Cryotherapy

Discover the beneficial
Power of cold

How it works

Medical treatments with cold, involving the use of extremely low temperatures on the external surface of the body.

IMPROVES WELLBEING

RELAXATION EFFECT

GIVES POWER AND VITALITY

METHOD OF BIOLOGICAL REGENERATION

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Whole body cryotherapy commences

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Thermoregulation is activated

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Vasoconstriction occurs

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Vasodilation rebound occurs

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Hormones are released

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Reduction of nerve conduction velocity/pain signal adaptation

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Muscle relaxation takes place

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Anti-inflammatory response

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Reduces oxidative stress

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Increased metabolism

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Whole body cryotherapy commences

The CryoSauna releases liquid nitrogen vapour ranging between -120˚C to -160˚C, which envelops the client’s body for 0.5 – 3 min.

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Thermoregulation is activated

The process is completely tolerable, yet the body interprets the extreme cold as a threat to its wellbeing. The temperature receptors in the skin send this information to the brain (hypothalamus area), which responds with an attempt to restore balance.

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Vasoconstriction occurs

The first step the body takes to protect its core temperature, is to redirect blood from superficial vessels and capillaries in the skin towards deeper structures. This causes blood to flow from the periphery towards the central core.

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Vasodilation rebound occurs

After completion of the treatment, the body reheats itself through vasodilation. The vessels and capillaries expand up to four (4) times their normal diameter. This causes a significant increase in blood flow to the skin and extremities, enriching cells with oxygen and enzymes to a much greater degree than under normal balanced conditions.

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Hormones are released

Β-endorphins are released, which act as the body’s natural morphine. This has a pain relieving effect throughout the whole body and also creates a sense of euphoria.

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Reduction of nerve conduction velocity/pain signal adaptation

The cold exposure drastically reduces the body’s ability to communicate pain signals. After multiple sessions, the body adapts its perception to pain stimuli.

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Muscle relaxation takes place

Muscle relaxation leads to relief of muscle spasm.

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Anti-inflammatory response

The body’s white blood cells secrete small proteins (cytokines), which are used in cell signaling and ultimately affect the behaviour of other cells. These proteins can be either pro-inflammatory or anti-inflammatory. During Whole Body Cryotherapy, pro-inflammatory cytokines are decreased and anti-inflammatory cytokines are increased. This causes a powerful anti-inflammatory response throughout the whole body.

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Reduces oxidative stress

The body’s total anti-oxidative status is increased. The body achieves an improved ability to eliminate free radicals, naturalize toxins and repair cellular damage. This process can lead to a powerful anti-aging effect.

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Increased metabolism

As part of the body’s metabolic reheating mechanism, additional calories are burnt, often to a degree comparable to an intense workout. Reports suggest that an additional 400 to 800 calories are burned as result of a single WBCT session and that multiple sessions lead to a longer-term increase in metabolism, which can lead to weight loss.

Benefits from cold

Sport

Sport

Cryotherapy:

  • accelerates regeneration after exercise,
  • supports endurance and fitness training,
  • increases freedom of movement,
  • supports the treatment of overloaded muscle groups, joints and spine.

Health

Health

Cryotherapy:

  • reduces tension and muscle pain,
  • increases muscle performance,
  • increases the body's immunity,
  • accelerates regeneration,
  • combats inflammation.

Beauty

Beauty

Cryotherapy:

  • delays aging processes,
  • helps in weight loss and cellulite reduction,
  • improves the appearance of the skin and gives it vitality and comfort,
  • supports the process of cellular reconstruction,
  • speeds up metabolism.

FAQFREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What are the main indications for cryotherapy?

Cryotherapy is an indication for such ailments as:

  • inflammatory and degenerative rheumatic diseases
  • chronic pain (including spine)
  • inflammation of joints, muscles and tendons
  • arthritic contractures, post-surgery edema, painful scars
  • neurological diseases (such as paresis, disseminated encephalomyelitis, myasthenia gravis, Parkinson’s disease, acute neuritis)
  • fribromyalgia
  • muscle spasticity
  • acute and long-term sports and post-operative injuries
  • treatment of depression

What are the contraindications?

ABSOLUTE:

  • untreated hypertension
  • myocardial infarction (less than 6 months before)
  • diseases of the circulatory and respiratory system
  • anginal pain in the chest
  • pacemaker
  • peripheral arterial vascular obstruction
  • venous thrombosis
  • acute inflammation of the airways
  • severe kidney and urinary infections
  •  severe anemia
  • cold allergy symptoms
  • cancer
  • stroke
  • bacterial and viral skin infections

RELATIVE:

  • heart arythmia
  • heart failure
  • condition after heart surgery
  • ischemic heart disease
  • Raynaud’s disease
  • polyneuropathy
  • pregnancy (from the 4th month)
  • inflammation of blood vessels

Is cryotherapy safe?

Juka devices are designed to ensure the highest possible safety standards. While maintaining the recommended precautions, the cryotherapy session in Juka cryosauna and cryochamber is completely safe.

What is the minimum age to undergo the treatments?

In each case, cryotherapy treatment is an individual matter, depending on the health status and recommendations of the doctor. It is generally accepted that treatments are intended for people over 18 years of age.

How should I prepare for the treatment?

Before using cryotherapy, basic medical examinations are recommended. Immediately before the procedure, you should avoid increased physical effort, use of the Finnish sauna or drinking alcohol. Any doubt should be reported to the personnel operating the device prior to the procedure.

What medical examinations are required before the treatment?

It is recommended to perform basic medical examinations, i.e. blood pressure,  heart rhytm, ECG, RTG, ESR, urinalysis, blood glucose.

How often can I use cryotherapy?

It is recommended to undergo a cryotherapy session not more than once a day.

What are the optimal parameters of the treatment?

-140C, 1,5 min

Is cryotherapy safe for people suffering from claustrophobia?

Thanks to implementation of the innovative solutions, such as an open roof, patients suffering from claustrophobia can safely use cryotherapy in both the cryosauna and the cryochamber of Juka production.

Where can I carry out a cryotherapy session?

Cryotherapy treatments are offered by many hospitals, spa centers, rehabilitation centers clinics, fitness clubs, etc.

What is the difference between cryosauna and cryochamber?

The basic distinguishing feature of these two devices is the number of patients using the procedure at the same time. Cryosauna is desgined for a single-person treatments, while in a cryochamber, depending on its model, can simultaneously be from 2 up to 6 people.

Are cryotherapy treatments refunded?

Cryotherapy treatments in the cryochamber are refunded in Poland by the National Health Fund. Detailed information on the refund conditions can be found on the NHF website.

What are the main benefits of cryotherapy?

The basic benefits of this type of therapy include, first of all, improvement in the overall wellbeing, speeding up the regeneration of the body, combating muscle, rheumatic and osteopathic pain, eliminating inflammation, increasing the body’s immunity and the freedom of movement

research

Whole body cryotherapy as a novel adjuvant therapy for depression and anxiety

The whole body cryotherapy (WBCT) is becoming a more popular adjuvant method in rehabilitation and renewal. The objective was to evaluate influence of WBCT on depressive and anxiety symptoms.
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Whole-Body Cryotherapy in Athletes

Cold therapy is commonly used as a procedure to relieve pain symptoms, particularly in inflammatory diseases, injuries and overuse symptoms. A peculiar form of cold therapy (or stimulation) was proposed 30 years ago for the treatment of rheumatic diseases.
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Influence of 5 day WBC on high ranking tennis players

Tournament season can provoke overreaching syndrome in professional tennis players, which may lead to deteriorated performance. Thus, appropriate recovery methods are crucial for athletes in order to sustain high-level performance and avoid injuries. We hypothesized that whole-body cryostimulation could be applied to support the recovery process.
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