What Liquid Nitrogen Suppliers Should Know About Cryotherapy
Ratermann Manufacturing wanted to get the full scoop about Cryotherapy so we decided to try it for ourselves. We visited Redux Cryotherapy in Alameda, Ca with two questions in mind:
1.What is Cryotherapy
Here is what we found,
How it works on your body:
During the 3 minutes of extreme temperatures the body goes into survival mode.Survival mode triggers the fight or flight reaction in your body which pushes all of the blood to the bodies vital organs. While the human body is in the survival mode, organs release enriched nutrients, anti-inflammatory chemicals and endorphins. Once a person finishes the 3 minutes of extreme fold and steps back out into room temperature, the newly enriched blood moves from the organs and back into the extremities, naturally targeting areas with problems such as inflammation or muscles soreness.
Who uses it:
Celebrities and professional athletes started the "trend" of cryotherapy here in the USA. Health and cosmetic benefits such as faster workout recovery, decreased joint inflammation, boost of energy and immune system, improved sleep behavior, wrinkle reduction, accelerated metabolism and more, are appealing outcomes to celebrities and athletes. Along with celebrities, people with severe pain from conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis or cancer have seen a great deal of pain relief and healing from cryotherapy. Cryotherapy has also emerged to the traditional market of people with busy lives who want to feel better and sleep better.
How the machine works:
Noel with Redux Cryotherapy based in Alameda, CA explains how the cryotherapy sauna
works, “Liquid nitrogen is pumped from a cryogenic tank, through a vacuum jacketed hose and into the cryotherapy sauna. Once the liquid nitrogen reaches the sauna the liquid nitrogen is turned into nitrogen gas, at no point does liquid nitrogen ever touch a patient’s body.” Noel Continues, ” The air around the patient feels cool but never does a patient feel cold and wet like you would in an ice-bath, which is what makes cryo-therapy tolerable. "
What does this mean for cryogenic gas suppliers:
Speaking about the demand cryotherapy requires, Noel elaborates on how much nitrogen is needed to operate his business, ”on average the cryotherapy sauna takes about 10L every time I administer a cryotherapy session, I can do about 25- 26 sessions before I run out of liquid nitrogen.“ Typically, a cryotherapy clinic administers about 25-30 treatments a day. When asked if there was anything specific that a cryogenic tank needed to do, Noel replied, “All cryotherapy
saunas need to operate between 18 and 28 PSI depending on the brand of the cryosauna. For the cryosauna brand we use at Redux Cryotherapy, if the PSI is below 22 or above 25 I cannot administer the treatment because the sauna won’t work. From my experience, the two most important features on a tank are it’s ability to keep the correct pressure and to have a gauge that I can accurately read.