Under the Direction of Dr. Lawrence Shaw, Scottsdale °CRYO is excited to offer Whole Body Cryotherapy in the safest and most technologically advanced cryosauna in Scottsdale:
What is Cryotherapy?
At Scottsdale CRYO you will stand in our Cryo XR, the safest cryosauna on the market, for 3 minutes. During this time cryogenically cooled air will be pushed into the chamber causing the air temperature to drop to -230° fahrenheit.
This will cause the body to constrict peripheral blood vessels (vasoconstriction) sending blood from the skin surface, muscle tissue, and surrounding joint space to the body’s core where it will become more oxygenated and nutrient dense. After the session as the body warms, that blood is pumped back through your body it reduces inflammation, improves muscle tissue recovery and boosts your immune system. Oh, and it makes you feel incredible too!
As seen on Ellen, Whole Body Cryotherapy is not simply a faster version of an ice bath. The body’s reaction to low temperatures while submerged in an ice bath (7°C/45°F) is radically different from its response to cryotherapy temperatures as low as -230°F in the cryosauna.
In an ice bath, the body attempts to warm blood in its core and send it to the peripheral tissues to prevent the skin surface from freezing (vasodilation). While in an ice bath, the body is struggling with actual, unrelenting, penetrating physical cold (not just signals from skin cold sensors). Blood begins cooling as it nears the skin surface and its return to the core begins to decrease the body’s core temperature. Eventually muscles start to congeal and freeze as well. The small benefit of a temporary numbing effect for perceived reduction of pain and inflammation is far outweighed by the potentially damaging effects of the ice bath.
In the cryosauna the body constricts peripheral blood vessels (vasoconstriction sending blood from the skin surface, muscle tissue, and surrounding joint space to the body’s core. As the blood travels to the core it passes through the cardiovascular system where it is cleansed of toxins and supplied with oxygen, nutrients, and enzymes. After the session this enriched blood is returned back to the rest of the body.
The Cryo Innovations XR Advantage
Full Body Cryotherapy Benefits
There are numerous benefits to Whole-body and local Cryotherapy treatments. For athletes and those in training (marathons, triathlons, etc…), Whole Body and Localized Cryotherapy are used to help relieve chronic pain, decrease inflammation, speed recovery time, increase athletic performance, and reduce delayed onset muscle soreness. Whole Body Cryotherapy treatments are beneficial for everyday health, wellness, and beauty benefits. Since the outer layer of skin is lowered, capillaries and blood vessels undergo vasoconstriction, immediately followed by vasodilation. This causes the body to release toxins and feel good endorphins. The skins exposure to extreme cold also causes the body to increase its metabolic rate, burning between 200 – 600 calories. Some additional benefits include: pain relief from chronic medical conditions, increased circulation throughout your body, treatment of mood disorders such as anxiety and depression. This cutting edge treatment assists with clearing of skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema and acne, reduction in the appearance of cellulite, and tighter, more youthful looking skin.
The Cryo-Zone provides every client with a robe, socks, slippers and gloves that are used to protect your extremities during the treatment. Men are required to wear boxers or underwear. All clients must remove all jewelry and exterior metal/body piercings. Additionally, it is recommended that you pat yourself dry with a towel and do not apply oils, lotions, or cologne immediately prior to treatment.
No! Cryotherapy involves dry, hyper-cooled air flowing over the skin surface, so the process never freezes skin tissues, muscles or organs. The result is only a “feeling” of being cold. The body is being tricked into believing that this extreme cold is life threatening. Cryotherapy is a dry cold with no moisture and tolerable even to those who consider themselves cold intolerant. Towards the end of the treatment, you may get a “pins and needles” sensation like it is falling asleep which will dissipate after the treatment.
You can expect your first visit to last around 12-15 minutes. Every visit thereafter will be around 5 minutes.
Whole body cryotherapy can be be performed from once a week to daily. It depends on what you are trying to achieve. Our staff will explore your needs an suggest a Cryo-Zone plan that’s right for you.
Don’t wait until your appointment to register. Pre-register by clicking the link below- you will be asked to fill out general health information and a consent form to ensure you are a candidate for Cryotherapy.
*Remember to write down your login and password information as this will be used to log you into the Cryotherapy Chamber during your 1st treatment. Only your fingerprint will be required for all addition treatments!
Intro Package - 3 Sessions
5 Pack - $40/Session
10 Pack - $35/Session
15 Pack - $30/Session
25 Pack - $25/Session
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