WHOLE BODY CRYO


Dianne McGrath - Mars One Astronaut Candidate  Read:  Part I: United Humanity ,  Part II: Humanity 2.0   Photography by Maya Sugiharto,  Agent Morphe

Dianne McGrath - Mars One Astronaut Candidate

Read: Part I: United Humanity, Part II: Humanity 2.0

Photography by Maya Sugiharto, Agent Morphe

Walk into a spacious room that evenly cools your whole body (including head and neck), with dry fresh air which is electrically cooled (below -110°C), THROUGHOUT YOUR SESSION (2 to 3 minutes). While listening to a song of your choice.

Emerge feeling stronger and naturally high on endorphins - because the cold transforms your physiology.

Alchemy Cryo is unparalleled in safety and effectiveness.

All sessions are private. Cryo Room can also accomodate private groups of 4 (i.e. yourself + up to 3 of your friends).


Science

Community

Andre Heimgartner,

Professional Supercar Driver

‘You always come out feeling fresher and have amazing sleep afterwards.’

 

Press

JUDITH LUCY,

CO-HOST OF ABC’s

THE WEEKLY WITH CHARLIE PICKERING

‘I left feeling fantastic!’

Channel 9’s AFL Footy Show  Dyson Heppell, Captain of Essendon Football Club


Channel 9’s AFL Footy Show

Dyson Heppell, Captain of Essendon Football Club

Dyson Heppell,

Captain of Essendon Football Club

ON CHANNEL 9’S AFL FOOTY SHOW

‘We’ve actually been getting amongst it down at Alchemy Cryo in South Yarra.’

‘I'm all about it!! Awesome for energy levels, sleep improves for me out of sight and aids in reducing inflammation. Highly recommend giving it a go. Quality crew that look after you as well.’

Channel 7’s House of Wellness  Luke Darcy & Rachael Finch

Channel 7’s House of Wellness

Luke Darcy & Rachael Finch

rachael finch & Luke darcy,

CO-HOSTs OF channel 7’s

house of wellness

Rachael Finch: ‘An incredible therapy… Absolutely love it. My stress is reduced. I sleep better after a session. The inflammation in my body goes down, particularly after I go for a session after I've just done a really heavy workout. And, I find my muscle recovery is much quicker.’

Luke Darcy: ‘I had a good day. I had a good day on the back of it. Felt great.’

COLLINGWOOD FOOTBALL CLUB

The Source: ‘Collingwood has just three days to prepare for Sunday’s game. As part of their recovery from the ANZAC Day match, the players visited the Alchemy Cryotherapy Centre in South Yarra on Thursday where they were exposed to temperatures of -110 degrees in an effort to be at their best for the clash with the Tigers.’

Fox Sports: ‘The point of stepping into the freezer is to accelerate recovery by increasing blood circulation. It worked for [Tom] Phillips, who produced the finest performance of his career to date, amassing a personal best 38 disposals, 11 contested possessions, nine marks and 409 metres gained. And it worked for Collingwood...’

 

FAQ

Why Cryo at Alchemy?

At Alchemy, Whole Body Cryotherapy is the practice of walking inside a spacious room that evenly cools your whole body (including head, neck and shoulders) with very cold dry air that is electrically cooled (below -110°C), throughout your session (approx. 3 minutes).

In comparison to other cryotherapy chambers, our Cryo Room is a world-class system that has been engineered to:

  • Maintain constant air temperature below -110°C, for the total session duration.
  • Evenly cool the full body including head and neck.
  • Generate very cold dry air using electricity alone (NOT Liquid Nitrogen).

Thereby achieving superior results, as our Cryo Room:

  • Induces a greater cooling effect.
  • Provides a uniform skin temperature reduction.
  • Achieves a larger stimulation of the Autonomic Nervous System.
  • Achieves a significantly greater physiological response.

This is supported by the following clinical study by Dr Hausswirth, et al. http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0072658

Why is Cryotherapy safest at Alchemy?

Our Cryo Room is the safest and most advanced cryotherapy system in Australia and globally, as it:

  • generates cold air using electricity alone which is safe to breathe. Does NOT use liquid nitrogen to cool the air thus eliminating the risks of liquid nitrogen burns and hypoxia.
  • evenly cools your whole body which provides a uniform skin temperature reduction. Does NOT spray cold air onto sections of your body.

This is supported by the following clinical study by Dr Hausswirth, et al. http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0072658

It is important however to ensure the following:

  • You don’t have any conditions that preclude you from whole body cryotherapy (please review our Alchemy Cryo Contraindications and consult your doctor if you have any concerns).
  • You are feeling well on the day.
  • You are completely dry before you come in for a cryotherapy session. Face towels can be provided to assist.
  • You follow our Alchemy Cryo Safety Rules.

Additionally, your session is supervised by an Alchemy team member. The doors of the Cryo Room cannot be locked. Therefore, you may exit the Cryo Room at any time.

Why is the Cryo Room the most superior chamber?

At Alchemy, our Cryotherapy ‘Chamber’ is a spacious double room that you can comfortably walk around in. It includes two rooms: a pre-room cooled below -60°C and main-room cooled below -110°C. Briefly walking into the pre-room first not only helps you to acclimatise but ensures that your 2 to 3 minutes inside the main-room is maintained constantly below -110°C.

Our Cryo Room induces a greater cooling effect by consistently cooling your ‘whole body’ including your head and neck. This is scientifically proven to be a significantly more effective treatment than using a Partial Body Cryotherapy Sauna (Tube/Cylindricial Chamber), which only cools your body from the neck down and exposes your head to ambient room temperature.

Furthermore, our Whole Body Cryo Room is multi-person system which allows for a maximum of 4 people at a time (e.g. yourself plus 3 friends). Whereas, a Cryo Sauna is single-person system.

This is supported by the following clinical study by Dr Hausswirth, et al. http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0072658

Scientifically, how does the Cryo Room achieve superior results?

The Whole Body Cryotherapy Room has been scientifically proven to achieve a:

  • Significantly greater physiological response. In a clinical study, the treatment effectiveness of Whole Body Cryotherapy was supported by thermograms which revealed the skin temperature differences of participants that entered a walk-in chamber (room) which is consistently set to -110°C/ -166F (Group A) and those that used a cryo sauna (tube / cylinder) which briefly reaches -160°C /-256F (Group B).
  • Larger stimulation of the Autonomic Nervous System as measured by biochemical markers in the blood (epinephrine, norepinephrine and dopamine).

This is supported by the following clinical study by Dr Hausswirth, et al. http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0072658

Scientifically, how does Whole Body Cryo work?

In 3 minutes, the cold air exposure dramatically lowers your skin surface temperature. This activates your autonomic nervous system, which has the important task of regulating the functions of your internal organs such as the heart, stomach and intestines. And, stimulates your body's natural fight­-or­-flight stress response. During this time, your body initially increases vasoconstriction to rapidly move your blood inwards to protect your internal organs and then significantly increases your blood flow by increasing vasodilation to circulate your blood throughout your body again.

Naturally, It's your body's innate response to adapt by triggering an array of physiological benefits. Therefore, it activates your sympathetic nervous system which instantly releases norepinephrine into your bloodstream and brain thus increasing anti-inflammatory factors. It also releases cold shock proteins in the brain, increases certain types of immune cells, decreases respiratory tract infections, increases mitochondria, increases the activation of very potent genetic antioxidant enzymes (i.e. glutathione) and triggers cold-induced thermogenesis.

Remember, not all stress is bad for you! The difference between a ‘good’ stressor and a ‘bad’ stressor is that at the right dose, you can bounce back from the ‘good’ more resilient than before. Your time in the Cryo Room is short thus the fight-or-flight response is a ‘good’ stress with hormetic benefits for your body. Good stress (also referred to as eustress) can include numerous activities from exercise to fasting, heat stress (e.g. sauna) and cold stress (e.g. Cryotherapy and ice-baths). These small dose ‘stressors’ have been proven to promote good health, energy and longevity. As for Whole Body Cryotherapy in particular, the list of hormetic benefits include improved brain function, sleep quality, immune function, metabolism, antioxidant activity, athletic performance, collagen production and reduced inflammation. Thus, your whole body will thank you for taking care of it with Cryotherapy.

Why is the session duration approx. 3 minutes?

3 minutes below -110°C has been scientifically proven to be the optimum cryotherapy treatment for your whole body – in order to achieve the most effective results in a safe and efficient manner. There is no further benefit gained from a longer duration than 3 minutes per session.

However, you may do a maximum of two cryo sessions in one day, at least 15 minutes apart.

This is supported by the following clinical study by Dr Hausswirth, et al. http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0072658

Why is the air temperature maintained below -110°C?

The air temperature in the Cryo Room is cooled to -110 degrees Celcuis, using electricity alone. The air is dry and therefore not painful like cold water immersion.

In accordance with the scientific research, our Cryo Room has been engineered to maintain constant air temperature below -110°C, throughout the total duration of your session. This protocol has been scientifically proven to provide the optimum cryotherapy treatment for your whole body – in order to achieve the most effective results in a safe and efficient manner.

This is supported by the following clinical study by Dr Hausswirth, et al. http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0072658

What is the Cryo experience like at Alchemy?

It feels like you're standing on top of a snowy mountain! The air is dry and therefore not painful like cold water immersion. Since our Cryo Room generates cold air using electricity (NOT liquid nitrogen) it is completely safe to breathe normally.

In addition, our Cryo Room is a spacious double room that you can comfortably walk around in. You will first walk into a pre-room (below -60°C) briefly before walking into the main-room (below -110°C) thus helping you to acclimatise. It is also a multi-person system which allows for a maximum of 4 people at a time (e.g. yourself plus 3 friends). And, you can listen to a song of your choice during your session.

The cold is temporary! Once you exit the Cryo Room, the body feels highly invigortated and naturally begins to warm-up quite quickly. However, you're welcome to enjoy some light cardiovascular movement (for approx. 10 minutes) on a bike located inside the change room.

What is the cryo session process?

Upon arrival we will provide you with a Cryo Kit (mask, mittens, ear muffs, socks and shoes) to wear during your session as well as a robe to wear while you’re waiting to enter the Cryo Room. You can change into your chosen minimal clothing in our change rooms and secure any belongings in one of the keypad lockers. You will have the option to select a song to listen to during your session. Please ensure that you have your choice ready for our team member. You will then enter the Cryo Room for a maximum of 3 minutes under our team member’s supervision.

Afterwards, you will have the option to do some light movement on our bikes to stimulate your blood flow. Though, the body begins to naturally warm-up quite quickly.

You will then be able to get on with your day! As the air in the Cryo Room is dry, there is no need to shower afterwards or re-apply make-up.

For more information, please visit: Your First Cryo

Is the Cryo Session Private?

Yes, the Cryo Room is in a closed off private area.

Only an Alchemy team member will be present to conduct your session.

What do I wear during the cryo session?

For best results, it is optimal to wear minimal clothing in order to expose your skin area to the cold air but please dress according to your own comfort level. Therefore, we recommend wearing your choice of the following:

  • Swimwear (without metal)
  • Underwear
  • Sport shorts (with underwear)
  • Bra
  • Crop top / Sports bra

We will provide you with a Cryo Kit to take care of your extremities during your session – mask, mittens, ear muffs, socks and shoes.

If you did not make payment online, you will also need to bring a debit or credit card, as we DO NOT ACCEPT CASH.

How often may I cryo?

You may intially try a course of 5 to 10 sessions in close succession (either consecutive days or separated by 1-2 days, e.g. 3 per week). While the benefits can be experienced immediately, they can also be cumulative.

From then onwards, you may Cryo less frequently on a regular basis to maintain and optimise results (e.g. once every week or 2 weeks).

May I do multiple Cryo sessions in one day?

Yes, you may undertake a maximum of two cryotherapy sessions in one day, at least 15 minutes apart. Our team will assess when it is safe for you to have your second session.

May I combine Cryo with the mHBOT or ATP Charger?

Yes, you may try either of the following combinations:

  • mHBOT followed by Cryo
  • Cryo followed by ATP Charger

In regards to scheduling your booking, please allow the following total duration for each session: Cryo 10 minutes, mHBOT 1 hour and ATP Charger 20 minutes.

Should I exercise before or after cryo?

Whole Body Cryotherapy is great for recovery. However, we advise waiting at least an hour after exercise to ensure the exercise-induced inflammatory response is not interrupted.

Is there an age limit?

Yes, you must be at least 16 years old. Please note if you are under 18 years of age, you must have a parent or guardian sign a consent waiver in person prior to your session.

Are there any instances where Cryo is NOT allowed?

Whole Body Cryotherapy is NOT allowed if you are/have any of the following:

  • Pregnant
  • Heart conditions
  • Previously had a heart attack
  • A pacemaker
  • Untreated high blood pressure
  • Cancer
  • Acute kidney diseases
  • Unstable angina
  • Raynaud's
  • Open wounds or ulcers
  • Cold or Flu Symptoms
  • Under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Under 16 years of age

If you are unsure if Whole Body Cryotherapy is suitable for you due to a medical condition, please consult your doctor.

 

Around The World

 

Mark Wahlberg on The Ellen Show

'The Cryo Chamber, you have to try it... It is great for recovery, and it just takes all of the inflammation out of your body, helps you sleep good. You have to try it.’

joe rogan

on the jre mma show #57

 ‘It’s the shit. You’re in there for 3 minutes. I’ve done the below the neck and it’s hard. It’s like - oh it’s cold, but it’s nothing like this thing because your fucking head is frozen.’

‘The benefits are incredible. Aches and pains dissolve, and you feel like you can jump over the moon.’

‘I do this all the time and it makes you feel fantastic.’

Chad Mendes,

former UFC Professional MMA Fighter

‘Great results. I mean you get out and once you warm back up, you feel amazing. You have tons of energy. I notice I sleep. Whenever I do it that night I sleep amazing. And, just any bumps and bruises are basically like icing but I'm only doing it for like three and a half minutes.’

TONY ROBBINS

‘When I found Cryotherapy it changed the game completely.’

‘It completely rejuvenates you to a level I can't even imagine. And, it also just feels good physically and psychologically. It shifts your brain and body all at one time. I can't say enough about it. Where else in 2-3 minutes can you see that big of an impact?’

sergio ramos,

captain of real madrid & the spain national team