Impact Focuses on Safety Aspects of Cryotherapy
Impact Cryotherapy Focuses on Safety Aspects of Cryotherapy
Atlanta, GA – November 5, 2015 – The recent death of a young woman in a whole body cryotherapy chamber in Las Vegas has focused attention on the safety aspects of cryotherapy. Impact Cryotherapy, which did not manufacture the unit in the Las Vegas facility, joins others in the industry in offering our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Chelsea Ake-Salvacion. Atlanta-based Impact Cryotherapy is the national leader in designing and manufacturing whole body cryotherapy systems, offering the most technologically advanced cryotherapy unit available today.
“Every week, thousands of people across the U.S. use cryotherapy safely and without incident. It is unfortunate that someone who worked in a cryotherapy facility should lose her life so tragically,” said Richard E. Otto, Impact’s Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder.
“Cryotherapy is rapidly growing in popularity and usage,” continued Otto. “However, many chambers in use today were not designed with safety as the focus. They are imports from Poland and Ukraine that are sold by U.S. distributors and resellers. Impact Cryotherapy units are USA manufactured, which means we have complete, end-to-end control of the design, manufacturing process, quality assurance, installation, training and servicing.”
Unlike distributors and resellers, Impact Cryotherapy products are installed and serviced by Impact technicians who have received factory training and use OEM parts. Impact’s service technicians are available 24/7/365 to respond to customer needs.
Impact Cryotherapy has also invested in comprehensive product documentation and training programs. Company employees spend a minimum of one-and-a-half days onsite during installation conducting interactive training sessions, as well as ongoing training for customers’ new employees to ensure every time an Impact unit is used it is used consistent with the training procedures and protocols.
“The cryotherapy industry desperately needed modernization, and we continue to set the bar higher with each advance we introduce,” said Otto. “We will sell more than 120 units in 2015, and quite a few of those are replacements for other companies’ units. Our customers appreciate our emphasis on quality, safety, innovative design and dedication to service.”
Impact Cryotherapy’s safety program includes:
• Redundant safety features, including a door that is easy to open from the inside by the user
• Three-minute maximum run time with automatic turn-off
• UL listed proprietary electrical control panel #E234320
• Manufactured in the United States in ISO 9001 certified facility
• Three factory-trained teams of Impact employees who conduct training and perform installation
• Dedicated service teams available 24/7/365
• Comprehensive product documentation and training programs
• Standardized training procedures and protocols
Whole body cryotherapy was introduced in Japan during the 1970s to treat rheumatoid arthritis, and its use quickly spread and expanded throughout Europe in the following years. The user stands on an adjustable platform inside the chamber, so his/her head remains outside the chamber. The chamber is filled with nitrogen vapor, which drops the temperature to a range of (minus) -110°C to -130°C and temporarily lowers the temperature of the skin’s top layer. The treatment lasts a maximum of three minutes.
Impact Cryotherapy has compiled an informational sheet on its key benefits and differentiators, available here.
About Impact Cryotherapy
Impact Cryotherapy is the national leader in designing and manufacturing whole body cryotherapy systems, offering the most technologically advanced cryotherapy unit available today. Used for a refreshing experience and wellness purposes, the company’s state-of-the-art systems are sleek, attractive single-person chambers that are manufactured in the United States in ISO 9001 certified facility. Impact Cryotherapy’s equipment is being used worldwide and has quickly become the system of choice for professional and college athletic teams, including numerous recent installations in the NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL. Learn more at www.impactcryo.com.