Cryosauna, also known as cold chamber or cold therapy, is a treatment method in which the body is exposed to extremely low temperatures. However, this type of therapy may not be suitable for everyone and there are certain contraindications for which the use of cryos auna should be avoided. Here are some contraindications:
- Heart disease: People with severe heart problems, such as angina pectoris, arrhythmia or heart failure, should avoid the cryosauna, as the sudden temperature changes could cause stress to the heart.
- Hypertension: High blood pressure can worsen under extreme cold conditions. Therefore, people with severe hypertension or uncontrolled blood pressure should avoid using the cryosauna.
- Respiratory conditions: People with severe respiratory conditions such as asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may have difficulty breathing in the low temperatures.
- Sensitivity to cold or cold allergy: Individuals who are extremely sensitive to cold or suffer from cold urticaria (cold allergy) should avoid the cryosauna.
- Circulatory disorders: People with circulatory disorders such as Raynaud’s syndrome could be extremely sensitive to the cold and experience complications.
- Open wounds or skin conditions: Open wounds, eczema, skin inflammation or other skin problems could be aggravated by the cold.
- Pregnancy: Pregnant women should avoid cryosauna, as the effects on the unborn child have not been sufficiently researched.
- Seizure susceptibility: people who suffer from epileptic seizures or fits could be at risk from the extreme temperature changes.
- Psychiatric disorders: Individuals with certain mental illnesses or anxiety disorders may find the cold uncomfortable and experience additional stress.
It is important to emphasize that if one or more of these contraindications apply to you, individual consultation with a healthcare professional is essential prior to using the cryosauna to evaluate potential risks and ensure that the therapy is safe.