Cryotherapy stimulates receptors that respond only to the cold. During the procedure, the body’s internal temperature decreases by only 0.5°C and the temperature of your skin by a maximum of 3°C. However, the effects of extreme cold on the receptors triggers a process which helps to regulate nerve endings and stimulates theproduction of metabolism increasing and pain reducing hormones.
Additionally, as a result of exposure to extreme cold, the body is encouraged to produce corticosteroids in sufficient quantities to reduce inflammation, while also stimulating the production of endorphins, adrenaline and testosterone. This has various beneficial effects on the body and can even offer relief of chronic pain.
Upon arrival, guests are given moisture resistant clothing that includes a T-shirt, shorts, headbands, gloves, socks, clogs and a mask to cover the nose and mouth. Certain parts of the skin must remain exposed, in order to induce the above mentioned stimulation of receptors. Pre-treatment begins by entering the ‘pre-chamber’, with its temperature of -60 °C anhd lasts for approximately 30 seconds. Following this is entry through the internal passage doors into the main Cryochamber, where the temperature reaches -120 °C and where clients are in motion all the time, avoiding any skin contact. Exit is again via the pre-chamber, allowing the body to adapt to the change of temperature. After leaving the Cryochamber, the clients then perform 20 minutes of intense exercise.
Scientific research and practical studies have produced excellent results in terms of the improvement of a vast range of medical conditions, including: inflammatory musculoskeletal diseases (rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatic fever); degenerative diseases of the spine and joints (arthritis); diseases of the intervertebral discs, back pain, rheumatism andarthritis; multiple sclerosis; abnormal changes in muscle, joints and tendons after injury (contusion, hematoma, etc.); paralysis; spastic contractures of the limbs; primary and secondary osteoporosis arthritis and arthrosis, fibromyalgia (soft tissue pain in joints) cellulites, problems related to menopause; primary and secondary inflammatory changes; Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease; complications following cerebral palsy; degenerative changes as a result of nerve motor system disorders; psoriasis; dermatitis; eczema, migraines, symptoms of depression, and erectile dysfunction.