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Whole Body Cryotherapy - What, Why and How

Float Sixty Northwest Indiana offers Whole Body and Localized Cryotherapy sessions. Whole Body Cryo (WBC) lasts 2-3 minutes and our introductory price is $40. Local cryo is a 7-10 minute treatment and targets specific areas where swelling and inflammation are causing discomfort or pain. The area is pinpointed with a laser scopes wand and liquid nitrogen rapidly freezes the area. We have worked on ankles, knees, hands, shoulders and backs and the results have been very powerful.  Our introductory package of five sessions is $200 and can be used for any cryo treatment. 

Learn more about cryotherapy below. 

Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC) is a sophisticated method of cold therapy involving two to three minutes of skin exposure to temperatures between -200°F to -250°F.

What are the origins of Whole Body Cryotherapy?

Whole Body Cryotherapy was first developed in 1978 by Dr. Yamaguchi of Japan to treat patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis. The technology quickly spread to Europe where it was further researched and developed as a treatment for surgical recovery, chronic physical conditions, increasing athletic performance and decreasing muscle recovery time, weight loss, improving skin tone and texture, treating anxiety and depression, as well as Psoriasis and Fibromyalgia.

How does it work?

In the Cryochamber the body is exposed to ultra-low temperatures of -200 to -240 F. Your skin surface temperature will typically decrease by 30-50 degrees Fahrenheit over a period of two-three minutes. The sudden temperature change causes your blood vessels to massively constrict and dilate inducing responses from the Circulatory System, the Energy Meridians, and the Nervous System.

During each session the body releases endorphins, which are hormones that make you feel good and energetic. The mood-enhancing effects from each session can last for days.

Is it painful?

The chamber is cooled using liquid nitrogen, however you are not in direct contact with the gas.  Further, the lack of air currents and air moisture during the treatment ensures that you will not perceive the cold as extreme as it. The extreme cold triggers the bodies reaction, yet doesn’t allow the chill to uncomfortably penetrate the skin.

What are the benefits?

Whole Body Cryotherapy immediately improves blood circulation ensuring adequate delivery of oxygen and nutrients to bodily tissues, while improving the body’s natural ability to eliminate toxins. The skin reacts to the cold and sends messages to the brain stimulating the regulatory functions of the body. The skin exposure to the extreme temperatures also triggers the release of anti-inflammatory molecules and endorphins. Many pro athletes like LeBron James employ this treatment to enhance performance as well as a means of reducing recovery time from acute injuries. Similarly, celebrities like Jennifer Aniston and Demi Moore like the treatment for its beauty benefits and weight loss assistance.

You may benefit from Whole Body Cryotherapy if you…


  • Slow metabolism

  • Low energy

  • High toxicity

  • Acute pain

  • Chronic inflammation

Suffer from…

  • Immune deficiencies

  • Chronic fatigue

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Autoimmune disorders

  • Hormonal imbalances

  • Depression

  • Mood disorders


  • Better looking skin

  • Speed healing

  • Improve blood flow

  • Improve athletic performance and recovery


RLS and Floating

I haven't gotten a decent night of sleep for 3 years due to my Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS), a neurological disorder, and Insomnia. It kept getting progressively worse, to the point of averaging 1-3 hours of sleep per night. As you would imagine, this has caused quite the exhaustion to my days as I still have to work and run my business. I have been on quite the journey to figure out what has been causing this mysterious health issues.  After seeing Eastern, holistic, and Western doctors to no avail, as well as spending thousands of dollars on all sorts of treatments and meds, nothing seemed to cure me. Regretfully, the only thing that would ever offer a decent night of sleep was taking a narcotic and/or xanax. But this was a dark path I did not wish to get addicted to, so I avoided it as much as possible.  After countless frustrating nights of no sleep, I found something that worked! [Enter FLOAT SIXTY into my life!]  I learned about Float 60 during a tasting I was doing for my cookie company at their spa. Who would've thunk the relief I was searching for all these years came from a therapy so simple and natural from floating in 1000 lbs of epson salt. Since starting Float 60, I've been sleeping close to 6 hours per night and my RLS is gone! After I float,  I feel brand new and rebooted. I am happy and full of energy and life.

My experience has also been very spiritual for me as well. You honestly feel like you're escaping and unplugging from the chaotic world we live in--especially living in the city. The calming and therapeutic environment provided by Float 60 takes you to another place you cannot find anywhere else because it forces you to be with yourself and your thoughts. We spend so much time and money working out at the gym and getting our hair and make-up done at the spa, but we fail to realize how important it is to nourish our soul as well.

Lastly, as embarrassing as this sounds, at 42 years old, I never floated a day in my life. It's been a life-long fear I was never able to conquer. Grant it, I know salt makes us more buoyant, but can you imagine how gratifying it was for me to literally float for the first time?! I think this will be my secret weapon to crack through my fear of never learning to swim. I honestly think I'll finally be able to "let go" and trust I can learn to swim at my age.

What I thought would be a relaxing experience turned out to be life changing. For years I was given herbs, supplements, opiates, and xanax, and it turns out all I needed was the natural healing from God's salt and FLOAT 60!

I can't say enough amazing things about my experience with Float 60. I am so grateful. You guys are doing something pretty amazing, and I sure hope more people are able to learn about and benefit from your therapy.


Anna Hagopian

Float Sixty Founder Interviewed on Mouth-to-Mouth with Tim Podcast

Float Sixty Founder Interviewed on Mouth-to-Mouth with Tim Podcast

Tim Smith interviews Gloria Morris on his Mouth-to-Mouth with Time Podcast. They cover several topics and have a great conversation on how Float Sixty came to be and the power of floating.

Float Sixty - Check out our Virtual Tour

Never been to Float Sixty?  Check out this virtual 3D tour of our whole 2500 square foot facility in River North.  See a Float Tank, Float Pod and Float Room and decide which one you want to experience First! 


Where Chicago Magazine features Float Sixty as the place to getaway!

Cover of Where Chicago June Issue  

Cover of Where Chicago June Issue  

Float Sixty featured on Page 21 -  

Float Sixty featured on Page 21 -  

Float Sixty featured in SPLASH Magazine

Float Sixty was featured this week in the Chicago Sun Times lifestyle magazine SPLASH:  http://splash.suntimes.com/2016/04/14/6-ways-to-shape-up-for-spring

Author Amber Gibson highlights Six Ways to Shape Up for Spring: 

"Look and feel like a million  bucks — for much less — this spring with a little help from theselocal spots"

Printed Version  

Printed Version  

This month's cover is graced with the beautiful Sarah Wood and her courageous story of surviving Breast Cancer:

Sarah Wood, wife of Chicago Cubs Kerry Wood

Sarah Wood, wife of Chicago Cubs Kerry Wood

Float Sixty billed as "The Healing Waters" 

Float Sixty billed as "The Healing Waters" 

Largest Floating & Sensory Deprivation Studio Opens in Chicago

Largest Floating & Sensory Deprivation Studio Opens in Chicago

Chicago is welcoming Float Sixty with open arms - open wide and above their heads floating in 1000 pounds of Epsom Salts.  Read the news release on our opening here.

Sensory Deprivation/Floating makes List of 2016 Wellness Trends To Watch

No need to travel to the Dead Sea to float...Float Sixty Chicago will offer five float suites

No need to travel to the Dead Sea to float...Float Sixty Chicago will offer five float suites

Imagine stripping down and stepping into a water tank filled with 1,000-plus pounds of Epsom salt. Free of sound, free of gravity, and free of light (yes, you are in total darkness). Just you and your thoughts, floating in the water in total darkness for an hour. Welcome to the latest in wellness treatments: sensory deprivation tanks. The tanks have been around for a while, since 1954, when scientist John C. Lilly supposedly took LSD and did experiments in the tank.

Mindbodygreen's Allie White reported earlier this year that the “tanks promise total-body rehabilitation. Physically, they're effective at treating certain chronic pain and illness and can even help with high blood pressure and fatigue. Mentally, floating is believed to help with stress by lowering levels of cortisol and allow for a deep state of relaxation (aka the perfect place for mediation). It's also supposed to help get creative juices flowing by removing distraction and instead allowing the floater to focus only on what's happening in his or her brain.”

More athletes are beginning to use them as a way to get a mental edge. But what does a real doc think?

“I like sensory deprivation tanks,” says Dr. Frank Lipman, founder of Eleven Eleven Wellness Center. “I used to go about 20 years ago when there was only one place in New York City that had them. It’s a great way to get you into a deep state of relaxation and sort of forces you to meditate or get super relaxed. But they are obviously not good for anyone who is claustrophobic.”

Joe Dowdell, founder & CEO of Peak Performance, will have a flotation pod in his new New York City facility opening in February. He sees athletes and executives embracing it and explains that ”the float pod helps promote a parasympathetic state, which can speed up the recovery process. Floating is not just great for athletes but also for anyone who is dealing with a lot of work and/or life stress such as busy corporate executives.”

Float Sixty: Updated Renderings!

We are seeing the place shape up - every day we get closer to the goal of making these renderings real life!  

Float Sixty: Reception/Lobby/Flask Lighting

Float Sixty: Reception/Lobby/Flask Lighting

Float Sixty: Retail/Vanity/Waiting Area

Float Sixty: Retail/Vanity/Waiting Area

Pre/Post Float Tea Lounge

Pre/Post Float Tea Lounge

Private Executive Float Suite/Shower 9x21'

Private Executive Float Suite/Shower 9x21'