uncertainty that some people want to reduce their exposure to EMF. For that reason, we have limited the levels of EMF from our heaters as much as possible.

Sunlighten’s Saunas employ an exclusive manufacturing process to cancel out EMF’s to levels that are virtually undetectable.

What is the difference between ceramic and carbon infrared technology?

Both technologies are ways to deliver infrared heat, but ceramic rods have now been surpassed by carbon panel technology thanks to the latter’s ability to produce a more consistent infrared output at lower temperatures given its surface area. Ceramic rods must be brought to excessively high heats, resulting in hot and cold spots throughout your sauna. All Sunlighten saunas use carbon-based technology, and in fact, are the only carbon-based heaters with clinical backing.

Does infrared technology interfere with implants (metal, silicone, etc.)?

Metal pins, rods, artificial joints or any other surgical implants generally reflect infrared waves and thus are not heated by this system. Nevertheless, you should consult your physician prior to using an infrared sauna.