Asked Questions

Where innovation goes, questions will follow.

CRYORVA invites you to review our frequently asked questions below. Feel free to contact us if there is something we have not answered for you.


Can I use insurance for payment?

No. CryoRVA will not accept insurance payments for treatments.  We do recommend checking with your insurance provider to determine if flex-spending accounts or cards can be used if your provider considers cryotherapy a “preventive” therapy.


How long will the first appointment take?

Approximately 15 minutes from start to finish. After greeting you, our staff will obtain some basic, required information and guide you through each phase of the cryosauna experience to ensure your satisfaction.


Benefits of purchasing a membership vs single sessions?

Aside from the obvious cost savings, membership truly has its benefits. Along with priority scheduling, members typically use our facilities on a more frequent basis; reaping the benefits of faster recovery and rejuvenation from the negative physical effects of their sport/activity of choice.


What’s the difference between Cryotherapy and an Ice Bath?

You don’t get wet! Our Cryosauna uses liquid nitrogen to dramatically reduce the air temperature around your body; inducing your natural responses to drastic fluctuations in temperature. Our Cryosauna also offers optional heat settings for further comfort before your session.



How will I feel after a session?

While individual results may vary, many clients express immediate positive results after completing a session.  We consistently hear surprise and excitement from clients getting relief from sore muscles and joint pain, along with an increase in energy and overall well-being.


Are there any limitations regarding the use of the Cryosauna?

CryoRVA does not recommend the Cryosauna to individuals with pacemakers, hypertension above (160/90), deep vein thrombosis, anyone undergoing treatment for cancer, women who are pregnant or persons with an aversion or severe reaction to cold temperatures. Client safety comes first, so we recommend any person with concerns to seek the advice of a health care professional first.


What do I wear in the Cryosauna?

During your Cryosauna experience, your body will briefly be exposed to cold temperatures. As a result, all clients are asked to wear protective coverings on their hands and feet. Undergarments or bathing suits are also necessary to protect private/personal areas of the body. All CryoRVA clients are provided with gloves, socks, boots and a robe when entering and exiting the Cryosauna.


Who should use your NormaTec products?

NormaTec compression systems are FDA approved devices designed to rapidly increase circulation resulting in quicker muscle recovery. In recent years, professional athletes have adopted NormaTec compression systems as a key resource for workout and performance recovery.



How long does a NormaTec treatment session last?

Because NormaTec compression systems elicit the benefits of massage therapy, there is no standard duration for treatment. Typically, clients will use our products for 10-20 minutes with moderate intensity to warm up muscles.  Post-workout treatments can range from 20-60 minutes at moderate to high intensity.


What are the benefits of using NormaTec products?

The compression technology within our NormaTec products aid in maximizing blood flow in individuals with poor circulation issues. This same technology gives the athlete in all of us an edge when it comes to enhanced recovery time. You can train more rigorously with greater frequency knowing relief is available at the push of a button.


Is there anything dangerous about cryotherapy?

No, unless conducted by an untrained recovery specialist or if you have a contraindication. The cooling agent, nitrogen, is in 78% of the air we breathe every day. CryoRVA’s Recovery Specialist running your sessions are fully trained on safety and operational protocols and are capable of stopping the session if you should want to get out before your session is done.


Is it possible to overuse Cryotherapy?

If you notice you are not seeing the same results as when you first started to do cryotherapy sessions, we recommend taking 2 weeks off and then starting over with 1-3 sessions a week. Your body will never become completely used to the effects of cold exposure but the results will seem less intense with prolonged overuse.