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Cryotherapy Chamber Comparison: CRYOCAB & The Cryomed Pro

Cryotherapy chamber producers are continually creating innovative products designed to make the cryotherapy health experience better, safer and more enjoyable. With the latest in technology and client experience design, there are many choices out there for medical offices, gyms, spas and personal home use. Here we compare the CRYOCAB® by Cryo Manufacturing from France with a 2 year warranty and The Cryomed Pro ™ manufactured in Slovakia with a 3+ year warranty.

CryoCab

The CRYOCAB is a self diagnostic machine that offers many safety and versatility options for the professional and for the client, with state of the art technology. The Cryomed Pro offers multiple color and size choices for businesses to customize and brand, as well as long lasting design. Let’s take a look at all of the features available.

CRYOCAB Features:

  • Equipped with innovative control and extraction devices guaranteeing total safety.
  • Sensors continually analyze the interior environment of the cabin and provide real-time information to the control system
  • Any abnormality (patient, oxygen, nitrogen) during the session is detected immediately, which stops the nitrogen flow and removes the nitrogen in the chamber immediately
  • Integrated LED light flashes in the event of an alarm.
  • A differential circuit breaker guarantees an additional level of safety. It is integrated into the electrical cabinet of the cabin located in the technical area.
  • Unlike other systems equipped with an electric lift to be adjusted for each person, the CRYOCAB® cabin is equipped with rising doors that allow to precisely adjust the cooling chamber to the size of the person. The doors are automatically placed at the shoulders before the diffusion of nitrogen. An innovation that offers extra comfort.
  • Extractors located at the top of the doors suck the rising nitrogen and stabilize the cloud below the face during the whole session- this protects that no nitrogen is accidentally inhaled.
  • An extractor located at the bottom allows the immediate evacuation of the nitrogen in case of opening of the doors or any other alert.
  • Customized color design: ability to customize the colors of the veneer, the type of upholstery, lighting and more
  • Remote control capabilities
  • Treatment data and information on clients is stored for comparisons at each visit
  • The CRYOCAB® cabin is equipped with sensors that constantly analyze the environment of the user and provide real-time security information to the control system
Cryomed Pro

Cryomed Pro Features:

  • 10″ inch TECO touch screen
  • Accident prevention system: open door sensor, patient‘s ultrasonic position sensor in the cabin, safety shut down with an effective ventilation system- remote controls
  • 3 years warranty for components max. or 3000 procedures
  • Smart multimedia system with Full HD 10‘‘ inches tablet PC with USB port- Remote control from any device
  • Acoustic stereo system 2 × 120 watt
  • Wi-Fi or LAN Connectivity – easy updating of software and optimizing all the features
  • Active reporting system – current figures of the device sent directly into an email
  • Low nitrogen use
  • For Business use: Multiple customizable color choices for inside and out, customizable sizes, branding & mobile design capabilities
  • High-quality of industrial components and controllers (Teco, Schneider) are the guarantee of long-term lifetime of Cryomed Pro

Concerns

Both cabins use electric lift platforms that adjust to account for the height of the client. These systems have one drawback: they break. Fixing a broken lift platform requires a dismantling of the cabin and a waiting period for parts. European systems require international shipping for any broken lifts. Advanced systems, such as Cryo Innovation’s XR Cryochamber use non-mechanical lifts that cannot break: sturdy pads that are stackable for the client to stand on (visible in the photograph here). Sometimes simple is better, especially when a spa has to cancel appointments due to a broken lift.

Broken electric lift arm after only 6 months. This may take weeks of downtime to repair.

There are many great cryotherapy chamber options available on the market today, whether for a medical office, spa, gym, training center or even for your home. If you would like to learn more about the fantastic features of the CRYOCAB or Cryomed PRO, check out the links below.

Cabines CRYOCAB®

https://cryomedpro.com/cryomed-pro/

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Cryotherapy Chamber Comparison: Aurora vs Juka

Two very uniquely designed cryotherapy chambers that are popular with gyms, medical offices and spas today are the Aurora Cryosauna from Ukraine and the Juka from Poland. Both offer a nitrogen cryotherapy chamber with aesthetic features and modern technology for safety and convenience. Let’s look at each cryotherapy chamber to see how they match up. 

Aurora by Space Cabin

The Aurora offers a unique difference from most cryosaunas–the ability to have just about any color ordered for the outer shell, with a whopping 180 color choices, as well as 12 for the interior upholstery. These cabins can be made wider and taller than their standard build to accomodate large athletes. They offer a double lift platform so that it can hold up to 180kg. It is accompanied by a two year manufacturer’s warranty.

The Aurora

● Quality confirmed by CE certificate

● 10-inch touch screen control panel with simple user interface 

● Daily/monthly/yearly session count 

● Remote diagnostic and maintenance via the Internet (Wi-Fi or LAN cable connection required) 

● Compact footprint: a cryosauna covers only 4 sq.m. 

● Due to modular assembly small cryosauna components can fit through standard doorways 

● Low liquid nitrogen consumption and low power consumption 

● Delivery, assembly and maintenance anywhere in the world 

● Mobile chamber solutions 

The JUKA

The JUKA from Poland is distributed by Cryomachines Incorporated nationwide in the US and select international countries.  The JUKA has a unique design with great looking outer shell aesthetics. There are several choices of design and color to fit your space. The JUKA offers a built-in O2 monitor which sits at the mouth level of your client so that the oxygen is monitored at all times to ensure they do not receive nitrogen, and this reading is sent to the computer digital display for added safety. The JUKA provides a two year warranty.

The JUKA

● Door LN2 Shut off to ensure nitrogen does not escape the cabin while the door is open 

● No Idling between sessions 

● Automatic Timed Shutoff 

● Even cold distribution throughout the cabin for optimal cold exposure 

● Nominal Power Intake: 1.5 KW 

● Electric lift for easy height adjustment 

● An easy to use touch screen controller and fully automated applications, which allows the operator to focus on the client at all times 

● Dual exhaust vents to remove nitrogen from the room 

● Small space footprint for a treatment room 

Both the Aurora cryosauna and the JUKA chamber are state of the art machines made by different companies, and they both look futuristic and advanced and are very well suited to the office, gym or spa environment. There are many more features offered on these two cryotherapy chambers, so be sure to visit their websites below to learn about sizes, safety and purchase options. 

Concerns

Aurora’s chamber claims that it is CE certified, which alludes to an extra layer of safety that other chambers do not have. All chambers sold in the United States must be UL/CE certified. Aurora’s chamber is not unique or “safer” because of this. Also both chambers have electric lifts, which have been problematic due to the weight-load under sub-zero temperatures. Many manufacturers are incorporating a simpler system of stacking pads for clients to avoid lift complications.

Electric Lifts In Common

Both cabins use electric lift platforms that adjust to account for the height of the client. These systems have one drawback: they break. Fixing a broken lift platform requires a dismantling of the cabin and a waiting period for parts. European systems require international shipping for any broken lifts. Advanced systems, such as Cryo Innovations XR Cryochamber use non-mechanical lifts that cannot break: sturdy pads that are stackable for the client to stand on. Sometimes simple is better, especially when a spa has to cancel appointments due to a broken lift.

Broken electric lift after 6 months of use. This will take weeks to have repaired.

The Aurora Cryosauna


https://www.cryomachines.com/products/juka-cryosauna/ 

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Cryo°Cabin and Titan Cryo Compared

Here we compare the features of two popular nitrogen cryotherapy chambers: the Cryo°Cabin™, made in Finland by Cryotech Nordic, and the TITAN™ Cryo cabin, from the United States. Both cryotherapy chambers offer thermal imaging options to ensure the safety of the client and high quality remote WiFi operating systems. The Cryo°Cabin offers its features in different size chambers to suit an individual’s stature. The TITAN™ Cryo Cabin offers several chamber options that allow for large and tall persons, such as professional football players to use the chamber in comfort. Below are some of the features that each provides to its users. Both are liquid nitrogen based, both have electric lifts, and both claim to be the safest.

First Up: Finland

The Cryo°Cabin™ offers a low usage of nitrogen paired with a steady ability to treat many clients in a day. It has a sturdy build and state of the art technology for safety. Perfect for the gym, spa or medical facility, the Cryo°Cabin is a cryotherapy chamber that is efficient and strong with smooth Scandinavian design.

Cryotech Cryo°Cabin

Cryotech Cryo°Cabin

  • Wireless-Remote diagnostics and support, 24″ HD operators touchscreen,12″ HD info display for user
  • Patented Tech-Active Vortex Circulation™ cooling safely yet effectively
  • Low Consumption-Precise flow control system
  • Scandinavian Quality- Industrial grade components with exceptional materials
  • Effortless-Smart software providing a fully automated process
  • Intelligent Safety- Active sensors monitoring and detecting in real-time
  • Thermal imaging camera & head sensor
  • Industrial grade automatic electric lift
  • Patented gas circulation for liquid Nitrogen  or Air – consumes 1L per minute
  • De-icing feature guarantees your unit will not freeze when you need it most

The Titan Cryo Cabin

TITAN™ Cryo Cabin features multiple safety features and electronic monitoring of the system remotely. It caters to sports teams that need cryotherapy chambers that work for large build athletes. TITAN serves up modern design and a look that fits any gym, spa or athletic facility. 

Titan Cryo

Titan Cryo

  • Fully Automated Session Controls with remote diagnostics and a 19′′ HD touchscreen Control Panel 
  • Regulated Intake Controls with a balanced Cabin Temperature 
  • Ultrasonic Head Sensor with Auto Stop 
  • Redundant Safety Shut-Off Switches 
  • 1.3L per minute (session average: 6.0L)
  • TITAN has a height 96′′ which allows for client height up to 6’8′′ and 400lbs 
  • Thermal imaging camera with 10′′ display 
  • Fully Enclosed Electric lift 
  • Easy-open door- and a dual emergency shut off for client and tech 
  • Ultrasonic head sensor 

Electric Lifts In Common

Both cabins use electric lift platforms that adjust to account for the height of the client. These systems have one drawback: they break. Fixing a broken lift platform requires a dismantling of the cabin and a waiting period for parts. Finland’s system requires international shipping for any broken lifts. Advanced systems, such as Cryo Innovations XR Cryochamber use non-mechanical lifts that cannot break: sturdy pads that are stackable for the client to stand on. Sometimes simple is better, especially when a spa has to cancel appointments due to a broken lift.

Broken electric lift arm after only 6 months of use.
This will require weeks of downtime to repair.

Pricing Comparisons

Titan’s sales team quoted this writer with a price of $65,600. Cryo°Cabin quoted $39,000 for their Standard model, with $1,300 shipping.

Contacting the Manufacturer – Easy or Not?

Cryotech in Finland has one drawback: they are in Finland, which is 7 hours ahead of New York, and 10 hours ahead of California. Their website does not list a phone number of anyone to call, not even a service center. Upon filling out the webform to ask how to buy a chamber Cryotech took two days to respond with an email stating that their sales team would respond in a day. They do have suppliers and resellers of their products in the United States; however, those distributors also have to contact Finland in the event there is a problem. Geographically Finland’s closest neighbors are Russia and Estonia, and while Finland is politically distinct from both the shipping distances from Finland and Russia are similar.

Titan Cryo was easier to reach, although contacting them through the phone number listed on their website led to Google Voice. This resulted in a low-quality call and concerns for the stability of the business. In a spirit of fairness we called this number 3 different times from different numbers throughout the work week. All calls resulted in call-forwarding through Google Voice to personal cell phone or laptop. Most professional cryotherapy companies, spas, and gyms invest in normal phone services.

A Misleading Safety Claim

cryotechnordic.com
Screenshot: CryoTechNordic.com

Upon investigation both the Cryo°Cabin™ and Titan failed in our comparison for a significant reason: their websites both claim that the cabins are in some way certified by Underwriter Laboratories, the global safety certification organization. Titan’s website claims that their Cryo Cabin™ is the “only Cryo Cabin in the world tested and certified to UL standards,” and touts their cabin as having “The most experience and safety.” Cryotech Nordic Cryo°Cabin’s™ website claims that it is “100% CE/UL certified.” While both cabins appear safe these statements are concerning as they purport to assure the user of an additional layer of safety that is only available in their product.

UL has not certified either cabin, only the electronic components purchased by the companies to use in the cabin (e.g., electrical box). This is not special: all electronic components in all consumer machines must be certified by UL to be sold in the United States.

Screenshot. Titancryo.com
Screenshot: Titancryo.com

Telephone:

CryoTech Nordic: Unavailable

Titan Cryo via Google Voice: +1(214) 814-0848

Website:

www.cryotechnordic.com

www.titancryo.com

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These Money-Saving Tips Are Perfect for New Runners Training for a 5K

For new runners, one of the best ways to start out is to train for a 5K race. Even though running is affordable compared to other sports, in order to train successfully, you definitely have to invest in the right gear. The problem, however, is that high performance often equals a high price tag. An easy way to save money without compromising on quality is to search for promo codes and cashback offers. You can find online offers for everything from shoes and other running basics to the gear you need for different weather conditions. 

This step-by-step guide will help you create and follow a plan that’s right for you while also saving money on everything you need to succeed.

Train with a Plan

Running can be as simple as putting on your shoes and heading out the door. However, without a plan of attack, you’re more likely to encounter a number of setbacks. Experts agree that the best plan for beginners is to do intervals of running and walking. Runners World explains how intervals help you build up to more consistent running, whereas if you try to push yourself too hard at first, you could end up frustrated and even injured. An easy and inexpensive way to start an interval plan is by using a running app. There are plenty of different running apps for every level, and most are free or cost no more than $5.

Strength Training and Cool Down

Your plan is to run a 5K, not enter a bodybuilding competition. That said, you won’t get the best results from running alone. According to Breaking Muscle, strength training reduces your risk of injury, especially when you strengthen your core, hips, and glutes. Plus, building strength makes you a more efficient runner. To achieve the right balance, alternate run days and strength days. 

While you can do strength exercises using your own bodyweight, many new runners feel more comfortable joining a gym so they can ensure they’re targeting the right muscles. To save money on a gym membership, it’s always smart to search for discounts. If you have benefits through your employer, ask if a discounted or free gym membership is included. If you’re a college student, you may be eligible to get a discount with your student ID. Seniors can often take advantage of gym discounts too. For example, if you have a Medicare Advantage or Medigap plan, you may be able to join a gym for free thanks to SilverSneakers, which provides access to equipment, events, and classes at thousands of fitness centers nationwide.

Whether you’re running or hitting the gym, don’t forget to cool down and stretch at the end of any workout. Along with cooling down, many runners also benefit from using a foam roller to increase blood flow to sore muscles. Foam rollers have become a popular piece of sporting equipment, which means you can often find one for a reasonable price at discount stores.

Dress for Success

This phrase is typically used in the business world, but it applies to athletes too. Instead of a power suit, though, runners need good shoes and clothing that’s made for high performance. Even when you’re on a budget, don’t overlook these “extras” because they can make the difference between a good run and a run that’s miserable. Another savings tip is to determine which items are worth spending more to go higher-end, and when you get away with spending less. For example, having the right shoes is an absolute must for running success, so they may be worth the splurge, whereas you can spend less on things like tank tops and shorts. No matter what you’re purchasing, you can save by using coupons and promo codes from major retailers.

Every runner needs the right gear to be successful, but that doesn’t mean it has to cost a fortune. There are countless benefits to running — it’s a sport that’s easy to get into, it’s a fantastic way to reduce stress, and the cost of getting started is relatively low. With this training plan and money-saving tips, there’s no reason not to hit the pavement today!
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Zac Efron Heats up the Cold Cryo Chamber Scene

Zac Efron knows how to make cryotherapy fun! Rockin’ a great new look and headed into an ‘impromptu’ dance session in a cryotherapy chamber, Efron does it for his greater good- a better way to healing and recovery. Many Hollywood celebrities are climbing into the cold for rejuvenation, healing from work stress and sports injuries, and to always be looking runway ready.

Earlier this year, Zac sustained an ACL tear injury while he was tearing up the ski slopes, and opted for surgery to correct the major tear and get him on his feet quickly. With post-op recovery physical therapy, he also chose cryotherapy as a way to expedite his healing. Understanding the benefits of cryotherapy for inflammation and injury, Efron delved into the treatments to utilize a more natural way to get him back into shape.

With a group of friends, Efron decided to do his whole body cryotherapy recovery session while dancing with them in the cold, to ‘Ice Ice Baby’ by 90s rapper Vanilla Ice. [1] An appropriate way to endure the few minutes of -200 degree temperatures for sure! Efron understands the many benefits of using cryotherapy in his recovery. From muscle inflammation reduction, pain relief and the benefits of nutrients and oxygenated blood that rushes to the extremities after a session; cryotherapy offered a natural and healthy way for Efron to improve after his ACL surgery.

On his Instagram account he shows how he utilized the cryotherapy along with exercise and training to recover and get back his strength. Cryotherapy is a major bonus in wellness and for dealing with pain and inflammation as well as helping to remove post-op toxins from the body. It increases endorphins after a session and can help some people find more restful sleep. Efron says, “Better every day. Taking it literally, 1 step at a time…”

Recovery with whole body cryotherapy is becoming a popular choice for athletes, celebrities and the rest of the public seeking wellness and healing through natural body processes. Lifestyles are changing when it comes to looking and feeling good, and natural ways to treat healing and stay on top of one’s health and fitness are a trend that continues to grow the interests in technologically advanced treatments like cryotherapy.

[1] https://www.menshealth.com/entertainment/a26986835/zac-efron-cryo-dancing-acl/

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The Denver Broncos Kick Into High Gear with Cryotherapy

In 2018, the Denver Broncos completed their upgrade on the team’s training practice facility. They shared how the latest technology in physical therapy is helping their players stay on top in the NFL. Included in their major overhaul, were two whole body cryotherapy (WBC) chambers. “It’s important to give our players the best facilities possible,”Chip Conway, VP of Operations, said. [1]

For a few years prior to the new facility, players were seeing a local chiropractic office that had a cryotherapy chamber, where they could receive the treatments pre-and post workout, to help with inflammation issues, injuries and performance. They understood the importance and value of cryotherapy sessions on their bodies, as well as for their career longevity.

“We’ll actually use it with a lot of the guys Sunday morning before they go to the stadium, so about three hours before kickoff we’ll go through and use the cryotherapy on them because it cleans out any inflammation, soreness that they have, but it also kind of dumps endorphins back into the body,” said Dr. Ryan Tuchscherer, a chiropractor and the co-founder of Cherry Creek Spine and Sport Clinic. “It really gets them amped up and ready to go, versus the old, traditional way of doing an ice bath or an ice tank.” [2]

Healing sports injuries faster and getting players back in the game was a key differentiator for the Denver Broncos in choosing the cryotherapy chamber treatments in-house. When players can do a 3 minute session before a workout, they experience less pain, more endorphins to boost them mentally and the ability to do a more intense workout. Afterwards, they can use the cryo chamber to relieve muscle swelling, joint strain and overall tiredness. Many say they even sleep better at night after using cryotherapy.

Cryotherapy has become a friend to athletes everywhere- helping injuries, speeding the natural healing process and providing a lifestyle fitness opportunity for those that want a long-term health opportunity to improve their athletic performance.

[1] https://www.denverpost.com/2018/07/26/denver-broncos-new-training-facilities-dove-valley-photos/

[2] https://www.denverpost.com/2015/10/22/why-broncos-players-turn-to-cryotherapy-to-help-keep-them-in-the-game/

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Leicester City Footballers Know the Winning Value of Cryotherapy

The Leicester City Football Club champions know winning. With over a hundred year history of winning football matches, the team uses every winning strategy at their disposal, especially when it comes to recovery and healthy strategy for the well being of their players. Sports science and healing have moved into the technology spotlight, where players are finding new and cutting edge recovery and training methods to change their game. Cryotherapy is one such opportunity for the team to advance their recovery, their endurance and ultimately their winning abilities.

Dave Rennie, the team’s lead physiotherapist has every player use the whole body cryotherapy chamber (WBC) at least once a day, to recover after a hard workout, as well as improving any injury issues they are battling. “This unit affords us the opportunity to return players to fitness fast. Coaches then get more time with the players to work on the games. It’s become central to a player’s adaptation [their recovery and physical development between matches]. It affects the central nervous system and we notice big hormonal changes in players – changes in mood too.” Says Renne. “From a physio’s point of view I’m impressed with the therapy’s ability to shut down the acute soft tissues injuries much faster.” [1]

Cryotherapy advancements have substantially improved player’s recovery times, and allowed for more intense training sessions. Players such as Jamie Vardy, Riyad Mahrez and Wes Morgan all find great benefits from treating their bodies with the power of cryotherapy. A cryotherapy chamber takes the body temperature down to -200 or more degrees Fahrenheit, and a player stays in the chamber for three minutes. Upon exiting, the body immediately rushes oxygen rich blood and nutrients from the core to the extremities, directly to the tired muscles and injury locations that are in need of healing. The body uses its natural cold response protective system, allowing for inflammation reduction and endorphin releases to aid the blood systems in returning healing nutrients to the extremities.

Football players are finding that they can recover from injury much more quickly, as well as train at a higher level when using cryotherapy on a regular basis to assist their body in its overall performance. Jaime Vardy believes that the help he receives from cryotherapy has helped him stay in the game and recover from his injuries to go on to become a championship winning player.

[1] https://www.telegraph.co.uk/health-fitness/body/cryotherapy-the-cutting-edge-technology-that-could-be-the-secret/

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From Injury to Inspiration in Healing – How A Training Team Uses Cryotherapy to Win

The Washington Redskins NFL football team has had more than its fair share of injured players over the last couple of years. Slammed with dozens of hurt players, many who didn’t play for long stretches, the Redskins head trainer Larry Hess, took a long look at how he could improve the overall fitness model he implemented for his players on and off season. Creating a state-of-the-art training and recovery center and adding cutting edge treatment modalities, Hess developed an all-star treatment balance to his training model. Plagued by injuries, the Redskins began improving and healing with therapies such as whole body cryotherapy, zero gravity chairs and float tanks in their new recovery room.

Cryotherapy has helped players recover from injuries such as ACL injuries, blown knees, torn pectorals and other muscle, deep-tissue and joint injuries. Trainer “Hess said the team reduced soft-tissue injuries — such as sprains, strains, tendinitis and damage to muscles, tendons and ligaments — by more than 50 percent last season.” [1]

Improving health and healing for the Redskins was the top of importance and the trainers stepped up to the challenge in a big way, even winning a prestigious 2018 Ed Block Courage Award NFL Athletic Training Staff of the Year. award for their cutting edge recovery center and healing treatment plans. [2] They understood that the opportunity to have cryotherapy readily available to reduce inflammation and help heal injury was critical for their team.

With medical studies continuing to support the effects of cryotherapy, athletes and laypersons alike are finding natural recovery results with whole body cryotherapy. A recent study on the effects states, “Results indicated that muscle pain was reduced in 80% of studies following WBC. Two applied studies found recovery of athletic capacity and performance with WBC improved, variables of this nature were also improved in 71% of studies using controlled exercise. Further benefits of WBC treatment included reduction of systemic inflammation and lower concentrations of markers for muscle cell damage.” [3]

The Washington Redskins training team stepped up to the challenge of healing a long list of injured players and getting them back into a healthy lifestyle both on and off the field. They knew the power of whole body cryotherapy and other treatments would sustain their players and reduce injuries for the future. Professional athletes value cryotherapy as a way not only to recover from injury, but to help them perform at the top of their bodies’ potential.

[1] https://www.apnews.com/508fef72700f455d98280e6559b8afa9

[2] https://www.redskins.com/news/redskins-training-staff-earns-ed-block-training-staff-of-the-yearaward

[3] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29161748

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The Knicks’ Cool Training Regimen

The NBA New York Knicks are all about training, recovery and keeping the players in optimum health, and one of the ways they support their players recovery is through cryotherapy. The Knicks purchased two cryotherapy chambers in recent years, to help in post workout and post game recovery.

The anti-inflammatory benefits of cryotherapy cannot be matched by other non-invasive treatments. The cold temperatures bolster the blood systems with antioxidants, oxygen and nutrients, and rush the best the body has right to the muscles and joints. Flooding the extremities with the body’s own healing properties, whole body cryotherapy can bolster the recovery of even the most extreme athlete who has endured an intense workout.

New York Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis has been nursing an elbow injury. Thankfully, Porzingis is closing in on what he believes to be 100 percent health.

The Medical Study

In a medical study titled “Whole-body cryostimulation as an effective way of reducing exercise-induced inflammation and blood cholesterol in young men”, the findings of consistent cryotherapy sessions showed that many markers in the body were positively affected and the anti-inflammatory properties of non-invasive cryotherapy had a wellness effect that continued for some time after the treatments. “The main finding of this study was that a series of 10 sessions of whole body cryostimulation significantly reduced the inflammatory response induced by eccentric exercise. The lipid profile was also improved…” [1]

This is what professional athletes such as the New York Knicks players are experiencing and the team trainers and owners know the investment into cryotherapy offers a substantial benefit to their players. On and off the court, players are feeling better and many report that they are able to play the game longer, recover from games, and recover from injuries much more quickly and with substantially less pain that through other, more invasive treatments such as medications.

Long- Term Health

The New York Knicks trainers have incorporated cryotherapy chamber sessions into their fitness regimen so that the players can recover much more quickly and be ready to compete in a healthy way. Instead of waiting days to feel fully ready to play again, the players feel competition ready within a few minutes and can return the next day fully prepared for a hard workout or game.

Reaching into the latest technology and breaking into a more healthy space is something that all sports teams are looking for, and with whole body cryotherapy advancement the athletic world is changing rapidly. Having fully healed, rested and recovered players is part of the long term game plan for NBA teams, and cryotherapy can provide a more natural body recovery which can be utilized for the overall strength and fitness of the whole team.

[1] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24998353

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The Denver Nuggets Strike Cold Gold

The Denver Nuggets have expanded their training and recovery arsenal in 2016, to include the powerful benefits of cryotherapy. The basketball players were discovering on their own, the critical value of healing benefits provided by cryotherapy, so the team owners and trainers decided to implement regular availability of cryotherapy chamber sessions in order to provide regular, ongoing treatments for the players. For the NBA Nuggets team and many other basketball teams including the Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns, L.A. Lakers and Portland Trailblazers, whole body cryotherapy (WBC) is providing remarkable recovery results in a short amount of time.

Michael Porter Jr Denver Nuggets
(Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

Cryotherapy – The What and The Why of Its Healing Potential

A cryotherapy chamber utilizes liquid nitrogen to quickly cool the body temperature below -200 degrees within 3 minutes. The body responds by pulling the blood from the extremities to the core organs, and putting the body into a temporary state where it protects itself from the extreme cold by constricting blood vessels to save energy and warmth. The body has a natural response to the cold, and an effective natural healing response the moment one steps out of the cryotherapy chamber and the body immediately resumes its normal temperature. The blood vessels open wide and absorb nutrients and oxygen and rush into the extremities to provide them with healing and protection. The cold sessions removes toxins from the bloodstream, allowing for the joints and muscles to experience inflammation reduction. This improved circulation helps the body to recover very quickly from hard workouts, intense game play and from chronic or acute injury issues. Cryotherapy is quite literally a holistic healing approach for athletes to capitalize on their overall health and healing potential. The added bonus of the lymphatic system releasing endorphins into the body and brain allows many players to experience an overall well-being feeling. Some NBA players say they feel energized and invigorated for days to come and get more rested sleep.

The Denver Nuggets know the value that regular cryotherapy sessions offer their players, because they can use the treatments twice a day, or twice a week, whatever their preference. Post workout sessions help players recover faster and allow for more intense workouts. Pregame training cryotherapy chamber treatments or post game sessions are helping players with injury issues as well as muscle exhaustion. More and more professional athletes are turning to cryotherapy as the best way to treat their bodies as a non-invasive modality that becomes a healthy lifestyle choice.