What is cryotherapy? Why do so many people love it?


Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC) was originally developed in Japan in 1978 for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Safely and effectively used in Europe for over 30 years we are now seeing many more benefits from exposing the body to extreme cold for just 1.5-3 minutes. Studies conducted have established WBC as a powerful modality for inflammation reduction, pain management, increased energy and metabolism.

How does all this happen? When you first enter the chamber at -240F, the blood vessels constrict forcing all the blood to the core to protect vital organs. Here is where your body works to remove toxins and inflammatory properties in the blood while enriching your blood with oxygen. This oxygen enriched blood bolsters organs and when you step out of the Cryosauna the blood is released from the “internal cycle” and flows back out to your extremities bringing all the healing properties with it. Over the next 6-8 hours your body will continue to recover and restore to a better self.

Most doctors will tell you, chronic inflammation is major cause of pain and disease. Decreasing inflammation in the body will help fight infection, heart disease, cancer, arthritis and visible signs of aging.

Cryotherapy stimulates cellular regeneration for faster healing. It has been so successful in Europe that treatments are covered by medical insurance in many countries.  In the US, elite athletes, pro teams and celebrities have implemented cryotherapy into their regular routines.

Whether you seek pain management, improved athletic performance/recovery, weight loss, anti-aging or simply better overall wellness, come see why millions around the world have made cryotherapy a cornerstone component of their weekly or even daily routines.





Upon arriving at CryoVigor, you will be shown to a changing room. The client must be dressed appropriately and ensure their bodies and clothes are completely dry. Suggested clothing options include cotton underwear, shorts, bra/bathing suit. Less clothing will maximize the effects, and you will be provided with robes for privacy. Clients must wear socks and gloves, both of which we will provide if needed. Jewelry must also be removed. 


Our trained technicians of Cryotherapy in NYC will be there every step of the way to ensure your comfort and safety. Once in the chamber, the floor will be adjusted appropriately until your head is above the chamber cylinder.


You will experience a rush of very cold dry air over your body. Many CryoVigor clients have described this sensation as a “tingling effect” or “pins and needles sensation” – which disappears immediately after a whole body session. After cryotherapy within 2-3 minutes your session will be complete, and you will leave feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. You may then resume any of your normal daily activities.



During whole body cryotherapy, you will be exposed to very cold temperatures so CryoVigor  has basic requirements that need to be upheld to ensure a great experience. It is also important to keep in mind that less clothing with maximize exposure and effectiveness of the treatments.


  • Gloves
  • Socks/Booties
  • Cotton Underwear (required for men, optional for women)

*For your convenience and comfort, CryoVigor will provide robes, gloves, socks and clogs.


  • Bra/Bathing Suit (optional)
  • Shorts


  • All jewelry or piercings located below your neck should be removed
  • Your entire body and all clothing must be completely dry before entering the cryosauna
  • Do not apply lotions or creams to your body shortly before treatments