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Cryotherapy And Silicone Hoses


What do subzero temperatures have to do with silicone?

You may or may not be familiar with the practice of a cold therapy technique called cryotherapy — in a world of ice baths, cold showers, lake immersions, and the Wim Hof Method, cryotherapy is amongst them.

Cold thermogenesis has gained traction with the biohacking crowd and regular cold therapy supports stress reduction, cardiovascular fitness, immune health, elevated mental and emotional health, and many other potential benefits.

Are you ready to sign up for cold therapy? You can thank silicone hoses for bringing you this form of cold therapy.

Flex Technologies serves a wide array of industries, including cryotherapy. Learn more about the role of silicone hose products in cryotherapy in today’s post.

To Your Health And Wellness

Without silicone hoses, you’d be stuck taking cold showers, wading in ice-cold lakes, or plunging into an ice bath, but thanks to the revolutionary properties of silicone, you can stand — and freeze — in a cryotherapy chamber!

The Inner-Workings Of A Cryotherapy Chamber

We briefly mentioned the benefits of cold therapy exposure, but how does an actual cryotherapy chamber work? Edging on a chamber that you’d see in a sci-fi movie, a cryotherapy chamber is an enclosed chamber that covers your whole body, excluding your face.

One inside, cold air pumps into the chamber exposing your body to extremely cold temperatures that range anywhere between -200 and -130 degrees Fahrenheit. Because these temperatures are very cold, you’ll usually only be exposed for two to four minutes at a time.

How does the cryotherapy chamber get so cold?

A cryotherapy chamber harnesses the power of liquid nitrogen to create the intensely cold temperatures that fans of cold therapy have come to know and love.

What is liquid nitrogen?

Liquid nitrogen is used as a coolant and is easily transported as a compact nitrogen gas. In cryotherapy, it’s released into the chamber — you can recognize it with the puffs of it that circle the top towards your head.

How is the liquid nitrogen handled?

Because liquid nitrogen is extremely cold, it needs proper thermal insulation and can be stored and transferred in pressurized vacuum containers.

In the case of cryotherapy, the liquid nitrogen is transferred through silicone hoses and to disperse into the chamber, making silicone the essential material when it comes to this cold therapy method.

Why Use Silicone Hose Products In Cryotherapy?

Silicone is the leading material for liquid nitrogen transfers because of its ability to withstand extremely low temperatures without cracking and breaking. This is vitally important to consider when dealing with liquid nitrogen — if it’s mishandled, it can become a health and safety hazard very quickly.

Other materials like rubber do not work with liquid nitrogen handling because it cannot handle the cold temperatures — it can become brittle and stiff at any point, rendering it ineffective for this application.

Protect Your Cryotherapy Chamber With Flex Technologies!

Flex Technologies can support your cryotherapy chamber with our high-quality silicone hoses! They adapt perfectly to extremely low temperatures, providing you the expert capabilities you need.

Get customized silicone hoses for your cryotherapy chamber today!