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Frequently Asked Questions

Is cryotherapy painful?
Although it might sound very cold, it’s not painful. In fact, it’s a very tolerable experience since it’s a completely dry treatment. You will not feel the cold pain as if you were in an ice bath. Safety is a top priority. A trained and certified technician will remain with you during the entire session.
How often should I do cryotherapy sessions?
It largely depends on your conditions, goals, and lifestyle. Call us to discuss how cryotherapy can be used for performance enhancement, pain management, metabolism boosts, and skin benefits. We can tailor a schedule to meet your needs and your goals.
How long will my first visit last?
You can expect your first visit to last around 12-15 minutes. Every visit thereafter will be around 5 minutes.
Is cryotherapy safe?
At Nola Cryo, our priority is your safety, comfort, and health. Our expertly trained cryo technicians will always maintain visual and verbal contact with you while you’re inside the Cryospa. Our cryotherapy treatments never go beyond 3 minutes. All Cryospas at Nola Cyro are equipped with oxygen sensors. Should you have any specific health or safety concerns, we can create a customized safety protocol to address your needs.
Can I catch a cold from using the whole body cryotherapy treatments?
No. The immediate cold impact of the cryotherapy will raise the internal body temperature for a short period of time. The frequent stimulation of the immune system can help prevent recurring colds and reduce the severity of any future colds.
I am claustrophobic. Can I use whole body cryotherapy?
Yes, you may. The door is never locked and you may open the door at any time with minimal exertion. The chamber is open at the top and your head is raised above the level of the chamber allowing you to see and communicate with the cryotherapy technician at all times. 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 should NOT utilize cryotherapy treatment?
Individuals with the following conditions should consult with their doctor and determine if cryotherapy is contraindicated:
  • Untreated hypertension (above 160 systolic)
  • Peripheral arterial occlusive disease
  • Heart attack within the last 6 months
  • Valvular heart disease
  • Unstable angina pectoris
  • Ischemic heart disease
  • Prior heart surgery
  • Pacemaker
  • Stint
  • Edema
  • COPD, emphysema, or bronchitis
  • Chronic liver disease
  • Individuals NOT cleared for moderate exercise by a physician should consult with a medical doctor prior to utilizing cryotherapy treatment
Circulatory and Skin Conditions:
  • DVT - Deep vein thrombosis
  • Raynaud’s disease
  • Bacterial or viral infections of the skin
  • Vasculitis
Blood Disorders:
  • Severe Anemia
Nervous System, Kidney, and Liver:
  • Diabetes
  • Acute kidney or urinary tract diseases
  • Seizure disorders
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Polyneuropathy
General Health Conditions:
  • Flu
  • Respiratory issues
  • Cold allergenic phenomenon
  • Alcohol- or drug-related contraindications
  • Pregnancy
  • Open wounds
How soon can I see results?
It is possible to start feeling the benefits of cryotherapy immediately after your first treatment. The surge of endorphins, the body’s natural mood enhancer, gives you a lift that will last for about 6 hours. You will feel immediate pain relief from joint and muscle pain, which is one of the most popular benefits of a cryotherapy procedure as well as an increase in energy that can last from hours to days. Long-term health benefits include weight loss, improved skin elasticity, and a reduction in cellulite. These benefits usually take longer to see and will require a course of treatments for optimal results.
Who can benefit the most from whole body cryotherapy?
Whole body cryotherapy is an all-around course of treatment that can benefit everyone.
Who should use whole body cryotherapy?
Whole body cryotherapy is ideal for athletes seeking muscle recovery, people with chronic pain and inflammatory conditions, and those seeking weight loss and skin rejuvenation. Cryotherapy is used post-surgery to accelerate healing and reduce pain without the side effects of pain medications. Younger clients, ages 14 to 18, can use whole body cryotherapy with a parent’s consent.
Is exercise recommended after the cryotherapy session?
Yes, an advantage of cryotherapy over ice therapy is that tissues and muscles are not frozen. Ten minutes of light exercise post cryotherapy will induce more rapid vasodilation of the blood vessels and capillaries, and extend the period of not being in pain.
How do I feel after a session?
Whole Body Cryotherapy stimulates the body to release endorphins, the hormones that make us feel alert and energetic. The positive effects from each session typically last for six to eight hours. Many clients report improvements in their sleep quality after cryotherapy.