The Cold, Hard Facts on Cryotherapy at Livkraft La Jolla

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At Livkraft Wellness La Jolla, San Diego's best self care and recovery spa for cryotherapy, we’re breaking down the cold, hard facts on cryotherapy. What is cryotherapy? Why should you do it? How will it benefit you?

If you’re wondering why you should willingly subject yourself to negative degree temperatures, we don’t blame you. Let us convince you. The many benefits of Cryotherapy speak for themself.


If you're recovering from an injury, looking to reduce pain or inflammation, improve exercise recovery, boost your metabolism or are looking for a natural anti-aging treatment, cryotherapy is calling your name. At Livkraft La Jolla, you have the choice of three cryotherapy treatments for all of your wellness, self care and recovery needs.


As self care is (finally!) being considered a necessity rather than a luxury, more and more recovery-based treatments are on the rise. With an abundance of wellness trends available to try, Cryotherapy is at the tip of the iceberg in terms of effective and efficient wellness and recovery treatments. Cold therapy has been around for ages (think: ice baths, ice packs, under eye cold treatments) but cryotherapy takes it to the next level. For the ultimate cryotherapy experience, head to San Diego's luxury spa, Livkraft La Jolla. At Livkraft, you can receive any Cryotherapy treatment in under fifteen minutes  (though once you’re there, trust me, you won’t want to leave). Why should you try cryotherapy at Livkraft La Jolla? The better question is why wouldn't you. Slow down the aging process, speed up recovery, manage pain, improve performance… and do it in under 15 minutes? Tell me more.

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Livkraft Wellness is home to the best cryotherapy treatments in San Diego. At Livkraft Wellness in downtown La Jolla, you will find several types of Cryotherapy treatments: Whole Body Cryotherapy, Localized Cryotherapy, and Cryotherapy Facials. With multiple treatments offering a range of benefits, there is something available for everyone. Whether you’re looking for recovery, pain management, or alternative beauty treatments, leave it to San Diego's best Cryotherapy, Livkraft Wellness, to freeze your worries away.

Whole Body Cryotherapy at Livkraft Wellness La Jolla

What is Whole Body Cryotherapy and what makes Livkraft Wellness La Jolla the best? Cryotherapy, or cold therapy, is the use and application of cold temperatures to elicit a systemic response to promote healing and regeneration while reducing pain and swelling. This can be achieved by using traditional methods such as an ice pack, a cold tub or even a morning ocean swim during the fall winter and early spring.

Whole Body Cryotherapy is much different than cold therapy. has evolved to mean exposing the body to liquid nitrogen vapors or the use of electric cooling units to achieve extremely cold temperatures to shock your entire body.  For the past few years, the only option for Whole Body Cryotherapy was devices that did not allow your head, the part of our body with most heat loss and nerve endings, to be exposed to the cold temperatures. Instead, your head remained outside  body was exposed to frigid liquid nitrogen vapors yet your head was still in a 70 - 75 degree environment.


At Livkraft Wellness La Jolla, our state-of-the-art Whole Body Cryotherapy Cryo Arctic technology uses cold breathable air vapors, allowing the entire body, including the head, to be exposed to the treatment. This creates the optimal recovery and regeneration conditions that have been previously unavailable with other cryotherapy machines.


Throughout this session, your entire body is exposed to temperatures ranging from -166°F to -220°F in the form of nitrogen vapor. During the 3-minute session, your body goes into fight or flight mode, sending blood flow to your core, protecting your vital organs. Once the treatment is over, a supply of nutrient rich, re-oxygenated blood is sent throughout the body, pumping nutrients to muscles and tissues while aiding in the removal of toxins. In response to the cold, an anti-inflammatory response is triggered, accelerating recovery time, alleviating aches and pains and soothing muscle soreness. Endorphins are released, leaving you invigorated and energized!

When is the best time of day to do a Whole Body Cryotherapy Session?

Everyone is different, it is a personal preference! Give Whole Body Cryotherapy a try as a pre-workout energy and endorphin boost, post-workout recovery to speed recovery and reduce muscle soreness, or mid-day as a pick-me-up when you need some extra energy!

How long is a typical Whole Body Cryotherapy session?

Whole Body Cryotherapy at Livkraft La Jolla is 3 minutes long

How should I feel after my Whole Body Cryotherapy session?

After your Whole Body Cryotherapy Session at Livkraft La Jolla, expect to feel refreshed, rejuvenated and re-energized! You’ll receive an endorphin boost during your cryotherapy treatment, giving you a natural mood and energy boost. This feeling may last up to several hours. Frequent whole body cryotherapy sessions will help reduce muscle soreness and speed up recovery 

How often should I come for Whole Body Cryotherapy at Livkraft La Jolla for the best results?

For those new to cryotherapy, we recommend coming to Livkraft La Jolla for 7-10 Whole Body Cryotherapy sessions within a short period of time, no longer than 2-3 weeks. After that period, we recommend coming for regular “maintenance” cryotherapy treatments 2-3 times per week to sustain your results! For those suffering from injuries, serious athletes, or to enhance recovery and performance, we recommend coming 4-7 times weekly, especially during intense trainin

Localized Cryotherapy at Livkraft Wellness La Jolla

While Whole Body Cryotherapy targets the entire body, Localized Cryotherapy is specific to one area. At -260°F, Livkraft La Jolla's Local Cryotherapy utilizes chilled nitrogen vapors in a localized stream, focusing on a particular area. The local cryotherapy treatment (between five and ten minutes long depending on the body part and surface area) penetrates deeper into the tissue than whole body cryotherapy, reducing pain, inflammation, swelling, and accelerating healing and recovery time.

What is the difference between Local Cryotherapy and Whole-Body Cryotherapy at Livkraft Wellness La Jolla? 

Local Cryotherapy penetrates deeper into the skin than Whole Body Cryotherapy to provide targeted relief to specific areas on a deeper level

How long is a typical Localized Cryotherapy treatment?

Local Cryotherapy Treatments range from 5-10 minutes, depending on the body part and surface area being treated

Who would benefit from localized cryotherapy?

Anyone suffering from chronic pain, looking to speed up recovery to an injury or surgery, or improve physical performance or range of motion would benefit from local cryotherapy at Livkraft Wellness La Jolla.

Where is localized cryotherapy most commonly applied?

The most common local cryotherapy areas include: lower back, shoulders, neck, knees, ankles, wrists

Cryotherapy Facial at Livkraft Wellness La Jolla


7-minutes to relax, destress, and slow down the aging clock. With temperature’s at -260°F you may be wondering how freezing your face could be relaxing, but you’re in for a pleasant surprise. Livkraft La Jolla will exceed all your expectations and more with the best Cryotherapy Facial in San Diego. During your treatment, a soothing mist of breathable nitrogen vapor is guided over your face. The nitrogen vapors used during the Cryotherapy Facial at Livkraft La Jolla utilizes soothing vaporized liquid nitrogen. This allows for a deeper penetration into the skin, increasing blood flow, circulation, and collagen production, reducing inflammation and redness, and tightening and firming the skin. You will leave feeling refreshed and rejuvenated, with tight, glowing skin. 


 How long is a Cryotherapy Facial treatment?

 Each Cryotherapy Facial is 7 minutes long. 


How cold does the Cryotherapy Facial get?

The Cryotherapy Facial at Livkraft La Jolla is set to a temperature of -260 ℉


How often should I come for a Cryotherapy Facial at Livkraft?

We find this is a personal preference and dependent on your goals. The more you frequent Livkraft La Jolla for a cryotherapy facial, the better results you will see. You may come as often as every day or schedule your appointments less frequently. At Livkraft, we recommend coming between 4 and 7 times from your first appointment and following up with weekly maintenance cryotherapy facials!


Will my face be red after the Cryotherapy Facial?

A Cryotherapy Facial may actually help reduce redness, as the treatment is effective at reducing inflammation.


What does the Cryotherapy Facial at Livkraft La Jolla feel like?

When you arrive for your Cryotherapy Facial at San Diego's best spa, Livkraft Wellness, prepare to relax. Imagine feeling a rush of revitalizing and invigorating cool air gently blown on your face. Nitrogen vapors with a temperature of -260 ℉ are gently applied around your face for an extremely refreshing and beneficial experience.

Ready to experience a cryotherapy treatment for yourself? Book an appointment online, stop by our wellness spa in La Jolla, or. sign up for one of our membership packages.

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