FAQ: Whole Body Cryotherapy


DO I NEED TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT FOR WHOLE BODY CRYOTHERAPY?

Pre-booked appointments are preferred for all of our services. Although, we do accept walk in appointments for Whole Body Cryotherapy based on availability. To book an appointment please call us at (701) 532-0759 or click here.


HOW LONG WILL MY FIRST CRYOTHERAPY SESSION TAKE?

Your first visit to Glacial Peak will take between 15-20 minutes. Once you are checked in, we like to fully educate our clients and help with any questions they may have before they step into the cryosauna. After your initial session, most visits take less than 10 minutes.


DO I NEED TO DO ANYTHING BEFORE MY CRYOTHERAPY SESSION?

No special preparation is needed prior to arriving at the Glacial Peak. However, we do ask that you do not apply any lotion or moisturizer to your skin an hour before your session. If you are coming from a workout or game and are covered in perspiration, we will provide you with a towel.


WHAT DO I WEAR IN THE CRYOSAUNA?

We provide your whole body cryotherapy attire! To allow for 90% of your skins to be exposed to the hyper cool air, you will wear a robe, socks, slippers, and gloves. Men also wear briefs or boxers. Jewelry and metals may not be worn below the neck.


IS CRYOTHERAPY PAINFUL?

During a whole body cryotherapy session, the temperature may reach as low as -240 F. The controlled environment inside the cryosauna is very cold, but it is definitely bearable.


HOW OFTEN SHOULD I USE CRYOTHERAPY?

You jump into the cryosauna for a session as often as once a day! However, the frequency of your sessions is very dependent on what you are using cryotherapy for. Most clients that use cryotherapy mainly for overall health and wellness, often get in the cryosauna one to two times per week. Clients who have an injury, excess inflammation, or want to reduce muscle soreness usually come to Glacial Peak at least two to three times per week.


WHO SHOULD NOT USE WHOLE BODY CRYOTHERAPY?

Those who are pregnant, have severe hypertension, acute or recent myocardial infarction, unstable angina pectoris, arrhythmia, symptomatic cardiovascular disease, cardiac pacemaker, peripheral arterial occlusive disease, venous thrombosis, acute or recent cerebrovascular accident, uncontrolled seizures, severe Raynaud’s Syndrome, fever, tumor disease, symptomatic lung disorders, bleeding disorders, severe anemia, infection, claustrophobia, cold allergy, and acute kidney or urinary tract diseases. If you are unsure, please contact us.


If you have further questions after reviewing our any of the FAQs for our services, please don’t hesitate to ask one of our staff at Glacial Peak for more information.