In the ice lab you will find a special climate – one found neither on earth nor in space.
You can remain in –110 degrees Celsius from one to three minutes. This is possible because at this temperature the air no longer contains moisture and there are no air currents.
At –110 degrees Celsius the air volume shrinks by 45% compare with room temperature. This mean you inhale almost twice the amount of oxygen per breath.
Cryotherapy conquers the pain
In the ice lab the patient experiences an immediate pain relief that last several hours.
The time span is perfect for conducting movement physical therapy and manual treatments. A series of ice lab visits, for example, 1-2 times daily with a total of 20-30 visits, is beneficial.
It helps to erase the hypersensitive pain memory formed in patients suffering chronic pain, and the central pain sensors are desensitized. Inflammatory processes are inhibited and mobility is improved.
This is the basic for the successful utilization of ice lab, particularly in: • Acute traumatic and postoperative situations and rehabilitation
• Inflammatory and degenerative rheumatic diseases
• Chronic headache
Immune-Modulating Effect of Cryotherapy
There is a reduction in inflammatory and irritative stimuli in hypersensitive immune reactions. Ice lab may therefore also be used successfully to treat: • Neurodermitis
• Bronchial asthma
Cryotherapy in Sport
The ice lab has been used by various sports institutions for recovery of performance, particularly in athletes exposed to high muscular loads through concentric and eccentric power exercises. • Faster recovery
• Improvement of athletic performance
• Shortening of the traumatic and postoperative rehabilitation stages
Other ice lab climate effects
The climate effects both body and psyche. The increase in physical performance in combination with a general activation and improvement of psychological profile quickly turn a visit to the ice lab into a ritual. The visitor experiences exceptional results in the treatment of: • Burn-out syndrome
• Fatigue and exhaustion
• Circulatory disorders
• Sleep disorders
Spending time in the ice lab is a unique experience, surprising you with the spontaneous surge of well-being that is created. The positive effects of the ice lab climate on health and performance have been subject of numerous scientific studies and have been fully documented over the past 20 years.
The technology for the procedure was developed in Germany during this period and is perfected in the new hi-tech product ice lab.
A few limitations on use must be observed while using the ice lab, for example, in persons with coronary heart diseases, hypertension, Raynaud syndrome. If these contraindications are observed, short-term exposure to cryotherapy in the ice lab does not present any special risk, but supervision by qualified personnel is necessary. Blood pressure measurement before use and protection of ears, hands and feet are obligatory.