Cryotherapy information at Cryotonic is easily accessible, simply ask us or keep reading for some mind blowing stuff…
HISTORY OF WBC
Research into extreme cold therapy began in 1978 by Dr. T. Yamauchi, a rheumatogist in Japan.
He started using freezing treatments of short duration on his rheumatoid arthritis patients’ skin surface for pain management purposes. He concluded that rapid short-term freezing of the skin’s surface led to immediate release of endorphins and is more effective than gradual cooling in an ice bath. Further research conducted over the last two decades in Europe has established Whole Body Cryotherapy as a powerful treatment for inflammatory disorders and injuries.
Whole Body Cryotherapy – How does it work?
Whole Body Cryotherapy or “WBC”, works for your whole body. It uses Evaporated Liquid Nitrogen air, or “dry ice”. It causes a natural body response to cold resulting in amazing benefits, no cortisone needles or coffee included!
The process takes 3 minutes and you’re in our Cryotonic Clinic for a max time of 15 minutes.
The Sauna is cooled down to below -140 Degrees Celsius, your skin cools significantly to around 0-5 degrees C, the rest your body caters for the cold naturally using it’s Thermoregulators. All your blood is driven to your core as your body keeps itself warm, you’ll feel a slight numbness and tingling in the sauna, this is called vasoconstriction. This results in the blood to become enriched with nutrients.
When the 3 minutes is up, we rug you up in a warm robe and your body starts to defrost. But wait, there’s more!
When the WBC session is completed, the body undergoes rapid vasodilation as the enriched (with enzymes, oxygen and important hormones) blood is drawn back to your limbs . The body then releases endorphins into the blood, providing an euphoric feeling and mood improvement.
Cryotherapy does not freeze tissue and muscles, it is a topical treatment. Therefore, the body can immediately return to exercise mode and you can get back to your workouts faster!
It’s cold, but the benefits out weigh 3 minutes of shivery, chilly goodness…
Quicker Recovery From Exercise
Increased Athletic Performance
Elevated Energy Levels
What will I feel?
You can come in for your Whole Body Cryotherapy experience with any clothes you are comfortable in, please ensure you do not wear any jewellery or metals below the neck .
Prior to your treatment you fill out a health questionnaire. Our Cryotherapist will ensure you are healthy enough to undergo treatment with no heart, respiratory or other health conditions. We fill you in with what the treatment is, how it feels and how amazing you feel when you hop out. Any questions you might have, ask our friendly staff!
We will provide you with a comfortable & warm robe, protective socks and gloves. All you need to wear is your underwear, everything is covered only your head is visible outside of the sauna so we can talk to you and for safety measures.
The Cryotherapist will then accompany you to the Cryotherapy sauna where your treatment will be conducted for 3 minutes at -140 Degrees Celsius.
You then receive your warm robe and rug up and hop out! You have the option to ride the bike that is available for use to warm up and defrost a little faster.
Enjoy the amazing post-cryotherapy feeling, and all the benefits that come with it!
Spot treatments can be used to alleviate pain, inflammation and speed up recovery from injuries and Joint issues using air that is cooled by Evaporated Liquid Nitrogen, therefor increasing blood circulation.
It is applied to specific parts of the body.
When exposed to extreme temperatures, fluids that bind fat cells together crystallize, destroying the cells and the bonds that hold the fatty deposits. After several sessions, the upper ranges of fat are destroyed and exit the body through the blood stream with the help of the lymphatic system, eliminating both toxins and fat, and thus reducing the appearance of cellulite.
We recommend combining the Whole Body Cryotherapy treatment with a Spot treatment targeting your affected areas.
Evaporated Liquid Nitrogen at -170 Degrees C to cool the skin down topically to reap a whole range of benefits. It stimulates your collagen and elastin production to plump,heal, correct and prevent.
Cryotherapy Facial is directed at the face, neck and decolletage for 10 minutes, it is relaxing and completely pain free.
The Cryotherapy Spot treatment for skin is directed to an area of your body that is irritated by a skin condition such as dermatitis, psoriasis or eczema. If you have a query about your spot, send us a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible!
Benefits may need regular visits, some are achieved within 2-3 days!
Increases Skin Radiance
Reduces Pigmentation and Uneven Skin Tone
Rejuvenates Fatigued Skin
Improves Skin Texture and Tone
Lightens scars left from acne and clears blemishes
Treats Skin Conditions such as Psoriasis, Dermatitis and Eczema
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Pregnancy, severe Hypertension (BP > 180/100), acute or recent myocardial infarction,unstable angina pectoris, arrhythmia, symptomatic cardiovascular disease, cardiac pacemaker, peripheral arterial occlusive disease, venous thrombosis, acute or recent cerebrovascular accident, uncontrolled seizures, Raynaud’s Syndrome, fever, tumor disease, symptomatic lung disorders, bleeding disorders, severe anemia, infection, claustrophobia, cold allergy, age less than 18 years (parental consent to treatment needed), acute kidney and urinary tract diseases.
If you are unsure, please consult your GP.