1. Is it cold? Painful?
Yes, it is cold but not painful. The temperatures reach downward to -240F.
2. Do I have to wear anything specifically?
No, while in the JUKA cryochamber you will only be wearing socks, slippers
and gloves, and men also wear briefs. This allows for 90% of your skin to
be exposed to the hyper cool air. It is fine to leave your hair down and have
on face lotion or makeup. We just ask that you do not apply lotion or any
moisture to your skin an hour before your session. No jewelry or metals can
be worn below the neck.
3. How long will my first appointment take?
The first appointment with ACF can take anywhere between 15-20 minutes.
We like to fully educate our clients and help with any questions they may
have. After the first appointment, sessions typically take 5-7 minutes.
4. Will I feel anything after my first session?
Because the effects of cryotherapy are different for every client, it will
depend entirely on how your body reacts to the session. Typically,
most clients feel an increase of energy and flexibility and a decrease of
inflammation within the first few minutes or hours. Some clients feel the first
impact the next morning after a sleep cycle. Many report noticing a deeper
sleep and feeling reduced pain and inflammation the following 48-72 hours.
5. Is there anything dangerous about cryotherapy?
No, unless conducted by an untrained technician or if you have a
contraindication. The cooling agent, nitrogen, is in 78% of the air we
breathe every day. Advanced Cryotherapy’s certified technicians running
your sessions are fully trained on safety and operational protocols and
are capable of stopping the session if you should want to get out before
your session is done. Likewise, there is no lock on the door of the JUKA
cryochamber so you can step out at any time. Lastly, our JUKA cryochamber
has a 3-minute auto shut off timer.
6. Is it safe to go that cold?
Yes, it is. The length of the session maxes at 3 minutes, and our JUKA
cryochamber has a 3-minute auto shut off timer. This short period of time
does not allow your body to reach hypothermia.
7. How often should I do cryotherapy?
This is very dependent on what you are using cryotherapy for. Most clients
who are using it for overall health and wellness receive a cryotherapy
session 1-2 times a week. Clients who have an injury, inflammation, and
aches and pains receive cryotherapy sessions 2-4 times a week.
8. Are there any limitations on using cryotherapy?
Yes, a client under the age of 14 cannot use cryotherapy. The client cannot
have high blood pressure, have or have had seizures, have a severe case
of Raynaud’s syndrome, be pregnant, have any existing heart issue, have
any major vascular issues, have clots or have had a brain aneurism, have
any severe reaction to cold or have had a stroke. Other contraindications
exist for which each client should fully read the waiver.