No, it is cold but not unpleasant.
The temperatures can reach downwards to -240 Fahrenheit.
No, special equipment is not necessary, but we made mandatory to wear specific clothing accessories such as socks, slippers, gloves, and briefs (for men). Using this technique, 90% of the skin surface will safely be exposed to the hyper-cooled air.
No, there is nothing you have to avoid and nothing specific you should do after your session. Exposure to extreme cold temperatures may diminish the exercise recovery time and may help people who are performing challenging athletic activities. Most individuals who have regular sessions of cryotherapy report having more stamina and energy.
Cryotherapy is a very safe form of therapy, but caution should also take place, especially if you have an underlying medical condition that could worsen with the exposure to cold. Our certified technicians running your sessions are experts on safety and operational protocols. They are also experienced and capable of stopping the session in case you should want to get out of the cryosauna before your session is done. Also, there is no lock on the door of the cryo-chamber so you can step out at any time you want. Lastly, our cryo-chamber is equipped with an auto shut off, terminating every session at 3 minutes.
We use liquid nitrogen to cool the cryo-chamber to -240 Fahrenheit. The liquid nitrogen is immediately transformed into hyper-cool air, which is what cools the chamber and allows it to get into cryo temperatures.
Yes, it is safe, but there limits to the amount of time one can be exposed to this low temperature. The length of the cryotherapy sessions cannot exceed 3 minutes. That is why our cry-chambers have a shut-off mechanism that automatically stops the therapy at 3 minutes.
The answer will vary depending on the reason why you decided to have Cryotherapy. Most individuals and patients who see the benefits in Cryotherapy, receive cryotherapy session 1-3 times a week. Individuals who have an injury, significant inflammation, or pain may receive cryotherapy sessions 3-4 times a week.
No, Cryotherapy is not covered by the vast majority of insurance providers.
Individuals who are sensitive to cold should not have Cryotherapy. There is a list of the common conditions where Cryotherapy would not be helpful: Raynaud’s Syndrome, heart disease including coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathy, and valvular heart disease, pregnancy, blood clots, a history of stroke, hypertension (uncontrolled), significant lung disease, seizures.
Yes, Indy Vital is a medical practice, and we will be able to answer all your questions and concerns about having Cryotherapy.
No, you should not have Cryotherapy if you have any heart monitor or device such as a pacemaker or metal implants.