What Is Cryotherapy?

What Is Cryotherapy?

Cryotherapy sometimes known as Cold Therapy, It is used in an effort to relieve muscle pain, sprains and swelling after tissue damage or surgery as well as it has many wellness and beauty benefits and promotes healthy lifestyle.

Apex Medical Center Bangkok and Apex Medical Center Phuket now offer its newest Whole Body Cryotherapy treatment. Apex is the only wellness and beauty institute in Thailand that offers Whole Body Cryotherapy.

The technology for the procedure was developed in Germany and in the last 20 years was perfected in the new hi-tech product ICELAB.

What makes ICE LAB unique and the only real Whole Body Cryotherapy? 

ICELAB is a state of the art whole body cryotherapy chamber and only electricity is used to cool down – it is a pure power of coldness.

There are 3 chambers with -10C , -60C and -110C. It is very different from partial body cryotherapy because you walk inside the chamber – all your body, including head (which is essential part of our body actually) will get cold and at the same time you will get double amount of pure oxygen. In the ICELAB you can walk, listen to the music, dance. There could be up to 4 people inside at the same time and this very extreme and positive experience.   

How Does ICE LAB Whole Body Cryotherapy Works? 

ICE LAB is a state of the art whole body cryotherapy chamber which will keep you looking and feeling healthy and young.

Is a modern COLD SAUNA. It is safe and easy to use and will provide a spontaneous and pleasant surge of well being. 

Climates like those created by ICE LAB have been well documented in more than 72 scientific studies over the past 20 years. They have been found to have positive effects on health and performance.

How The ICE LAB Whole Body Cryotherapy Can Be A Beneficial Treatment To Your Health?

 An ICE LAB multiple treatment will benefit patients that have undergone or are suffering chronic inflammatory joint and spine diseases. The COLD CHAMBER can also relieve degenerative joint disease, some types of depression, sleep disorders, psoriasis and asthma. 

ICELAB multiple applications will also help autoimmune diseases, inflammation and improves both mental and physical performance. It is used both in Medicine and Aesthetics. 

Some benefits are below:

  • Improved Metabolic function in skeletal muscle
  • Improved Thyroid and Adrenal Function
  • Improved hormonal expression
  • Cellulite Reduction
  • Tighter and Healthier Skin
  • Stronger and Fuller Hair and Nails
  • Fewer skin blemishes
  • Increased metabolism and calorie burn
  • Increased Libido
  • Increased Collagen Production
  • Treatment of Dermatitis
  • Boosts lymph draining and blood circulation

Why Is Cryotherapy Useful For To Lose Weight?

It may seem strange to eliminate fat using COLD THERAPY, but it is possible, and the explanation is in our metabolism.

For the body functions normally our body must maintain a stable temperature between 36 and 37 degrees (degree up, degree down). After 3 minute session in the ICELAB your body surface temperature will be 14-17 degrees lower (21-19C). When the ambient temperature decreases, the body responds by burning the fat in the brown adipocytes to generate heat. If you repeat ICELAB few times a day you might have a very good result in slimming down. Several arguments for a good result:

  1. You burn more energy protecting your body during the treatment.
  2. During the time after the treatment while you heat to come back on original surface temperature you burn even more: after burning last normally 30 to 90 minutes. We can say that your body burn 500-800 calories in 1 session.
  3. Conversion from white fat into brown fat.

Grab that roll of fat on your stomach – that is white fat. The job of white fat is mainly to store energy, and then release it when other organs need it. We have much less brown fat which is hidden deep in the torso and neck. The main role of brown fat is to heat our body when we’re cold. To produce heat, brown fat cells expend (burn) energy. Whole Body Cryotherapy repeated few times a day helps to convert white fat into brown fat. If this would be a case combined with sports it would help to slim down.

ICELAB – Whole Body Cryotherapy also benefits:

In Sports – provides multiple benefits

  • Increased performance that acts at muscular and cardiovascular levels, Its an application before intense exercise increases physical performance and endurance up to 18%. There is an increase in blood flow and a release of chemicals that allow the athlete to achieve greater power, greater top speed and greater fatigue resistance.
  • Recovery After An Effort takes place. Icelab whole Body Cryotherapy applied after a great effort enhances muscle recovery. This fact implies great benefits in periods of great physical demand, such as preseasons, competitions. Etc.
  • Recovery Of Injuries – Preventing the appearance of lesions. Among the benefits it includes helping to recover injuries. In addition, it considerably reduces the time of convalescence due to inflammatory processes caused by traumatisms and overexertion.
  • Greater Mental Balance – It promotes the release of endorphins, neuropeptides that create a state of well-being, a sense of happiness and relaxation. All that provides emotional stability for the athlete, feeling of vigor and an increase in motivation.

In Health

It contributes to the treatment of different diseases. In skeletal muscle system, in the central nervous system, in the emotional and psychological state and in the skin. Neuroreflexive processes induced by the intense and brief of extreme cold on the body surface. This explains why its undoubted therapeutic results not only benefit the areas where it is applied, but also the deeper tissues.

The effect can be summarized as: Pain Relief, Inhibition of Inflammation, effect on the musculoskeletal system, functional improvement of the joints, regulation of central nervous system activity and feeling of well-being.

In Wellness

Reaching a state of satisfaction and fulfillment with oneself is one of the most desired goals by most people. Synthesizing, these would be Psychophysiological health or well-being, feeling in harmony with oneself and the environment, perceiving emotional stability and achieving personal and social fulfillment.

In Wellness, the whole body cryotherapy -110C provides multiple benefit:

  • Strengthen immune system naturally
  • Improve mood and concentration
  • Improve self-confidence
  • Increase metabolism and appetite
  • Boost levels of Human Growth Hormone in the body
  • Relief sleep disorders
  • Relief asthma
  • Pleasantly refreshing
  • Psychologically enlightening

In Aesthetics

Among the main positive effects of this treatment we can find:

  • It boosts cellulite reduction
  • It improves the quality of the skin and various disorders of the epidermis
  • It increases the basal metabolic rate. Burning fat stored in the body and promoting weight reduction.
  • Since it burns calories, it improves blood flow and venous (Circulation) and promotes oxygenation of the blood.
  • Smoother skin
  • Rejuvenation of the skin

The Effects Of ICELAB Whole Body Cryotherapy can help to reach this goal, by achieving an improvement at several levels such as health, physical appearance and mood. This will give us a great dose of optimism and will increase our quality of life.

What To Do Before The Treatment?

Before the procedure, the patient has to change and should only be wearing socks, shoes, shorts gloves, mask, headband and ear piece.

Spending time in the ICELAB is a unique experience. You can remain at -110 celsius from 1 to 3 minutes. 

What To Do After The Treatment?

 After the procedure you will feel very fresh and positive. You can continue your daily routine and do work, sport, go to the beach.

To repeat the treatment people have to come back to normal surface temperature and it takes minimum an hour. Few minutes interval is strictly prohibited.

Tips and Guidelines for Ice-Lab Whole Body Cryotherapy

  • If you have any conditions you want to treat with Cryotherapy, make sure you discuss them with our Consultant administering your treatment, It’s always a good idea to Consult before using receiving your treatment.
  • Do not push yourself to stay in the ICE LAB for a maximum allowed time. 3 minutes sessions are not for everyone, especially for new clients. From session to session you will find perfect time that works well for you. For beauty and wellness 2 min 20 sec sessions are the best. For sportsmen and some medical conditions it will be required to do 3 minutes sessions.
  • Your very first session is the most emotional exciting. Be sure you are safe. In the ICELAB – relax and move slowly, breath deeply by your nose and concentrate on the benefits you will get. Believe me you will like it!

For any questions or concerns an appointment with one of our qualified specialists is the best next step to take. Contact us today to get started.