FAQ'sFrequently Asked Questions
WHAT ARE THE RISKS OF WHOLE-BODY CRYOTHERAPY?
There are minimal risks associated with Whole-Body Cryotherapy, given all our specialists at Innovation Wellness have been certified to operate the Cryosense. Innovation Wellness provides all guests with fresh cotton gloves and socks that protect the more temperature-sensitive extremities such as your hands and feet, which eliminates the risk of frost bite.
It is recommended that you do not have any other chemicals on the skin that could react with the cold, liquid nitrogen such as lotions or creams. Fluctuations in blood pressure during the procedure by up to 10 points systolically can occur but reverses after the procedure is finished, as peripheral circulation returns to normal. Additionally, guests may experience some redness on their skin, but this will subside shortly after the treatment.
CAN I USE CRYOTHERAPY IF I AM CLAUSTROPHOBIC?
Yes, you may. The Cryosense door is held by a magnet and never locked. You may step out at any time. The Cryosense is open to the top, and your head is raised above the level of the upper rim of the cabin. Clients who suffer from claustrophobia report that they are comfortable during their session.
WHAT DO I WEAR DURING THE SESSION?
Dry socks with slippers for the feet, light cotton gloves for the hands and men wear dry briefs. This is to protect your extremities from any potential damage from the extreme temperatures.
DOES CRYOTHERAPY HURT?
No. Where an ice bath has direct contact with the skin and can be painful, cryotherapy is a dry, indirect contact. Due to the session only being three minutes max, the session is very tolerable. Towards the end of the session, you may get a ‘pins and needles’ sensation which disappears immediately after the treatment.
HOW MANY SESSIONS SHOULD I DO?
Innovation Wellness recommends that you come every other day each month to experience the maximum recovery benefits. Studies show that Cryotherapy starts a 48-hour reset in your body so you are getting maximum benefit by doing a Cryotherapy session every other day instead of interrupting the reset by starting it over every day. If you feel that you would benefit from daily use you are welcome to that as well.
IS LIQUID NITROGEN DANGEROUS TO HUMANS?
No. Nitrogen is a friendly, non-toxic gas found in our own atmosphere and is as common and safe as oxygen. Inhaling excess amounts can be dangerous. Every customer using our Cryotherapy service is monitored by our certified technician while using it.
HOW DO I FEEL AFTER A CRYOTHERAPY SESSION?
Your external skin temperature warms up within five minutes of exiting the Cryosense. The immediate effects from each session typically last for six to eight hours. Cryotherapy stimulates the body to release endorphins, which are the hormones that make you feel good and energetic. Most clients report a better night’s sleep after just one session.
CAN I FLOAT IF I AM CLAUSTROPHOBIC?
The Float Pod at Innovation Wellness are very spacious. Most individuals that experience claustrophobia do not report increased anxiety in these float pods. Please feel free to come for a tour of the space, if concerned.
IS THE WATER SANITARY?
Absolutely! Salt is a natural anti-microbial and antiseptic, especially at the high concentration present in the float pod. The water is filtered and sanitized after each use, as well 24 hours a day when not in use.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I FLOAT?
Floating is a practice. It is common to have a pleasant and relaxing experience during your first float, and many people find that the experience strengthens each time. You may only realize the full therapeutic potential of floating after multiple sessions. Many people find that floating 2-3 times a week allows them to maintain the benefits of floating indefinitely.
WHAT IF I CANNOT SWIM?
The Float Pod contains just 10 inches of water and has such a high density of Epsom salt that any individual, big or small, will float like a cork atop the water. It is completely unnecessary to know how to swim; a floater can sit up whenever necessary.
WHAT IF I DON’T KNOW HOW TO FLOAT?
A common question, as some struggle to float in other bodies of water—we assure you, as a human being, you will absolutely float in our highly salinated Float Pods which are more buoyant than the Dead Sea.
WHAT DO I WEAR DURING A FLOAT SESSION?
Float pod sessions are private affairs however, Innovation Wellness requires floating in a swimsuit. Non-swim related garments are not allowed (i.e. jeans, down parkas or footie pajamas).
WILL MY SKIN WRINKLE?
The high level of Epsom Salts in each Float Pod actually prevents the skin from wrinkling! It will, however, leave your skin silky smooth.
WHAT ABOUT MY HAIR?
You must wash your hair before and after floating so if you have a hair-do you want to keep, you shouldn’t float! Lacquers and water based dyes are not allowed.
Photobiomodulation (PBMT) Therapy
HOW IS THIS THERAPY APPLIED?
The NovoTHOR is a whole-body delivery system of PBMT that has been designed to deliver optimal wavelengths, power densities and dosages based on published clinical research outcomes.
The advantage of the NovoTHOR is it works on the whole body in just 8-15 minutes. Regular sessions have been shown to contribute to reduction of pain, improved muscle performance and reduction of muscle fatigue.
HOW MANY PBMT TREATMENTS ARE NEEDED?
That depends on you. Every person’s condition is unique; therefore, their treatment course is as well. However, there are some general rules of thumb that apply to PBMT.
Acute injuries and inflammation from muscle strains and sprains, cuts, bruises, burns, etc. typically show very rapid improvement and can resolve in 2-4 treatments.
Long-term, chronic conditions can take as many as 12 sessions to get significant benefits then 1-2 sessions every 3-6 weeks may be necessary to maintain benefits.
HOW OFTEN WILL I NEED TO COME IN FOR BENEFITS?
We recommend every other day in the first 2-3 weeks. At that point intervals typically reduce to 2 x per week ongoing depending on your conditions and wellness goals. Buying a monthly membership is the cheapest way to receive the best benefit from PBMT.
NORMATEC COMPRESSION THERAPY
WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE?
The compression therapy process feels like a massage or tight squeeze working its way up from the bottom to the top of the Normatec sleeve. It is very relaxing and enjoyable.
IS IT PAINFUL?
It is not painful at all. If you feel the pressure is uncomfortable, the pressure level can be adjusted 1 to 7 to accommodate everyone’s needs.
HOW LONG DOES A SESSION TAKE?
A typical session usually runs 30 to 60 minutes. We suggest using it for at least 30 minutes.
IS THERE A TEMPERATURE CHANGE?
No, there is no temperature change. The Normatec device uses only compressed air to compress the sleeves.
WHAT AREAS OF THE BODY DOES THIS WORK?
We have different attachments that work different areas of the body. We have devices that will work the arms, the hips and the legs.
WHAT WOULD PREVENT ME FROM USING NORMATEC?
You cannot use Normatec if you have any open wounds, stitches or a rash on the area of the body that will be inside the compression sleeve. Also, it cannot be used on the area of a broken bone or fracture.