What is whole body cryotherapy?
Cryotherapy is an increasingly popular chemical-free and safe cold treatment method that reduces inflammation and pain, helps the body heal at the cellular level, and improves overall health and well-being.
Cold triggers our body’s survival mode, which strengthens all our important defense mechanisms.
The body’s response to extreme cold takes place through changes in the circulatory, nervous, muscular and immune systems, which have analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.
After a few minutes cold session, the body quickly receives blood rich in oxygen and nutrients, which helps to remove inflammation and toxins. This allows the body to heal and recover faster.
Who is the whole body cold treatment for?
Our clients are both professional and amateur athletes, as well as ordinary people who want to improve their vitality, appearance, mental alertness and well-being.
- strengthens the immune system
- alleviates pain
- relieves rheumatism or arthritis
- abates the symptoms of stress
- improves sleep
- increased performance
- reduces muscle pain
- activates the immune system
- activates blood circulation
- promotes metabolism
- better skin health
- promotes weight loss
- provides a vigorous general health
- increases well-being
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What does a full body cryotherapy session look like?
Therapy is carried out by briefly cooling the entire body surface.
A cryo cabin is an individual, tube-shaped enclosure that covers a person’s body with an open top to keep your head and neck out of the device.
Once you have entered the cryo cabin, we direct a mixture of dry cold nitrogen and air to your shoulders and after 15-30 seconds the temperature in the cabin drops to about -110 -140 degrees below zero.
For whole body cryotherapy, the effectiveness of the therapy is determined by the temperature rather than the time spent in the chamber.
The session lasts 2-4 minutes at -100 °C to -180 °C.
Colder than 100 °C – can I tolerate cold treatment at all?Actually, it is a mixture of cold dry air, not ice water.
Since there is almost no moisture in the air at this temperature, you feel like it is much less cold.The perceived temperature is about -5 °C. It’s not exactly warm, but just a few minutes in this environment is easily tolerated by most people.
After the sessionAfter a cold therapy session, the metabolism speeds up for 4-6 hours, which contributes to weight loss. Carbohydrate digestion and fat burning are faster. In addition, cryotherapy improves overall metabolism, improves blood circulation and muscle tone. This results in a more effective weight loss. Whole-body cryotherapy is not only a powerful accelerator of metabolism, but also has a strong effect on the body’s hormonal balance.
Combine with other activitiesIt is wise to combine the procedure with diet and exercise such as full body fitness, swimming, cycling, martial arts, competitive sports, pilates, aerobics or dance. In addition, we recommend that you drink plenty of fluids after a cold therapy session.
Positive effects of cryotherapy
Reduction of swelling and inflammationStimulation of blood flow helps to reduce swelling and inflammation. For some, the method also helps relieve migraines, as it cools and somewhat numbs the nerves in the neck area.
Strengthening the immune systemUnder the effect of positive stress, the therapy stimulates the body’s regenerative mechanisms and activates the immune system.
Analgesic effectCryotherapy also has an anesthetic or pain-relieving effect. Cold raises the pain threshold, reduces the sensitivity of skin receptors and the conduction of nerve fibers. Therefore, cryotherapy is used to relieve both acute and chronic pain.
Stress prevention and happiness hormonesCryo session provokes the production of happiness hormones. Endorphins are the body’s natural mood enhancers. The activity of histamine and serotonin in inflammatory mediators decreases.
Healthier and more youthful skin
Low temperatures increase the flow of oxygen-rich blood to the skin, which helps to improve its condition and appearance.
- Cryosession helps to stimulate the production of collagen in the deeper layers of the skin, slows down the aging of the skin and the formation of wrinkles.
- Collagen content also narrows pores, prevents pimples, blackheads and acne.
- Oxygen-rich blood makes the skin smoother and glowing.
In addition, cryotherapy improves sleep, speeds up metabolism and promotes weight loss.
Is it your first time?
What to take with you and what to wear?
You can enter the cabin either in swimwear or underwear, and you can also bring a bathrobe and slippers with you.
Whether to choose full body or topical cryotherapy?
Unlike whole body cryotherapy, topical cryotherapy can be used to regenerate and heal specific areas of the body.
However, many people combine topical therapy with whole body cryotherapy.
Contraindications to cold therapy
If you have any of the contraindications listed below, consult your regular physician before the procedure:
- Unresponsive high blood pressure
- Heart attack or stroke in the last six months
- Acute disease of the internal organs / body organ systems
- Exacerbation of severe chronic cardiovascular, respiratory, nervous or excretory disease
- Acute cold, fever
- Vasculitis, arteritis, thrombophlebitis or other severe vascular disease
- Raynaud’s disease
- Allergies to the cold
- Pregnancy and breastfeeding