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Cryotherapy (from Greek words "kryos" and "therapya") is a therapy with cold. The healing ability of cold temperature is known, perhaps, for everyone: we habitually apply a cold object to damaged spot, we wet forehead with cold water in case of fever. For cold training people pour cold water over themselves and even swim in ice hole in winter. From ancient times to the present day people practice use of cold as anti-inflammatory, analgesic, hemostatic therapy. After 3 minutes in cryosauna a person feels vigour and lightness, a feeling of joy and fullness of life.

It happens because the short-term impact of cold on the body stimulates the production of endorphins -"hormones of happiness", increasing vitality greatly. Energy fills the whole body, its every cell; you feel a surge of strength and readiness for action. However, these are only emotional signs of a brief exposure of low temperatures on the body. Cryosauna Criohome gives you not only pleasure, but also brings health to the body. General air cryotherapy strengthens immune system, helps to cope with stress, obesity, and cellulite, get rid of chronic pains.

General cryotherapy, founders of which are Japanese scientist Prof. T. Yamauchi (nitric cryotherapy) and German scientist Prof. R. Fricke (air cryotherapy), is widely used abroad, last 15 years mostly as air cryotherapy. General air cryotherapy is a standard universally accepted method of treatment and rehabilitation in rheumatology, orthopedics, traumatology, neurology, sports medicine.

Advantages of air cryotherapy

General air cryotherapy is a versatile technology that has no age, physiological, psychological restrictions. Cooling environment is the normal ambient air, that makes the procedure safe and environmentally friendly, allows you to eliminate completely big temperature gradient along the body (which is unavoidable artefact of nitrogen cryo-booths, in which the temperature gradient along the body of a patient comes to 160-180 degrees). The possibility of cold injury and complications excluded. Procedures in air cryochamber are not only safe, but also comfortable, perceived as pleasant and invigorative. We recommend our patients to move or dance to the music during the session.

CryoSpace ™ is a modern stationary medical complex, consisting of the following main modules: cryosauna itself, about 10 sq. m (pre-chamber with air temperature -60° c and the main cryo procedure chamber with air temperature -110° c); electronic programmable control system with touch screen monitor and 3-cascade refrigerating unit. Cooling unit constantly gives dried cooled air inside cryochamber in the form of laminar flow, and humidified by breathing air is constantly extracted. The unit is equipped with several safety devices; there is a visual, video and audio control.

Basic dosing parameters of the general air cryotherapy

Temperature:-60° C in pre-chamber, in the main cryo procedure chamber -110° C; Duration of a session: in pre-chamber 0.5 min, in the main chamber-maximum 3 min.; Frequency of procedures: 1 session daily. The number of procedures for a course of treatment varies depending on the diagnosis: from 3-5 procedures for injuries, from 15 to 20 treatments for rheumatoid arthritis and Bechterew disease.

General air cryotherapy does not cause negative stress reactions. Level of adrenocorticotropic hormone is not increased, cortisol decreased. Changes of blood sugar do not occur. There is neither increasement of hormone level in the front part of pituitary, prolactin and growth hormone. Adrenaline level is not increased, on the contrary, there was a significant increase in the level of noradrenaline. This increasement follows with reaction of readiness. Blood pressure increases within 10-15 millimeters of mercury.

Indications for general air cryotherapy:

  • Systemic diseases of the musculoskeletal system, nervous system, skin;
  • Pain syndromes of various origins;
  • Inflammatory diseases of soft tissues, blood vessels, nerve fibres;
  • Posttraumatic, post-procedure recoveries;
  • Psychosomatic illnesses, post stress states and neuroses;
  • Necessity to strengthen and restore immunity.


      • General contraindications to physical therapy;
      • Disturbance of peripheral blood circulation, Raynaud's disease;
      • Obliterating atherosclerosis, endarteritis, sickle-cell anemia;
      • Hypersensitivity to cold factor, claustrophobia.

Accuracy of the method:

Effects of exposure of the general air cryotherapy are confirmed with more than 20 years of clinical experience, experiments and laboratory tests involving sick and healthy people. General cryotherapy improves oxygen level in blood and blood circulation in coronary vessels.

Due to its efficiency, cryosauna becomes more and more popular in Moscow. However, prices are not available for everyone; but these are the things you have to do to revitalize your body. The fact is, there is a possibility to pay much less for the same procedure , and still get a high-quality service. For this purpose, it is necessary to undergo a course of cryotherapy in the Medical Rehabilitation Center "Barviha". For such a procedure as cryosauna, the price is quite affordable, as well as for all other medical services provided for the patients in our Medical Rehabilitation Center.

If you are interested in cryosauna, cryotherapy rocedure refer to professionals working in the Medical Rehabilitation Center "Barviha". This service is affordable and at the same time very efficient. This technique uses positive effect obtained at extremely low temperatures impact. Today, no one doubts that cryotherapy has high therapeutic possibilities.

Cost of cryosauna, cryotherapy course is comparable with a course of treatment with drugs, but cryosauna, i.e. unit invented for wellness short-term cooling procedures, is much more effective and has no side harmful influences.