Extreme Cold enhances VIVAMAYR Therapy
The health-promoting effect of heat in the form of sauna sessions has been known for more than 1,500 years. The cold chamber complements a holistic range of therapies offered by the two Austrian health clinics and blends seamlessly into a successful Mayr cure. "Cold therapy triggers complex reactions in our organism and its efficacy has been scientifically proven many times", explains Maximilian Schubert, Medical Director at VIVAMAYR Altaussee. "A cold chamber treatment lasts between 2 to 4 minutes and delivers positive, long-term relief for chronic inflammatory joint and spine diseases and chronic inflammatory skin diseases. Patients experience temperaturesfrom -60° C to -110° C in a closed chamber, wearing eitherswimwear or undergarments. After a short acclimation phase, the main treatment takes place at -110° C. Although the cold is not felt as painful because the cold chamber lacks both humidity and air current. Sensitive body parts are covered and protected".
The effects of extreme minus temperatures on the body were first investigated in the 1970s by a Japanese rheumatologist. "A short-term treatment in extreme cold – like an ice pack on the skin – stops nerve pain and slows the proliferation of inflammatory cells. The cold forces blood away from the skin into the body, supplying muscle tissue with fresh nutrients. Cold therapy also has a positive effect on the skin thatresultsin an anti-aging effect, a radiant complexion and a successful method for dissolving cellulite". https://www.vivamayr.com