Cryo Chamber

Cryo chambers represent the most effective method of delivering cryotherapy, which literally means cold therapy. Most of us consider cold conditions to be an inconvenience at best, and a dangerous situation at worst. However, in a carefully controlled environment like a cryo chamber, and when administered for brief periods of time, there are actually a considerable number of benefits which can be achieved by cryotherapy.

A cryo chamber can be cooled down to between negative 200 and 300 degrees Fahrenheit, and a person would stand upright for three to four minutes, with the head jutting out from the top, and the rest of the body inside. While the head has access to normal air and normal temperatures, the rest of the body is exposed to the healing effects of the cryotherapy chamber.

Benefits of body cryotherapy

There are a number of health benefits which can be derived from cryotherapy sessions, which is why some athletes schedule sessions twice daily, and why others might participate every day for 10 consecutive days, and then go once monthly after that. Whatever scheduling works best in your case will still allow you to earn the worthwhile benefits described below:

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  • Manages mood disorders – one of the things that happens during cryotherapy is that physiological hormonal responses are encouraged by the ultracold conditions. Some of the hormones released at this time are adrenaline, endorphins, and noradrenalin, and these can all have a very positive effect on anxiety or depression.
  • Suppresses nerve irritation – cryotherapy has the ability to numb any pain you might be feeling, especially due to irritated nerves or pinched nerves.
  • Reduces migraine symptoms – by cooling and numbing the nerves in the area around your neck, cryotherapy can help relieve symptoms for migraine headaches. The blood which passes through intracranial vessels is cooled, and this serves to reduce your symptoms.
  • Treats low risk tumors – cryotherapy is sometimes used to treat specific types of cancer, by freezing the cancer cells and surrounding them with crystals of ice. It has been found to be especially effective in the treatment of prostate cancer.
  • Prevents dementia – research is still ongoing in this area but already promising results have been achieved by taking advantage of the anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative effects of cryotherapy, because these are situations commonly occurring for people with dementia and Alzheimer's.
  • Reduces arthritic pain – cryotherapy is effective as a treatment of arthritis all on its own, and because it is so well-tolerated, it allows for the possibility of more aggressive physiotherapy.
  • Treats dermatitis – atopic dermatitis is a skin condition which is characterized by chronic inflammation, and cryotherapy has been shown to be effective in managing this condition.

How a cryotherapy works

Anyone who steps into a cryotherapy chamber will immediately undergo a kind of whole body transformation. Inside the chamber, the temperature drops dramatically to between -200 and 300°F, but this is not dangerous at all because the treatment procedure and the recovery process is very simple and straightforward. Those low temperatures are achieved by a combination of liquid nitrogen and electricity, and as uncomfortable as it might sound, it is still far more comfortable than jumping into an ice bath for instance.

Once a person enters the chamber, the dry cold conditions inside penetrate through the skin, and cause body temperature sensors to signal the brain. Once the brain receives this signal, a fight or flight response is triggered. The brain will message other areas of the body to take steps to insulate and protect the vital organs situated throughout the body. After being exposed to the super low temperatures for approximately four minutes, the individual being treated will step out of the chamber, and a great deal of highly oxygenated blood rushes to all the body organs immediately.

This is what helps the recovery process, and it's what delivers all the health benefits to the body as well. Any workout program must have an effective recovery component, so the individual going through the workout can restore normal bodily conditions after physical exertion. Cryo chambers operate in much the same way as any physical workout you might go through, in that the recovery process is critical to the overall success of the session. In this case, after you have been exposed to the ultra low temperatures of the chamber, your body literally commits all resources to the recovery, thus delivering the health benefits described above.

Popular cryo therapy products

Some companies are at the forefront of cryotherapy technology and are way ahead of the pack when it comes to providing superior products which can deliver the health benefits of cryotherapy. Cryo Science is one such company, and we market several outstanding cryo chamber products that can be used by health and fitness organizations for the benefit of your clients.

One of our most popular offerings is the Cryo Arctic chamber, which emphasizes safety for users, since clients never come in contact with the cryo gases, and because the temperature can be controlled and monitored precisely at ultra-low temperatures. The Cryo Arctic chamber also comes equipped with a sound system, so clients can listen to favorite music while standing inside, thus relieving any anxiety they might feel about the treatment.

A product which can be used to achieve localized results is our Cryo Penguin, which is highly effective when used on specific parts of the body, rather than immersing a patient for whole-body treatment. It is the most flexible cryo therapy product on the market today, since it can deliver services in a variety of settings, and it can be effective on everything from sports injuries to treating localized arthritis pain.

We also have single-room chambers and multi-room chambers, by MECOTEC, which can be used at your facility to treat one or more patients simultaneously, thus achieving an economy of usage. If you'd like to learn more about any of these products, or to obtain a quote for any of them, please do contact us and talk with one of our representatives about whichever of our products are of interest to you. When your clients begin to experience the benefits provided by our cryo chambers, word of mouth will spread around your community, and you'll find that a great number of individuals will want to enjoy those same benefits.