What is cryotherapy?
Cryotherapy is a special type of treatment with low temperatures used in sports rehabilitation to quickly recover from injuries, reduce inflammation and pain effects, as well as to reduce weight and magically transform the figure. The word cryotherapy consists of two parts – “cryo”, which means “cold”, and “therapy”, which means “cure”. Using the correct cryotherapy equipment will turn the entire human body into extremely low temperatures in order to initiate the healing of the circulatory, nervous and energy systems into effective healing technology. According to scientific and medical research, the optimum efficacy of whole body cryotherapy is achieved by placing the body at temperatures down to -120-170 ° C (-184-280F) for 1-3 minutes, which lowers the skin surface temperature. The non-invasive, short and extremely cold air pulses applied to the human body provoke physiological responses that promote healing and recovery, which are used in many fields, including cosmetology, sports rehabilitation and medicine. In addition, controlled low-temperature conditions have been shown to have analgesic effects at the neuronal level, leading to states of positive mood, which means they act as an antidepressant and treat sleep disorders. Cryotherapy treatment has become a popular practice that is increasingly used around the world, especially in sports rehabilitation, where the majority of professional athletes use cryotherapy as an effective method to improve muscle tone and accelerate regeneration after trams. Attempts to use cryotherapy are aimed at relieving muscle pain, sprains, and swelling following soft tissue injury or surgery. Cryotherapy can include a range of treatments, from ice packs or immersion in ice baths (commonly called cold therapy) to the use of low-temperature chambers called cryochambers. Whole body cryotherapy has been documented to be used every day around the world to treat pain, inflammation, restore energy, improve well-being and reduce stress. Cryotherapy brings to the public attention the curative benefits of cold therapy at extremely low temperatures. Whole Body Cryotherapy is a therapy known for its fat-burning and pain-relieving properties through exposure to ultra-low temperatures. Ultra-low temperatures stimulate the skin receptors, and the central nervous system, which releases endorphins – natural inhibitors of pain and ulceration. the h and tn of the tions, worked by the human body. Also, the cryotherapy method improves blood and lymph circulation, relieves inflammation by cleansing of toxins and metabolic products, supplying the blood with oxygen and nutrients necessary to stimulate cellular repair throughout the body. Numerous articles suggest that cryotherapy treatment has been adopted by many famous athletes and teams for muscle recovery and injury treatment.
Key benefits of cryotherapy
Essentially, cryotherapy is the process of harnessing the medicinal benefits of low temperatures. This form of therapy has been used in various ways since the 1700s to reduce pain and muscle spasms, improve recovery, slow cell aging, and improve health. For decades, athletes have soaked in cold water barrels and ice baths, but thanks to a recent innovation, Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC) is now available in special chambers powered by liquid nitrogen, and is the most commonly used cryotherapy reference. This type of extreme cold therapy was invented in Japan in the 1970s, but only appeared in the United States, Europe and elsewhere in the last decade and has gained wide popularity among athletes and people with certain chronic diseases, as well as among ordinary people. and housewives who don’t like ice baths.
The main uses of cryotherapy are:
Although cryotherapy chambers are not medical equipment, but belong to the group of equipment related to sports rehabilitation and wellness, but this equipment has a wide range of uses in the health care and rehabilitation system.
1. Pain relief and muscle recovery
Cryotherapy can reduce muscle pain as well as joint and muscle disorders such as arthritis. In addition, it helps to heal sports injuries faster. For a long time, doctors have advised applying ice packs to damaged and painful areas of muscles, because when the pack is removed, blood circulation improves, assisting in healing and pain relief.
2. Weight loss
Cryotherapy on its own will not cause weight loss, but it could. In theory, cooling the body makes it work harder, activating the body’s latent potentials for recovery so as not to freeze. A few minutes in the cold can improve your metabolism all day. People no longer feel cold as their metabolism has adapted and accelerated in response to cold temperatures. Because cryotherapy helps with muscle pain, it can help you recover from an injury. This potential weight loss is limited to people unable to exercise due to pain.
3. Removal of inflammation
Inflammation is the immune system’s way of fighting off infection. Sometimes, the immune system overreacts to stimuli, resulting in chronic inflammation associated with problems such as cancer, diabetes, depression, dementia, and arthritis. Thus, reducing inflammation could, among other things, improve overall health and reduce the risk of many chronic diseases.
4. Prevention of dementia (dementia)
Because cryotherapy reduces inflammation, there is a possibility that it may also reduce the risk of dementia. A 2012 research paper suggests the possibility of cryotherapy to reduce inflammation and oxidative stress associated with dementia, mild cognitive impairment, and other age-related forms of cognitive decline.
5. Cancer prevention and treatment
Because whole-body cryotherapy reduces inflammation, there is a possibility that it may also reduce the risk of cancer. Medical cryotherapy is an established treatment for certain forms of cancer. Doctors could use cryotherapy to freeze cancer cells on the skin or cervix, and sometimes to remove other cancers. Therefore, there is a theory that a cryotherapy session can help prevent the development of cancer by temporarily freezing the disease processes.
6. Reducing anxiety and depression
Scientific information about the ability of cryotherapy to reduce inflammation suggests that it could also treat mental disorders associated with inflammation. Some preliminary research in cryotherapy and mental health also supports this assumption.
7. Easing the symptoms of eczema
A chronic inflammatory skin condition known as eczema can cause severely itchy dry patches on the skin. In 2008, there was a small study of people with eczema who stopped using medications for the disease and tried cryotherapy. Many of them showed relief of eczema symptoms, although some complained of frostbite in small areas of their skin.
8. Treatment of migraines
Cryotherapy for headaches performed on the neck can prevent migraine headaches. In a 2013 study, researchers applied cryotherapy to the necks of people suffering from migraines. This treatment reduced the pain they were experiencing.
How does cryotherapy work?
Cryogenic medicine has been used for hundreds of years. The most common form is the use of ice baths to reduce muscle swelling and pain, and to speed up the healing of injuries. At ultra-low temperatures, the skin’s thermoreceptors are stimulated by the strong steam energy. As the skin is cooled to the required temperature, the injury healing cycle is activated. Cryostimulation causes vasoconstriction, followed by rapid expansion, which has a natural analgesic effect on the patient and induces microcirculation in the affected area.
NATURAL HEALING: Cryostimulation activates the body’s natural defenses. Short-term exposure to ultra-low temperatures does not affect internal body temperature. The procedures are safe for the environment.
ANALYSIS: Cryostimulation has an analgesic effect on the body, so after the procedure the pain is significantly reduced. Reduced pain levels promote natural movement. Increasing the strength and flexibility of joints and bones is key to improving metabolic rate as inflammation is trapped in the joints.
TIME SAVING: Unlike other “cooling” procedures, such as using ice packs, where the patient has to remain motionless for a long time, cryotherapy procedures last up to 3 minutes. Cryostimulation shortens the healing time of the injury, so athletes can complete rehabilitation earlier and with less medication.
PLEASURE: Bathing in cold air vapor is much more comfortable than methods using cold water, since at extremely low temperatures the vapor has almost zero moisture content. As a bonus, the cold triggers the production of endorphins called happiness hormones, which inspire return visits. Energy Boost: The client feels a surge of energy and an improvement in well-being after taking the therapy sessions. Therefore, many famous athletes recommend doing cryotherapy sessions before physical activity to improve endurance and acquire additional energy for the body.
ADDITIONAL COLLAGEN PRODUCTION: Collagen is a special protein found in all tissues of our body. It is synthesized by fibroblasts, connective tissue cells and, like all proteins, consists of amino acids. This protein provides firmness and elasticity to the tissues of cartilage, joints, bones and mucous membranes. Collagen is the basis of connective tissue and makes up one third of all proteins in the body and three quarters of the dry mass of the skin. Under the influence of some factors, it can be destroyed, while the occurrence of various diseases associated with the fragility of joints and bones is possible. With increased stress, as well as with age, the amount of collagen in the body decreases, which can lead to injury and illness. Therefore, athletes, people “aged” and those who complain of problems with joints, cartilage and tendons, as a supplement, it is recommended to conduct cryotherapy sessions every day to increase the production of collagen in the body. We can get this protein from food, in addition, our body can produce it on its own, but most often this amount is not enough, because cryotherapy is a good way to increase the amount of collagen in the body.
LYMPHATIC CIRCULATION AND LYMPHATIC CIRCULATION: Skin receptors sense extreme temperatures and trigger the natural process of increasing blood circulation and lymphatic drainage to warm the body and maintain normal body temperature. Extreme functions of the body associated with vital activity are activated, which could not be started at normal temperature, which leads to hardening and training of the body against negative influences.
What is a CryoStar cryotherapy chamber and how is it different from other cryochambers?
You can probably find many offers on the cryotherapy chamber market. What is the difference between CryoStar and other cameras? In most cases, cryosaunas offered by our competitors are developed on an outdated platform that was released over 25 years ago and is still used by competitors with few updates. Therefore, customers could come across many of the same type of cryosaunas in the old-fashioned cubic design. Some competitors have tried to introduce new technologies into their devices, such as thermal imaging cameras, wi-fi and indirect nitrogen injection in the middle of a cryosauna, which made their devices unnecessarily expensive. MedStarCom has developed a state-of-the-art cryosauna with the latest functionality and affordable cost that can break the established monopoly of old-fashioned cryochambers. from other cameras? In most cases, cryosaunas offered by our competitors are developed on an outdated platform that was released over 25 years ago and is still used by competitors with few updates. Therefore, customers could come across many of the same type of cryosaunas in the old-fashioned cubic design. Some competitors have tried to introduce new technologies into their devices, such as thermal imaging cameras, wi-fi and indirect nitrogen injection in the middle of a cryosauna, which has made their devices unnecessarily expensive. The company has developed a modern cryosauna with the latest functionality and affordable cost, capable of breaking the established monopoly of old-fashioned cryochambers.
In 2019, after long research and hard work of the best designers and technicians, we launched our most advanced CryoStar cryosauna in the Simple and Grand models. In just a short time, CryoStar has become a bestseller in global markets. Over the past few years, our company has produced more than half a thousand cryosaunas, which have been successfully installed and continue to operate smoothly in more than 50 countries around the world. The CryoStar is the latest model available on the market and incorporates all the latest advances in the cryotherapy industry. CryoStars have a modern, futuristic design with an ergonomic exterior and functional interior. These models outperform all competing models thanks to the technology built into them.
The main advantages of CryoStar cryochambers:
- Indirect nitrogen atomization technology in the middle of the cryo chamber with the use of platinum injection nozzles, which helps to reduce nitrogen consumption to 3-5 liters per session and avoid injuries due to hypothermia or direct ingress of liquid nitrogen into the cryosauna. This innovative technology, developed by the leading experts of our company, helps to ensure the uniform distribution of nitrogen inside the chamber and keep the temperature low for all parts of the body.
- Latest 10.1 ”touch screens and updated menu with 3 automatic and 1 free programs
- Easy installation and use
- Automatic door opening with button and remote control
- Thermovisor technology and built-in oxygen level sensors (in the CryoStar Grand model)
- No special service and maintenance required, just add nitrogen tanks
- High quality parts made in Europe, as well as a long service life of the equipment
- Simple and Grand can satisfy the needs of any customer looking for an economical price and the latest features.
- Customize equipment color and add customer logo
- Latest design and advanced functionality. Combination of glass and plastic in a luxurious modern design
- The best customer and technical support around the world
What is Thermal Imager Technology?
Thermal imager (heat + lat. Vīsio “sight; vision”) – a device for monitoring the distribution of temperatura and tracked surface t and. The temperature distribution is shown on the display as a color picture, where different temperatures correspond to different colors. The study of thermal images is called thermography. All bodies whose temperature exceeds the temperature of absolute zero emit electromagnetic heat radiation in accordance with Planck’s law. The spectral power density of the radiation (Planck function) has a maximum, the wavelength of which on the wavelength scale depends on temperature. Modern thermal imagers, as a rule, are built on the basis of special matrix temperature sensors – bolometers. They are an array of miniature thin-film thermistors. Infrared radiation, collected and focused on the matrix by the lens of the thermal imager, heats the matrix elements in accordance with the temperature distribution of the observed object, which is displayed on the liquid crystal display in the form of a color image, where cold places have a blue tint, and warm ones are more yellowish or red. The Thermovisor technology built into cryotherapy chambers is very innovative, as it allows you to see how the body reacts to temperature and blood circulation with increased regeneration in the areas of the body that are being cryotherapy. The CryoStar Grand model has a built-in thermal imager and a video display on which the data obtained from the thermal imaging camera is displayed.
HOW MANY PROCEDURES ARE REQUIRED?
The number of treatments will vary depending on the patient’s goals and the patient’s response to treatment. The use of cryostimulation for muscle recovery is a daily auxiliary method that can be performed in cycles of 10-20 sessions to achieve a full-fledged sustainable effect of treatment. Injuries vary in severity, so the number of treatments is difficult to calculate in advance. The physical therapist and the patient must independently assess when they think the injury will fully recover. The number of sessions may vary depending on the severity of injuries and diseases and will be individual in each case. The patient may feel complete recovery after 3-4 sessions, but it would be more effective to carry out a cycle of 10-20 procedures to get the full effect of the treatment. This will help prevent recurring injuries and strengthen the affected area. If the patient needs to return to his previous physical form as soon as possible, sessions can be carried out twice a day, however, there should be a 4-6 hour break between them. For a reason, why the cryostimulation process is recommended to be carried out every day or every other day, is the ability to induce cryostimulation increased blood circulation in the affected area, lasting for several hours. When the procedures are carried out with short intervals between them, the patient experiences a sustained increased blood circulation and a natural pain relieving effect for a long time. This speeds up the healing and rehabilitation process, and also makes the treatment more effective than procedures carried out with long breaks.
COMBINING CRYOTHERAPY SESSIONS WITH OTHER TYPES OF THERAPY, FITNE CONDITIONS AND TREATMENT
When cryostimulation is used in combination with physiotherapy or cryolipolysis, the patient should do post therapy exercises, since strengthening and developing flexibility in joints and bones is a key point in recovery. Fasting exercise therapy refers to a series of exercises or movements recommended by a physical therapist to strengthen the joints and muscles of the affected area. Sometimes patients may feel great after the first few sessions and then, after a few days, they suddenly feel pain again. This is a good sign that cryostimulation is working effectively as joints and muscles develop and move more freely during the recovery process. After 6-7 days, these symptoms will go away completely. After cryolipolysis procedures, it is essential that the patient performs the prescribed exercises (the patient can bring sportswear with him for treatment). After treatment, the patient should exercise to enhance the effect of the treatment itself. Cryo stimulation in the CryoStar Critical Therapy Chamber releases large amounts of anti-inflammatory proteins into the target area, and exercise improves circulation, which helps distribute them throughout the body. With a rapid heartbeat, blood circulation increases throughout the body, and not only in the affected area. Therefore, metabolic processes work more intensively, and microcirculation stimulated throughout the body creates an energy deficit. Fasting therapy exercises may consist of a 20 minute jog or a series of exercises to increase the patient’s heart rate.
CRYO THERAPY PROCEDURE IN CRYOSTAR
The CryoStar cryotherapy chamber can reach temperatures down to -180’C equivalent to -294’F. This temperature creates ideal conditions for maximum cryostimulation. Therefore, the operator can treat patients at this maximum temperature, allowing the patient’s skin to cool down to the required temperature and get quick results after taking cryotherapy treatments. The patient will feel relaxation and warmth immediately after the procedure, since there is almost no moisture in the nitrogen vapor, which means that there is almost no penetration into the tissues. Also, when cryostimulation is started, the temperature of the blood and blood flow is monitored and the blood supply is increased, causing a “tide” and a strong increase in microcirculation throughout the body. Cryotherapy is a completely pain-free procedure. Nitrogen vapor creates dry cold without moisture and instead of chills, the patient will feel a dry chill on the skin and it is very comfortable to endure cryotherapy procedures. Cryostimulation is a shock therapy, so the patient will experience a slight “dull pain” due to the structural features of the blood vessels, which will disappear immediately after the end of the procedure. A minute after the session, warmth will be felt in the affected area, and redness will appear, caused by microcirculation around the affected area. The procedure involves neither tissue damage nor a period of disability.8 Nitrogen is used to cool the skin, which is absolutely safe. This is the same nitrogen that is part of the air we breathe (78% of the air). The goal is to cryostimulate the area to bring the skin temperature down to approximately 10-11C (50-55F). Everybody can reduce unwanted pain and nervous irritation, sometimes it can lead to unusual sensations on the skin, such as numbness and tingling.
Cryotherapy can cause skin redness and irritation. The main contraindications for treatment are:
– Cold intolerance
– Open wounds and ulcers
– Gangrenous lesions
– Skin cancer and other cancers
– Other doctor’s orders
HOW LONG IS THE PROCEDURE LONG?
Physiotherapy sessions range from 1 to 3 minutes. The device has 3 automatic programs (120-160C) and 1 manual (up to -170C). Cold sensitivity is dependent on age, muscle mass and fitness level, so a trained cryotherapist will be able to determine the appropriate treatment time. All patients have different points of view and desired results, physique and severity of injury, so each course of treatment is individually tailored. HOW LONG IS THE PROCEDURE LONG?
WHAT SIZES IS THE CryoStar Cryosauna?
Dimensions shown in images are in centimeters Dimensions in inches: CryoStar Grand and Simple versions are shipped as a fully assembled unit with packing pallet dimensions: Length x Width x Height 200x120x220cm / 79x51x86 ”in Weight 450kg / 990LB 2-piece unassembled packaging available, pallets with dimensions: first pallet 200 x 120 x 130 cm 225 kg and second pallet 200 x 120 x 110 cm 225 kg
WHAT IS THE NITROGEN CONSUMPTION OF THE CryoStar?
The consumption of liquid nitrogen is 1-1.5 liters * per minute, or 3-5 liters * for a three-minute session (* may vary at elevated temperature or humidity in the room, incorrect pressure in the nitrogen tank and depending on the quality of nitrogen).
How to connect the CryoStar to the nitrogen tank?
The CryoStar is connected to the nitrogen tank using a special nitrogen hose. The nitrogen tank has a capacity of 160 to 5000 liters. The most popular and widespread volume is 230-240 liter capacity (dewar vessel). The nitrogen hose and nitrogen storage tank must be provided by the cryosauna manufacturer or rented from a local nitrogen supplier.
WHAT IS THE SIZE AND PRESSURE OF THE NITROGEN TANK?
The working pressure inside the tank should be 28-35psi psi (equivalent to 1.8 Bar or 0.15 kPa to 3 Bar), the vent valve 35 psi (equivalent to 2.2 Bar or 0.22 kPa). The CryoStar must operate between 28 psi and 35 psi psi and the same pressure as the tank-mounted vent valve. Any pressure lower or higher than the recommended pressure range should cause the apparatus to malfunction or to over-run. At our MedStarCom you can also purchase nitrogen storage tanks or get advice on how to rent them from your local nitrogen supplier.
EVAPORATION RATE IN THE DEWAR VESSEL
Liquid nitrogen evaporates in a volume of approximately 5-35 liters per week, depending on the serviceability of the outlet valve. The following actions can increase evaporation:
– Broken or faulty outlet valve. Please contact your nitrogen supplier in case of excessive nitrogen evaporation
– It is forbidden to shake the tank
– Excessive indoor temperature or overheating of the nitrogen tank. Do not place the nitrogen tank near heating elements or an air conditioner.
WHERE TO BUY LIQUID NITROGEN?
MedStarCom works with many nitrogen suppliers around the world. Upon customer request, our company can recommend several available local nitrogen suppliers to provide nitrogen delivery to your business.
COST OF LIQUID NITROGEN
Liquid nitrogen costs about $ 0.5-1.2 per liter, depending on the region and supplier. Your local nitrogen supplier may include shipping charges in the nitrogen price. CryoStar must be connected to a nitrogen tank with a working pressure of 28-35psi, the most common capacity is 230-240 l. As such, a 230-240 liter tank should be sufficient for up to about 50 * sessions (average, see Nitrogen Requirements for optimal flow). Market-proven cryotherapy facilities typically use two vessels (Dewars) with a volume of 230 liters or more per week, costing around 165-300 USD / EUR for a 230-liter tank excluding shipping and other taxes. The cost of nitrogen can be negotiated with your local nitrogen supplier if you purchase more top-ups per month.
Where to buy or rent a nitrogen tank?
MedStarCom has offers to customers for the sale of nitrogen storage tanks of various sizes from 50 to 5000 liters. The most popular nitrogen storage tanks have a capacity of 230-240 liters. Also, MedStarCom employees can advise a local nitrogen supplier who will offer these nitrogen storage tanks for rent.
Do I need to get a special license to work with a cryo camera? Do I need a Doctor, Nurse or Beautician license to work in cryotherapy?
No, no special licenses or permits are required to run the cryotherapy business. A regular business license is sufficient. The cryotherapy chamber can be operated by anyone trained by the manufacturer and holding a training certificate issued by the manufacturer.
WHAT SAFETY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ROOM?
To meet the most common health safety regulations, nitrogen supply is a standard requirement for an oxygen level sensor and a remote alarm system. It is also important that there is ventilation in the room from the treatment room to the outside, except in rooms large enough to safely store the required amount of liquid nitrogen. Since nitrogen is inherently heavier than air, it sinks downward, so ventilation must be located at the bottom, for example, a vent can be installed at the bottom of the treatment room door. Most of the facility spaces are suitable for the CryoStar Critical Therapy Chamber. The CryoStar Grand version has a built-in oxygen level sensor that measures the safe level of oxygen in the client’s head area during cryo therapy.
HOW MUCH ELECTRICITY DOES THE DEVICE CONSUME?
The CryoStar is extremely economical in terms of energy consumption, and because of the equipment used to create this unit the latest energy saving technologies. It can be plugged into any regular outlet (110-120V in America and Japan, or 220-240V in Europe / Asia / Australia, depending on version).
WHAT IS THE WARRANTY FOR?
Standard Warranty Terms are available on the MedStarCom manufacturer’s web page at this link: http://medstarcom.com/warranty/. The standard warranty is 1 year. Extended warranty plans up to 3 years are also available.
WHERE CAN I TEST OUR CRYOSTAR CRYOSAUNA?
Please contact MedStarCom sales department by e-mail: [email protected] for information about the nearest place where our equipment is installed or the nearest exhibition where you can test our cryotherapy chambers, as well as other products manufactured by MedStarCom.
How much does shipping and installation cost?
Delivery and installation services are not included in the equipment price. Please contact MedStarCom Sales Department and we will be happy to help you with shipping and installation rates. Delivery and installation are available to all countries of the world.
Is training included and how much does the certificate cost?
Yes, MedStarCom representatives will provide training on equipment operation and maintenance. Such training is provided free of charge in the remote video conference system. Also, the owner of the equipment can order a trainer visit and conduct training personally with the trainer at the equipment owner’s premises. In this case, the owner of the equipment must reimburse the travel expenses of the instructor to the destination. Safety training must be provided by your local nitrogen supplier free of charge, or you can check with your MedStarCom representative. After training, the employee is issued a certificate that costs 25 USD / EUR for the electronic version and 199 USD / EUR for the version printed on an aluminum surface in a wooden frame that can be hung on the wall.
Can I import cryotherapy chamber from abroad? Are FDA approvals or any other medical approvals required from local government health authorities?
No cryotherapy chamber is medical equipment but is related to physical rehabilitation and wellness, so the FDA or any other medical approvals from government health authorities are not required to import such equipment from overseas. Please contact our international sales team at [email protected] and our experienced sales representatives will provide more information on importing and shipping to your destination. No cryotherapy chamber is medical equipment but is related to physical rehabilitation and wellness, so the FDA or any other medical approvals from public health authorities are not required to import such equipment from overseas. Please contact our international sales team at [email protected] and our experienced sales representatives will provide more information.
Do additional taxes and fees apply?
For international customers, no additional seller taxes will be charged on the export value. Each individual country may impose local duties and taxes on equipment imports and this information should be checked with the local customs broker. You can get more detailed information from our sales specialists by sending a request to the email [email protected]
LEASING AND LOAN OPTIONS
Our finance company partners can offer leasing and lending options for our products (available to US and UK customers only). For other countries, only sale is possible. Loans can have different terms from 12 to 36 months with a possible discounted interest rate. Any lease or financial offer is subject to the Lender’s approval and is subject to the Borrower’s financial records. Please contact the sales department [email protected] for more information on leasing / credit.
RISK ASSESSMENT GUIDE
As a cryotherapy equipment manufacturer, MedStarCom works closely with local nitrogen suppliers to provide our customers with the best possible nitrogen supply and health and safety support. We will contact your local Nitrogen Safety Officer to arrange for a safety assessment of nitrogen storage in your facility.
REQUIREMENTS FOR ROOM VENTILATION AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS FOR SAFE USE
A room equipped with a cryotherapy chamber must be equipped with an appropriate ventilation system.
Should be sufficient to maintain oxygen at 19-19.5% (normal atmospheric oxygen concentration). If the room is not large enough to store nitrogen, ventilation is required to allow airflow to escape from the building. This could mean installing vents at the bottom of the cabinet door or installing fans. If the treatment room has windows that open at or below the waist, this may also be sufficient. All nitrogen storage tanks (called cryo cylinders or dewar flasks) are exposed to gas vaporization as a result of heat from the atmosphere. Typically, 1% to 2% of the liquid is converted to gas in 24 hours. When pressurized nitrogen storage tanks are used, the gas vaporized to the atmosphere through a vent valve installed on the tank is not hazardous in a well-ventilated area.
To enhance safety, it is recommended that all CryoStar operators have an oxygen meter (oxygen level sensor) with an alarm. An alarm will monitor the oxygen level in the treatment room, keeping the room safe. The approximate cost of a 17 conventional oxygen meter (air oxygen level sensor) can be 299-700 USD / EUR depending on the model and can be ordered from MedStarCom or your local nitrogen supplier. The CryoStar Grand has a built-in oxygen sensor located near the top display. Choosing this model will help you save money on purchasing additional accessories.
Access to nitrogen storage tanks
Nitrogen storage tanks should be located near the cryo sauna. The recommended location is near an air vent or window. Avoid heating elements within a 3 meter (10 ‘) radius. Nitrogen tanks must be filled outdoors or delivered by authorized personnel from the nitrogen supplier. MedStarCom strongly recommends that you follow the installation guide, safety instructions, and liquid nitrogen requirements (contact sales for more information). The CryoStar Critical Chamber has a 4 ”(100 mm) ventilation hood that must be connected to a separate or existing ventilation line in the room. The cryo sauna has a built-in active fan that pushes the remaining nitrogen out of the chamber after the procedure. If the client installs a separate ventilation line of 100mm (4 inches), the manufacturer recommends installing an additional active fan that will suck in residual nitrogen from the ventilation outlet of the cryo sauna and blow it through the ventilation duct system to the outside.
The manufacturer requires special gloves to be worn when disconnecting the hose from the container with nitrogen. Do not touch extremely cold surfaces with any part of the body. Do not inhale nitrogen vapors, the client’s head should not be immersed in cold vapors during cryotherapy.
Does the client need special clothing and accessories during cryotherapy?
Before the cryotherapy session, the client must remove all metal objects that touch the body, since at extremely low temperatures metal can burn the skin. A cryotherapy session should take place with maximum temperature access to open skin; the manufacturer recommends wearing swimming trunks for men and swimwear for women. Also, use protective gloves and shoes made of natural sheep wool and put on a bathrobe after completing the cryotherapy procedure. This accessory for cryotherapy sessions can be purchased from our sales department. In the CryoStar Grand model, a set of accessories such as a bathrobe, gloves and a pair of shoes are included in the package.
MINIMUM ROOM SIZE FOR POSITIONING THE CRYOCAMERA
For the placement of the CryoStar cryotherapy chamber, Manufacturer 2 recommends a room of 9 m2 or 100 m2 sf with ventilation and room oxygen sensor alarm.