Is it cold? Painful?
Yes, it is cold but not painful. The temperatures reach downward from -160F to -280F.
Do I have to wear anything specifically?
No. While in the cryochamber you will only be wearing socks, slippers, and gloves which we provide. Men should also wear briefs. This allows for 90% of your skin to be exposed to the hyper- cool air. It is ok 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.
How long will my first appointment take?
The first appointment 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 total including 2.5-3 minutes in the cryochamber.
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 within the first few minutes or hours. Some clients feel the first impact the next morning after a sleep cycle.
Do I have to do anything specifically after my session? Is there anything I should avoid?
No. There is nothing you have to avoid and nothing you should do after your session. Exposure to extreme cold temperatures actually warms the muscle tissue. This allows our clients to continue their normal tasks throughout the day, typically with more energy.
Is there anything dangerous about cryotherapy?
Not 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. Our 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.
How does the cryochamber get that cold?
We use nitrogen to cool the cryochamber to -240oF to 280oF. It is transformed into hyper-cool air, which is what cools the chamber and allows it to get into subzero temperatures
Is it safe to go that cold?
Yes, it is. The length of the session maxes at 3 minutes, and our cryochambers have a 3-minute auto shut off timer. This short period of time does not allow your body to reach hypothermia.
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 to help with pain management and recovery.
Can I use insurance as a form of payment?
No, we do not accept insurance policies. You can always ask your insurance provider if they can reimburse you, but we do not accept insurance for payment. Many of our clients use their health savings account cards just like a credit card.
What are the benefits of getting a membership versus purchasing single sessions or packages of sessions?
Monthly memberships offer you a cheaper price point per session. Memberships are on a monthly auto debit and are non transferrable.
Are there any limitations on using cryotherapy?
Our facility prohibits the use of cryotherapy by anyone under the age of 14. 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 aneurysm, have any severe reaction to cold, or have had a stroke. Other contraindications exist, which is why each client must fully read and sign the waiver.
Robert G. Trazo, M.Sc., PE, GE, D.GE
So glad to be able to publicly thank and acknowledge Purify Spa for their outstanding service. I started going to Purify for their cryo treatments at the beginning of August 2018 through their once-a-day cryo membership. I consider that money very well spent. I’m currently training for a marathon and was looking for a spa that offered cryo treatments close to my workplace to help reduce my post-training-run muscle soreness. I couldn’t have asked for a better cryo spa than Purify! Usually, I get between 3 and 5 cryo treatments per week at Purify. Those treatments have greatly helped rejuvenate my muscles after my training runs. After a cryo treatment, I feel as if all of my minor aches are gone and I can look forward to my next training run. Thanks to how great I feel with my cryo treatments, I’m even setting bigger and bolder fitness goals. Major thanks to Morgan and the rest of her incredible, professional and friendly staff at Purify!
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