What is whole-body cryotherapy?

Whole-body cryotherapy is exposing the body to temperatures in excess of -124° for 2-4 minutes.

What does cryotherapy treat?

Cryotherapy is used to treat multiple ailments and injuries. Some of these include migraines, arthritis, nerve irritation, mood disorders, skin conditions, muscle fatigue, and inflammation due to injury.

Will cryotherapy work after the first session?

You can benefit from just one cryotherapy session, but it’s most effective when used regularly. Some athletes use cryotherapy twice a day. Others will go daily for 10 days and then once or twice a month afterward.

What do I wear during my cryotherapy session?

After a quick introduction from a certified Activate team member, you will be directed to the changing room. Here, you will be given a robe, slippers, socks, gloves, ear protection, and a mask.

If your clothing is wet/damp, you will be given dry underwear to wear in the chamber during your session. For optimum treatment, men are required to wear dry cotton underwear during their sessions.

We recommend comfortable shorts and a sports bra for maximum skin exposure for women. Ultimately, your comfort level and desire for optimum treatment determine what you wear during your treatment.

Both men and women will be required to remove all jewelry, piercings, and any clothing containing metal that may be in contact with the skin.

How does cryotherapy work?

Common sense tells you that standing in -200° for two to three minutes would make you frozen solid. However, the cool temperature only affects your skin’s surface, triggering your thermoreceptors to send electrical impulses to the brain, making you ‘think’ you are freezing.

This sends your body into defensive mode by quickly transporting the body’s blood, nutrients, and resources to the organs in the core. During this process, the body starts oxygenating your blood, flushing it of toxins and lactic acid.

Immediately after exiting the cryo session, your body starts returning to its normal state by increasing the flow of your newly oxygenated blood back out to your limbs. Your body responds to the increased blood flow by dilating the blood vessels to distribute heat. The body starts absorbing the blood, which is now enriched with erythrocytes, oxygen, collagen, and other essential nutrients.

How many calories are burned during a cryotherapy session?

After a single session of cryotherapy, energy calories are used to reheat the body. It is hypothesized that during a 3-5 minute session, approximately 500-800 calories are burned.

Who can not receive a cryotherapy treatment?

Kids under the age of 12 years old, anyone with heart problems, respiratory diseases, open wounds, bleeding disorders, severe anemia, acute kidney and urinary diseases, or if you are pregnant.


What is local cryotherapy?

Local cryotherapy is an effective 4-8 minute therapy specifically geared towards a particular body part to help reduce pain/inflammation, repair tissue damage, aid in post-surgery recovery, enhance blood circulation, and improve skin tone. These sessions vary in length and are based on reaching optimum skin temperature.

What does local cryotherapy treat?

Local cryotherapy is a targeted treatment of specific body parts. It is very effective in treating inflammation surrounding injuries, Sever’s Disease, Plantar Fasciitis, Osgood-Schlatter disease, and other ailments due to inflamed tissue in the body.

What is a cryo-facial?

Cryo-facial treatments are targeted toward the face and neck. This treatment helps to stimulate collagen production, reduce wrinkles, Increase new skin cell growth, and increase blood flow in the face. As your blood flow increases, important enzymes and nutrients are delivered to your skin while harmful toxins are flushed away. Cryo-facials are also an effective treatment to combat acne.

Can I wear makeup during a cryo-facial?

Yes, makeup can be worn during a cryo-facial. We do not recommend wearing lotion or oils on the neck or face before treatment.


What is IV therapy?

IV hydration therapy utilizes an intravenous drip to introduce vital electrolytes, minerals, and amino acids directly and immediately into the body. IV therapy can alleviate and eliminate migraines, severe headaches, fatigue, athletic burn-out, cold and flu, stomach bug, alcohol over-indulgence, brittle hair, dry skin, and more!

Who administers the IV drip treatment?

All IV treatments are administered by board-certified nurses, infusion specialists, or a fire medic.

What is the most popular IV drip, and why?

The Myers cocktail is by far the most popular IV drip. Dr. John Myer created this vitamin infusion as the most studied and verified vitamin mixture available. This drip contains a special blend of vitamins and electrolytes for optimizing your immunity, neuro-function, metabolic energy, and cell recovery. It has been studied in terms of efficacy for the treatment of symptoms related to multiple chronic fatigue and life-debilitating disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, cancer, fibromyalgia, and dementia.

How long does an IV hydration therapy session take?

An IV infusion is the fastest way to deliver fluids and vitamins throughout the body with 100% absorption into the bloodstream. IV drips usually take 45-60 minutes.


How does NormaTec Compression Therapy work?

Created by a physician bioengineer to enhance blood flow and speed recovery, the NormaTec pulse massage pattern employs three key techniques: pulsing, distal release, and gradients, all to maximize your recovery.


  • instead of using static compression (squeezing) to transport fluid out of the limbs, Normatec Pulse Technology uses dynamic compression (pulsing). The patented pulsing action more effectively mimics the muscle pump of the legs and arms, greatly enhancing the movement of fluid and metabolites out of the limbs after an intense workout.


  • Veins and lymphatic vessels have one-way valves that prevent fluid backflow. Similarly, NormaTec Pulse Technology uses hold pressures to keep fluids from being forced in the wrong direction.

Distal Release

  • Because extended static pressure can be detrimental to the body’s normal circulatory flow, Sequential pulse technology releases the hold pressures once they are no longer needed to prevent backflow.

Who should use NormaTec Compression Therapy?

Athletes or individuals looking to increase the recovery time of muscle fatigue.

How long is a NormaTec Compression Therapy session?

A typical session lasts 25 minutes.