A cryochamber – known as a cryogenic chamber – is a device used for healing with cold – systemic cryotherapy. The treatment involves the use of very low temperatures, which have a pro-health effect on the entire human body. The temperature in the cryochamber is from -60’C to -150’C.
Preparation for the procedure
Before entering the cryochamber, you should put on clothes to protect more sensitive areas:
- high socks (knee socks),
- women: top + cotton shorts or swimsuit without metal parts,
- men: cotton shorts or swimming trunks.
A session in the cryochamber
The cryochamber consists of two rooms:
- The pre-chamber – it is a vestibule with a temperature of -60’C – takes part in it adaptation of the body to the target temperature,
- The main chamber – in which the temperature reaches -150’C. The patient’s stay in up to 3 minutes. During the session, you should move slowly: walk in place, make slow movements and breathe calmly. You should not make sudden movements – you must not clap, nor rub your body with your hands. After leaving, there is a 15-minute exercise in the gym. There are also other devices avaliable for patients in our clinic, such as treadmill, stationary bike, cross trainer.
The indications for cryotherapy treatment include such ailments as:
- Rheumatoid arthritis, ZZSK, PsA,
- osteoarthritis of the spine and peripheral joints,
- periarticular inflammation of tendons, capsules and muscles,
- postoperative conditions (e.g. complaints after meniscus removal),
- acute and long-standing sports and postoperative injuries,
- injuries in competitive athletes,
- Sudeck’s syndrome,
- multiple sclerosis,
- Parkinson’s disease.
The health-promoting effect of the cryochamber can also be used as part of biological regeneration – cold slows down the aging process, regulates the metabolic process (it is helpful in the fight against excess weight and obesity) fights cellulitis, reduces physical and mental fatigue.