Cryotherapy chamber treatment

Treatment summary

Procedure time
3 mins
Duration of results
Frequency Dependent
Side effects
Sessions required
Personal Preference
Discomfort level
From £45

Cryotherapy chamber treatment – cryo:one+

The world of health and wellbeing is an ever-evolving myriad of technological breakthroughs. In aesthetics and medicine, cryotherapy has been used for many years, for body and skin healing, as well as aiding weight loss.

This evolved technology is now something we can offer, here at Leicester MediSpa, and we are excited to introduce our cryo:one+ cryotherapy chamber, for the treatment of a wide range of skin and health concerns, for head-to-toe holistic healing and rejuvenation.

We are pleased to be the only wellness clinic in Leicester to provide whole body chamber cryotherapy using cutting-edge technology to optimise cell function, resulting in an enhanced version of you.

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What is cryotherapy?

Cryotherapy involves the method of ‘super-cooling’ the body for therapeutic purposes. There are a number of benefits to cryotherapy, from reducing inflammation, enhancing mood and mental health, assisting with weight loss stimulating metabolism, improving sleep, reducing symptoms of headaches/migraines, increasing energy levels, skin detoxification and collagen production, improving focus and enhancing immune function speeding up recovery.

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Cryotherapy can be hugely beneficial when paired with performance support and rehabilitation exercises to reduce muscle soreness and restore muscle capacity.

Evidence also suggests cryotherapy can be beneficial for cognitive conditions such as Alzheimer’s. Whole Body Cryotherapy also benefits numerous chronic conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, joint inflammation, fibromyalgia, acute and chronic pain including spinal syndromes, tendinopathies and muscular spasms.

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Frequently asked questions

What happens to the body during a cryotherapy session?

Whole body cryotherapy is all about a change in tissue temperature caused by the exposure to cold air which produces a thermal shock. When you are placed in our cryo:one+ cryotherapy chamber, your body responds by constricting your blood vessels (known as vasoconstriction). With this action, the blood is pushed towards your organs. This causes the blood to take on more oxygen and become nutrient rich. The sensory shock leads to an activation of the autonomic nervous system. This is characterised by rising endorphins and norepinephrine levels, increased blood pressure and heart rate variability.

As soon as you exit the cryotherapy chamber, your body begins to start heating up again. The blood vessels expand (vasodilation) oxygen and nutrient-rich blood flows back to the bodily tissues, with an increased presence of anti-inflammatory proteins found in the blood.

Scientists also suggest that cryotherapy can also create an analgesic (pain-relieving) effect. This happens as the nerve transmission from nerves to the brain are ‘blunted’. This suggests that cryotherapy could be an effective therapy for pain-causing conditions (similar to placing an ice pack on an injured area to help relieve pain, temporarily).

How does a cryotherapy chamber work?

The cryo:one+ chamber, here at Leicester MediSpa is an electric chamber which offers substantial benefits over traditional liquid nitrogen cryotherapy chambers including significantly more cooling, greater autonomic response, higher cellular activation and more uniform decreased skin temperature.

A cryotherapy chamber session involves standing in the cryo:one+ chamber for a recommended time of 3 minutes. Your entire body, including your head, is exposed to approximately -85 to – 87°C. As the air is so cold, the exposure time is very short. This makes a cryotherapy chamber session very convenient and something you can do in your lunch break, with plenty of time to spare.

Am I suitable for a cryotherapy chamber session with cryo:one+ at Leicester MediSpa?

As there are several contraindications to having a cryotherapy chamber session, we will ask that you complete a medical history form upon booking. We will also complete a pre-treatment consultation and consent form, prior to offering you this treatment, to ensure the treatment will be both safe and effective for you.

Absolute contraindications include:

  • Pregnancy (from the fourth month)
  • Untreated Hypertension
  • Heart Attack (in the last 6 months)
  • Unstable angina pectoris
  • Decompensated cardiovascular/respiratory disease
  • Cardiac pacemaker
  • Symptomatic cardiovascular disease
  • Severe anaemia
  • Uncontrolled seizures
  • Acute kidney and urinary tract disease
  • Acute disease of the airways
  • Cold allergy
  • Tumour diseases
  • Peripheral arterial occlusive disease (Stages III & IV)
  • Venous thrombosis
  • Bacterial and viral skin infections
  • Acute or recent cerebrovascular accident
  • Symptomatic lung disorders

Relative contra-indications which require you consult and gain clearance from your doctor:

  • Heart Rhythm Disorders
  • Heart Valve Failure
  • Recent Heart operation
  • Ischaemic Heart disease
  • Raynaud’s Syndrome
  • Polyneuropathies
  • Bleeding disorders
  • Pregnancy 0-4 months
  • Vaculitides (Blood verssel wall inflammation

Is using the cryo:one+ cryotherapy chamber safe?

Single and multi-person walk-in cryochambers have been used for almost 40 years for a range of health and wellbeing treatments. Issues only arise if patients do not adhere to the instructions of their practitioner, for example, if they step into the machine with moisture/ wet clothing, especially wet socks, as water will freeze instantly at these temperatures.

What to wear during whole body cryotherapy?

To protect the sensitive tissues and extremities, such as the hands and feet, we require that you wear a face mask, wool socks, headband/hat, slippers and gloves, which we provide.

For optimum skin exposure we advise men to wear loose-fitting shorts, socks and either take off their shirts or wear a vest top. Women should wear swimwear or relaxed shorts, and a sports bra/vest top and socks.

Ultimately your degree of comfort and desire for the best results will dictate what you wear throughout the treatment. Please ensure you are not wearing any clothing with metal, including a bra with underwire. Please ensure that all clothing is dry. Jewellery and watches exposed to the skin and cold air should be removed.

Is a cryotherapy session comfortable?

Before entering the cryo:one+ cryochamber, we will offer you the protective clothing you need for a comfortable treatment. The session is very short (2 to 3 minutes), and the cold is a ‘dry’ cold, so it is very tolerable. Towards the end of your cryotherapy session, you may experience the sensation of ‘pins and needles’, which will disappear immediately, after the treatment. Red skin is normal post cryotherapy and will subside in a few minutes.

How will I feel after a whole body cryotherapy treatment?

Most of our patients report that after each cryo:one+ session, they feel energized and revitalised.

How many treatments of cryotherapy should I have?

We would usually recommend a course of around 5 to 10 treatments, in close succession (separated by 1 to 2 days). After which, you may be able to take fewer treatments, spaced further apart to both maintain and improve results. During your pre-treatment consultation, our practitioner will go through your wellness goals and advise a bespoke treatment regime.

Will I catch a cold, if I have a cryotherapy treatment?

The immediate cold impact of the cryotherapy session will only lower the internal body temperature for a very short period of time, so you will not be at risk of catching a cold.

Can I have a cryo:one+ cryotherapy treatment if I am claustrophobic?

The door of the chamber is never locked, and you can step out at any time, if you feel slightly claustrophobic. The session is continually monitored by one of our practitioners, who will be on hand at all times.

Do I have to shower before or after a cryotherapy session?

This procedure is dry and does not make your skin wet. Therefore, you will not have to shower before or after the treatment.

Treatment Price?

Whole Body Cryotherapy (1 Person) or Infrared Sauna (1 Person),
£10 for a guest pass per session

IndividualCourse of 6Course of 12
Individual Monthly Memberships – minimum 3 months sign up
If you wish to attend with someone there will be a 25% increase to the advertised price.
4 Bio Hacking sessions8 Bio Hacking sessions12 Bio Hacking sessions

Core Hydrafacial
Unlimited **

Deluxe Hydrafacial
**Up to one session of cryo and sauna per day limited to business opening hours.
Infrared Sauna followed by Indian Head Massage£75


You may have seen fitness professionals posting about this trend on social media platforms, such as TikTok and Instagram, speaking about enhancing fitness and the muscle-recovery benefits of cryotherapy. Why not contact us today to find out more.

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Thursday10:30am - 7pm
Friday10:30am - 7pm
Saturday10:40am - 6pm

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Leicester Medispa

Leicester MediSpa
19 The Parade

Tel: 0116 303 2555

Opening times
Tuesday 10:30am - 7pm
Wednesday10:30am - 7pm
Thursday10:30am - 7pm
Friday10:30am - 7pm
Saturday10:40am - 6pm
Tuesday 10:30am - 7pm
Wednesday10:30am - 7pm
Thursday10:30am - 7pm
Friday10:30am - 7pm
Saturday10:40am - 6pm

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