# Cryotherapy spa # Technical medicine # Innovative cardiology products # Technology # Customer-oriented services

Industry: Innovative Spa

Location: California

Related to: Whole Body Cryotherapy: A Natural Therapeutic Process

Reviewer: Xinyue Huang- Parsons School of Design

Company: Zimmer MedizinSystems

Website: zimmerusa.com


Zimmer MedizinSystems

With 30 years experience in technical medicine, Zimmer MedizinSystems has become one of the leading European manufacturers of physiotherapy systems. Innovative cardiology products, diagnostic products and software are some key components of our product offering.

Our family-run company is located in Bavaria, Southern Germany. While employing 250 employees worldwide, we offer innovative, German made products with award winning design. Customer-oriented services are available through our worldwide support network.

What is cryosurgery?

Cryosurgery is the use of extreme cold produced by liquid nitrogen (or argon gas) to destroy abnormal tissue. It is used to treat tumors inside the body (internal tumors and tumors in the bone). For internal tumors, liquid nitrogen or argon gas is circulated through a hollow instrument called a cryoprobe, which is placed in contact with the tumor. The doctor uses ultrasound or MRI to guide the cryoprobe and monitor the freezing of the cells, thus limiting damage to nearby healthy tissue. (In ultrasound, sound waves are bounced off organs and other tissues to create a picture called a sonogram.) A ball of ice crystals forms around the probe, freezing nearby cells.

Whole Body Cryotherapy: A Natural Therapeutic Process

Using cold to fight inflammation is a well known treatment, whether it is with an ice pack for analgesia or with an antipyretic cold wrap.

Whole body cryotherapy is also widely applied in sports for enhanced recovery and therapeutic effects.

Based on years of experience in cold therapy, Zimmer MedizinSystems has developed and produced an optimum cryo therapy chamber in accordance with the ISO 13 485 Standard.】

Whole Body Cryotherapy -110°C /Stress Free Exposure in -110°C

One enters the chamber wearing a bathing suit, ear and mouth protection, gloves, socks and shoes. In the first two pre-cooling chambers, the temperature is controlled at -10°C and -60°C.

The best therapeutic results are obtained after 2 or 3 minutes in the therapeutic room at -110°C.

The system provides absolute dry and almost zero-movement cold air. This ensures the patient or group of patients (up to 3 people) an optimum treatment environment..

-110°C and Sports

Whole Body Cryotherapy is also recommended for elite athletes and may enhance recovery and performance.

High Technology for Extreme Cryotherapy

The icelab -110°C consists of:

  • 2 pre-Chambers with sluice system -10°C/-60°C
    • Main therapy Chamber -110°C
    • Technical space for evaporator and ventilator
    • Mechanical section within the compact housing contains circuitry   for the power section
    • CFC and FC free coolant
    • Monitoring
    • Modem survey system
    • Intercom System
    • Heat recovery (optional)

Link to Article:

“Cryosurgery in Cancer Treatment.” National Cancer Institute. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Mar. 2017. https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/treatment/types/surgery/cryosurgery-fact-sheet#q1

“Whole Body Cryotherapy -110°CStress Free Exposure in -110°C.” Zimmer MedizinSystems: Cryotherapy -Cryo Chamber Details. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Mar. 2017.https://www.zimmerusa.com/cryo_chamber_details.html

“Trending Now: The 10 Spa Treatments Sweeping the World of Wellness.” Departures. N.p., n.d. Web. 08 Mar. 2017. https://www.departures.com/travel/trending-now-hot-new-spa-treatments-to-try-around-the-world/11