Take a look at our answers to the most commonly asked questions about Sydney’s latest cryotherapy.

What is cryotherapy?

Cryotherapy has been used around the world for decades – in the form of ice packs and ice baths!

Having recently arrived in Australia, Whole Body Cryotherapy provides a full sized ‘chamber’ that subjects your body to extremely low temperatures for a very short amount of time.

The benefit of your cryotherapy treatment is that it serves to increase the amount of oxygenated blood reaching your muscles. Those who use cryotherapy report having reduced muscle pain and faster recovery time from injury. The sensation of being quickly and briefly subjected to extreme cold has been compared to the adrenalin rush of winning a martial arts bout or jumping off a cliff into water.

This treatment is used on elite athletes around the world to maintain and improve their fitness while helping them to recover more quickly from injury. Big names who are fans of cryotherapy include LeBron James, Floyd Mayweather and Cristiano Ronaldo.

What are the benefits of cryotherapy?

There are many benefits of cryotherapy, including improved circulation, increased metabolism and faster injury recovery time. Discover the benefits of cryotherapy

How long does a cryotherapy session take?

To ensure your safety, cryotherapy sessions are limited to 2 – 3 minutes. However you will notice results after this short amount of time.

Is cryotherapy painful?

You will feel the cold during your very brief cryotherapy, which will trigger your body to increase circulation, providing what some people describe as an intense adrenaline rush. As soon as your session is over you will feel no pain or negative side effects.

Who should use cryotherapy?

Many people believe cryotherapy is a treatment for people who wish to lose weight or who wish to look younger – and it is. However, cryotherapy is also very helpful for those wishing to recover from injuries and to improve their personal fitness. It is like having an ice-bath – times one thousand (and without the discomfort).

Are there any risks associated with cryotherapy?

Cryotherapy is completely safe when conducted by an experienced, trained operator on someone who is in good physical health.

This treatment is not recommended for people who are pregnant or suffering from some medical conditions. At Cryo HQ South Pacific, we will provide you with a questionnaire before your treatment to ensure you are not putting your health at risk.

How quickly do you experience the results of cryotherapy?

Studies have found that results begin to show within twelve hours of cryotherapy treatment.

How many cryotherapy sessions should I have?

We recommend that you start out with between one and three sessions and then judge the benefits of cryotherapy for yourself. From there you may wish to schedule regular treatments on an ongoing basis. View our packages