The history of treatment and rehabilitation methods dates back to the late 70s and early 80s. The procedure involves a stay of up to three minutes in a specially designed chamber, which has an average internal temperature of minus 120 °C, followed by a session of vigorous exercise known as Kinesiotherapy. Staying in the chamber under medical supervision stimulates the natural production of enzymes and hormones, which in turn support the body’s self-healing and regeneration processes.
THE PROCESS OF CRYOTHERAPY
Cryotherapy is absolutely safe, entry into the pre-chamber and Cryochamber is preceded by a medical examination, suitability or unsuitability of this therapy recommended according to information about the health status of patients.
On arrival guests are given moisture free clothing that includes a T-shirt, shorts, headbands, gloves, socks, clogs and a mask to the nose and mouth. Parts of the skin must be due to the above-mentioned stimulation of receptors exposed. Pre-treatment is the entrance to the pre-chamber, with a temperature of -60 °C 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 skin contact. Cryochamber temperatures are low due to the fact that there is zero humidity and visitors do not feel the intense cold. After two, maximum three minutes, visitors come out through the adaptation chamber so the body can adapt to the changes in temperature. After leaving the Cryochamber the visitors do 20 minutes of intense exercise. Visitors can leave the Cryochamber at any time during the procedure. During the entire treatment, guests are in direct visual contact with the personnel through the window of the chamber. The cold causes constriction of the arteries in the human body. Subsequent to stay warm, eventually after heating the organism occurs contrary to their massive distension. This phenomenon can be seen in everyday life, the reddening of the skin in the cold.
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.
EFFECTS OF CRYOTHERAPY
- Inflammatory diseases of the musculoskeletal system (rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatic fever)
- Degenerative diseases of joints and spine (arthritis), diseases of the intervertebral discs, back pain
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Changes in muscles, joints and tendons after injury (contusion, hematoma, etc.)
- Palsy, spastic contracture in limbs
- The primary and secondary osteoporosis, arthritis and arthrosis
- Fibromyalgia (soft tissue pain in the joints)
- Difficulties in menopause
- Primary and secondary inflammatory changes
- Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease
- Conditions after cerebral palsy
- Degenerative changes due to defective motor nerves
- Psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema
- Symptoms of migraine and depression
- Erectile dysfunction
- Insomnia and chronic fatigue
The method is very useful in bacterial and bacterial inflammation of the joints, spinal and joint pain, and the momentum of children with spina bifida.
Cryotherapy significantly stimulates the human immune system, solves the problem of skin diseases and eczema, psoriasis, cellulite, it is also used in invasive surgery – during operations. It has a good effect on patients with malignant tumours in the phase of a terminal illness – by its analgesic effect and pain relief. It is suitable for cardiovascular disease, in metabolic syndrome (diabetes, obesity, high-pressure depending on the origin), following a previous complete examination. In the treatment of Cryotherapy it has recorded significant reduction of the waistline, systolic blood pressure equalisation and increase of so called good cholesterol – HDL, a positive impact on patients diagnosed with multiple sclerosis – increased movement of the limbs.
It has positive effects on depressed patients, in stress – causes a feeling of joy and euphoria, warmth, and takes away the feeling of anxiety (confirmed by 4/5 visitors), it also indicates the disappearance of headaches, increased sexual activity, treatment of allergy to cold, ringing in the ear … Cryotherapy is for a broad group of people who suffer from health problems or are interested in their own health.
Despite a number of positive effects, Cryotherapy is not suitable for people suffering from allergy to cold, pregnant women and patients with untreated high pressure. Other contraindications can be determined by a doctor during personal consultation and examination before the first entry into the Cryochamber.