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The Cryostimulation Process.

Stage 1.

Application of Extreme Cold Temperatures  

Cryostimulation is used to treat patients at approximately -150°C (nitrogen vapour), -80°C (carbon dioxide vapour) and -125°C (Whole Body Cryotherapy).

 

The controlled treatments will cool the patient’s skin to between 2°C and 5°C (Whole Body or Localised Cryostimulation treatments).

 

The tissue cooling process is performed during an optimal timeframe to ensure that the body’s natural response is triggered due to the “Thermal Shock”.

The Cryostimulation Process.

Stage 2.

Triggering Cryostimulation – The Body’s Natural Response 

Thermoreceptors in the skin send signals to the brain of the growing need to address the extreme cold temperatures which are progressively cooling the skin (The cold is dry and not uncomfortable).

 

The body’s first responsive action is to constrict blood vessels in order to regulate the temperature of the body and restore balance.

The Cryostimulation Process.

Stage 3.

Vasoconstriction 

At the point of vasoconstriction, the patient will feel a ‘dull ache’ or a tightening sensation in the treatment area as the body aims to protect it’s core temperature.

 

Vasoconstriction redirects superficial blood flow from the blood vessels and capillaries back to the larger vital organs of the body.

 

The Cryostimulation Process.

Stage 4.

Vasodilation 

Once the treatment is over, the body works at it’s optimum rate to restore temperature balance in the superficial treatment area. This physiological change is achieved by the blood vessels expanding to four times their normal size.

 

The heart increases the delivery of oxygenated blood flow to the target area, which is freshly enriched with hormones, enzymes and proteins at a higher level than normal.

 

The Cryostimulation Process.

Stage 5.

Micro-circulations

As the brain regulates the homogenic temperature of the blood, micro-circulations are driven around the treatment area and continue to circulate at an intensified rate for several hours post treatment.

 

As a result, haematomas and inflammations are drained, toxins are circulated away from the superficial layer and nutrients are delivered to the various tissue types.

The Cryostimulation Process.

Stage 6.

Release of Hormones 

The next line of the body’s defence is to release B-Endorphins which are a natural but very powerful analgesic.

 

The rapid release of hormones can lead to a ‘high’ or ‘rush’ creating a sense or euphoria and elevated mood.

 

The Cryostimulation Process.

Stage 7.

Pain Relief  

Supporting the release of B-Endorphins, the density of cold receptors all over the body leads to the extreme cold temperatures overriding symptoms of pain in becoming the body’s primary concern.

Thermoreceptor signals travel via the spinal cord to the brain being perceived as the primary danger. Thermoreceptor signals are stronger than pain receptor signals and therefore stifle the body’s ability to communicate with the pain receptors during this stage.

The Cryostimulation Process.

Stage 8.

Muscle Relaxation 

Symptoms of pain and muscle tension are reduced increasing range of movement.

Muscle spasm relief allows manipulation and rehabilitation to take place earlier than usual.

The Cryostimulation Process.

Stage 9.

Anti-inflammatory Response  

Cytokines are a small protein and can be either pro-inflammatory or anti-inflammatory. Studies have shown that due to Cryostimulation, the level of anti-inflammatory Cytokines increases causing a decrease in pro-inflammatory Cytokines.

This results in a natural and powerful response throughout the treatment area.

The Cryostimulation Process.

Stage 10.

Reduction of Oxidative Stress 

All these processes which the body activates using it’s optimal defence mechanism reduces the levels of oxidative stress in the body.

The body is able to neutralize free radicals, toxins and repair cellular damage more efficiently.

This will prevent and heal the damage of oxidative stress and in turn provide a powerful anti-ageing effect.

The Cryostimulation Process.

Stage 11.

Metabolism Increase 

The ongoing increased levels of micro-circulations (as the body aims to restore balance) lead to calories being used to maintain this metabolic surge.

As a result, the body’s metabolism is increased and can lead to weight loss.

Great results can be achieved for weight loss and cellulite reduction when Cryostimulation treatments are combined with compression therapy and diet plans.