frequently asked questions

Below you find a bunch of commonly asked questions about whole body cryotherapy (WBC). If we haven’t covered something you’d like to know, shoot us an email via our contact page.
Is it cold? Does it hurt?

Yes, it is very cold but not painful. The temperatures get as low as -140 deg. It it is an exhilarating and enjoyable experience.

Is Cryotherapy dangerous?

No, 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. Cryo Fitness has certified technicians to run your sessions. They are fully trained on safety and operational protocols and are capable of stopping the session if you want to get out before your session is complete. You are not locked into the cryosauna and can simply tap on the door for it to open. Likewise, there is no lock on the door of the cryosauna so you can step out at any time.

Will I feel the effects after 1 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 and a decrease of inflammation within the first few minutes or hours. Some clients feel the first impact the next morning after a sleep cycle. Many report noticing a deeper sleep and feeling reduced pain and inflammation the following 48-72 hours.

What should I wear?

You’ll be required to wear minimal clothing. Men usually wear shorts and woman swimmers, gym gear, active wear, etc. Clients must wear their own socks in the cryosauna. We provide slippers and gloves which must also be worn during the session.

This allows for 90% of your skin to be exposed to the cryosauna’s cool air. Hair can be down and makeup and face lotion can remain on during the session.

  • Robe (removed during treatment)
  • Socks (must be worn during treatment)
  • Slippers (must be worn during treatment)
  • Gloves (must be worn during treatment)
  • Underwear, shorts (bottoms)
  • Sports bra (women, optional)

NOTE: Do not apply lotion or any moisture to your skin 1 hour before your session. No jewellery or metals can be worn below the neck.

How long does it take?

The first appointment with Cryo Fitness can take anywhere between 10-15 minutes. We like to educate our clients and answer any questions they may have. After the first appointment, sessions typically take 5-7 minutes from start to finish. The actual time you stand in the Cryosauna is between 1-3 minutes.

Is Nitrogen gas safe?

Liquid nitrogen is harmless. Nitrogen is a non-flammable and non-toxic gas. The nitrogen that cools the Cryosauna is the same nitrogen that makes up 78% of the air we breathe.

Is Whole Body Cryotherapy only for athletes?

​Cryotherapy is for anyone who wants to feel less pain without using medications, have reduced muscle soreness, experience better performance, enhance their mood, improve their skin and burn calories.

How often do you recommend Cryosauna sessions?

Clients initially take 10-20 treatments in close succession within their first 30 days to maximise results, followed by 2-3 treatments per week to maintain. Some people experience noticeable improvement after just one treatment, but optimal results typically occur with at least 10 sessions within your first month. At Cryo Fitness we we will advise you based on your reasons for seeking WBC. Once you experience the increased energy, improved sleep, metabolic boost and the rush of endorphins, you will want to make Cryo Fitness a part of your lifestyle.

Is cryotherapy a proven recovery session?

Yes. Cryotherapy has been around for decades and used in Europe and Asia for almost thirty years. In fact, over the past seven years more than two million sessions have been completed in Europe using our Juka Cryosaun. Cryo Fitness offers the absolute best cryotherapy equipment available.

I’m pregnant, can I use whole body cryotherapy?

No it is not recommended to use whole body cryotherapy services while pregnant. We look forward to seeing you after the baby is born!