WHAT IS CRYOSAUNA?
Whole-body cryotherapy (from Greek kryos – cold and therapy) is a technique that involves exposure of the body to low temperatures (-110° to -190°C) for the period of 1 to 3 minutes. Super-low temperatures are cutting-edge and an efficient way to trigger self-healing mechanisms. Short-time (1 to 3 minutes) cooling of the upper skin layer helps boosting metabolic processes, decreases anxiety and fatigue, improves sleep and stimulates immune system. Cryotherapy involves activation of natural body defences and that is why it is totally safe. The short-time exposure of the body does not affect the core temperature. Nitrogen, used for cooling in its liquefied form, comprises 3/4 of atmospheric air, so the sessions are totally friendly to the environment. One session takes no more than three minutes. Cryotherapy addresses multiple issues at the same time, which means that the body starts healing processes on several levels. Bathing in the streams of cold air feels more comfortable than usual methods of hardening with cold water, because at super low temperatures the air contains almost no moisture. As a bonus the cold triggers the production of endorphins, “called feel-good hormones”, which induce feelings of euphoria.
CRYOSAUNA FOR SPORTS
- Improve sport performance
- Decreases inflammation in tissue, muscles and joints
- Reduces recovery time from injury or fatigue
- Improves blood circulation and oxygenation
- Promotes cellular and tissue repair
CRYOSAUNA FOR GENERAL HEALTH & WELLBEING
- Releases of adrenaline and endorphins
- Detoxifies the skin, liver and lymph systems
- Improves the immune system
- Relieves depression and insomnia
CRYOSAUNA FOR BEAUTY & ANTIAGEING
- Boosts metabolism and weight loss
- Burns 500 to 800 calories from a single session
- Stimulates collagen production for more firm, smooth and elastic skin.
- Reduces fine lines, wrinkles, acne and superficial scars
- Reduce Cellulite
- 1 Session
- Per Session Payment
- 5 People
- Save ¥2,700
- 10 People
- Save ¥10,800
- 15 People
- Save ¥24,300
- 20 People
- Save ¥43,200
- 1 Session
- Per Session Payment
- 3 People
- Save ¥5,000
- 10 People
- Save ¥20,000
All whole body Cryosauna sessions are conducted by our trained staff who remains with you for the duration of your session. Inside the Cryosauna you will only be wearing special socks and your underwear. This allows for 90% of your skin to be exposed to the hyper cool air. It is fine to leave your hair down and have on face lotion or makeup. We ask that you do not apply lotion or any moisture to your skin an hour before your session. No jewellery or metals can be worn below the neck. Your first whole body Cryosauna appointment can take anywhere between 15-20 minutes so that we can fully educate you on the process and answer any questions you may have. After the first appointment, sessions typically take 5-7 minutes.
If any of the following applies to you, unfortunately Cryotherapy should be avoided.
Bad general condition, decompensated chronic heart diseases, myocardial infarction or the recovery period after that, Stage II essential hypertension, III degree of essential hypertension (blood pressure ≥ 180/100 mm Hg), stage II heart failure, disorders of cardiac conduction and rhythm with poor prognosis, Raynaud’s syndrome, acrocyanosis, systemic vasculitis, cryoglobulinemia, agammaglobulinemia, cryofibrinogenemia, stroke, fever, active pulmonary tuberculosis, malignant tumours, bleeding diathesis, severe anaemia, hypothyroidism, hysterical neurosis, individual intolerance to cold, cold rash, pregnancy, age under 10 years old. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
ICE BATH VS FULL BODY CRYOTHERAPY
WHY NOT JUST TAKE AN ICE BATH?
Full Body Cryosauna is not simply a faster version of an ice bath. The body’s reaction to low temperatures while submerged in an ice bath (7°C/45°F) is radically different from its reaction to cryo temperatures (lower than -110°C/-166°F) in the cryosauna.
In an ice bath, the body attempts to warm blood in its core and send it to the peripheral tissues to prevent the skin surface from freezing (vasodilation). While in an ice bath, the body is struggling with actual, unrelenting, penetrating physical cold (not just signals from skin cold sensors). Blood begins cooling as it nears the skin surface and its return to the core begins to decrease the body’s core temperature. Eventually muscles start to congeal and freeze as well. The small benefit of a temporary numbing effect for perceived reduction of pain and inflammation is far outweighed by the potentially damaging effects of the ice bath.
“The small benefit of a temporary numbing effect for perceived reduction of pain and inflammation is far outweighed by the potentially damaging effects of the ice bath.”
Conversely, in the cryosauna, the body constricts peripheral tissues sending blood from the skin surface, muscle tissue, and surrounding joint space to the core to protect core temperature (vasoconstriction). As the blood travels to the core it passes through the cardiovascular system where it is cleansed of toxins and supplied with oxygen, nutrients, and enzymes. As long as the exposure to the extremely cold temperature continues the body continues to flush the tissue of toxins and circulate blood between the cardiovascular system and the vital organs on a continuous loop. This continues to cleanse the blood over and over while continuing to add oxygen, nutrients, and enzymes. Once the participant exits the cryosauna, the body immediately begins vasodilation, returning the enriched blood to peripheral tissues that have been cleansed of toxins.
The key to this difference is the temperature of the environment, the skin surface temperature, and the speed of the reduction of the skin surface temperature. In an ice bath the temperature can only reach 7°C/45°F while the temperature in a cryosauna chamber can reach -170°C/-270°F. This means that skin surface temperature in an ice bath can only reach 5°C/41°F after a wet, prolonged, and often painful session while skin surface temperature in the cryosauna reaches -1°C/30°F in just 30-40 seconds and the total length of time the skin is exposed to this invigorating, dry, temperature is never more than 3 minutes.
“skin surface temperature in an ice bath can only reach 5°C/41°F after a wet, prolonged, and often painful session while skin surface temperature in the cryosauna reaches -1°C/30°F in just 30-40 seconds…”
During an ice bath, tissue begins to freeze and muscles temporarily lose capacity. Muscle tissue then needs time to return to normal which requires the body to rest. Therefore, an ice bath must be scheduled at the end of a rigorous workout so the participant can recuperate overnight. In contrast, the cryosauna chamber does not actually freeze muscle tissue. It only creates a powerful illusion that the body freezes. In fact, upon exit from the cryosauna, the blood flow back to the peripheral tissues warms the muscles almost immediately. Accordingly, the participant may use the cryosauna both before and after a workout which is an effect that is impossible to realize with an ice bath.
Lastly, while in an ice bath, oxygen supply to the skin surface is interrupted, and it causes skin surface injury that can promote skin disease if the procedure is often repeated. Significant health risks may involve the MRSA infection (a bacterial infection that is highly resistant to some antibiotics) if ice baths are not cleaned and maintained properly. There is no such effect in the whole body Cryosauna chamber as the client is surrounded by cold dry air and oxygen supply to the skin surface is not significantly interrupted.
WHAT ARE PEOPLE SAYING?
“I like running every day and my doctor told me it's very good for my health. Before lunch I run around the Imperial Palace and at 40 years old I used to be very tired after a 30 minute run. I do cryosauna and my body recovers much faster than before.”