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What is Whole-Body Cryo / Frequently Asked Questions

Cold air therapy in the whole body chamber is a dry fresh, oxygenated air so you won’t experience shivering or other reactions that you might associate with being cold. Because of this technology, unlike an ice bath or immersion, Cryo is not painful. During the treatment, your skin temperature will decrease between 30-45 degrees over 2.5 to 3.5 minutes inside the chamber.

Even if you don’t like being cold, this process will rejuvenate your body, skin and mind, and you will leave feeling warmer than when you arrived.

The following are the most commonly asked questions regarding Whole Body Cryo therapy. If you have any further questions, call our technicians at 503-692-8262

1. Is it cold? Painful?
Yes, it is cold but not painful. The temperatures reach downward to -240F.

2. Do I have to wear anything specifically?
No, while in the Cryo Chamber you will only be wearing socks and gloves, and men also wear briefs. This allows for 90% of your skin to be exposed to the hyper cool air. It is fine to leave your hair down and have on face lotion or makeup. We just ask that you do not apply lotion or any moisture to your skin an hour before your session. No jewelry or metals can be worn below the neck.

3. How long will my first appointment take?
The first appointment at Bogo~Cryo can take anywhere between 15-20 minutes. We like to fully educate our clients and help with any questions they may have. After the first appointment, sessions typically take 5-7 minutes.

4. Will I feel anything after my first session?
Because the effects of Cryo therapy 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.

5. Do I have to do anything specifically after my session? Is there anything should I avoid?
No, there is nothing you have to avoid and nothing you should do after your session. Exposure to extreme cold temperatures warms the muscle tissue. This allows our clients to continue their normal tasks throughout the day, typically with more energy.

6. Is there anything dangerous about Cryo therapy?
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. Bogo Cryo certified technicians running your sessions are fully trained on safety and operational protocols and are capable of stopping the session if you should want to get out before your session is done. Likewise, there is no lock on the door of the Cryo chamber so you can step out at any time.

7. How does the Cryo chamber get that cold?
We use nitrogen to cool the Cryo chamber to -240F. It is transformed into hyper cool air, which is what cools the chamber and allows it to get into “Cryo temperatures.”

8. Is it safe to go that cold?
Yes, it is. The length of the session maxes at 3 minutes. This short period of time does not allow your body to reach hypothermia.

9. How often should I do Cryo therapy?
This is very dependent on what you are using Cryo therapy for. Most clients who are using it for overall health and wellness receive a Cryo therapy session 1-2 times a week. Clients who have an injury, inflammation, and aches and pains receive Cryo therapy sessions 2-4 times a week.

10. Can I use insurance as a form of payment?
No, we do not accept insurance policies. You can always ask your insurance provider if they can reimburse you, but we do not accept insurance for payment. Many of our clients use our Rewards Point card just like a credit card.

11. Can I share my package?
Yes, Cryo sessions can be shared amongst as many people as you would like but memberships can only be used by one person.

13. Is it possible to do it too much?
If you notice you are not seeing the same results as when you first started to do Cryo therapy sessions, we recommend taking 2 weeks off and then starting over with 1-3 sessions a week. Your body will never become completely used to the effects of extreme cold exposure but the results will seem less intense with prolonged overuse.

14. Are there any limitations on using Cryo therapy?
Yes, a client under the age of 14 cannot use Cryo therapy. The client cannot have high blood pressure, have or have had seizures, have a severe case of Raynaud’s syndrome, be pregnant, have any existing heart issue, have any major vascular issues, have clots or have had a brain aneurism, have any severe reaction to cold or have had a stroke. Other contraindications exist for which each client should fully read the waiver.