Whole-body Cryotherapy (WBC) utilizes extreme cold temperatures, -200+, which causes the body to release endorphins, which help to speed muscle recovery, relieve pain, decrease stress & anxiety & promote healthier-looking skin.
- Reduces Migraine Symptoms
- Numbs Nerve Irritation
- Helps Treat Mood Disorders
- Reduces Arthritic Pain
- May Help Treat Low-risk Tumors
- May Help Prevent Dementia & Alzheimer’s Disease
- Treats Atopic Dermatitis & Other Skin Conditions
Privée Clinics provides every client with a robe, socks, slippers, & gloves for the purpose of protecting your extremities during treatment. Men are required to wear their own underwear or shorts. All clients must remove jewelry & exterior body piercings below the neck. Additionally, clients should not apply oils, lotions, or cologne prior to treatment.
A WBC treatment is 2-3 minutes in duration; however, you may end the session at any time.
The Cryosauna reaches temperatures between -225F to -250F, lowering the skin’s surface temperature by 30 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
The following conditions are contraindications to WBC:
- Heart Disease
- High Blood Pressure >150 not controlled by medication
- Cold-Activated Asthma
- Severe Raynaud’s Syndrome
Children under 18 must have written consent & a guardian present
The peak benefits of WBC are best enjoyed as a result of a regular routine. While clients may experience benefits from a singletreatment, we recommend doing WBC 3 to 5 times a week for the first 2-weeks. This will induce cumulative effects in the body. After that, maintenance as needed to sustain benefits.
The benefits of a 3-minute WBC treatment are equivalent to that of a 20 to 30-minute ice bath. Unlike an ice bath, there is no downtime to cryotherapy.
There is no downtime because WBC does not cool the temperature of the body’s muscle tissue. Thus, allowing your body to achieve optimal results while warming up at a quicker rate.
Yes. Cryotherapy involves dry, hyper-cooled air flowing over the skin’s surface, so the process never freezes skin tissues, muscles or organs. The result is only a “feeling” of being cold. Towards the end of the treatment, you may get a “pins and needles” sensation like it is falling asleep which will dissipate as soon as the treatment ends
Cryotherapy is a dry cold with no moisture & tolerable even to those who consider themselves cold-intolerant. Cryotherapy improves circulation throughout the body & stimulates production of brown fat, so your future ability to tolerate cold should improve.
WBC stimulates the body to release endorphins, the hormones that make us feel alert & energetic. The buoyant effects from each session typically last 6 to 8-hours. Many clients report improvements in their sleep quality after Cryotherapy.
No. The immediate cold impact of Cryotherapy will raise the internal body temperature for a short period of time. The stimulation of the immune system can help decrease the severity & frequency of future colds.
Yes. Your entire head remains exposed above the Cryosauna during your session. The door does not lock, & a team member is there through the entire process until your session ends.
Showering is not necessary before or after Cryotherapy. The entire procedure is dry & does not make your skin wet.
Yes, an advantage of cryotherapy over ice therapy is that tissues and muscle 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 analgesia. It is also ideal post-workout to speed athletic recovery and ease sore muscles
No, nitrogen is a friendly, non-toxic gas. Nitrogen composes 78% of the air we breathe. The other components are 16% Oxygen, 1% Hydrogen & 5% other gases. Nitrogen is as common as Oxygen.