CryoSpa is proud to offer our wellness clients the latest in thermal technology with the Cocoon Infrared Sauna Pod, which emerging research suggests has multiple positive effects on your body. With its triple IRTM (3-in-1) for near, mid and far infrared benefits, the Cocoon Infrared Sauna Pod soothes, heats and raises the core body temperature with deep warmth called resonance that can keep your metabolism elevated for 4-12 hours after your session.
Scientific studies are proving that ‘Hyperthermic Conditioning’ (frequent exposure of the body to intense heat) can offer a wide arrange of health benefits. For instance, according to research by the University of British Columbia the therapeutic use of infrared light can help relieve common pain, stress and fatigue and contribute to treatment programs for chronic diseases including hypertension, diabetes and obesity. Additionally, there is some indication that infrared heat can be used to treat chronic fatigue syndrome.
The Cocoon Infrared Sauna Pod provides the ultimate relaxation and wellness therapy by using a dual dry heat and infrared multisensory sauna system. The Cocoon combines both dry heat and infrared heat with vibratory massage, aromatherapy, and salt air for the ultimate body transformation and relaxation experience.
The Hyperthermic conditioning works to develop your muscle strength and tone your muscles while you burn calories.
Many users simply cannot believe that these results can be achieved without movement of the body. Scientists explain, however, that sweating is part of the complex thermoregulatory process of the body involving significant increases in cardiac output (stroke volume and plasma volume), heart rate and metabolic rate. When Cocoon users undergo high-heat sessions, heat from the ambient air inside the cabinet is absorbed by the body causing the body temperature to rise. The body automatically modulates the resulting increase in core temperature via a process called “thermogenesis”.
This process — which ultimately cools the body by the evaporation of sweat –consumes approximately 586 Kcal per gram of water lost in perspiration. Studies have shown that a moderately heat-conditioned person can easily sweat off 500 grams during a single session.
Since your head always remains outside the Pod, and a fresh supply of cool face and neck air keeps you comfortable, you are able to enjoy the benefits of the high heat environment inside the Cocoon if desired. Your experience may be further enhanced via a variety of aromatherapy options available and the Cocoon's integrated salt air environment.
Effective Long Term Results
Customers will feel more relaxed and rejuvenated after their very first Cocoon session. With continued use, typically 1-3 sessions per week, Cocoon users will see a significant improvement in the way they look and feel. Go to blog for Cocoon Session Recommendations
The simultaneous heat and vibratory massage the Pod provides helps to promote better flexibility and a more fluid range of motion response in your body. Athletes find that the Pod helps them recover from injury faster, and the Pod also helps anyone who is suffering from pain from repetitive movements, from overuse of the muscles or from the simple aches and pain that can come with the aging process. Infrared heat dilates blood vessels, thereby increasing blood circulation to any injured areas, relieving pain and hastening the healing process. Infrared heat has been used successfully in the treatment of muscle spasms, arthritis and rheumatism.
Weight & Inch Loss
The Thermal Dynamic Environment inside the Cocoon helps you to burn fat and
calories – while also helping you to feel and look thinner and trimmer.
Simply relax on the soft, padded lounger, set the temperature to the level desired. Feel free to use your iPod or iPhone as the unwanted pounds and inches seem to melt away with each session. Studies have shown that the average person may burn up to 300 calories from a 30-minute, high-heat session. By increasing your metabolic rate, you will continue to burn additional calories throughout the day – long after your session has ended.
As the cycle of hyperthermic conditioning followed by rehydration continues, your body’s metabolic rate will steadily rise — and you will burn calories at a higher and more effective level. Combined with a healthy diet and regular exercise, continued use of the Cocoon will help you to achieve your permanent weight loss goals.
Reduce Anxiety & Sleep Better
As you experience the heat and massage the Pod provides, you will notice a marked reduction in your stress and tension levels. In addition, the soothing aspect of the Pod allows you to feel more mentally alert and paves the way for a more restful sleep that night. Studies have also indicated the positive effects of heat acclimation on the brain, including the growth of new brain cells, improvement in focus, learning and memory, and reducing depression and anxiety.
Relaxation & Hot Massage
A soothing, relaxing environment is created inside the Cocoon via a combination of flowing, heated air together with radiant infrared wavelengths. While heating the air (like a traditional sauna) raises the temperature throughout the entire Pod, the infrared wavelengths directly warm the object inside the Pod – your body.
This unique combination of energized wavelengths creates the ultimate environment for which to enjoy a full body massage created by the action of the dual-wave vibration system built-in to the unit’s lounge.
Throughout the session, the user has the ability to control the intensity and direction of the massage by selecting upper, lower of full body massage. They may also raise or lower the temperature to their desired level.
Since the head is outside the Pod, where cooling air keeps the user comfortable, they are able to enjoy the benefits of the high heat environment inside the Cocoon.
The experience may be further enhanced via a variety of aromatherapy options and salted air.
Skin Care Rejuvenation
The Ideal Environment for Skin Moisturizing, Firming & Toning
When the pores are open, the body warmed and circulation levels increased – the skin is like a thirsty sponge – ready to absorb the active moisturizing, firming and toning ingredients found in our proprietary formulations.
NOT RECOMMENDED for individuals with the following conditions:
Individuals with the following conditions are advised to obtain physician consent before using the Cocoon Wellness Pro
The Cocoon Infrared Sauna Pod is not a medical device. It is not for medical purposes and makes no medical claims. The Cocoon has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not for any medical purpose whatsoever. The Cocoon is a general wellness, relaxation and fitness system.
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http://www.wellness-usa.com/photos-gallery/#close (Wellness-USA news)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHOlM-wlNjM (Dr. Rhonda Patrick on Hyperthermic cond.)
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=far+infrared+sauna (PubMed for various articles)
What’s the difference between a traditional sauna and the Cocoon Infrared Sauna Pod?
The goal of any sauna is to essentially “heat shock” the body to produce various health benefits. However, depending on the type of sauna, the process of heating the body differs.
Traditional saunas, whether a conventional or wet/humid sauna, heat the body externally by raising the air temperature to approximately 160-194 degrees Fahrenheit. The dry or humid, hot air then enables the body to go through physiological processes to “cool” the body down/regulate your body temperature, thus creating a series of benefits, such as sweating, removing toxins, etc.
Infrared saunas, such as the Cocoon, heat the body internally by using infrared wavelengths rather than heating the body with warm air. Far infrared rays penetrate the body, internally warming the core temperature to create physiological benefits. In an infrared sauna, the eternal air is warm and does not get as hot in comparison to a traditional sauna, allowing for a more relaxing sauna experience.
The Cocoon is a unique infrared sauna Pod that delivers far infrared rays. While heating the air (like a conventional sauna) raises the temperature throughout the entire Pod, the infrared wavelengths directly penetrates your body, thus externally AND internally raising your core temperature. Unlike most traditional and infrared saunas chambers, the Cocoon sauna provides an optimal, relaxing sauna experience, allowing you to lay comfortably with your head exposed. While having your head exposed and your body enclosed in the sauna Pod, you can raise/control the temperature to heat your body while breathing clean, purified air during your session.
Who can use the Cocoon infrared sauna POD?
The Cocoon can be used as a heated sauna. If a client is in poor health, they should speak with their doctor before using the Cocoon and any questions should be directed to a medical professional.
The Cocoon Infrared Sauna Pod has a weight limit of 350 lbs. Women who are pregnant and members who have cardio health problems are sensitive to heat (i.e., conditions such as erythema ab igne, etc.) or dehydrated should not use the Cocoon Infrared Sauna Pod until they consult with their medical doctor.
All users should be hydrated and drink plenty of water before and after use.
What should I wear during my infrared sauna session?
Clients may wear loose-fitting clothes, athletic clothing, swimwear, undergarments, or in the nude (clients will be laying on a towel during the session).
Note: although the Cocoon sauna POD will produce ambient dry heat within the chamber, the main advantage of the sauna session comes from the infrared rays. Therefore, wearing appropriate clothing/minimal clothing is optimal for the infrared rays to penetrate through the body.
What should I expect during my first session?
Note: PRIOR to your first session, it is important to drink plenty of water!
For your first session, you will be greeted by one of our friendly staff members and shown back to the Cocoon sauna room, where you will be explained the process of your session. Your session will last approximately 30 minutes. 15 minutes into your first session, a staff member will knock and open the door slightly to check on you and see if you have any questions. During your session, you may feel like you are not getting warm enough in the first 10-15 minutes, this is typical and part of the process of your body slowly acclimating itself to consistent internal heating. It is important to note that depending on your current health condition, CryoSpa recommends to gradually increase the heat intensity after a few sessions due acclimating your body internal and external heat (especially if you have never used an infrared sauna.) Once your session is complete, you will slowly sit up and re-adjust yourself to your surroundings, as you may experience lightheadedness due to laying down for a prolonged period (orthostatic hypertension). There are no activity restrictions after your sauna sessions, however, it is important to continue to drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration from your session!
Am I able to return to normal activities after my Cocoon infrared sauna session?
There are no activity restrictions after your sauna session. However, you must take into consideration your body’s physiological exertion during your session depending on the heat intensity and your current health condition. Continue to drink plenty of water throughout the day after your session.
Are infrared saunas safe?
Yes. To have a safe infrared sauna experience, it is vital to ensure you are hydrated before and after a session. Recommended time durations of the sauna sessions are established for the safety of the client. Please review the list of contraindications and precautionary restrictions for the infrared sauna usage. Consult with your doctor if you have any questions or concerns about your health prior to your sauna session.
Can you use the Cocoon if you are pregnant?
Pregnant woman should not use the Cocoon since it elevates the body's temperature.
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