You will enter the chamber in a pair of our crocs and in your underwear – we provide a changing area and robes for your privacy.
All we ask is to bring a pair of socks and some underwear – we will provide the crocs, gloves and a robe.
Please note: ladies cannot enter the chamber in a bra that has metal in it. Sports bras are fine, whilst most women go in topless entering the chamber in a robe and passing the robe to our staff once inside the chamber and again putting the robe on after the treatment has finished. Your privacy is assured.
WHEN IS BEST TO USE IT?
You can use the chamber whenever you like but we do advise that athletes go in around workouts and on rest days to maximise the benefits.
The Cryo Chamber WILL help with recovery after a tough work-out but you want your body to naturally cool the body down first, so we suggest at least a gap of around 10-15 minutes after a tough class. This gives you time to cool down and also dry off, as sweat and -140C don’t mix well.
IS IT SAFE?
Yes. Cryotherapy is safe and our staff will ensure your safety from start to finish. The liquid nitrogen cools the air that circulates around your body in the chamber, whilst your head stays above breathing the air in the treatment room.
So you know, liquid nitrogen is dense and will not rise above the chamber rather sink down where it will be extracted.
WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE?
In a word, cold but very manageable. Our staff are on hand to help you through the 3 minutes and the screen besides your head will display how long is left. You can ask for the treatment to be stopped at anytime but that is unlikely.
HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?
Studies have show that 2.30 – 3 minutes is all you need to reap the benefits of Cryotherapy. Any longer is unnecessary and would cost athletes more because we would need to use more liquid nitrogen during the treatment. At 3 minutes we get all the results we need, whilst keeping the price affordable.
ANY REASONS NOT TO USE IT?
There are a few reasons why someone would be refused a treatment and they include:
If you are over 150kg / 23 stones in weight you would be refused a treatment as this is the limit on the lifting platform inside the chamber.
It is also not advised that pregnant women use our facilities after their first trimester.
Finally we ask that anyone with any current or long term health issues must speak to their GP before booking a treatment.
HOW DOES IT COMPARE TO AN ICE BATH?
Like night and day
As you will have read above our treatments will take you down to -140C, while an ice bath is around +10-15C (remember water freezes at 0C).
In terms of feeling: Cryotherapy is much easier to tolerate and does a lot of the same functions as an ice bath. An ice bath is physically and mentally very tough and because you are submerged you feel the cold a lot more despite it being a lot warmer than our chamber.
Both options are hugely beneficial but the feedback from our Cryotherapy is outstanding, from weeks of euphhoria to pain completely iliminated.