Cryotherapy

As we age and our bodies degenerate, we become more susceptible to illness and ailments which are often promoted by high levels of inflammation in the body If pain and discomfort are your everyday reality; if you’re suffering from injuries or inflammatory related conditions, then you should try cryotherapy.

WHAT IS CRYOTHERAPY?

A medical treatment that involves exposing patients to extremely cold, dry air (between -120 and -160 degrees Celsius) for 2 to 3 minutes, in what is referred to as CryoSauna. Although the treatment sounds extreme, it is completely safe and most people find it pleasurable. Clients experiencing the dry air find it more favourable than taking a cold shower.

Whole Body Cryotherapy is best understood when compared to exercise. While one training session has an impact on the body, it takes 6 weeks of frequent training to get fit and function on an improved level. Similarly, people experience benefits from cryotherapy sessions immediately but it also takes about 6 weeks of frequent sessions for the body to adapt and change its physiology. Only then does the body function at a superior level. People can expect to feel more energised, be less stressed and recover much faster than before.



CONDITIONS TREATED:

Back and Neck pain
Chronic pain
Post-operative rehabilitation
Sports recovery and performance
Musculoskeletal injuries

– Muscle injuries
– Ligament injuries
– Joint conditions
Tendinopathies
– Tennis Elbow
– Achilles tendinopathy
– Golfer’s Elbow
– Shoulder impingement



Inflammatory conditions
– Rheumatoid arthritis
– Osteoarthritis
– Fibromyalgia
– Ankylosing spondylitis
Auto-immune diseases
– Systemic Lupus
– Psoriasis
Cosmetic (anti-aging)
Weight loss





HOW IT WORKS:



  • The process can be broken down into the following 10 steps.

  • 1. Whole body Cryotherapy commences
    2. Thermoregulation is activated
    3. Vasoconstriction
    4. Vasodilation rebound
    5. Hormonal release
    6. Pain signal adaptation
    7. Muscle relaxation
    8. Anti-inflammatory response
    9. Reduces oxidative stress
    10. Increased metabolism

  • Sport Recovery & Performance

  • Improves recovery time
    Increases energy levels and stamina
    Increases testosterone in men
    Reduces inflammation throughout the body
    Relieves pain in joints and muscles
    Improves effectiveness of physiotherapy

  • Medical Benefits

  • Reduced chronic inflammation
    Reduces chronic pain
    Increases systemic immunity for (Rheumatoid arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Ankylosing spondylitis, Multiple sclerosis, Psoriasis, Adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder), Atopic dermatitis, Asthma, Osteoarthritis)
    Reduces oedema
    Improves postoperative recovery
    Improves libido and is used to treat erectile dysfunction
    Improves muscular fatigue
    Decreases muscle spasticity and spastic paresis



  • Mental Health & Stress Management

  • Improves mood and experience of wellbeing
    Reduces stress levels
    Decreases anxiety
    Decreases depression
    Benefits seen in sleeping disorders
    Proposed treatment for Alzheimer’s prevention

  • Cosmetic Benefits

  • Reduces signs of aging
    Increases collagen production
    Improves skin condition
    Improves condition of hair and nails
    Increases metabolism
    Reduces cellulite
    Reduces hair loss

  • What It Achieves:

  • Pain Relief
    Injury recovery
    Inflammation reduction
    Improved micro-circulation
    Improved recovery time
    Increased collagen production
    Increased metabolism

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs):

    Even those with a low tolerance for cold report it to be within their comfort range. You are advised to start with shorter sessions (30 seconds to one minute) and build it up from there.

    During each session the body naturally releases endorphins. Endorphins are the body’s natural pain medication hormones which create a sense of euphoria. This causes you to feel relaxed, improves your mood, increases pleasure and minimises any pain you might have.

    Any moisture on the skin can cause skin burns. A towel will be provided to dry yourself before your session.

    No, you don’t. The treatment is completely dry and will not make your skin wet.

    It is imperative that all the clothing you wear during your session must be completely dry to avoid skin burns. All jewellery and piercings should also be removed. You will be provided with a gown, gloves and socks.
    Men: You can wear shorts, board-shorts or simply just underwear.
    Woman: You can wear shorts, your bikini or just underwear.

    Yes, you can. The door to the CryoSauna is never locked, and you can exit at any time. The CryoSauna is open at the top and your head is raised above the rim, allowing you to see in all directions and breathe natural air in the room.

    Yes, WBC is not allowed in the following conditions:

    Pregnancy
    Severe, unmanaged hypertension (BP> 180/100)
    Cardiac pacemaker
    Recent heart surgery
    Valvular heart disease,
    Congestive heart failure
    Heart attack within previous six months
    Unstable angina pectoris
    Decompensating diseases (e.g. oedema) of the cardiovascular & respiratory system
    Deep vein thrombosis
    Ischaemic heart disease
    Vasculitis
    Raynaud’s syndrome
    Peripheral arterial occlusive disease

    Known circulatory dysfunction
    Severe anaemia
    Polyneuropathies
    People undergoing treatment for cancer
    People who experience uncontrolled seizures
    Fever
    Cold allergy
    Acute kidney and urinary tract diseases
    Chronic liver disease
    Open wounds or ulcers
    Bacterial and viral infections of the skin
    People under influence of drugs or alcohol
    Cryoglobulinaemia
    Hyperhidrosis – heavy perspiration
    Acute febrile respiratory disease

    LOCAL CRYO

    With this treatment we focus on the specific injured area. The effects are similar to CryoSauna above.



    CRYOFACIALS™:

    With our CryoFacial treatment, pressured liquid nitrogen vapour is sprayed directly onto the face, neck and head.


    Our CryoFacial™ achieves:
    - Immediate tightening of skin
    - Reduction in pore size
    - Reduction of facial inflammation (“puffiness”)
    - Decrease wrinkles and lines
    - Stimulation of collagen production
    - Improve micro circulation

     
     

    TESTIMONIALS

    My body has improved so much with the CryoSauna, specifically a reduction in my chronic knee pain. I have also seen an improvement with the Cryo Facial, no more facials and less wrinkles. It is very invigorating.
    Jeanne Carbutt

    Majority of my life consists of me swimming everyday, sometimes even twice a day as well as a gym session. I’ve found that when I’ve done a cryo session, my recovery is twice as fast and I’m able to put in 110% effort into my next session. Cryo has become a super important role in my swimming career not only because of the fast recovery but also because it helps prevent/aid injuries. And these are just two of the many incredible benefits you get from cryotherapy.
    Erin Gallagher, SA swimmer

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