Cryotherapy is essentially cold therapy. The sub-zero temperatures make your blood circulation soar, boosting oxygen and nutrients around the body, speeding up removal of toxin and even toning your muscles. The oxygen and nutrient-rich blood flow can improve immune system and organ function, while also reducing inflammation. Exposure to extremely cold temperatures triggers the body to boost its metabolic rate to produce heat. The effects of Cryo last for hours after your session, causing the body to burn approximately 500-800 calories with the use of whole body cryotherapy. After several sessions, the metabolic increase tends to last longer, making CRYOTHERAPY an excellent compliment to a healthy diet and workout program. Teamwork Therapy & Sports Recovery offers Cryotherapy in several modalities including whole body Cryotherapy (The Juka-maximum session time 3 minutes), localized Cryotherapy (The CryoStorm), and Cryotherapy facials (CryoStorm). It is important to point out that there are certain contraindications of cold therapy and a list of these conditions can be viewed below.
Whole Body Cryotherapy Risks Risks of Whole Body Cryotherapy include, but not limited to: fluctuations in blood pressure (due to peripheral vasoconstriction, systolic blood pressure may briefly increase by up to 10 points during the session. This effect should reverse after the end of the session, as peripheral circulation returns to normal), allergic reaction to extreme cold (rare), claustrophobia, anxiety, activation of some viral conditions (cold sores) etc. due to stimulation of the immune system. One primary inherent risk of Whole Body Cryotherapy is skin sensitivity and skin irritation. It is impossible to predict how client’s skin will react during or after Whole Body Cryotherapy.
Whole Body Cryotherapy Contraindications Pregnancy, Stage 2 Hypertension (BP > 160/100) according to American Heart Association, type 1 diabetes, 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, infections, claustrophobia, cold allergy, acute kidney and urinary tract disease. If you have any other injury, illness or medical condition, you should consult your physician prior to using Whole Body Cryotherapy.
Spot Cryotherapy Contraindications Cryoglobulinemia, cold hemagululation or cold hemolysis, cold-induced itching, impaired arterial blood flow as from stage II, Raynaud’s Disease, severe sensory disorders, trophic disorders, hypersensitivity to cold.