FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
- What do I need to wear?
- When is the best time to use it?
- Is it safe?
- What does it feel like?
- Why 3 minutes?
- Which famous athletes use it?
- Are there any reasons why I can't use a Cryochamber?
- How does it compare to an ice bath?
You will enter the chamber in a pair of socks, our slippers and in your underwear – we provide a changing area and your privacy is assured.
All we ask is to bring a pair of socks and some underwear – we will provide the slippers, gloves and a robe.
Please note: ladies ideally need to wear a sports bra or be sure that the metal in the bra isn’t exposed. Some women do go in topless entering the chamber in a robe and passing the robe to our staff once inside the chamber and again putting the robe on after the treatment has finished. Your privacy is assured.
You can use the chamber whenever you like but we do advise that athletes go in around workouts and on rest days to maximise the benefits.
The Cryo Chamber WILL help with recovery after a tough work-out but you want your body to naturally cool the body down first, so we suggest at least a gap of around 10-15 minutes after a tough class. This gives you time to cool down and also dry off, as sweat and -140C don’t mix well.
Yes. Cryotherapy is safe and our staff will ensure your safety from start to finish. The liquid nitrogen cools the air that circulates around your body in the chamber, whilst your head stays above breathing the air in the treatment room.
So you know, liquid nitrogen is dense and will not rise above the chamber rather sink down where it will be extracted.
Cold but manageable – it isn’t an endurance exercise. Our staff are on hand to help you through the 3 minutes and the screen besides your head will display how long is left. You can ask for the treatment to be stopped at anytime but that is unlikely.
Studies have show that 2 – 3 minutes is all you need to reap the benefits of Cryotherapy. Any longer is unnecessary and would cost athletes more because we would need to use more liquid nitrogen during the treatment. At 3 minutes we get all the results we need, whilst keeping the price affordable. The first minute will drop you to around -minus 80C and then the last 2 minutes or so we will hold you around -110 to -120C to maximise the benefits.
There are lots of high profile athletes who are using Cryo Chambers to help with recovery and they include:
Cristiano Ronaldo, Floyd Mayweather, Lebron James, Wladimir Klitschko, Kobe Bryant, Henry Cejudo (UFC Champ), Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps, Conor Mcgregor, Mo Farah and Novak Djokovic.
There is also a cryochamber installed at the UFC Performance Institute, along with chambers at a number of Premier League, NBA and NFL practice facilities.
There are a few reasons why someone would be refused a treatment and they include:
If you are over 150kg / 23 stones in weight you would be refused a treatment as this is the limit on the lifting platform inside the chamber.
It is also not advised that pregnant women use our facilities after their first trimester.
If you have any metal plates or screws you can enter the chamber as long as they haven’t been put in over the last 12-18 months.
Finally we ask that anyone with any current or long term health issues must speak to their GP before booking a treatment.
The major differences are the temperature and the feeling.
As you will have read above our treatments will take you down to -140C, while an ice bath is around +10-15C (remember water freezes at 0C).
In terms of feeling: Cryotherapy is much easier to tolerate and does a lot of the same functions as an ice bath. An ice bath is physically and mentally very tough and because you are submerged you feel the cold a lot more despite it being a lot warmer than our chamber.
Both options are hugely beneficial but Cryotherapy is much more convenient, manageable and offers the same benefits for just 3 minutes versus up to 30-40 minutes in an ice bath.
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Factory, Unit 22, Haigh Park, Stockport, SK4 1QR
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