Cryotherapy, also known as cold therapy or ice treatment, is a modern non-invasive method of treatment in which the external surface of the body is exposed to extremely cold temperatures for several minutes. The most effective cryotherapy treatment is whole body cryotherapy(WBC), where patients enter our single-person cryogenic chamber manufactured by one of the world’s leaders: Juka CryoSauna Chamber. The temperature drops between negative 200-300 degrees Fahrenheit by using liquid nitrogen, and treatment times last 3 minutes.
When you enter a chamber, you are not coming into direct contact with liquid nitrogen, but you are close enough to the source that it rapidly drops the temperature of your skin. This rapid decrease in temperature has many physiological effects and ultimately triggers the release of B-endorphins, anti-inflammatory molecules, and increases the total anti-oxidative status of the patient. This has been shown to improve wellbeing, gives a positive relaxation effect, supports endurance and strength training, and is a method of biologic regeneration.
It is recommended to undergo a cryotherapy session not more than once a day.
Before using cryotherapy, a basic physical exam and history are needed. Immediately before the procedure, you should avoid increased physical effort, or drinking alcohol. Any doubt should be reported to the Physio Logic provider operating the chamber before the procedure.
Juka devices are designed to ensure the highest possible safety standards. While maintaining the recommended precautions and following the guidelines of the manual for use, the cryotherapy session in the Juka cryosauna and cryochamber is completely safe.
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