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FAQS

  • WHAT WILL MY FIRST WHOLE BODY CRYOTHERAPY SESSION INVOLVE?
    Step 1: In-Take Consultation Before your first Whole Body Cryotherapy session, you will be required to have an in-take consultation with one of our friendly, fully trained, Whole Body Cryotherapy operators. ​ During the short in-take consultation, we will collect your basic health information go through some medical questions (to ensure you do not have any pre-existing or recent conditions that may prevent you from using Whole Body Cryotherapy) and discuss what you hope to achieve from the therapy. Step 2: Initial Exposure Session. Following the in-take consultation, you will be asked to get changed and undergo an initial exposure session in the cryotherapy chamber. This will access your cold susceptibility and comfort. What makes having Whole Body Cryotherapy at CryoBright unique is our medically approved software. Our software takes into account all of the information gathered during the in-take consultation and initial exposure session and creates a personalised treatment protocol for you to follow.
  • HOW LONG WILL MY SESSION LAST?
    Your first visit appointment time will be 30 minutes to allow for the initial consultation. Subsequent appointments will be 15 minutes, allowing you time to get changed into the protective gear we’ll supply. The actual time you will spend inside the cryo chamber will vary by individual but sessions typically last between 3-5 minutes.
  • WHAT HAPPENS TO MY BODY DURING A WBC SESSION?
    You step inside a chamber of electronically cooled air ( -85 degrees) for a short period of time approx. 3-5 minutes Your skin receptors immediately detect the extreme cold and send a message to your brain Your brain reacts and triggers the flight or fight response Your blood vessels narrow in the arms and legs and blood flow is slowed The majority of your blood is sent to your core to protect your vital organs When the blood is constricted to the core it is being replenished with oxygen and nutrients. Your blood is being supercharged! Happy hormones are released, your nerve velocity is reduced and muscles will relax The pro-inflammatory cytokines (small proteins which white blood cells secrete) decrease and anti-inflammatory cytokines increase Once you step out of the chamber your blood vessels widen to 4 x their normal size and enriched, super charged, oxygen rich blood is released from the core and rushes around the body. Your body achieves an improved ability to eliminate free radicals, naturalize toxins and repair cellular damage.
  • WHAT DO I WEAR?
    Cryotherapy works on the body’s reaction to the cold, so it is essential that 90% of your skin is exposed. However, certain areas of your body must be protected so you will be given the following to wear during your treatment: Men – shorts, socks, slippers, gloves, protection for your ears and a facemask Women – shorts, sports bra, socks, slippers, gloves, protection for your ears and a facemask Each client is given a clean freshly washed set of protective clothing. If you would rather wear your own shorts / sports bra then that’s absolutely fine too. All jewellery and body piercings must be removed. You should not apply oils, lotions, or perfumes immediately prior to treatment. Make-up is fine to wear. It is essential that your skin is dry before entering the chamber.
  • DO I NEED A SHOWER BEFORE OR AFTER MY WBC SESSION?
    No. The entire procedure is dry and does not make your skin wet. There is also no need to shower after a session either. For this reason you can jump into the cryo chamber before work, during your lunch break or on your way home or before/after exercise.
  • HOW COLD DOES IT GET?
    Our state of the art, fully electric Whole Body Cryotherapy Chamber reaches temperatures of -85 degrees celsius, temporarily lowering the skin surface temperature by 15-20 degrees Celcius.
  • HOW DOES WHOLE BODY CRYOTHERAPY COMPARE TO AN ICE BATH?
    The temperature of an ice bath is around 15 degrees Celsius and the temperature inside our cryo chamber is -85 degrees Celsius. 3-5 minutes in our state of the art electric cryo chamber similar to an icebath without uncomfortable feeling of submerging in ice cold water. The extremely cold air cools the skin layers and cold receptors lowering the skin temperature to 10-20 degrees celcius. This causes the brain to restrict blood flow to your extremities, which is the body’s natural fight-or-flight response to extreme cold. The body reacts to the Whole Body Cryotherapy treatment by releasing anti-inflammatory proteins and endorphins resulting in super-charged blood. Fifteen minutes in an ice bath of cold water initially causes the body to move blood to the extremities and results in a lowering of the body’s core temperature.
  • IS CRYOTHERAPY COMFORTABLE?
    Yes, cryotherapy involves hyper-cooled dry air, with little to no moisture and is tolerable even to those who consider themselves cold intolerant. Even though temperatures are a lot colder, it’s not the same shock as you would get jumping into an ice bath or the freezing cold sea. Trust us, you will soon become addicted to the massive high you get from a session!
  • HOW WILL I FEEL AFTER A SESSION?
    Whole Body Cryotherapy stimulates the body to release endorphins - the hormones that make us feel alert and energetic. The energized effects from each session typically last six to eight hours post treatment. The more treatments you do in close succession, the longer the endorphin high lasts. Many clients also report improvements in their sleep quality after Cryotherapy. Muscle aches and stiff joints also feel a sense of relief.
  • CAN I CATCH A COLD FROM WHOLE BODY CRYOTHERAPY?
    No. The immediate cold impact of the cryotherapy will raise the internal body temperature for a short period of time. The stimulation of the immune system can help decrease the severity and frequency of future colds.
  • HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE NEEDED TO ACHIEVE OPTIMAL RESULTS?
    This will depend on you goal or reason for using whole body cryotherapy. Most people report tangible benefits after one or two sessions but, like any form of training, consistency is key to maximise results. When first starting (or restarting) it is recommended to use the chamber as often as possible for at least 2 weeks. this allows the time for your body to adapt and respond positively to the cold stimulus.
  • IS EXERCISE RECOMMENDED AFTER THE CRYOTHERAPY SESSION?
    Yes, an advantage of cryotherapy over ice therapy is that tissues and muscle are not frozen. Ten minutes of light exercise post cryotherapy will induce more rapid vasodilation of the blood vessels and capillaries and extend the period of analgesia. It is also ideal post-workout to speed athletic recovery and ease sore muscles.
  • IS IT SAFE?
    Absolutely. At CryoBright safety is our top priority and for that reason, we opted for an electric Whole Body Cryotherapy Chamber. An electrically cooled chamber offers more evenly distributed air and allows whole-body cooling, without the risks commonly associated with nitrogen fuelled chambers.
  • I AM CLAUSTROPHOBIC, CAN I USE WHOLE BODY CRYOTHERAPY?"
    Yes. The chamber door does not lock and you can walk out at any time. You will be able to see your cryo operator at all times, they will stay with you for the entire process to ensure you are happy and comfortable. If for any reason you do want the treatment to end the operator can end it immediately and you can simply walk out.
  • IS THERE ANY AGE RESTRICTIONS FOR WHOLE BODY CRYOTHERAPY?
    Anyone over the age of 16 can use Whole Body Cryotherapy, but those younger than 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Authorised consent will be required before any treatment is given. There is no upper age limit, providing there are no known medical conditions that would preclude the use of Cryotherapy. If you have any concerns, please speak to your GP first.
  • WHO SHOULDN’T DO WHOLE BODY CRYOTHERAPY?
    The following conditions are contraindications to Whole Body Cryotherapy: Pregnancy, high blood pressure, acute or recent myocardial infarction, unstable angina, arrhythmia, symptomatic cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, cardiac pacemaker, peripheral arterial occlusive disease, heart valve defects, vasculitis, hypothyroidism, recent heart surgery, venous thrombosis, acute or recent cerebrovascular accident, uncontrolled seizures, severe Raynaud’s Syndrome, fever, symptomatic lung disorders, bleeding disorders, severe anaemia, infection, cold-allergy, acute kidney and urinary tract diseases, pregnancy. Each client will need to complete a medical questionnaire to ensure suitability for treatment. If in doubt, please consult your doctor or medical practitioner before booking an appointment.
  • HOW MUCH WILL MY SKIN TEMPERATURE DROP?
    Your skin temperature drops by 15-20 degrees. This skin temperature drop, and activation of thermoreceptors is what triggers the physiological responses in your body. You have skin receptors all over your entire body, but some regions have more cold receptors then others. The face and neck for example have a very high concentration of cold receptors, which is why Whole Body Cryotherapy in our V1 Lux chamber is so important. By also exposing the head, you get the added benefit of an immediate improvement in cognitive function.
  • WHAT IMPACT DOES WHOLE BODY CRYOTHERAPY HAVE ON INFLAMMATION?
    In terms of inflammation Whole Body Cryotherapy has two key benefits: 1. Whole Body Cryotherapy decreases pro-inflammatory cytokines and increases anti-inflammatory cytokines. Cytokines are small proteins which the bodies white blood cells secrete. Cytokines play a very important role in human health and they function to help regulate the inflammatory and immune responses. There are two types of cytokines: pro-inflammatory or anti-inflammatory. Pro-inflammatory cytokine tends to make disease or the symptoms of a disease worse by causing fever, inflammation, tissue destruction, and in some cases, even shock. Excessive amounts of pro-inflammatory cytokines have been shown to cause detrimental effects. Anti-inflammatory cytokines work to reduce/balance the inflammatory response. 2. Whole Body Cryotherapy will help ease the symptoms of Inflammation. Whole Body Cryotherapy will not eliminate the inflammatory response in the body, it will support and regulate it. The inflammatory response mechanism, is the bodies protective response against infection and injury. It is an important defence mechanism and needs to happen for the body to heal. However, this inflammatory response mechanism goes together with certain signs and signals, the Cardinal Signs, which include: Redness Heat Swelling Pain Loss of function Cryotherapy supports the healing process (the inflammatory process) by reducing the cardinal signs of inflammation, which can often be painful and uncomfortable. In addition, if acute inflammation fails to stop when the original injury or infection has cleared, it can become chronic and damaging to healthy tissues. Whole Body Cryotherapy can help ease symptoms of both acute and chronic inflammation.
  • WHAT IS LOCALISED CRYOTHERAPY?
    Localised cryotherapy is administered by directing a controlled beam of CO2 Vapour directly onto a specific problem area of the body, such as the knee, hand, foot, hip, neck or shoulder. The cooling process produces a thermal shock deep into the tissue layers and causes blood to be taken away from the injured or inflamed area and the blood will then find nutrients to bring back to the problem area expediting recovery.
  • DOES IT HURT?
    No, local cryotherapy treatments do not hurt. At most, the cold may feel a little more intense than you may be accustomed to and you will likely experience some tightening of the skin. The air jet is dry, rather than wet like ice, so although it will feel cold, it is not painful
  • HOW MANY SESSIONS SHOULD I HAVE?
    This will depend completely on your condition/objectives. You will likely feel some immediate benefit from your initial localised cryotherapy session, but the benefits are cumulative and the best results are always achieved through a series of 5 sessions and then followed up with periodic maintenance sessions.
  • IS IT SAFE?
    Yes, local cryotherapy is considered to be completely safe and treatments are totally non-invasive. If you are pregnant or have hypertension or cardiovascular problems you should avoid cryotherapy. If you are still in any doubt, please consult your doctor before booking any appointment.
  • IS PHYSIOTHERAPY THE SAME AS MASSAGE?
    No. Massage may be one of the techniques or therapies used if its is regarded as suitable to aid your recovery. However, Physiotherapy treatments can include manual therapy (moving your joints), soft tissue mobilisation (such as myofascial release), electrotherapy, cryotherapy, compression therapy, taping, and other exercises/movement.
  • WHAT TYPES OF PROBLEMS CAN PHYSIOTHERAPY HELP WITH?
    Physiotherapy can be used to help manage a wide variety of health conditions that affect many of the body's systems. Most often these conditions relate to problems with bones, nerves, joints and soft tissues. A few day to day examples of these are painful backs, necks and joints, sports injuries, injury resulting from accidents or rehabilitation after surgery or strokes.
  • WHAT WILL A PHYSIOTHERAPY SESSION INVOLVE?
    Your first session will begin with a full assessment and physical examination in order to determine the nature of the your condition, as well as the cause. Following this, the impact of the condition will be reviewed, as will your medical history to establish, in mutual agreement with yourself and therapist, which treatment is most suitable to your needs.
  • HOW LONG WILL A SESSION LAST?
    The first visit consultation session will last for 45 mins. This will include a thorough assessment and discussion of the findings and diagnosis. Any remaining time will be spent carrying out relevant and mutually agreed upon treatment. Follow up sessions will last either 30mins or 60mins - dependant on what treatment is required. Follow up session requirements will be discussed with your therapist.
  • DO I NEED TO SEE A DOCTOR BEFORE STARTING PHYSIOTHERAPY?
    No, if you are referring yourself then you do not need to consult a doctor prior to commencing treatment. You do not require a referral from your GP to see a physio. Physiotherapists are “first contact” practitioners, qualified in assessing, diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal pain and conditions. If, following initial assessment, the physiotherapist deems it appropriate for you to seek doctors advice, they will be notify you of this prior to any treatment commencing.
  • WHAT IS THERABODY RECOVERYPUMP?
    Therabody RecoveryPump is a sequential air-filled compression device used by professional and amateur athletes worldwide to aid recovery and rehab from injury. The RecoveryPump unit offers air-filled compression delivered by a multi-chamber garment filling each chamber in turn followed by a complete deflation. The effect is an increased blood flow, venous return, and removal of metabolic waste that causes soreness and muscle fatigue.
  • HOW LONG WILL MY SESSION LAST?
    The RecoveryPump is extremely powerful and can deliver a compression therapy session in a 20 minute cycle.
  • WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE?
    The tightening sensation is similar to the feeling you get when you have your blood pressure taken and can feel extremely therapeutic. Your legs will feel lighter and fresher and any muscle soreness will be decreased. If used for rehab or to reduce swelling you will be able to see a measurable difference.
  • WHEN SHOULD I USE THE RECOVERYPUMP?
    You can use compression therapy before or after exercise, for routine training or high-level competition and also during rehab to aid the reduction of swelling.
  • WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
    Comfortable, yet tight-fitting clothes are best. If your clothes are too loose, the fabric can bunch up when the device compresses and feel uncomfortable. Please wear tracksuit bottoms or leggings and socks. Remove all items from pockets and avoid wearing anything with a zip or metal toggle on.
  • WILL I BE COVERED DURING MY SESSION?
    We keep you covered at all times to make sure you are warm and feel comfortable throughout the treatment. Only the area being worked on will be exposed.
  • WHAT SHOULD I DO DURING MY SESSION?
    This time is for you. Relax, be in silence, focus on controlled breathing, unwind to the music, talk… it is completely up to you!
  • IS IT BETTER TO EAT BEFORE OR AFTER MY SESSION?
    It is best to eat after your session. Massage can cause digestion discomfort.
  • SHOULD I FEEL PAIN OR SORENESS DURING MY SESSION?
    No. Your therapist will communicate through parts of the treatment where greater pressure will be applied. While some techniques or increased pressure can cause discomfort, this should be a ‘good’ discomfort. If you feel any pain, speak up and let your therapist know.
  • DO I HAVE TO UN-DRESS FOR MY MASSAGE?
    Your therapist will advise on the clothing that is recommended to be removed depending on the area being massaged. However, you undress to the level of your comfort. We will work around the clothing in the best way we can. It is important for you to feel comfortable and relaxed to maximise the benefits of the treatment.
  • HOW OFTEN SHOULD I GET A MASSAGE?
    For those who use massage therapy as preventative care or to manage stress, one massage every four weeks is common, as ‘maintenance’ treatment. Weekly or fortnightly sessions may be desirable if you are receiving massage therapy for injury rehabilitation or to relieve chronic discomfort or pain interfering with daily life.
  • WHAT TYPE OF MASSAGES DO YOU OFFER?
    At Cryobright we offer a range of massages, which are designed to suit your goal. We offer sports massage, cryo massage, deep tissue, relaxation and lymphatic drainage massage. For more information on each kind of massage, please visit the services page or give us a call.
  • WHAT IS ASSISTED STRETCH?
    Assisted stretching, put simply, is a technique where one person helps another person stretch. Assisted stretching uses specific techniques to realign your body, increase mobility and flexibility, reduce stress and relieve achy joints.
  • DOES IT HURT?
    No, it doesn’t hurt! It actually feels really good to be stretched. Your therapist will ease you into each stretch and communicate with you throughout to check you are comfortable.
  • SHOULD I GET STRETCHED BEFORE OR AFTER A WORKOUT?
    You can have a stretch session both before or after a workout. A pre-workout stretch warms up your muscles and increases flexibility, which can reduce your risk of injury and boost your performance. A post-workout stretch speeds up recovery by flushing out metabolic waste, increasing blood flow and lengthening muscles that have just been contracted.
  • WHAT IF I AM NOT VERY FLEXIBLE?
    All the more reason to book into an assisted stretch session in our opinion! Your therapist will work with you to customise a stretch session, which is personalised based on your starting point and goals.
  • WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
    Clients should wear something comfortable that does not restrict movement. Recommended clothing includes; gym/workout clothing, yoga pants, gym/workout shorts.
  • HOW DOES AN INFRARED SAUNA DIFFER FROM A TRADITIONAL SAUNA?
    A traditional sauna uses heat (usually generated by hot coals) to warm the air, which in turn warms your body. Infrared saunas use light to create heat. Infrared heat penetrates more deeply than the warmed air of traditional saunas, which allows you to experience a more intense sweat at a lower, more comfortable temperature.
  • IS INFRARED HEAT SAFE?
    Yes! We have been very careful to choose the safest technology available. The manufacturer of our sauna is recognised as being one of the best and has been certifed as using 100% non-toxic materials in its patented designs. The manufacturer has also commisioned independant 3rd party testing of its saunas - with results showing that it has one of the lowest EMF levels on the market. The use of Infrared heat is perfectly safe. In fact, this kind of heating is used to warm neonatal incubators!
  • I HAVE A HEALTH CONDITION - IS IT SAFE FOR ME TO USE THE INFRARED SAUNA?
    Using the infrared Sauna is extremely safe for the majority of individuals and can result in many health and well-being benefits. However, if any of the following applies to you then we advise consulting your doctor/GP before using the sauna. - History of heart or cardiovascular disease - Low or High blood pressure - Blood disorder - Circulatory system problems - Diabetes with neuropathy, Parkinson's, MS or Lupus - Currently taking prescription medications - Experiencing symptoms or dizzyness, fainting spells, heat sensitivity, bleeding disorders If in any doubt whether it safe for you to use the sauna please consult your doctor prior to booking an appointment. You will not be permitted to use the sauna if you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • CAN I USE THE INFRARED SAUNA WHILST PREGNANT?
    No. To ensure the safety of you and your baby during pregnancy, it is not advised to use the sauna.
  • WHAT DO I WEAR IN THE SAUNA?
    We would recommend a swimsuit or a towel. Whatever you feel most comfortable in. But as 'little as possible' is best. The sauna is located in a dedicated treatment room, which you will have sole access to for the duration of your session. So your privacy is assured.
  • HOW LONG DOES A SESSION LAST?
    A maximum of 30 mins. If you are new to using infrared saunas then we would recommened that you limit your time in the sauna to 10-20 minutes for the first few sessions and build up your exposure times to ensure your body has opportunity to adapt.
  • HOW OFTEN SHOULD I USE AN INFRARED SAUNA?
    If you are using the sauna for therapeutic purposes then 3-4 times a week is recommened. For general wellness purposes then 1-2 times a month is sufficient.
  • DO YOU HAVE SHOWER FACILITIES AT CRYOBRIGHT?
    There are no shower facilities on site, but clean towels and wipes are provided. Whilst it may be tempting to shower off immediately after exiting the sauna, it is recommened to wait a short while so that your body has suffient time to cool down naturally.
  • WILL I GET A TAN USING AN INFRARED SAUNA?
    No! Infrared saunas do not give you a sun tan because they do not contain the same UV rays as sunlight or a tanning bed.
  • ARE THERE ANY AGE RESTRICTIONS?
    Anyone over the age of 16 is permitted to use the sauna. However, those under the age 18 must be accompanied by an adult and written parental permission will be required. There is no upper age limit, however we would recommend that older adults go in for a shorter amount of time and at a lower temperature. As we age we are more prone to dehydration and dizziness which could lead to a fall. Extra care therefore needs to be taken.
  • WHAT IS CRYOFACE EXPRESS?
    CryoFace Express is a short but effective treatment using our revolutionary X°Cryo facial mask It administers electronically cooled air evenly across your entire face, providing a number of benefits to the look and feel of your skin. The X°Cryo face mask is integrated with led light, which helps provide cleansing and disinfecting effects, as well as being effective to treat acne and other skin disorders.
  • WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
    Our CryoFace treatments boost collagen production, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, shrink pores, reduce pigmentation and inflammation and puffiness, tighten and brighten skin, visibly lift and tone and promote skin cell renewal. For more information on our CryoFace Sculpt & Glow and CryoFace Express treatments visit our treatment pages
  • HOW MANY SESSIONS DO I NEED TO HAVE?
    You will notice some immediate benefits from your initial cryotherapy session, but the benefits are cumulative and the best results are always achieved through a series of 5 treatments and then followed up with periodic maintenance sessions.
  • WHAT IS CRYOFACE SCULPT & GLOW FACIAL
    CryoFace Sculpt & Glow is our signature 5-in-1 luxury facial, combining a cleanse, tone and nourishing mask, as well as specific facial massage techniques for the ultimate face workout and rejuvenation. The treatment also includes a neck, shoulder, hand and arm massage and finishes with 2 mins of cold therapy using our popular CRYOFACE Express mask.
  • WHAT IS THE LYMPHATIC SYSTEM?
    The lymphatic system is a vast network of vessels serving almost every cell in the body. Strung along these vessels are lymph nodes that filter and purify lymphatic fluid. The job of the lymphatic system is to rid the body of toxin, waste and unwanted materials, as well as transporting lymph (a fluid containing white blood cells) throughout the body to help fight infection. If the lymphatic system gets blocked, it can lead to a host of problems such as swelling, excess cellulite, joint pain, nausea and fatigue.
  • WHAT IS MANUAL LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE?
    Manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) is a very specialist type of massage, designed to stimulate the lymphatic system and encourage the flow of lymphatic fluid. During a manual lymphatic massage, the therapist will use light pressure and gentle, long, rhythmic, wave-like strokes to gently move the lymphatic fluid through your tissues, to help reduce pain and swelling.
  • WHAT IS LYMPHEDEMA?
    Lymphedema is swelling due to a build-up of lymph fluid in the body. Lymph nodes act like a drain in your sink and if the drain is clogged, the fluid cannot drain. The most common areas lymphedema can occur is in the arms and legs, but it can occur in other areas of the body. Lymphedema can also sometimes develop due to cancer or following cancer treatment, particularly if the lymph nodes have been removed or damaged during radiotherapy.
  • CAN MANUAL LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE HELP WITH LYMPHEDEMA?
    Manual lymphatic drainage is a specialist type of massage which stimulates and encourages the movement of lymphatic fluid away from swollen areas, helping to ease the symptoms of those suffering with lymphedema. Whilst manual lymphatic drainage is not a cure for lymphedema, it can help control the symptoms. MLD can help to reduce pain, swelling and encourage movement of lymphatic fluid where there are blockages.
  • IS MANUAL LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE EFFECTIVE FOR POST SURGERY RECOVERY?
    After any surgical procedure, especially liposuction, patients can experience server swelling and bruising which can last for weeks or even months and the flow of the lymph can be interrupted by the surgery, which can slow healing. Manual lymphatic massage can accelerate recovery and wound healing by encouraging the flow of lymphatic fluid.
  • WHO IS MANUAL LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE MASSAGE NOT SUITABLE FOR?
    There are some situations where you should not have manual lymphatic drainage. These include: an infection in the swollen area, a blood clot, heart problems, cancer in the area or anyone with kidney failure. If you are unsure, please check with your doctor before booking a treatment.
  • HOW OFTEN SHOULD I HAVE A MANUAL LYMPHATIC MASSAGE?
    This will vary from person to person and their goals/condition. Generally, we advise to initially have a series of treatments (once a week for a month), and then maintenance sessions every one-two months.
  • WHAT SHOULD YOU DO AFTER MANUAL LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE?
    Drink plenty of water, wear loose clothing, avoid alcohol for 24 hours, do some light exercise and then rest and relax.
  • IS MANUAL LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE RECOMMENDED AFTER A FAT FREEZING TREATMENT?
    Yes. During fat freezing (cryolipolysis), fat cells are destroyed and become a waste product which is processed by the lymphatic system and then gradually flushed out of the body. Manual lymphatic drainage massage can enhance the elimination of dead fat cells from the body.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO HAVE A SCAN?
    Single scans cost £35 - this includes a detailed PDF results report which is emailed to you immediately after the scan. Packs of 3 scans cost £90 (£30 per scan) To get the full benefit of the scanner we recommend having at least 3 scans so that results can be compared and progress/changes can be visualised and quantified over time.
  • WHAT IS THE STYKU 3D BODY SCANNER AND HOW DOES IT WORK?
    The Styku 3D Body Scanner is a cutting-edge device that captures a detailed 3D model of the human body. It uses a combination of infrared sensors and cameras to create a precise and accurate representation of an individual's body shape, measurements and composition metrics.
  • WHAT DATA WILL THE STYKU MEASURE AND REPORT?
    The Styku 3D body scanner provides a wealth of information. It accurately and precisely measures body circumference (of areas such as hips, waist, chest, stomach, arms, thighs etc), body composition (including overall and regional body fat %, lean muscle mass), weight and more.
  • HOW ACCURATE ARE THE MEASUREMENTS PROVIDED?
    The Styku 3D Body Scanner is known for its high level of accuracy. It uses advanced technology to ensure precise measurements, making it a reliable tool for fitness, health, and wellness applications
  • IS A STYKU SCAN THE SAME AS A DEXA SCAN?
    STYKU scans offer a simple and user-friendly way to assess body composition, with an accuracy rate that is generally within 2% of DEXA scans. Although they may not be as accurate as DEXA scans, STYKU scans provide a fast, easy-to-use, and radiation-free alternative for tracking changes in body composition over time.
  • HOW DOES STYKU PREDICT BODY FAT?
    Body fat prediction basics Despite what you may have heard, body composition analyzers do not measure body fat %! Calipers measure skinfold thickness to determine body density. Bioelectrical Impedance Analyzers (BIA devices) measure electrical resistance. The dunk tank measures water displacement to determine body volume. Styku measures body circumferences. However, all of these devices are able to make a prediction about body composition indirectly, using equations that compare one measurement to another. For example, when you measure skinfold thicknesses with calipers and input the values into the Jackson & Pollock equation, you will end up with a value for body density. That value can then be input into another equation (perhaps Siri, or Brozek) to get an estimate of body fat %. The body composition analyzers you are likely to find in the gym or doctor's office all work similarly. They take a measurable value and apply it to an equation that correlates the measured value with a body fat % value from a device that can actually "see" body fat - the Computed Tomography (or CT) scanner, or a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (or MRI) device. How the Styku body fat prediction works In Styku's case, circumference measurements of the body captured in Styku's 3D body scan are applied to an equation that Styku derived using hundreds of subjects scanned in a DEXA machine. DEXA stands for Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry, and the device is an X-ray machine you lay down on as X-rays are passed over your body. DEXA makes a prediction of body fat % (as well as lean mass and other body composition values), but it is correlated directly with a 4-compartment model of the body that includes data from CT scans, which makes it exceptionally accurate when compared with other methods. Over 200 participants were scanned by a DEXA machine and also scanned by a Styku body scanner. DEXA values for body composition were collected as well as dozens of circumference measurements through the Styku scan. Analysis was then done to find a comparison or correlation between the circumferences and the DEXA body composition values. By finding a strong correlation between the body fat % value produced by DEXA and Styku's circumference measurements, Styku is able to offer DEXA-quality body composition values tin the same amount of time it takes to do a Styku scan - about 35 seconds.
  • IS THE STYKU 3D BODY SCANNER SUITABLE FOR ALL BODY TYPES?
    Yes, the Styku 3D Body Scanner is designed to accommodate a wide range of body types and sizes. Its versatility makes it an inclusive tool for individuals with different fitness goals and body compositions.
  • WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF HAVING A SCAN?
    By having a series of scans over a period of time you can monitor progress and track change and you better understand your body. By overlaying the body images, we can track even the smallest changes in your shape. Comparing progress will help you to stay motivated and keep you on track towards achieving your goals..
  • HOW MANY SCANS WILL I NEED AND HOW OFTEN DO I NEED TO BE SCANNED?
    A single scan will reveal a wealth of data to help you better understand your body. However the real power comes is being able to compare changes over a period of time. If you are looking to make changes to your health and body shape we would recommend buying a course of 3 scans which can be used over a set period of time. This will help to keep you accountable and onon track towards achieving your goals. The frequency of scans depends on your individual goal and preference.
  • IS THERE AN IDEAL TIME OF DAY TO BE SCANNED?
    The Styku 3D Body Scanner is versatile and can be used at any time of the day. However, for consistent tracking, it's advisable to schedule scans at the same time of day to account for natural variations in factors like hydration and posture. Additionally avoid a heavy meal or strenuous exercise immediately before the scan.
  • WHAT DO I NEED TO WEAR FOR MY SCAN?
    Styku will measure what the scanner sees and doesn't see through clothing! The wrinkles and folds of a loose shirt or baggy shorts can mask changes to your body, and will make it hard to accurately track progress as you lose fat and your body's shape and size changes. Therefore, it is important that you wear ‘form fitting’ clothing. We suggest: Men: Fitted briefs/boxers, cycling shorts or leggings Ladies: Fitted bikini bottoms, cycling shorts or leggings & a sports bra
  • HOW LONG WILL MY SESSION LAST?
    Your appointment session will be around 15-20 minutes, although the scan itself only takes a matter of minutes.
  • IS THE SCANNER HARMFUL OR INVASIVE?
    No! The Kinect sensor used in the Styku scanner emits harmless infrared light, similar to that used in a remote control. It is completely non-invasive and safe to use. The IR light coming from the sensor does not affect human tissue, and won't affect people with pacemakers, metal implants or other medical conditions.
  • ARE THERE ANY AGE OR HEALTH RESTRICTIONS FOR USING THE SCANNER?
    The Styku 3D Body Scanner is generally safe for use by individuals of various ages and health conditions. However, it's advisable for individuals with specific health concerns to consult with their healthcare provider before undergoing a scan.
  • WILL ANYONE BE IN THE ROOM WITH ME WHEN I AM HAVING MY SCAN?
    An operator will be in the room with you, but we are able to set the scan up so you can have your scan in private if you prefer.
  • WILL I RECEIVE A COPY OF MY SCAN RESULTS?
    Yes following all scans a full report will be emailed to you. We will also save all scans on our system so we can compare any future scans.
  • HOW DOES STYKU HANDLE PRIVACY AND DATA SECURITY?
    Styku prioritises user privacy and data security. Personal data is handled with the utmost care, and the scanner complies with industry standards and regulations to ensure the confidentiality of user information.
  • HOW DOES THE STYKU 3D BODY SCANNER CONTRIBUTE TO CRYOBRIGHT'S COMMITMENT TO HOLISTIC WELLNESS?
    The Styku 3D Body Scanner aligns with Cryobright's holistic wellness approach by providing a comprehensive view of your body composition. This data empowers you to make informed choices, combining recovery treatments with fitness and lifestyle adjustments for holistic well-being.
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