Whole Body Cryotherapy and the Arctic Glow Experience
Whole Body Cryotherapy was developed in 1978 in Japan for pain management of rheumatoid arthritis. It was then taken to Poland where the machines we know as cryosaunas were developed. It has been safely used throughout Eastern Europe for decades and began to find its way to the US via athletic teams who used them during the Olympics. The first cryosaunas were imported exclusively for private team use, but recently have become available to the general public at wellness spas and clinics around the country.
It is safe to the extent that A) proper safety protocols are adhered to and B) no contraindications are present.
At Arctic Glow this includes making sure dry socks, shoes, undergarments and gloves are worn and the client is NEVER alone while inside the machine. We utilize the current top of the line cryosauna made by Juka, the industry leader. The liquid nitrogen that it uses never comes in contact with you skin, and since your head is never under the vapor level in the machine you are breathing the same air you breathe normally. For additional safety we have multiple oxygen sensors inside the room, and a trained technician is always present to monitor both temperature and your comfort levels.
Clients are also required to fill out a brief medical history that screens for contraindications that would disqualify them from recieving cryotherapy. These include: anyone who is or may be pregnant, has a cardiac pacemaker, severe unmangaged hypertention, deep vein thrombosis, acute or recent myocardial infarction, uncontrolled seizures, unstable angina pectoris, fever, Raynauds Syndrome, cold allergy, under treatment for cancer, acute kidney and urinary tract disease, open wounds or ulcers, recent skin grafts or anyone under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Phone: +1- 206-739-4964
509 Olive Way #807
Seattle, WA 98101