Sapio Life designs and constructs systemic cryotherapy departments (supply the cryo-chamber container, tank, liquid nitrogen system, control system) with a global service solution inclusive of maintenance, training and consultancy services.
Cryotherapy and the therapeutic properties of cold have been known since time immemorial, but we have had to wait for hundreds of years before science proved that cold therapy can be extremely useful in many cases. This treatment has been rendered safe and effective by medical research and it is used by sport professionals from individual and team sports.
In the health field exposing the body to extreme cold is used as a therapy due to its anti-inflammatory, analgesic, pain-relieving, anti-metabolic and antidepressant properties.
This treatment, called whole body cryotherapy (WBC), consists of placing the body at extremely low temperatures for no longer than 3 minutes.
The whole body cryotherapy sessions are performed inside the cryo-chamber where the temperature is kept at -120 °C, or higher or lower, depending on the clinical indications.
The defence mechanism triggered by the extreme cold is able to stimulate blood flow, the endocrine system, the immune system and the central nervous system, with overall benefits for the whole organism.
Numerous scientific studies have revealed that whole body cryotherapy can be used to treat multiple traumatic or chronic conditions, which can benefit from the effects triggered by the exposure to cold.
Cryotherapy prevents and cures injuries, improves physical wellbeing, contributes to recover muscle fatigue and remove lactic acid, decreases pain and improves blood flow thanks to the vasoconstriction and vasodilation effect.
These treatments reduce the inflammation and the recovery period after traumas, increasing, at the same time, the pain threshold. Whole body cryotherapy can be used to treat muscle injuries such as contractures, sprains or contusions, painful syndromes due to fatigue or myofascial, acute tendinopathy or due to overload, injuries to capsules/ligaments and articular cartilage.
Sapio Life has been selected by the football clubs Milan, Atalanta, Udinese, the Italy National Football Team, the Italy National Rugby Team and the Italian National Olympic Committee to install whole body cryotherapy departments in their respective sports centres.