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Cryotherapy in Newark & Wilmington

What is whole-body cryotherapy?

Whole-body cryotherapy (available at our Newark and Wilmington offices) replaces traditional ice baths and ice packs as a safe, non-invasive process that briefly exposes the body to extremely cold temperatures in order to promote inflammation reduction, muscle recovery, enhanced athletic performance, anti-aging, weight loss and other health-related goals.

Cryotherapy provides relief for an array of conditions, including stress, insomnia, muscle and joint pain, fibromyalgia and headaches.

Extreme cold has been used to treat inflammation for centuries; that’s the idea behind immersing the body in an ice bath or using ice packs. In 1978, Japan began using cryotherapy to treat rheumatoid arthritis, a concept that spread to Europe, and ultimately inspired the whole-body cryotherapy systems in use today.

For years, professional sports organizations across the globe have incorporated the technology into their training regimes and its growing popularity is now evident in its accessibility to the general public, as seen in the News Journal.

Benefits of Cryotherapy

Sports & Fitness

  • Increased endurance
  • Faster recovery & healing
  • Boosts blood circulation
  • Increased energy
  • Allows more intense & higher volume training

Health & Wellness

  • Decreased muscle soreness, pain & inflammation
  • Pain management
  • Improved mood & sleep
  • Accelerated muscle recovery
  • Faster recovery & healing

Anti-Aging / Cosmetic

  • Increased caloric & fat burning (=weight loss!)
  • Anti-aging & Increased collagen production
  • Fewer skin blemishes
  • Reduce cellulite
  • Erase spider veins

Whole-Body Cryotherapy is Making a Difference for our Patients

  • I’ve suffered with chronic back and neck pain for years. After my first cryotherapy session, I was completely pain free for hours and enjoyed the most refreshing sleep I’ve ever had. After my second visit, I had no pain whatsoever for four days. It was amazing how good I felt!

    - Gina N.
  • After a car accident in June, my ability to find pain relief plateaued and I continued to struggle with low back pain. After just a few sessions in the cryotherapy chamber, I have zero pain following a treatment and a significant reduction in discomfort for days after. I’m a fan!”

    - Dana A.
  • The week before the Marine Corps Marathon I had four sessions of cryotherapy at First State Health and Wellness. They relieved all the little aches and pains from training and I felt great race morning.  The day after the race I got another session and my recovery has been faster than usual.

    - Glenn M.
  • The whole-body cryotherapy chamber was a quick, convenient way to add cold therapy to my pre- and post-race training for the 2015 Ironman Maryland event. The treatments helped my body reset itself, significantly reducing my inflammation and soreness, so that I could train harder and recover faster. If you’re serious about your training, why wouldn’t you add another tool to your arsenal to help you excel, especially when your competition likely doesn’t have access to it?

    - Eric W.
  • After 20 years of seeking relief from the intense, chronic pain of rheumatoid arthritis, I eventually got used to not doing things because it hurts. Following my whole-body cryotherapy sessions, I experienced increased energy, alertness, improved circulation and a huge reduction of pain, especially in the morning when inflammation is usually at its worst. I’ve been able to accomplish the chores I was avoiding!

    - Heather K.

How cold does it get?

The nitrogen mist drops the unit’s temperature to a range of -220 F to -274 F, which temporarily lowers the temperature of the skin’s top layer. It will feel coldest during the last 30 seconds of treatment.

Is it safe?

The mist is composed of the same nitrogen that is in the air we breathe. The heavier mist stays inside the chamber while your head remains outside of the chamber, so you’ll be breathing the air in the room. Sessions are constantly monitored and you may request to exit at any time. Prior to your first session, our staff will conduct a health evaluation to clear you for participation.


Many patients feel a difference after just one session!

What can I expect during my session?

  • Our friendly staff will review your medical history and our procedures, as well as answer any questions. You will be escorted to a private changing room. You may remain in your underwear, jogging or compression shorts-women may also wear a bra, sports bra or bathing suit (no underwire)
  • Jewelry must be removed from the neck down
  • You will be provided with a pair of socks, slippers, gloves and a robe.
  • Once you’ve stepped into the pre-chilled chamber, you will remove the robe for the duration of the treatment. It will be returned to you upon exiting.
  • A cold, dry nitrogen mist will provide even cooling over your entire body. The treatment lasts 3 minutes, with the last 30 seconds feeling the coldest.A technician will constantly monitor your session and will assist you in exiting the chamber when completed.

How many treatments will I need?

The number of treatments you will need depends on the severity of your condition or injury. Many patients feel a difference after the first session, with a noticeable shift after three to five sessions. The most significant benefits are achieved between 10-15 sessions.

What is the best frequency?

If you’re new to whole-body cryotherapy, we recommend easing into a schedule-beginning at a low intensity for three consecutive days and gradually increasing. Seasoned clients may choose to enjoy treatments more frequently-no sooner than four hours, not longer than 48 hours for athletes during training and competition. Many patients prefer one or two sessions per week for maintenance.

Pricing & Treatment Packages

Treatments last just 3 minutes, making scheduling convenient and accessible.

Single Sessions
Standard Single Session: $50
Treatment Packages
3 Sessions: $135 ($45 per session)
5 Sessions: $200 ($40 per session)
10 Sessions: $350 ($35 per session)

Best Value!
20 Sessions: $600 ($30 per session)

Experience what whole-body cryotherapy can do for you! Schedule your session online today or call – (302) 454-1200 Newark or (302) 654-4001 Wilmington.

The whole-body cryotherapy chamber is designed to complement health and wellness initiatives. It is not intended to be utilized for the treatment of any type of disease, disorder or illness.

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