Cryo FAQs

What is Cryotherapy?

A Cryosauna is a step-in upright cryogenic chamber with an open top and a platform that adjusts to the height of the user. The Whole Body Cryotherapy cold sauna uses liquid nitrogen that produces ice cole, however, dry mist which exposes the body to vapors that reach ultra-low temperatures ranging from minus 200 to minus 300 degrees Fahrenheit.

Is Whole Body Cryotherapy Treatments Safe?

Definitely. The liquid nitrogen being utilized during the cryo treatment procedure as a cooling agent does not come into contact with the skin. A trained professional is present at all times during the treatment, monitoring your comfort and temperature levels.

Does Nitrogen Gas Pose Any Danger to Human?

Not at all. Nitrogen is a non-toxic gas which makes up 78% of the air we breathe so rest assured to safely step into the chamber.

Who Shouldn’t Use WBC?

It is not recommended that people with the following conditions use Whole Body Cryotherapy: Pregnant or lactating women and anyone with a cardiac pacemaker, arrhythmia, symptomatic cardiovascular disease, peripheral arterial occlusive disease or has a history of blood clots or uncontrolled seizures. People suffering from acute cerebrovascular accident, vein thrombosis, Raynaud’s Syndrome, unstable angina pectoris, acute myocardial infarction, anemia and blood disorders of any sort, kidney diseases, history of cancer, symptomatic lung disorders, as well as cold allergies and unmanaged hypertension (BP>180-100) should avoid this practice.
It is always recommended to check with a physician before starting any new course of Cryotherapy treatment.

Is a Shower Required Before or After the Cryotherapy Session?

No. The cryotherapy treatment is completely dry.

Is it Comfortable?

A Cryosauna treatment is best described like standing nude in front of freezer. It’s a definite chill but does not involve pain. Protective clothing provides clients with extra comfort throughout the very short session.

Can I Get a Cold as a Result of WBC?

No, the immediate response to the freezing cryo treatment is a rise in the body’s internal temperature for a short duration. However, in the long run the overall stimulation of the immune system will work to prevent the recurrence and severity of future colds.

What do I Wear in the Cryosauna?

Due to the extremely low temperatures clients must wear special foot wear, socks, and gloves which are all provided by us at Lost in Float. Additionally, you will keep your undergarments (bra, underwear, etc) on to protect intimate body parts while all other clothing items are removed.

How Soon Can I Expect Results?

It is possible to start feeling the benefits of Whole Body Cryotherapy immediately after your first treatment due to the surge of endorphins, the body’s natural mood enhancer. It gives you a lift that will last for about 6 hours afterwards. Immediate pain relief from joint and muscle soreness is also common, which is one of the most popular benefits of Cryotherapy treatment.  Also, an increased energy level is felt right away and can last from hours to days. Long term health benefits include weight loss, improved skin elasticity, reduction in cellulite, and more.

I am Claustrophobic. Can I Use The Cryosauna?

Yes. It is important to note that the Cryosauna cabin is open at the top, with an adjustable platform that rises or lowers to fit the height of each client. The head and neck are open during the entire session so the patient is never fully covered at any point. Also, the chamber door is closed but never locked allowing you to step out any time. Our cabin uses a magnetic door closure mechanism that guarantees easy exit in any situation.

Who Can Benefit the Most From Whole Body Cryotherapy?

Whole Body Cryotherapy is an all-round course of treatment that can benefit everyone. Athletes are great candidates but those suffering from chronic or inflammatory medical conditions or those seeking to lose weight and improve the appearance of their skin stand benefit greatly as well. Young clientele, age 19 and under will require parental consent.

What is The Price for the Cryotherapy Treatment?

Pricing per session at Lost in Float may vary, ranging from $39 (with a membership) – $50 (without a membership)  per session; and we are happy to offer a one time, non-sharable 3 session package at a highly discounted price, as a way for you to experience the many benefits of multiple sessions. Please contact us at 513-289-7739 for one-on-one consultation to determine the best valued package for your needs. Check out our pricing and membership options.

What’s the Minimum Amount of Cryotherapy Sessions Recommended?

Although every Whole Body Cryotherapy session counts towards your overall well-being, research suggests that a minimum of 10 sessions over the course of a two to three week period will yield the best cumulative results. We recommend a maintenance program for optimal results, repeating the series of treatments every three month period (individual needs many vary). Professional athletes and those with chronic disease states will require a more vigorous course of cryo treatment including up to two sessions a day to achieve the quick and optimal results.

I Don’t Tolerate Cold Well, How Will I Endure Such Extreme Temperatures?

Although the overall feeling is that of extreme cold, in reality this is only a perceived response that puts the body in a state of alert. Whole Body Cryotherapy utilizes hyper-cooled air flow that cools the outer layers of the skin but never freezes skin tissues, muscles or organs. The dry cold holds no moisture, which makes this treatment tolerable even to those who consider themselves cold-intolerant.

Can’t I Just Dip in an Ice Bath or Use an Electric Cooling Device?

It is simply not possible to achieve the same effect without a nitrogen based solution. For a cryo effect to take place, the skin’s surface needs to drop to 10°C at minimum in a span of 30-60 seconds, which is impossible to reach using electric devices or ice based solutions. Any attempts at achieving similar results will be long and far from painless; while 2-3 minutes of concentrated nitrogen cooling will yield ideal results with minimal recovery time.