Cryosaunas & Cryo Chambers: The Naked Truth
It has been said that when participants undergo a cryotherapy session in a Cryosauna that the cryo-user is not experiencing WHOLE body cryotherapy. In fact, some people claim cryotherapy in a Cryosauna is partial body cryotherapy and cryotherapy in a chamber is whole body cryotherapy. The fact of the matter is, whether you chill out in a Cryosauna or a cryotherapy chamber – you are still experiencing whole body cryotherapy.
First, let’s talk about some differences between a Cryosauna and a cryo chamber. A Cryosauna maintains the participant’s head outside the machine during the session. The cryo-user is only exposed to the nitrogen vapor from the neck down (hands are covered by gloves and feet are covered by socks and boots, of course!). A cryotherapy chamber is much like a walk-in freezer. It is essentially a room that exposes the entire body to the cold temperatures. The cryo-user steps into the chamber wearing socks, boots, gloves, undergarments, a headband AND a respiratory mask.
Cryosauna vs. Cryo Chamber
So if a Cryosauna does not expose the entire body to the cold temperatures like the cryo chamber… doesn’t that classify Cryosauna cryotherapy as partial body…? Nope. The cold from the Impact Cryotherapy Cryosauna creates a whole body response. Whole body response = WHOLE BODY CRYOTHERAPY. Get it? Got it. Good.
Now if both cryotherapy machines allow users to experience a full body freeze, how do you decide which unit to use? Well, do you want to stand inside a freezing cold room… with a bunch of half-naked strangers… cold… without anyone talking you through your session? OR do you want to stand inside an octagonal cryo machine WITH your head outside of the unit (keeping nitrogen vapor OUT of your airway) while a friendly cryo-tech talks you through your session… oh, and your body is never exposed to anyone, let alone strangers. So which session sounds better? The choice is up to you (we know you’ll make the right one!)