– The use of extreme cold in surgery or other medical treatment
– In the cryotherapy service business, it’s the use of cold to decrease inflammation all over the body
in the form of a full, whole, or partial body cryotherapy session/ treatment
Often misspelled as cry o therapy, crio therapy and many times referred to as cryo, whole body cryotherapy, full body cryotherapy, freezing therapy & body cryotherapy
The therapy can be effective in just 1 minute, all depending on your personal sensitivity to cold. Your session will never have to exceed 3 minutes. And our clients favorite part… our cold therapy is completely dry, meaning that once you step out of the Cryo Chamber, your skin will re-heat immediately and by the time you walk out of Glace you will be warmer than when you walked in. Where else can you find a therapy that is this effective and can be done as quickly and effortlessly as cryotherapy? Did we mention that we have been getting clients amazing results for almost four years now? Be the next person to benefit from cryotherapy sessions.
One of the cryotherapy’s greatest strengths is how quick the therapy takes. The longest visit will be your first time to Glace because we will need to educate and all you through the steps of a cryo session. Upon your first visit you can expect to be with Glace Cryotherapy for around 15 to 30 minutes.
Once you have experienced full body cryotherapy and see how fast, painless and amazing it’s you will typically only need 10 minutes of time to get a cryo session.
Cryotherapy has a longer history than most are aware, as it was invented in the late 1970s to help treat pain symptoms stemming from arthritis. In Europe over 100 peer reviewed medical studies have been performed with many of those studies showing cryotherapy as having beneficial results. Today the therapy is so strongly supported by athletic trainers that cryo chamber equipment can be found inside of most professional training facilities.
Please keep in mind, for optimal results you will want to commit to 6-10 initial full body cryotherapy sessions in close succession when first beginning. One session is a great introduction and allows new clients to see how beneficial, relaxing and quick a full body cryotherapy session can be, but after your initial sessions are completed 2-3 sessions per week is ideal to maintain results. To get the most out of your GLACE experience, monthly memberships are highly recommended as they allow for up to 24 sessions per month and are extremely cost effective.
Full Body Cryotherapy is the use of dry cold temperatures to promote natural healing and wellness. Full Body Cryotherapy sessions help reduce overall inflammation in the entire body.
GLACE clients have communicated that they enjoy Full Body Cryotherapy for pain management, athletic recovery, mental wellbeing and energy production.
During your supervised, one to three minute Full Body Cryotherapy session, a Cryosauna operator will instruct you to continuously rotate to maximize your Cryotherapy exposure and experience.
It’s important to understand that a Full Body Cryotherapy session doesn’t need to be a full three minutes in order to be effective. Clients should strive to last at least one minute and thirty seconds during each session. Depending on the coldness of the Cryosauna which is impacted by many different factors, sessions may last for as little as one minute to as long as the maximum allowed time of three minutes.
Note: A session can be stopped at any time for any reason. The Crysauna doors don’t lock and iIf you ask to be let out your session the operator will immediately stop your session and let you out.
GLACE clients who utilize Full Body Cryotherapy before exercise communicate that they experience increased energy, improved focus, extra endurance, and additional flexibility during their workouts.
GLACE clients who utilize Full Body Cryotherapy after exercise communicate that they experience less muscle soreness and faster rejuvenation.
*New Full Body Cryotherapy users should aim to do between 6-10 Cryotherapy sessions in close succession to see if the therapy will work for them.
*GLACE regulars should do their best to aim for 1-2 Full Body Cryotherapy sessions per week to keep their Full Body Cryotherapy results.
GLACE recommends the GLACE Club Membership for both new and returning Full Body Cryotherapy users.
Above you can see photos of Lebron james, Conor McGregor, Michael Phelps, and Jordan Spieth all enjoying cryo sessions. Cryotherapy is a cutting edge technology & therapy that for a very long time was only available for professional athletes to use. Most Major League Baseball teams, National Football League teams and National Basketball Association teams have cryo chambers in their training facilities and are incorporating cryotherapy into their recovery programs daily. Before coming to the USA around 2011 when the Dallas Mavericks first started using the therapy on the way to their first league championship, cryo was gaining a ton of momentum over in Europe where many Soccer and Rugby teams were regularly doing sessions.
Cryo sessions are becoming a regular thing among locker rooms as the therapy is being picked up and used by most athletic trainers and head coaches. There has actually been quite a few active and reitred pro athletes who because they liked and enjoyed the cryo therapy so much, started their own cryotherapy businesses.
“I did cryotherapy yesterday, which is freezing-cold, but it’s really good for blood circulation. And, you know, after having two workouts a day for a week, it’s really good for healing your muscles and feeling fresh and having good energy,” she tells Refinery29 backstage. “I did it once before, and my mom does it a lot. I wanted to do it before the show, and it’s great,” Hadid says.
Cryotherapy for improved workout recovery has become hot topic of late as many professional athletes have turned to it for their recovery needs. Whole Body Cryotherapy helps the body recover after intense exercise by flushing Lactic acid from the muscles and delivering oxygen and nutrients to the tissues, while also dramatically reducing post-exercise inflammation, known as DOMS.
Cryotherapy and pain management is an important topic and a huge reason that many clients come to GLACÉ seeking our services. The subzero Cryotherapy temperatures will cause vasoconstriction, or contraction of the blood vessels, thus limiting the production of inflammation-causing white blood cells.
Cryotherapy increasing blood flow has been seen in many European research studies. During a Cryotherapy session, the brain immediately senses the drop in skin surface temperature and draws blood toward the core. There the blood becomes highly oxygenated, collects proteins and enzymes and then flows back out to the extremities when the session is over.
Cryotherapy improving sleep is one of the most unexpected but enjoyed benefits of the therapy. Many individuals report deeper and more restful sleep following Cryotherapy.
Cryotherapy improving mood has been such an important topic that today Whole body Cryotherapy is being successfully used to treat depression in several European hospitals. Cryotherapy is believed to ease depression by triggering the release of adrenaline and endorphins into the blood stream which reduces stress, anxiety and irritability.
Cryotherapy for skin benefits is a major reason why many clients seek our services. Frequent Whole Body Cryotherapy sessions tighten the skin and prevents wrinkles. Skin vessels and capillaries are first constricted in the Cryosauna and then dilated when you exit. This allows toxins stored in the layers of the skin to be broken down and flushed away.
Cryotherapy before working out is popular among our clients that experience the “Cryo Rush.” The Cryo Rush is a thrilling feeling of energy that is seen just after a Cryotherapy’s session has finished in about half of our users. The release of adrenalin and other endorphins during a Whole Body Cryotherapy can create a sudden burst of energy that can last for hours.