10 THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT CRYOTHERAPY
Cryotherapy, the practice of exposing the body to extremely cold temperatures, has gained popularity in recent years for its potential health and wellness benefits. In this blog post, we'll explore the world of cryotherapy and provide you with 10 key things you should know about this fascinating therapy.
Whole-body cryotherapy is available for commercial and personal use from companies such as Mecotec. You can learn more about the technology here.
Without delay, here are 10 things you should know about cryotherapy…
1. HOW IT WORKS…
Cryotherapy works by exposing the body to extremely cold conditions to rapidly reduce skin temperature, which triggers a physiological response from the body that includes vasoconstriction, which reduces the blood flow to the extremities and releases endorphins to provide pain relief. It can be applied to the whole body or specific areas.
Mecotec electric whole-body cryotherapy works by exposing the body to sub-zero temperatures, typically around -85°C to -110°C, for a short period of time. This is the temperature at which benefits the body most. Liquid nitrogen chambers may appear to drop lower than these temperatures, but is that the true teperature the skin is exposed to.
2. THERE ARE DIFFERENT TYPES OF CRYOTHERAPIES…
Cryotherapy comes in various forms, including whole-body cryotherapy (WBC), local cryotherapy, and even cryofacials. Whole-body cryotherapy immerses the entire body, while local cryotherapy targets specific areas, such as joints or muscles. Cryofacials focus on the face and neck and are said to improve skin quality.
3. THE KEY BENEFITS OF CRYOTHERAPY…
Cryotherapy research shows there is a wide range of benefits, including reduced muscle soreness, accelerated recovery after intense physical activity, increased energy, improved skin appearance, and potential weight loss. The therapy is also believed to enhance mood and reduce stress.
It can even be used to target very specific areas with localised cryotherapy treatments for pain relief, inflammation, and injury recovery. The cryo facials to stimulate the production of collagen making the skin appear smoother, feeling rejuvenated, regaining elasticity, and bringing forth a youthful glow.
4. IT'S AN EFFECTIVE AND SAFE THERAPY…
Cryotherapy is extremely safe when performed correctly by trained professionals. If you ignore proper protocol and stay in the chamber too long, you risk issues such as frostbite or skin irritation. It's crucial to follow safety guidelines and consult with a healthcare provider before starting any cryotherapy regime.
Mecotec electric single chambers deliver precise temperatures from -85 °C. The temperature of the chamber is less important, the main focus is on the skin temperature of the user as this is the key indicator of the effectiveness of the chamber. This is delivered safely using a combination of cold temperatures and airflow for uniform cooling over the exposed body parts.
5. RELIABILITY AND SUPPORT
Professional cryotherapy providers offer supervised sessions to ensure safety and effectiveness. It remains one of the safest treatments of all.
All RP-X customers are provided with extensive training on the chambers. This makes for safe and effective use every time.
6. FULLY AUTOMATED
Cryotherapy sessions are typically fully automated, ensuring precise temperature control and reducing the risk of human error. Automated systems make the experience comfortable and convenient for clients with the timer starting when door is opened for start of session.
For businesses, the machine’s automated scheduling system can help you schedule on and off times of the machine, dates, and times of sessions. This makes for the most efficient and profitable use.
7. LOW RUNNING AND OPERATING COSTS
Cryotherapy chambers and equipment are designed to be energy-efficient, making them cost-effective for both businesses and home users. This makes cryotherapy accessible to a broader range of people. This is especially true for the electric WBC chambers, where the efficiency is carefully managed and there is no need for buying, managing supply, deliveries, and storing high-pressure expensive nitrogen.
8. MISCOMMUNICATION ON TEMPERATURE
One common misconception is that cryotherapy involves freezing the body. In reality, cryotherapy temperatures in the Mecotec chambers are the true temperature the skin is exposed to and the treatment is carefully controlled to ensure it remains safe and therapeutic.
The misconception is that whole-body cryotherapy is all about how cold the chamber temperature is. There are two important questions that need to be asked.
Is the displayed temperature the actual temperature the whole body is being exposed to?
What change in skin temperature does the user experience, as this is the true therapy?
Studies have shown that the more the body is cooled, the more the ANS and other healing/performance properties are activated within the body. Mecotec electric based cooling system allows head to toe coverage of the body and has been proven to have superior cooling effects to that of Liquid Nitrogen.
9. ELECTRIC VS. NITROGEN
Cryotherapy chambers use either electric cooling systems or liquid nitrogen to create the cold environment. Electric systems are considered more environmentally friendly and provide precise temperature control. They’re also cheaper to run, much safer to own and require no nitrogen gas. With electric chambers, you’ll never have issues such as the gas running out. The ongoing running costs of the electric machines are significantly lower.
10. IT'S SUITABLE FOR BUSINESS AND HOME USE
Cryotherapy is suitable for a broad audience. Professional athletes, fitness enthusiasts, individuals seeking pain relief, and those looking to enhance their overall well-being can benefit from it. Furthermore, cryotherapy chambers designed for home use are becoming more affordable and accessible, allowing individuals to enjoy the benefits in the comfort of their own homes daily.
In businesses such as gyms, health clubs, beauty salons, and therapy outlets, they are being used as an additional revenue generator, adding thousands of pounds to the bottom line of many businesses.
CRYOTHERAPY - FINAL THOUGHTS
Cryotherapy is a fascinating and potentially beneficial therapy that offers a unique approach to enhancing health and wellness. Whether you're seeking professional treatment or considering investing in a home cryotherapy system, this innovative therapy has something to offer for a wide range of individuals looking to explore the world of cold therapy.
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RP-X is the leading provider of Mecotec electric whole-body, cryo facial, and localised cryotherapy units in the UK. We have nearly two decades in the space and offer a wide range of turnkey solutions for facilities looking to invest in this technology or individuals wanting it for personal use.
We have nearly two decades in the space and offer a wide range of turnkey solutions for facilities looking to invest in this technology. For more information on cryotherapy chambers, pricing, and the right model for you, contact us at email@example.com or 01234 862762.