Teaser Cryo Treatment
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icelab is nice!

One thing is for sure – the first time a client steps into your icelab, it will be unlike any spa treatment that they've ever experienced before. As a growing number of high end facilities choose icelab – from snow-capped Alpine hotels to five-star tropical beach resorts – more and more hotel and spa clients will get to discover enjoy the remarkable benefits of the cold sauna . 

Here’s the surprising thing – no-one shivers in the cold sauna, because the environment is dry not wet, it enables users to comfortably support such freezing cold temperatures for a few minutes at a time. And a few minutes is all it takes to deliver tangible health benefits.

That’s why icelab is a therapy in the true sense of the word. Your saunas and steamrooms offer enjoyable R&R, but the icelab offers the kind of results that people are happy to invest time and money in.

Inside the icelab

The icelab consists of three temperature chambers, set at three different levels – starting at a ‘cool’ -10C, leading though to -60C and finally ‘the big chill’ at -110C.

Before entering, the required icelab attire is simple – some swimwear, closed shoes such as gym shoes, gloves, a headband to cover the ears and a paper mask to cover the nose. Your guests won’t win any fashion prizes, but they will comfortably protect their extremities!

In the first two antechambers (-10 ° C/-60 ° C) clients get shortly used to the cold and any residual moisture evaporates from the skin. By the time they enter the -110 ° C chamber the cold is – probably surprising to many – quite bearable due to the almost 0% humidity.

It’s not an endurance test, and clients can choose to spend anywhere from one to three minutes slowly walking around the room, breathing slowly through their mask. At -110°C the air volume shrinks by 45% compared with room temperature, meaning they inhale almost twice the amount of oxygen per breath.

All the time they are being observed through the window by the controller who can communicate with them via microphone. Music can even be played into the chamber to make it an even more pleasant experience.

On exiting the icelab, guests will feel a pleasant tingling sensation on the skin, a big kick of adrenaline, and before long a sense of deep relaxation will set in.

The extreme cold of the cold-sauna has triggered a strong, short-term cold stimulus on almost the entire body surface – which in turn sparks a series of beneficial reactions via the body’s nervous system, hormones and metabolism.

And the effects aren’t just physical, as the cold stimulation also triggers the powerful release of endorphins for the ultimate feel-good factor. It’s better than chocolate or red wine, or whatever your guilty pleasure might be!