Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC)
Course of a session
Duration of a cryotherapy session: 45 min
The session includes:
The explanations: verification of contraindications , explanation of the session, confidence building ...
Preparation: equip yourself and get dressed
3 to 4 min in the Cryospace: the patient is in perfect safety and under the permanent visual control of the operator. In the event of a problem, it can exit CryoSpace at any time.
In addition 20 min of hypoxia at rest: installed in a comfortable chair (comics, magazines and books are available)
Finally, a hot drink is offered to you: coffee, tea, infusion or rooibos.
Precautions for use
No shower or bath ½ hour before the session, the person must be completely dry.
No sporting activity ½ hour before the session, the person should no longer sweat and his heart rate returned to a resting rate.
No wet swimsuit.
No metal parts including jewelry, bars, watches, etc.
No eye lenses.
No wounds, if they are small they can be protected by a bandage.
Possible protection of an isolated area sensitive to cold.
During the session: the patient feels the cold and the reactions of his body related to this exposure. Acclimatization to the interior temperature of -85 ° C allows thermal shock, because the cold is dry inside the chamber.
Once the session is over: the feeling of well-being is immediate. Fatigue and painful sensations (depending on their origins) have disappeared.
These beneficial effects last 2 to 6 hours after a session. A persistent effect is observed which prolongs the effects over time if the sessions are repeated for several weeks, in particular for pain relief (pain relief).
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