Crisp. Invigorating. Refreshment.


ThrIVe Wheeling is an alternative recovery, wellness, & aesthetics superSPA in Downtown Wheeling, West Virginia.

ThrIVe offers a wide variety of services and therapies that help you LOOK better, FEEL better, & PERFORM better!

We offer:

  • Whole Body & Local CRYOtherapy
  • Red Light therapy
  • Halotherapy
  • Infrared Sauna
  • IV Hydration & Vitamin Shot Bar
  • NormaTec compression therapy
  • Oxygen Bar with Aromatherapy
  • AllCore360° core fitness & posture training equipment that you ride
  • Custom Healthy Weight program
  • Non-surgical Body Sculpting, with BTL EMsculpt, Vanquish ME, & EMtone, as well as Venus Bliss MAX, for increased muscle, fat destruction, cellulite, loose skin, and toning
  • Non-surgical urinary incontinence/sexual dysfunction treatment from BTL EMsella
  • Facial rejuvenation with Clear + Brilliant, TheSALTfacial, Aerolase NEO Elite, NeoGen PSR, Skinade, and ALASTIN skin care
  • Medically-supervised Pharmaceutical Weight Loss

Why Use CRYO Therapy?

A Drug + Stimulant free alternative:

The skin senses the extreme cold during a 3 minute whole body cryotherapy session and signals the brain to go into “fight or flight” mode. The body is not in any real danger as it is only the skin that is being cooled. The brain responds to this perceived threat by triggering the following responses:

  • Feel-good chemicals are released to increase metabolism and energy. This metabolic increase can last 3 to 5 days and may become permanent with repeated cryotherapy sessions.
  • In an effort to maintain core temperature, blood rushes to the core burning 500 to 800 calories. Calories continue to burn post-treatment as the body re-heats.

The combined impact of increased metabolism and high calorie burn can lead to weight loss. Repeated, consistent cryotherapy sessions increases the metabolism in the long term, resulting in more passive calories burned and continued weight loss or maintenance.

Additional Weight Loss Benefits:
  • endorphin release elevates mood, reduces anxiety, relieves insomnia and can lead to healthier choices.
  • reduces fat deposits and cellulite by de-activating cold sensitive fat cells.
  • enhanced blood flow stimulates fat cell detoxification and lymphatic drainage
°Cryotherapy for Athletic Performance, Injury, and Recovery

3 minutes for optimal results

Cryotherapy tricks the body into “fight or flight mode”, triggering the release of endorphins and anti-inflammatory proteins. The body is not actually in hypothermia—but the brain thinks that it is. Blood rushes to the core, increasing metabolism and energy.

  • Athletic performance is enhanced by increased energy, the natural endorphin “high” and reduced perception of symptomatic pain.
  • Injury to muscles, bone and tissue repair is enhanced by reduced inflammation from highly enriched, oxygenated blood, improved blood circulation and lymphatic detoxification.
  • Recovery occurs more quickly and completely in the anti-inflammatory and enhanced blood flow environment. Delayed Onset Muscular Soreness is significantly reduced.
  • Mental recovery is accelerated due to energy increase and release of endorphins.


Performance Protocol:

  • 3 minute WBC session up to 2 hours prior to workout or race/event.
  • Professional athletes use cryotherapy prior to workouts or events in order to maximize their performance.

Injury Protocol:

  • Daily 3 minute WBC session + local cryotherapy at point of injury until pain, swelling and inflammation have subsided.
  • Injury side effects usually subside within 3 to 7 treatments.

Recovery Protocol:

  • 3 minute WBC session as soon as possible after workout or race/event.
  • Professional athletes use cryotherapy after practice sessions and games/events to relieve muscle fatigue, soreness and injury.
°Cryotherapy for Pain Management and Wellness

A pharmaceutical-free alternative

How it Works
Cryotherapy effectively treats pain and improves overall wellness through three mechanisms:

  1. Cryotherapy effectively reduces local and systemic inflammation, a major source of pain and chronic health problems.
  2. Cryotherapy triggers the release of analgesic (pain-relieving) endorphins.
  3. Pain-gate confusion: cold sensors in the skin travel to the brain faster than pain sensors thus “closing the gate” to the feeling of pain. This dermatomal confusion also explains how analgesics like Ben-Gay relieve pain–a competing sensation (cold) distracts from the sensation of pain.

Studies indicate that cryotherapy significantly improves symptoms related to:

  • arthritis
  • auto-immune disorders
  • chronic fatigue syndrome
  • lyme disease
  • fibromyalgia
  • degenerative diseases of the joints and spine
  • bursitis, tendonitis and joint inflammation
  • depression + mood disorders
  • insomnia
  • hormonal imbalances
  • skin disorders such as psoriasis + acne


°Cryotherapy for Anti-Aging and Beauty

A non-invasive and safe alternative

How it Works
Cryotherapy provokes vasoconstriction followed by vasodilation as the body reheats. This process increases blood circulation and detoxification, enriches the blood with nutrients and oxygen and reduces inflammation.

  • Stimulates collagen production for more firm, smooth and elastic skin.
  • Reduces fine lines, wrinkles, acne and superficial scars
  • Reduces fat deposits and cellulite
  • Balances hormones
  • Enhances surgical recovery
  • Increases libido and sexual stamina
  • Relieves insomnia

Frequently Asked Questions

Anyone can benefit from cryotherapy. Our process ensures everyone fills out our medical form to be reviewed by our staff before treatment begins. From time to time we have to turn people away because the medical history is not suited for cryotherapy.

Yes, there is a minimum age: 11-14 requires parental consent AND adult in the chamber with them. 15-17 needs parental consent.

We do not offer cryotherapy treatment if you’re currently pregnant.

Although cryotherapy can be both physically pleasant and challenging, it is not painful.


There are many benefits to aid in recovery and the positives FAR outweigh the initial shock of your first time in the cryo chamber. The endorphin rush will boost your energy and your metabolism.

We personally believe applying an ice-pack to the skin or taking an ice bath to assist in recovery is miserable. You will find cryo to be more beneficial AND more enjoyable. Additionally – the process is much shorter in duration and the recovery benefits last longer.

Our team is made up of highly trained staff who have completed our cryotherapy training curriculum.

You can °CRYO up to two times per day!

No appointments needed! Just check our hours of operation and walk on in!

The Whole Body Cryotherapy session only lasts about 3 minutes.

Your first visit will take the longest. Plan on 20-30 minutes total. Summary: physical readiness form & waiver, tour, what to expect/answer any questions, change your clothes, approximately 3 minutes in the chamber, warm up, change back into your street clothes, then check out.


Typically less than 10 minutes, since you know the drill!

A Local Cryotherapy session (knee, hip, shoulder, back, etc.) OR a FROTOX Cryo Facial treatment only takes about 5 minutes.

Your first visit will take the longest. Plan on 20-30 minutes total. Summary: physical readiness form & waiver, tour, what to expect/answer any questions, experience your cryo session, then warm up.


Typically less than 10 minutes, since you know the drill!

Cash, Gift Card, Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express, as well as HSA/FSA* with the Visa/Mastercard logo.

*To avoid the rare instance of any challenges to using your HSA or FSA, consider the following:

  • Check with your insurance carrier to determine if they require documentation for Thrive Wheeling, LLC treatment eligibility as an expense on your plan.  Some insurance companies require a prescription or letter of medical necessity from your doctor.
  • Check with your tax advisor for any tax deduction questions or concerns as Thrive Wheeling, LLC does not provide tax advice.

You can get a head start with your forms, here’s the link:

Clients under the age of 18 also need parental consent. Children 11-14 years old need a parent in the chamber with them.

Parental Consent Form Link

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products/services are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.