What is Whole Body Cryotherapy?

Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC) is a pain-free therapy that cools the exterior layer of the skin with sub-zero blasts of air in a Cryo Sauna. Clinical studies show immediate benefits to soft tissue, internal organs and the nervous system. Cryo is an innovative approach to looking after your Health & Well Being, improving Athletic Performance as well as supporting Beauty and Longevity.

Cryotherapy was first used by the medical profession in 1978 when Japanese rheumatologist Dr Toshiro Yamaguchi used it to treat patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Since then, Cryo has been widely used by hospitals and clinics throughout Europe as a non-invasive, drug-free alternative treatment.

During a session in our state-of-the-art ‘Juko’ Cryo Therapy chamber your body will be briefly enveloped in a fine nitrogen mist and safely cooled to approximately -130°c for up to 3 minutes. The natural response to the cold is an increase in blood flow to the internal organs and a flooding of the red blood cells with oxygen, nutrients and enzymes. On leaving the Cryosauna, your body temperature rapidly returns to normal releasing the enriched blood back into the skin and muscle tissues for immediate and lasting results.

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Athletic Performance

Athletes have been a driving force behind the growth of Whole Body Cryotherapy. Whatever your performance level, if you’re in the fitness industry, regular Cryo Therapy sessions considerably speed up your recovery muscle repair and reduce inflammation in your body. This will allow you to train more frequently and at a higher intensity.

Decreases muscle soreness & inflammation

Accelerates recovery time

Boosts the immune system

Allows more intense and higher volume training

Improves muscle strength and joint function

Decreases Injury recovery time

Health & Wellness

Exposing the body to intense cold for a short period activates a powerful survival mechanism that causes the blood vessels near the skin to contract (vasoconstriction) and reroute the blood to major organs to maintain your core body temperature. During this process, your blood fills with oxygen, nutrients and healing enzymes. On leaving the Cryotherapy Chamber, the blood vessels dilate (vasodilation) and the enriched blood rushes back to the skin. Oxygenated blood is circulated and anti-inflammatories released to help relieve pain (the ‘analgesia’ effect) and soothe swollen joints.

One of the most consistent and profound physiological responses to cold exposure is a robust release of norepinephrine into the bloodstream. What makes norepinephrine so interesting is that it’s not only a hormone but also a neurotransmitter and is involved in vigilance, focus, attention and mood.

Treats Autoimmune & inflammatory disorders

Reduces Chronic Pain & inflammation

Increases endorphins for elevated physical and mental wellbeing

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Reduces Arthritic pain

Boosts the body’s natural immune response

Beauty & Longevity

Europeans and more recently health conscious Americans have embraced Cryo Therapy as an effective aid for skin rejuvenation. The accelerated production of collagen improves skin elasticity and texture, reversing skin ageing and the appearance of cellulite. In addition, Cryo treatments increase ‘feel good’ endorphins and releases oxygenated blood to combat fatigue and elevate mood and energy.

As part of a healthy weight loss program, regular sessions in a Cryosauna can help you lose weight quickly by rapidly increasing your body’s metabolic rate. This causes the body to ‘burn’ on average between 2000-3300 Kilojoules (kJ) over the hours following the procedure.

Increases Collagen Production for Healthier Skin

Reduces Cellulite, Skin Blemishes & Skin Aging

Accelerates Metabolism for Weight Management

Increased endorphins leave you feeling refreshed and exhilarated

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2. Make a Booking

Make a booking by giving us a call once you have purchased a package.

To make the most of your time with your practitioner, please fill out the client information and consent forms prior to your session.

Payment:

It is best to pay at the time of your booking over the phone or at the counter. An invoice will be emailed to you and although we do not refund we will happily reschedule an appointment for you.

If your practitioner offers health fun rebates they will issue a receipt at your appointment.

Please Note:

To avoid the cancellation fee please give us at least 24 hours notice if you need to cancel or reschedule. To view our terms and conditions click here.

3. How to Prepare

  • If it’s your first cryotherapy experience, try to arrive 5-10 mins early so we have the opportunity to welcome you and talk you through your first session.
  • It is important to make sure you are well hydrated before and after any cryotherapy session for maximum benefit.
  • Before entering the cryo sauna it is important to remove all jewellery, glasses and metal objects.
  • We recommend you wear cotton underwear for your session. Ugg boots are provided to protect the toes and feet from the cold, however if you would prefer to bring your own woollen socks you are welcome to do so.
  • If you have just finished exercising or using the Infrared Sauna, ensure you give your body some time to cool down.

What to expect

Upon arrival you will be given a robe and a locker so that you can undress and safely store your personal items.

Once you are ready, one of our friendly VRAI Health staff will talk you through the process. If it’s your first cryo session and you’re feeling unsure, you have the option of shortening the therapy length and adjusting the temperature.

You will be assisted stepping into the cryo sauna. Once the door has been closed you can remove your robe and pass it to our staff.

The platform will then be raised until your shoulders are level with the sides of the machine so that we can easily see your face and communicate with you during therapy.

The session will last between 1.5 – 3 mins, dropping down to a maximum temperature of -130 degrees celsius. During this time most people experience feeling chilled but not uncomfortably cold.

You have the option to stop the therapy at any time if you are uncomfortable. Our trained VRAI Staff will guide you through the entire process.

Health Cautions

  • Pregnancy
  • Raynaud’s Disease
  • Cold Activated Asthma
  • Pacemaker
  • High Blood Pressure and severe Hypertension (BP> 160/100)
  • Heart and Cardiovascular Conditions
  • Vascular Conditions
  • Cancer (undergoing chemotherapy)
  • Cold Allergies
  • Medically unfit for exercise
  • Acute Kidney and Urinary Tract Diseases

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