Sculptology has long been dedicated to the health and wellness of both men and women in the Bay Area. We are excited to now offer whole body electric Cryotherapy at our Lafayette Location and encourage you to take advantage of this amazing tech and freeze yourself to improved health and wellness. If you’re coming in for a freeze session at Sculptology, you should be prepared, so here are some things you should NOT do before Cryotherapy.

What is Cryotherapy?

First things first. What is cryotherapy? Cryotherapy at Sculptology works by stimulating the body’s natural healing process. When exposed to cold temperatures, the body redirects blood flow away from the extremities and toward the core which increases blood circulation and removes toxins and metabolic waste products from the bloodstream. The triggered release of endorphins also helps to reduce pain and inflammation.  There are truly countless benefits to whole-body cryotherapy.CRYOTHERAPY

What Should You Not Do Before Cryotherapy?

  • Don’t Skip the Water! Whether you’re planning on undergoing whole-body cryotherapy or localized cryotherapy, it’s important that you drink plenty of water before your treatment. That’s because cryotherapy can dehydrate your body, so it’s important to replenish those fluids beforehand. Experts recommend drinking at least 8 ounces of water for every hour you’re awake in the hours leading up to your treatment.
  • Don’t eat a big meal right before going into the chamber.  A full stomach can be uncomfortable when you’re trying to relax in a freezing cold environment, and the extreme cold actually slows down the digestive process. If you’re feeling hungry, eat something light like a piece of fruit or a yogurt an hour or two before your session.
  • Don’t drink alcohol.  We know, we know. It’s tempting to want to have a glass of wine or a beer before your appointment to help you relax. But trust us, you’re going to want to avoid alcohol before cryotherapy. Alcohol dilates blood vessels and can actually make you more sensitive to cold temperatures. Not to mention, it can also dehydrate you, which is the last thing you want before cryotherapy.
  • Don’t shave! Shaving can actually irritate your skin, making it more sensitive to the extreme cold of the cryotherapy chamber. If you must shave, do it a few hours before your treatment and avoid any areas that will be exposed to the cold, like your legs or arms.
  •  Avoid lotions, oils, or other products on your skin. These can act as a barrier between your skin and the cold air, making it harder for cryotherapy to work effectively. If you have dry skin, make sure to hydrate thoroughly before your treatment. Likewise, be sure to arrive makeup-free. Wearing makeup can actually clog your pores and make it more difficult for the cryotherapy chamber to work its magic.

Whole Body Electric Cryotherapy at Sculptology

Curious to know more? Contact our experienced team to learn how cryotherapy sessions at Sculptology can help you yield amazing physical, cosmetic, and mental health advantages… all in three minutes. Come see us for a complimentary consultation at our beautiful Lafayette location, and we’ll craft a custom treatment plan for your wellness needs. Call us at 925-329-6333, fill out our contact form, or check us out on Facebook or Instagram.