What is Whole Body Cryotherapy?

“Cryo” in Greek means cold. Cryotherapy is the practice of using sub zero cold temperatures to aid in recovery, natural healing, and promote overall health. Whole Body Cryotherapy (Cryo) is the future of cold therapy. The process is much more pleasant and is 5 times faster then traditional cold therapy methods. We use an upright cryo sauna that gradually is cooled by liquid nitrogen vapor. Book Your Appointment Today



Customer Experience

Our clients have had some common reported benefits!
Here are the major ones:
❄️ Better Sleep                                                       ❄️Increased range of motion
❄️ Relief from pain (knee, shoulders, back..)  ❄️Weight Loss
❄️ Relief from muscle soreness
❄️ A boost of energy
❄️ Relaxation

Most clients feel better after just one treatment. Like any other health routine, frequency and consistency is key.

Book Your Appointment today and add Cryotherapy to your routine!

Health and Wellness

Whole Body Cryotherapy was originally invented to treat Rheumatoid Arthritis in the late 1970’s. Europe caught on shortly after and by the late 1980’s WBC machines were in over 50 hospitals and medical clinics.

  • Reduces Pain and Inflammation
  • Increases Blood Circulation through vasoconstriction and vasodilation.
  • Detox and Boosts Immune System
  • Increases Dopamine and Lowers Cortisol
  • Quicker Recovery Time from Surgery
  • Boosts Metabolism by increasing brown fat
  • Releases Norepinephrine


Here are the definitions and benefits to some of the terms above:

Vasoconstriction– the narrowing of blood vessels.

Vasodilation– the widening of blood vessels.

Dopamine– a neurotransmitter that our brain produces to nudge us into doing stuff. It’s the main reason why we can focus and achieve great things even if the payout isn’t immediate or obvious.

Cortisol– a hormone your body releases when you’re under stress.

Brown Fat– Its primary function is thermoregulation. Mitochondria packs into white fat and feeds on the stored up calories producing energy and releasing heat as a by product.

Click link to learn how brown fat can help regulate body heat, burn extra calories, boost metabolism and help with type 2 diabetes. (10-15 minute Cold showers would help in the same way, but we promise cryo is a much more pleasant and faster way to gain the same benefits) More on Brown Fat



Sports and Fitness

A 3 minute Cryo session is a much easier, faster, and more pleasant way to gain the benefits of traditional ice therapy. For this reason elite athletes like Stephen Curry, LeBron James, Micheal Phelps, Dak Prescott, and Floyd “Money” Mayweather  have decided to use WBC instead of the other cold modalities. Professional NBA, NFL, MLB teams have been removing ice bath tubs and replacing them with WBC cryo saunas like the one we have at Calistoga Cryo in Napa.       Book Your Session Today!

Benefits have been noted to include:

  • Boosted Muscle Recovery
  • Reduced Pain
  • Providing a Natural Boost of Energy (Endorphins Increased)
  • Increased Range of Motion
  • Delaying (DOMS)
  • Better Circulation
  • Burn Extra Calories

We are located at The Gitali Institute

The Gitali Institute is a comfortable place of healing and preventive care mixed with some cosmetic practices. Dr. Arellano is an MD who practiced at Kaiser and the Queen for many years. Dr. Arellano is now practicing concierge medicine at the Gitali Institute. Along with Dr. Arellano is Gitali who is an RN who specializes in Ayurvedic medicine and acupressure. The facility is only accepting 300 patients because they want to be able to treat everyone with as much time and care as needed for the individual. Their motto is Prevention over Pills. World Medicine and Real Health

What they specialize in:

  • Bioidentical Hormone Therapy
  • Age Management
  • Weight Management
  • Ayurvedic Medicine
  • IV Therapy

Cosmetically they offer Botox, fillers, and natural face lifts