Whole Body Cryotherapy

What does it Help?

There are numerous benefits to Whole Body Cryotherapy treatments. For athletes and those in training (marathons, triathlons, etc…), Whole Body Cryotherapy can be helpful to one looking to find relief with relieve chronic pain, decrease inflammation, speed recovery time, increase athletic performance, and reduce delayed onset muscle soreness. Whole Body Cryotherapy treatments are beneficial for everyday health, wellness, and beauty benefits. Since the outer layer of skin is lowered, capillaries and blood vessels undergo vasoconstriction, immediately followed by vasodilation. This causes the body to release toxins and feel good endorphins. The skins exposure to extreme cold also causes the body to increase its metabolic rate, burning between 500 to 800 calories. Some additional benefits include: pain relief from chronic medical conditions, increased circulation throughout your body, treatment of mood disorders such as anxiety and depression. This cutting  edge treatment assists with clearing of skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema and acne, reduction in the appearance of cellulite, and tighter, more youthful looking skin.

WHAT DOES this TREATMENT DO?

The Whole-body Cryosauna uses a gaseous form of nitrogen to lower skin  surface temperature by 30-50 degrees during a two-three minute session. The exposed skin reacts to the extreme temperatures by sending messages  to the brain that stimulate natural regulatory functions of the body.  In  addition, the skin’s exposure to these subzero temperatures trigger the release of anti-inflammatory molecules, endorphins, toxins, and increases oxygen circulation within the bloodstream. The Cryosauna reaches temperatures as low as -150° C, lowering the clients skin surface temperature by 30-50 degrees.

HOW DOES it WORK?

The following conditions are contraindications to Whole Body  Cryotherapy: Pregnancy, severe Hypertension (BP> 180/100), acute or  recent myocardial infarction, unstable angina pectoris, arrhythmia,  symptomatic cardiovascular disease, cardiac pacemaker, peripheral  arterial occlusive disease, venous thrombosis, acute or recent cerebrovascular accident, uncontrolled seizures, severe Raynaud’s  Syndrome, fever, tumor disease, symptomatic lung disorders, bleeding  disorders, severe anemia, infection, cold-allergy, acute kidney and urinary tract diseases. Children under 18 must have parental consent and have a parent present during treatment.

What to Expect With Whole Body Impact Cryotherapy

Cryo Device | Items

Impact Cryotherapy Chamber

Cryo Gloves

Cryo Socks

Cryo Slippers

Men - Underwear

Women - Underwear

Timeline for Results & Maintenance

Immediate Body Responses

Can Decrease Pain & Inflammation

Can Help Speed Up Recovery Time

Can Increase Athletic Performance

Can Help Relieve Chronic Pain

Can Reduce Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness

Can Burn 500-800 Calories Per Session

Can Prompt Body to Release Toxins

Can Help with Depression & Anxiety

Can Help with Psoriasis, Eczema, & Active Acne

Can Help Tone & Tighten Skin


Depending upon the condition being treated, it should initially take five to ten treatments in close succession (every other day) for the first 2 weeks. After this initial loading period, maintenance treatments should be at least once per week.

Pain Level

None

Cryotherapy involves dry, hyper-cooled air flowing over the skin surface, so the process never freezes skin tissues, muscles or organs. The result is only a “feeling” of being cold. The body is being tricked  into believing that this extreme cold is life threatening. Cryotherapy  is a dry cold with no moisture and tolerable even to those who consider themselves cold intolerant. Towards the end of the treatment, you may get a “pins and needles” sensation like it is falling asleep which will dissipate after the treatment.

Length of Appointment

New Client: 25 to 30 minutes

Returning Client: 15 minutes


Sessions 1-3 Minutes Max

We Suggest Trying to Do 2-3 Minutes if you are comfortable with the cold for best results!

Indications

Whole Body Cryotherapy is ideal for athletes seeking muscle recovery, people with chronic pain and inflammatory conditions, and those seeking weight loss and skin rejuvenation. Cryotherapy is used post-surgically  to accelerate the healing process and reduce pain without the side effects of pain medications and anti-inflammatory drugs. Younger clients  under the age of 18, can use Whole Body Cryotherapy with parent’s consent and with a parent present during each session.

Contraindications

Pregnancy, severe Hypertension (BP> 180/100), acute or recent myocardial infarction, unstable angina pectoris, arrhythmia,  symptomatic cardiovascular disease, cardiac pacemaker, peripheral  arterial occlusive disease, venous thrombosis, acute or recent  cerebrovascular accident, uncontrolled seizures, severe Raynaud’s  Syndrome, fever, tumor disease, symptomatic lung disorders, bleeding  disorders, severe anemia, active infection, cold-allergy, acute kidney and urinary tract diseases. If you are Claustrophobic - your head is exposed the entire time and a staff member is present during your session, but if it is extreme we would not suggest it. Children under 18 must have parental consent and have a parent present during each session.

Impact Whole Body Cryotherapy Pricing


Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT DO I WEAR?

Progress MD provides every client with a robe, socks, slippers and gloves that are used to protect your extremities during the treatment. Men & Women are required to wear boxers or underwear. All clients must remove all jewelry and exterior metal/body piercings. Additionally, it is recommended that you pat yourself dry with a towel and do not apply oils, lotions, or cologne immediately prior to treatment. We will provide clean towel for you.


IS NITROGEN GAS DANGEROUS?

No, nitrogen is a friendly, non-toxic gas. Nitrogen composes 78% of the air that we breathe. The other components are 16% Oxygen, 1% Hydrogen and 5% other gases. Nitrogen is as common and safe as Oxygen.


WHAT IF I AM OFTEN COLD OR GET COLD EASILY?

Since the cold from Whole Body Cryotherapy only penetrates the surface of the skin, you will experience a chill to the outer surface of your body. Your vital organs, muscles and tissues will all remain at their normal body temperature. Cryotherapy improves circulation throughout the body and stimulates production of brown fat, so your future ability to tolerate cold should improve.


HOW DO I FEEL AFTER A SESSION?

Whole Body Cryotherapy stimulates the body to release endorphins, the hormones that make us feel alert and energetic. The energized effects from each session typically last six to eight hours post treatment. The more treatments you do in close succession, the longer the endorphin high lasts. Many clients also report improvements in their sleep quality after Cryotherapy. Muscle aches and stiff joints also feel a sense of relief.


DO I HAVE TO TAKE A SHOWER BEFORE OR AFTER A SESSION?

Showering is not necessary before or after cryotherapy. The entire procedure is dry and does not make your skin wet.  Many clients come by during their lunch break since the entire treatment is only 3 minutes long. We can accommodate your specific scheduling request.


IS EXERCISE RECOMMENDED AFTER THE CRYOTHERAPY SESSION?

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.


WILL I BE SAFE DURING MY SESSIONS?

Progress MD has a trained Cryotherapy Attendant with you for the short duration of the 1-3 minute session. We will never leave you alone and or unattended during your session. This ensures your safety and ability to have the Impact Cryotherapy Machine session ended at anytime. The only 2 noted cases where people did not have a positive experience in the US were cases where the individual used the machine without an attendant by themselves. The chambers are not meant to be used in that manner. 


CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY & DESIGN

3 experience levels for user comfort

Unique top-cap sheilds head and face from nitrogen gas 

Pressurized even-cooling mechanism

Preset temperature and time protocols


SMART SAUNA SOFTWARE

Direct communications allow cryo operators to providereliable and consistent sessions

Custom-built elements create a simplified user interface with safety checkpoints

Systems monitored and controlled by interactive operator software

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5461 McKenna Square, Suite 201, Amarillo, TX 79119

Our office is out in Town Square in front of AirU Amarillo with other local businesses like Lawyers Title of Amarillo, Town Square Nutrition, and Cask & Cork Restaurant. Lot and Street Parking available.

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Mon: Closed
Tue: 12:00PM-8:00PM
Wed: 10:00AM-6:00PM
Thu: 12:00PM-8:00PM
Fri: 10:00AM-6:00PM
Sat: 10:00AM-4:00PM
Sun: 10:00AM-4:00PM* 

(Typically first 2 Sundays of the month)

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