What is cryotherapy?
Cryotherapy is the practice of using cold temperatures to promote natural healing and wellness. It dates to ancient civilizations. Whole body cryotherapy is the modern application and stimulates the same rejuvenation at a whole new level of cold in just three minutes.
When will I benefit from cryotherapy?
The treatment can be used as a supporting therapy and has proven to be effective in remedying (chronic) pain, itching, inflammation and sports injuries. Whole Body Cryo also works as an effective rejuvenation cure. Abroad, the use of cryotherapy after an operation is quite common. It accelerates the healing process, and fights the pain, without the often adverse side effects of many medications. Professional athletes recover faster and perform better when cryotherapy is applied.
Is it a safe therapy?
Cryotherapy has been safely used for over 30 years. Always follow the instructions when undergoing the therapy: make sure you are completely dry when you step into the chamber (no wet socks or clothing), and cover sensitive body parts with a facemask, earmuffs, gloves, and socks or slippers.
Ensure no metallic clothing parts touch your skin. Do not wear any jewellery or piercings during the treatment (rings, necklaces, bracelets or anklets). Also, pay close attention to the contraindications.
Will you feel extremely cold?
A temperature of -200˚F seems cold. Remember, however, that the air in the chamber is extremely dry. Therefore, you do not really experience the cold as unpleasant. Additionally the process only takes 3 minutes, which is perfectly bearable for most in practice.
Can I get a cold from cryotherapy?
You cannot get a cold. In the extreme cold, your body temperature temporarily increases. Your immune system is stimulated. There is a good chance that you will notice that, in the future, you are much less susceptible to colds: your immune system will have been strengthened.
What are some things I need to consider?
- Please make sure no metal clothing parts can touch your skin directly.
- Do not wear any jewellery or piercings during the treatment (rings, necklaces, bracelets or anklets).
- Do not shower before the treatment, and take care to ensure you are properly dry before you enter the chamber.
- Do not use any creams, lotions, perfumes or oils on the skin before the treatment.