1. When did this therapy appeared?
It appeared for the first time in Japan, in 1978. Later, its benefits were studied in Europe, cryotherapy being studied and tested deeply in the last 20 years.
2. How does it function?
Cryosauna uses the liquid nitrogen to cool the cabin interior. The temperature of the skin decreases quickly at 0°C and then, because of the intensification of the peripheral blood flow, it reaches 35°C (the normal temperature of the skin is 32,5°C). Given the fact that the procedure is very short (1-3 minutes), the superficial layer of the skin is the only one who is cooling, the temperature of the internal organs remaining the same. The system reacts at a low temperature, sending signs to the brain, which stimulates the whole self-regulation functions of the body, acting especially on the elements which don't function properly. Here you can see how a procedure takes place (video).
Crychamber uses electricity to cool the room interior. Crychambers are equipped with glass doors and intercoms with two-way communication system so that the client and the operator are in permanent contact (both visual and audio). Before entering the sauna, clients are dressed only in underwear and they have to equip properly to protect their extremities (with gloves, booties, hat and mouth mask). The cold air in the sauna is atmospheric air (temperature is achieved by refrigeration compressors). Here you can see how the procedure take place (video).
3. Is the procedure dangerous for human?
The procedure is not toxic or dangerous for people, staff and environment.
4. Is the nitrogen dangerous for human?
No, it is not. The atmosphere is composed by 78% nitrogen (it also contains 16% oxygen, 1% hydrogen and 5% other gases).
5. Is the discomfort high?
Before entering in the cryosauna, the client puts on wool socks and gloves. The feeling acquired during the procedure is endurable, better than the one of bathing in cold water.
6. How do I feel after a procedure ?
During a procedure, the body eliminates in the blood endorphins ("the hormone of happiness"), causing a good mood which is maintained at least 6 hours.
7. Can I get a flu after a procedure ?
No way. On the contrary, the cryosauna stimulates the immune system, which increases the resistance of the system.
8. If I suffer from claustrophobia, I will be able to enter in the cryosauna ?
Of course you will. The door has a magnetic closing system, which allows the patient to get out whenever they want. Also, when the patient enters the cabin, the height of the floor is adjusted in order to have the head upper than the border of the cabin.
Is not indicate for persons who suffer from claustrophobia to enter in cryochamber alone. But they can try to enter together with other persons.
9. Do I have to take a shower before or after the procedure ?
No, you don't. This procedure is purely dry.
10. Do I need special authorizations for installing and using the cryosauna ?
Cryosauna is not included in any medical devices category and it doesn't need any special authorization.
Cryochamber is a body care equipment and also a medical device (it can be used in hospitals).
11. What conditions are necessary if you want to install a Cryosauna? But cryochamber?
For Cryosauna location you should book a minimum area of 12 m2, including space for customer preparation.
Cryochamber location required certain conditions (sufficient electrical power, space suitable for this activity etc).
12. Where do I find liquid nitrogen ?
13. How many clients can serve the cryosauna per day? But Cryochamber?
80-100 clients / 8 hours for Cryosauna and 30-70 clients / 8 hours for Cryochamber.
14. How can I find more about the beneficial effects of the therapy with cold (aircryotherapy) ?