There are no two ways about it: cryotherapy is DAMN cold. If you’ve ever been tempted to try whole body cryotherapy, but have been scared off by the how cold you may get, this post may not be for you. When you jump into a cryotherapy chamber, you’ll plunged at temperatures that range of -90 Celsius (-130oF) to -120 Celsius (-184oF), depending on the level that you choose.
The extreme temperatures enable your body to hypercool for 1-3-minutes. The process similar to how athletes use ice baths or how you would ice a sprained ankle.
You do three minutes in one of those cryotherapy places and you come out like ‘WOO.’ I’ll give a lot for that ‘WOO.’”“Joe Rogan
Host of the world’s most popular podcast
Is Cryotherapy Painful?
The truth is, it depends. Cryotherapy targets your tightest, most sore areas. So it’s possible that your calf, for example, will get quite cold during the session if you have a tightness in that area. However, the fact that cryotherapy uses gas (as opposed to liquids in ice baths) makes the experience much smoother. While we’ve had clients tell us how cold they are (to be expected), we have not had anyone complain of painful sensations.
What if I can’t make it?
No worries – it happens. Your Cryotherapy Specialist will constantly be checking in with you during your session. If you are in pain, feel lightheaded, or are simply too cold to continue, your Cryotherapy Specialist will pause, or stop the session.
You’ll feel the benefits immediately!
But the good news is that you only have to brace the cold for 1-3 minutes. The benefits of cryotherapy include “positive effects on the brain, immune system, and metabolism” and athletic recovery, which is why NBA players (including Lebron James, who has a personal Cryotherapy chamber!) have been using cryotherapy regularly since 2017.