At CryoYoga™ (in Fairhope, AL), we believe that everyone deserves professional recovery techniques.  Whether it’s extreme work or physical training or mental effort, or simply being energetic for the grand children, why should only professional athletes enjoy the most exclusive techniques for recovery?
We believe that every person should enjoy the best methods available to function at his/her highest level –mentally, physically, spiritually.

IMPORTANT: Going down to -160°-220°F without your clothes can have side effects in some people. Though Dr. Runels bought the Cryo Chamber and started CryoYoga in an effort to bring to the community what he’s found to be very helpful for both himself and for his family (including 3 sons and his parents), using the CryoYoga chamber does not establish a Doctor-Patient relationship with Dr. Runels.
Here’s our consent form for adults.
Here’s our consent form for teens who need parental consent.<–

Training brings you only half-way to the goal.
Rapid and complete recovery,
so you can go at an even higher level at your next performance
(even if that performance is being awake and energetic for the children, or making the sale, or teaching the class, making love to your spouse, or doing your best time at the next bike race)…
that’s the rest of the formula.

If you do not desire your top performance at what’s most important to you, then CryoYoga will NOT be the place for you. If you want to perform in your most superhero self to be all you’re capable of being for the people who depend on you, then act like the pros by doing these 3…

1. Train
2. Perform
3. Seek feedback/coaching on your performance.
4. Recover
5. Repeat (stronger from training/recovery and smarter from feedback)

You decide where to direct your body & mind & stongest volition–when you want to recover, find us at CryoYoga.

Whole Body Cryotherapy

Whole-body cryotherapy (WBC) is a superior, high tech, alternative to cold water immersion or ice packs.

This treatment involves exposing to total body to extremely cold dry air (below −150 °C) for two to three minutes–cold enough to trigger metabolic and genetic effects that can affect noticeable changes in metabolism, recovery, focus, emotional state, energy, endurance, and sex drive.

–>Results Will Vary. If You Do Not See Benefit, We Will Not Keep Your Money. This is Not an FDA endorsed treatment<–

Though whole body cryotherapy is not officially approved by the FDA for any specific treatment, the method is commonly used in over 50 European hospitals and medical clinics and it has now used by most professional baseball and football teams. Elite athletes have reported using the treatment to alleviate delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) after exercise for faster recovery leading to improved strength, leaner muscle, and increased endurance. Recreational athletes have started to emulate elite athletes in using these treatments after exercise.

Ballerinas Freezing Their Way to Wings

The first WBC chamber was built in Japan in the late 1970s, but WBC was not introduced to Europe until the 1980s and has only been used in the US and Australia in the past decade. In much of Europe, insurance pays for whole body cryotherapy treatments when someone is injured.

Whole body cryotherapy was initially intended for use in a clinical setting to treat patients with conditions such as multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Reductions in muscle and skin tissue temperature after WBC exposure may stimulate cutaneous receptors and excite the sympathetic adrenergic fibers, causing constriction of local arterioles and venules.

The whole body cryotherapy unit used by the Washington Red Skins (exactly like the one used in CryoYoga™)

There can also be hormonal changes after WBC that have been of benefit for sleep or depression in some people. Some find the metabolic changes help to stay lean or to lose body fat while maintaining muscle.

Adverse effects

Without proper gear, WBC can result in frost bite-gloves and socks and ear coverings should be worn in the chamber to prevent this complication. A consent form with all possible complications should be signed before use, and the patient should not use if he/she suffers with Raynaud’s disease or severe heart disease.

A cryosauna used in partial body cryotherapy

Partial Body Cryotherapy

With Partial Body Cryotherapy (PBC) devices or ‘cryosaunas’, the patient’s head stays in the room (not subjected to the cold). These devices are commonly used throughout United States and are erroneously referred to as offering “Whole Body Cryotherapy”.  Two very important differences make WBC the more desirable treatment.

Mark Wahlberg in CryoChamber<--

1. With PBC, the hormonal effects will not trigger as effectively because the head stays warm. And, more importantly..

2. With PBC, the patient risks two serious problems.

a. First, with PBC the nitrogen blows directly into the tank and so can burn the skin of the patient. In WBC (what we have at CryoYoga) the nitrogen blows through the walls of the chamber and out the exhaust that vents to the outside; so it’s not possible for the liquid nitrogen to burn the person in our cryo-chamber.

b.  Also, when the nitrogen blows directly into the chamber with the patient, there can be the risk of asphyxiation from not enough oxygen. Instead of this allowing this risk, we purchased the best WBC chamber available in the US where the nitrogen blows through the walls (not into the chamber), then blows out through a tube to the outside. The person always breathes room air.

–>Results Will Vary. If You Do Not See Benefit, We Will Not Keep Your Money. This is Not an FDA endorsed treatment<–

We even keep an oxygen meter in place to prove that the oxygen level is PERFECT all the time.  With the PBC chambers, nitrogen can accumulate.  Nitrogen is NOT toxic (it’s about 70% of the air you’re breathing right now). But, if the level of nitrogen gets so high that there’s not enough oxygen, then the patient can black out. With our WBC chamber, this is not a possibility.