Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC) stimulates the body’s natural healing abilities through exposure to extreme cold. Whole Body Cryotherapy was developed by 1978 by Dr. Yamouchi in Japan as a treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis. In 1984, the German Rheumatologist, Professor Reinhard Fricke, brought Whole Body Cryotherapy to Europe, where it became increasingly popular. Over the past three decades it gained even more popularity as it’s performance enhancing and general health and wellness benefits have become more well known. In the United States, WBC became more well known when the 2010-2011 Dallas Mavericks used WBC during their NBA championship title run. Today many professional athletes among all sports use WBC to improve recovery time and celebrities use it for overall wellbeing. There is no other therapy known to elicit such a powerful, positive and holistic response.
“Cold applications have become “the most important form of passive physical therapy in sports medicine.”
– From the book “Power of the Cold” by Dr. Winfried Papenfub.
When your body is exposed to extreme temperature, the cold receptors on your skin send a message to your brain and central nervous system that your core temperature could be in danger of dropping. This forces the blood away from peripheral tissues, joints and muscle towards your core and internal organs. During the 2-3 minute session, your blood short loops through your natural filtration system (heart, kidney and liver) and removes toxins and inflammatory properties of the blood. After exiting the Cryo Spa, filtered blood flows back to the peripheral tissues with oxygen, nutrients and enzymes and improves circulation. Over the next 48 hours, the body returns to homeostasis by reducing pain and inflammation and increasing energy levels. Most importantly, the cold stimulates your body’s central nervous system, enhances immune function and improves other regulatory systems in the body. Recovery times from strenuous workouts and injury are improved and shortened.
• Improved oxygen utilitzation
• Pain reduction
• Prevention of development of pain memory (chronic pain)
• Reduces oxidative stress
• Accelerated muscle and tissue repair
• Modulate activity levels in the brain, thereby contributing towards a balanced mental state
• Improves sleep patterns, stress management, and helps with states of depression
• Strengthens the immune system
The following conditions are contraindications for Whole Body Cryotherapy: Pregnancy, high blood pressure (BP > 160/100), heart attack or any other cardiovascular disease, stent, cardiac pacemaker, deep vein thrombosis, stroke, uncontrolled seizures, Raynaud’s syndrome, fever within the last 24 hours or recent infection, bleeding disorders and cold allergy. Any open wounds will have to be bandaged.
Check-in with a Katy Trail Cryotician to fill out your information and complete a waiver. You will then be shown to the private Cryo Spa room, where you will be instructed on what to do. Please do not apply lotions, oils, perfume or any alcohol-based products prior to your session. We will provide you with a clean pair of socks, gloves and slippers.
MEN: you must wear briefs, boxers or swim trunks. Undergarments must be dry for your safety. A towel and blow dryer can be provided if needed.
WOMEN: you may wear undergarments or a bathing suit or a soft bra with no metal underwire, but it is not necessary.
For your safety, please remove all jewelry from the neck down before entering into the Cryo Spa. Metal items that cannot be removed can be wrapped in an ace bandage or a sock. Metal inside the body is safe because it is insulated from the cold temperature.
Your Cryotician will explain the process, answer any questions and be with you for the entire session. The Cryotician will leave the room while you undress and step into the chamber. You will then a ring a doorbell and the Cryotician will step back into the room.
We respect your privacy and we only see your face, as the rest of your body will be in the Cryo Spa. Cryotherapy sessions will last between 2 ½ to 3 minutes based on tolerability, but most clients find the three minute treatment to be manageable.
After you have completed your session, the Cryotician will leave the room and let you get dressed.
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The Cryo Elephant is a modern mobile device that treats localized tissue damage in athletes, induces cell rejuvenation, improves skin tone and reduces the effects of aging.
Local cryotherapy (or spot cryotherapy) applications are administered to reduce pain, inflammation and swelling in targeted, local areas of the body. Unlike whole body cryotherapy (WBC), which stimulates cold receptors across the entire body in order to trigger an internal systemic anti-inflammatory response, local cryotherapy is comparable to “icing,” with a benefit exceeding that of hours of icing and much more efficient.
Clients frequently combine this application with WBC, to treat problem areas both from the “inside out” as well as from the “outside in.”
Any open wound or cut will have to be covered with a bandage.
Most local cryotherapy sessions are 5-10 minutes with a benefit exceeding that of hours of icing.
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The CryoFacial is a mobile device that treats induces cell rejuvenation, improves skin tone and reduces the effects of aging. This anti-aging beauty treatment is very effective, safe and affordable without surgery, needles, downtime or recovery. “Go under the Ice, not the knife” to look and feel younger. This anti-aging beauty treatment is very effective, safe and affordable without surgery, needles, downtime or recovery.
• Stimulates Collagen Production
• Tightens Skin
• Triggers Hair Follicle Stimulation and Growth
• Treats and Sooths Eczema and Psoriasis
• Reduces Pore Size
• Improves Blood Flow and Circulation
Please feel free to come in with a clean face or we can provide a wipe to clean your face before the treatment. You may also keep your makeup on too.
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The Cryo T-Shock by Pagani has been in premium spas throughout Europe and we are proud to be the first in the US to offer the Cryo T-Shock. Cryo T-Shock is the most innovative and versatile anti-aging device on the market to treat localized fat, to reduce cellulite, and to tone and tighten the skin. It uses state-of-the-art thermography and cryotherapy (thermal shock) to reshape the body. This is the first cost effective body contouring solution and won the Most Innovate Device at the Gicare 2014 International Expo in Paris.
Our certified Cryoticians can perform CryoSlimming and CryoToning sessions.
CryoSlimming safely and effectively uses thermal shock to naturally destroy fat cells without any damage to the skin. The Cryo T-Shock breaks down fat cells, which your body naturally flushes out through the bloodstream and then the lymphatic system in days to weeks following the treatment. It is a safe, painless and a non-surgical alternative to liposuction. It is most similar to “Cool Sculpting” but is cheaper, painless and more effective.***
CryoToning helps reduce the appearance of cellulite, fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating collagen and elastin production while tightening muscles.
• Body Slimming and Contouring
• Tightens and Tones Skin
• Reduces the Appearance of Cellulite
• Stimulates Collagen and Elastin
• Relaxes Muscles
• Speeds Up Cellular Activities and Repair
• Reduces Pain and Inflammation
• Improves Blood Circulation
Yes, it is safe. It is a non-invasive treatment of adipose tissue to induce lipolysis – the breaking down of fat cells – to reduce body fat without damage to other tissues. It consists of a special developed technique where warm and cold are used and applied directly to the client’s skin.
Cryo T-Shock uses the technology of Peltier cells by safely and quickly generating heat followed by transdermal cryotherapy. The 20-20 minute session starts with a warming phase followed by sudden cooling. Temperatures are pleasant and not painful. Skin and fatty tissue are subjected to triple thermal shock (heat-cold-heat) which optimizes the results. The heat has an effect on triglycerides by making them unstable and therefore attacks the contents. Adipose cells or adipocytes (fat cells) are particularly sensitive to heat and cold and this very important variation in temperature allows for a more efficient and faster elimination of adipocytes by modifying their crystallization. The cold accelerates the apoptosis (a natural controlled cell death) of the adipocytes. The synergy of the thermal shock leads the destruction of fat cells. The adipocytes cannot survive the cold temperatures and some adipocytes are even eliminated directly during the session. The rest will be eliminated gradually over a few days or weeks. This technique leads to a reduction of fat mass in a targeted area and is not a weight loss solution. holding the deposits together. Repeated remedies will slowly take away upper layers of fat. The cells which have been destroyed are pulled into the bloodstream and are subsequently naturally disposed through the lymphatic system. Cryo T-Shock is the ultimate anti-aging treatment by eliminating unwanted fat cells, reducing cellulite and toning and tightening the skin.
CryoSlimming reaches colder temperatures that destroy the fat cells through a process known as apoptosis. CryoToning involves less cold temperature and therefore does not kill any fat cells. It stimulates the production of collagen and elastin.
CryoSlimming: stomach, love handles, under arms, bra-line, glutes, double chin, inner or outer thighs
CryoToning: face, arms, legs, stomach
The CryoSlimming treatments can be performed once every 2 weeks and the CryoToning can be performed once per week. There is a physiological reason for this: CryoSlimming causes apoptosis and when this occurs and fat cells die, waste is formed. This will be eliminated through the blood and lymphatic system. The waste will eventually be eliminated through the kidneys and waiting every two weeks ensures that the lymphatic system and kidneys are not overloaded.
The CryoSlimming results may be comprised by the natural waste cycle and risk of clogging of the pathways if the treatment is done less than every 14 days. This does not represent a significant risk but could compromise the results.
The 20-30 treatments are executed manually through a slow massage over the selected area of the body. Each session will begin with clean skin followed by a light gel application. The session will then start with heat followed by cold. It is a non-invasive and painless treatment that feels like a light massage.
There are generally no side effects apart from an increased urination over several days following the treatment.
In minimal cases there were the following side effects:
In some cases there were localized redness that disappeared after a few hours and in rare cases there was local pain that did not exceed 2 to 3 hours. There may also be some itching without consequences and often due to the reaction of certain cosmetic procedures used by clients; to avoid the chances of this do not use anything before coming in for this treatment. There were some experience of delayed onset muscle soreness from treatments on the stomach due to unintentionally engaging the abdominals, which disappeared later that same day.
This is very affordable, noninvasive and painless process that requires no anesthesia, has no risk of scarring or neuropathy, and only requires 10-30 minutes. Other methods of fat removal primarily involve a necrotic cell death by damaging fat with heat, high-intensity focused ultrasound or chemical injections. Each of these approaches pose a potential technical challenge, particularly with respect to targeting the right adipose tissue depth and unintended damage to other structures close or within the fat layer.
Yes, implementing a healthy lifestyle, good diet and increasing blood flow after the treatments. Adding massage compression like NormaTec and whole body cryotherapy is recommended to enhance the results.
CryoSlimming may require 3-5 sessions over several weeks and months to see the best results. CryoSlimming sessions are done once every 2 weeks as to allow for proper lymphatic drainage.
CryoToning results are more immediate and also may require multiple sessions to achieve optimal results.
Depending on the individual and depending on their lifestyle, the results last several months to several years. It is advisable to continue 2-3 sessions once every 6 months to maintain the results.
Anyone with the following conditions should not do this treatment:
- Severe Raynaud’s Syndrome
- Very poor circulation
- Severe Diabetes
The CryoToning uses below zero temperatures that penetrate below the skin. Cellulite is caused by subcutaneous deposits of fat primarily in the legs and glutes. The Cryo T Shock triggers the fluids that bind the fat cells together to crystalize. This crystallization destroys the fat cells and the bonds holding the deposits together. Repeated sessions will slowly take away the upper layers of fat. The cells which have been destroyed enter the blood stream after which they are disposed of via the lymphatic system.
Cellulite is a popular term to describe fat deposits under the skin. It is characterized by dimpled or orang-peel appearance due to structural changes underneath the skin’s top layer. Cellulite is a perfectly normal and harmless condition, however it is a cosmetic concern for most people. Cellulite is a normal occurrence resulting from uneven fatty deposits, mostly below the waistline. In women, fat is arranged in large chambers underneath a fairly thin layer of skin. These chambers are separated by columns of collagen fiber. In overweight individuals, too much fat is being placed into these chambers causing the pitting or bulging of the skin. In addition, as we age, the fibers shrink and thicken, pulling the skin downward. This results in a quilt-like appearance on the skin surface, especially in the glutes, thighs and hips. Most women develop cellulite as they age and as many as 95% of women over the age of 30 develop some sort of cellulite. Female hormones also play an important role in the formation of cellulite. Estrogen stimulates the storage of fat, which is needed for pregnancy and lactation. In addition, during the later phases of pregnancy, estrogen causes the breakdown of collagen fibers. This breakdown sets the stage for the formation of cellulite. Progesterone may also contribute to the cellulite problem by weakening veins and causing water retention and weight gain.
Types of Cellulite
Stage I: Aqueous Cellulite
This type of cellulite is caused by water retention due to poor blood and lymphatic circulation. It is important to drain toxins and reactivate circulatory exchanges.
Stage II: Adipose Cellulite
This type of cellulite is often associated with excess weight. It is necessary to stimulate the natural release of fat.
Stage III: Fibrous Cellulite
This type of cellulite is harder to get rid of because it has been present for a long time, is compact and often painful.
The Cryo T-Shock stimulates the skin and fatty tissue to soften them and make them less fibrous. At the same time, this stimulation helps to release fat and to activate blood and lymphatic circulation. Also, the hot and cold shocks the cells to stimulate natural fat release and firms skin to give it back it’s tonality and dimple free appearance.
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Experience the world’s elite athlete’s best-kept recovery secret with our air pressure massage technology. The sequential compression therapy provides temporary relief of minor muscle aches and increased circulation to designated areas. Whether you love running, yoga, CrossFit or heavy weight lifting our NormaTec Recovery System can help you take your performance to the next level.
Start your NormaTec session by climbing into the different sleeves for legs, arms, or hips. Select your level and start the session. By delivering pulsing compression, gradient pressure, and distal release, the NormaTec Recovery System provides your muscles everything that it needs to recover.
The risks and benefits of using the NormaTec Recovery System are the same as having a massage. If the pressure feels uncomfortable, you can reduce the intensity or stop the session. Similar to a massage, the benefits can include the temporary relief of minor muscle aches and pains. It can also temporarily increase circulation in the area being massaged.
The NeuroSpa Energizing Lounge helps achieve a state of well being by releasing tension at a deeper level of the body. Our Energizing Lounge is a unique kind of relaxation therapy that synchronizes your mind and body through the power of sound, light and massage.
NeuroSpa is offered in more than 1000 renowned spas and resorts. Many companies such as Google and Reebok offer it to their employees to relieve pain, reduce stress and improve performance. Katy Trail Cryo is the 2nd to offer the Energizing Lounge in United States and the 1st in the state of Texas.
• Neutralizes Stress and Anxiety
• Improves Sleep and Eliminate Fatigue
• Promotes Deep Relaxation
• Provides Durable Sense of Well-being
• Stimulates Blood Circulation
• Regulates Blood Pressure
• Relieves Chronic Pain
• Reduces Back and Neck Pain
• Reduces Arthritis Pain
Choose among 7 different experiences from relaxing to energizing. The acoustic frequency neutralizes resistance and communicates directly with the nervous system, which gradually reduce tension caused by stress. The comforting sensations fill your whole body leaving you in a comfortable state of peaceful tranquility. It is truly a one-of-a-kind, revitalizing experience.
Celluma Light Therapy uses energy from infrared light to accelerate the repair of compromised cells. Cleared by the FDA for pain management and skin care, the Celluma Light Therapy is a convenient and versatile alternative to the current light therapies on the market today.
Similar to the way plants use chlorophyll to convert sunlight into energy, the body’s tissue cells absorb particles of light (photons) from the Celluma and transform their energy into adenosine triphosphate (ATP). ATP is used to power metabolic processes; synthesize DNA, RNA, proteins, enzymes, and other products needed to repair or regenerate cell components; foster mitosis or cell proliferation; and restore homeostasis. This helps compromised cells produce the energy needed to perform at their best ability.
There are three settings on the Celluma to target specific cells. The “acne” setting uses blue light to kill acne-causing bacteria and help regenerate healthy surface cells. The “ wrinkle” setting uses a combination of blue and red light to help reach and regenerate deeper surface cells that might be inflamed. These type of cells are at the root of fine lines and wrinkles on the surface of the skin. The final setting, “aches/pains”, uses only red light to penetrate the skin a bit deeper to reach the inflamed cells that might be causing aches and pains in the body.
The Celluma is a light panel that you place over the treatment area: your face or an area that is inflamed (i.e. an ankle or shoulder). The panel must be directly facing the skin because it cannot penetrate through clothing. Eye protection is provided when doing a face treatment. The painless light treatment lasts 30 minutes, no matter what setting is used. We recommend using the Celluma 1-2 time per week to see the best results.
Whole body cryotherapy was originally developed in Japan in 1978 and has been used in Europe and Japan for more than three decades. Multiple research studies have been published in medical journals about the effects of whole body cryotherapy, and in many European countries, the treatments are covered by medical insurance policies.
Cryotherapy saunas or spas have been used for almost 40 years. Problems only arise if a client steps into the machine with wet clothing, especially wet socks, as water will freeze immediately at these temperatures. The nitrogen being used to cool these chambers is the same nitrogen that makes up the air we breathe (actually 78% of it). In either type of chamber, the client breathes room-air. For added safety, chambers are also equipped with an oxygen monitor. In order to protect the more temperature sensitive tissues such as hands and feet, clients wear dry socks, slippers, and gloves, which we provide
Before entering the Cryo Spa, clients are required to dress in protective clothing composed of cotton socks, cotton underwear (for men), and gloves. The treatment is of short duration (2-3 minutes), and the cold is ‘dry’, so it is very tolerable. Towards the end of the treatment, you may get a ‘pins and needles’ sensation, which disappears immediately after the treatment.
Our clients report that after each session, they feel good and energetic.
During each session the body releases endorphins, which are hormones that make you feel good and energetic. The buoyant effects from each session last at least six – eight hours and increase with number of treatment sessions. Typically most clients feel immediate decrease of inflammation, improved energy and increased flexibility within the first few minutes or hours that will last for several hours or even days. Clients also may not feel the first impact until the next morning after a sleep cycle – many report deeper sleep and relief from joint and muscle pain and inflammation over the following 48-72 hours.
Whole body cryotherapy treatments result is a very different response from the body. Three minutes of extreme, dry cold reaches only the top skin layers and receptors causing the brain to restrict blood flow to an internal cycle. Fifteen minutes of cold water therapy initially causes the body to move blood to the extremities and results in a chilled lowering of the body’s core temperature.
No, nitrogen is a non-toxic gas. Nitrogen composes approximately 78% of the air that we breathe. The other components are roughly 20% Oxygen, and small amounts other gases.
A typical course is 5 – 10 treatments in close succession (separated by 1-2 days — e.g. 3x/week. After that you can take fewer treatments spaced further apart to maintain and improve results (e.g. once every week or two weeks).
No. The immediate cold impact of the cryotherapy session will raise the internal body temperature for a short period of time.
Whole body cryotherapy is very well tolerated. Fluctuations in blood pressure during the procedure can change by 10 points (this effect reverses after the end of the procedure, as peripheral circulation returns to normal), allergic reaction to extreme cold (rare), claustrophobia, redness, and skin burns (only if exposed to low temperatures longer than recommended) have been reported.
Unfortunately this is not covered by insurance, however you may be able to use a Health Savings Account.
The NeuroSpa is developed in Canada (Quebec) and is patented in Asia, Europe, Australia and the United States. The NeuroSpa is the premier therapeutic relaxation device allowing you to reach a complete state of wellbeing. The company has provided these quality relaxing & energizing loungers and napping pods to more than 1000 enterprises, hotels and spa centers around the world.
This therapy is the result of several years of research on the positive effects of music on the brain and on the human body. It is the first therapeutic tool to produce intracorporeal music (multi-frequency acoustic vibrations) synchronized with conventional music. Intracorporeal music can transmit muscular and mental shopping lists via the nervous central, sympathetic and parasympathetic. When combined with the music picked up by hearing, we get a complete physical and mental synchronization.
Neuromuscular therapy is a form of soft tissue manipulation that aims to treat underlying causes of chronic pain involving the muscular and nervous systems. In the lounger, neuromuscular massage spreads through the nervous system. Initially, you may feel the sensations in the lower back. However, as the session continues, the release of your sympathetic nervous system will allow it to connect to NeuroSpa and neuromuscular massage reaches first painful or tense areas. Subsequently, the feeling will spread throughout your body to gradually reduce chronic pain and the negative effects of accumulated stress.
You wear what you walked in wearing. You’ll be provided a comfy blanket, sit back, let go and relax.
The comforting sensations fill your whole body, leaving you in a state of peaceful tranquility. It’s a revitalizing experience that helps you be centered in the moment and gives you a continuous warm feeling during normal daily activity.