What is Cryotherapy?
Cryotherapy is a treatment in which very cold temperatures are exposed to the body in order to promote healing and many other therapeutic results. These ultra-low temperatures, trigger a systemic anti-inflammatory response, thus making your skin smoother, more even toned, regain elasticity and improve skin deficiencies. Reduction of pain starts in less than three minutes at -256 degrees farenheit.
Cryotherapy has been shown to decrease inflammation of the body’s muscles and help improve your body’s circulation while also slowing down cellular metabolism. Cryotherapy can help to reduce pain and muscle spasms in the body as well as reduce the swelling of injuries. It has also been shown to promote faster healing in joint and tendon injuries. Cryotherapy is known to increase your energy due to the endorphin release which has been linked to aiding in the cure of depression.
what to expect?
A trained CryoCare technician assists you into one of our exclusive cryosauna chambers. During the treatment you wear hand and foot protection as well as protection for sensitive areas. Air cooled by liquid nitrogen safely and dramatically reduces the temperature of the air in the cryosauna. You stay in for between one and three minutes. Many compare the sensation to standing in front of an open freezer on a hot day – chilly but tolerable.
You’ll feel great right away because after completing your first treatment you will experience the release of endorphins, the body’s natural mood elevator, a lift that will last for several hours. Depending on your physical condition, you may feel immediate relief from joint and muscle pain, improved energy, and increased flexibility that will last for several hours or even days. Changes in skin texture and reduction in cellulite and weight loss will take longer to see results and may require a series of treatments for maximum results.
what are the risks?
Whole Body Cryotherapy is very well tolerated and has minimal risks: Fluctuations in blood pressure during the procedure by up to 10 points systolically (this effect reverses after the end of the procedure, as peripheral circulation returns to normal), allergic reaction to extreme cold (rare), claustrophobia, anxiety, activation of some viral conditions (cold sores) etc. due to stimulation of the immune system.
who should not use whole body cryotherapy?
If you are pregnant, have severe hypertension (BP> 180/100), acute or recent myocardial infarction, unstable angina pectoris, arrhythmia, symptomatic cardiovascular disease, cardiac pacemaker, peripheral arterial occlusive disease, venous thrombosis, acute or recent cerebrovascular accident, uncontrolled seizures, Raynaud’s Syndrome, fever, tumor disease, symptomatic lung disorders, bleeding disorders, severe anemia, infection, cold allergy, acute kidney and urinary tract diseases.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.