SE Asia has now joined the modern European spas with the opening of the IceLAB
at the Bangkok Hospital Pattaya. This Cryo-Spa in Pattaya is the first of its
type in SE Asia.
Whole Body Cryotherapy (cold) is a short-term passive
physical therapy that has a systemic effect. Typically, therapeutically
effective temperatures in the range of minus 110ฐC are used for this therapy. It
works according to the “stimulus - reaction - adaptation” principle.
Whole body cryotherapy applications are used both
therapeutically and to optimize performance. The short-term (2 - 3 minutes) cold
stimulus working intensively on almost the entire body surface during the minus
110ฐC whole-body cryotherapy activates a short-term series of reflex activities
in the central nervous system with fast-acting pain relief and inhibition of
inflammation as well as improved blood circulation and oxygen uptake by the
In the IceLAB the visitors experience immediate pain relief
that lasts several hours. It helps to erase the hypersensitive pain memory
formed in patients suffering chronic pain, and the central pain sensors are
desensitized. Pain mitigation is appreciable and effective, accompanied by a
reduction in the use of analgesic and a significant improvement in the Quality
This is the basis for the successful utilization of IceLAB,
• Acute traumatic and postoperative situations and
• Inflammatory and degenerative rheumatic diseases
• Chronic headache
Immune-Modulating Effect of Cryotherapy:
There is a reduction in inflammatory and irritated stimuli in
hypersensitive immune reactions.
IceLAB may therefore also be used successfully to treat:
• Bronchial asthma
Improvement of Athletic Performance:
The performance-enhancing effect of cryotherapy has been
scientifically demonstrated. Its use in performance sports increases stamina
while reducing the heart rate. Mental stimulation in preparation for performance
is clearly also important. These effects may be used successfully across the
entire spectrum of sports from fitness maintenance to high performance
athletics. The applications of whole-body cryotherapy prevent the development of
muscle soreness and improve both toleration of muscle soreness and sleep quality
by reducing the accumulation of harmful metabolic byproducts.
Faster Recovery and Shortening of the Traumatic and
Postoperative Rehabilitation Stages:
Bringing top performers back to peak fitness as quickly as
possible after the event is the most important topic in performance sports. Use
of the IceLAB creates the conditions needed for more intensive training episodes
- an important contribution with no harmful side effects.
In addition to pain relief, acceleration of healing is also
important. This makes IceLAB an ideal supplement to conventional physical
There are even more benefits from the IceLAB Cryo-Spa. The
IceLAB climate affects both body and psyche. The increase in physical
performance in combination with a general activation and improvement of
psychological profile quickly turn a visit to the IceLAB into a favorite ritual.
The visitor experiences exceptional results in the treatment
• Burn-out syndrome
• Fatigue and exhaustion
• Circulatory disorders
• Sleep disorders
The Cryo-Spa procedure has proved its efficacy over two
decades of use in the USA and Europe - and it is now available in Thailand.
For more information telephone 1719, or email