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The distinction of cryotherapy lies in its wide-spectrum use and effects at several levels of the human body.


Cryotherapy in medical areas

in rheumatology:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Capsulitis
  • Spondyloarthritis

in dermatology:

  • Psoriasis
  • Neurodermatitis
  • Eczema
  • Scleroderma, etc.

in neuralogy:

  • Any nervous system
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinsonism
  • Paresis
  • Reflex or neurodegenerative syndromes.

in pulmonology:

  • support for treatment of chronic pulmonary inflammation
  • asthma
  • chronic bronchitis.

in sports medicine

  • treatment and rehabilitation of injuries
  • development and maintenance of top shape
  • preparation and stimulation of physical and psycho-emotional conditions.

Cryotherapy in orthopedics
and physiotherapy:

  • treatment of pain
  • acceleration of regeneration of all muscular, connective and joint injuries.

Cryotherapy in surgery
and traumatology:

  • any injuries of the locomotive apparatus
  • rehabilitation of chronic fatigue, etc.

in gynecology:

  • treatment of sterility, abortion
  • climacteric syndrome.

in hepatology:

  • treatment of chronic autoimmune
  • treatment of viral hepatitis.
How local cryotherapy is used for medical purposes?
How local cryotherapy is used for medical purposes?

Local cryotherapy
for medical purposes

The analgetic effect of extremely low temperature to accelerate the regeneration of muscles and joints is ideal for use in physiotherapy, orthopedics and traumatology. Local stimulation of the affected body part immediately extends the range of movement and reduces pain, enabling full kinesiotherapy of the joints.

Pain attenuation activates the patients and motivates them to exercise, which wouldn’t be possible in a painful state. Studies on patients treated by this method show a reduced need for intra-articular steroid injections.
In some cases cryostimulation helps to avoid surgical intervention for patients, whose indications for synovectomy are related to the pathological expansion of the synovial membrane.

Excellent results are achieved by local treatment of chronic dermatological diagnoses – acne, psoriasis, atopic eczema, hypersensitivity and reactivity of the skin.

“Cryotherapy positively affects the psychological state and mood of the customer. A 10 course treatment will result in a long term feeling of motivation and positive mood.

Patients prone to depression will see a decrease in the level of anxiety and irritation. Decision processes, motion and visual coordination, emotional control and stability, orientation in space and precision of thinking will improve.”

Whole-body cryotherapy
in medicine

Whole body cryotherapy is currently the most efficient and most comprehensive method of treatment and stimulation by extreme cold. Thanks to its wide spectrum of effects, it is used by medical and rehabilitation facilities around the world.

Cryosauna represents an ideal ergonomic and effective solution for hospitals, orthopedic, rheumatologic or rehabilitation centers, as well as specialized cryo-centers, fitness and wellness facilities

Cryotherapy treatment

Within a 2-3 minutes long treatment in a cryosauna, the human body is rapidly exposed to extremely low temperature of about -130 °C.

The most distinct adaptive reaction on cryostimulation is concentrating the blood from peripheral parts to the body core and inner organs, as well as increased production of beta-endorphins, inducing a feeling of joy and activity. These feelings, as well as the analgetic effect will persist for 3 to 5 hours after the treatment.

After finishing the treatment and leaving the cryosauna, thermoreceptors will recall the “state of emergency”, which results in intensified repletion of the acral parts – skin, muscles and joints. This activates metabolism, detoxification and starts healing and regeneration processes.

What is whole body cryotherapy?
What is whole body cryotherapy?
MUDr. Ernest Caban Founder of cryotherapy in Slovakia, author of the book “CRYOTHERAPY
MUDr. Ernest Caban Founder of cryotherapy in Slovakia, author of the book “CRYOTHERAPY

Founder of cryotherapy:
“Treatment is beneficial to almost everybody”

MUDr. Ernest Caban. Founder of cryotherapy in Slovakia, author of the book “CRYOTHERAPY”

ordinary people, two ten-day treatments are recommended each year. Athletes, depending on the load, already know that when their body becomes accustomed to cryotherapy, it reacts differently. After the first treatments the reaction is faster. Biochemical evidence based on studies shows how rapidly all undesirable metabolites are degraded by cryotherapy stimulation in the body. Athletes and ordinary people who use cryotherapy know how to fit it into their lives. A very good approach is a cryo-cure before winter, when there is no transition period between autumn and winter. The effect of immunity and resistance lasts for 2 to 3 months throughout the winter and the flu period. I personally didn’t have flu over the last twenty years”.

“Our body perceives extreme cold as stress and produces defensive substances, endorphin hormones that protect it from stress”, says Dr. Caban. “It will reduce pain, block transmission of pain signals, release muscle fibers”, explains the doctor. “After production of endorphins, corticoids that treat inflammation are also produced in the body”, he adds. Cooling also eliminates pollutants, free radicals, lactic acid and urea from the body. In sports, it is ideal to undergo cryotherapy within 1.5 hours after exercise, along with maintaining hydration and supply of minerals.

“Cryotherapy helps to regenerate the athlete‘s muscles, improves mental health, helps with weight loss and revitalization of the skin, slows down aging, smoothens the skin by rejuvenating the body. Treatment is beneficial to almost everybody from 3 years old up to high age. Contraindications are serious heart conditions, vascular and oncology diseases.”

MUDr. Ernest Caban

Cryotherapy In Medicine FAQ

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Cryotherapy is highly popular because of its benefits for health. Among them:

  • pain relief (including arthritis pain);
  • reduced inflammation;
  • muscle healing;
  • dementia prevention;
  • migraine headaches treatment;
  • skin conditions treatment;
  • dealing with mood disorders, etc.

Today you can find cryotherapy almost everywhere: in a cryo center, at SPA or fitness center. Sports, beauty and medical facilities add cryotherapy to the list of services. The final price of cryotherapy treatment depends on the country and additional services the cryotherapy center proposes to its clients. On average, a cryo session costs about $30. It could be cheaper to buy a monthly package.

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