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Whole body cryotherapy

The whole-body cold chamber
in the Silber-Therme Warmbad

With the whole-body cold therapy, we offer you a physical experience that is unique in the Ore Mountains which serves the health as well as the fitness.

It is a physical short-term treatment lasting up to 3 minutes. Extremely cold, dry air of -110°C affects the entire body - a special climate that does not exist anywhere else in the nature.

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Medical-freezing in Warmbad

The positive effects of cold applications (compresses, wraps, immersion baths, casts) have been known since ancient times. Dry cold air was first used in Japan to treat rheumatoid arthritis. In Germany the whole-body cold therapy was introduced in the mid-1980s for the treatment of inflammatory rheumatic diseases. The fields of use have since increased, so that whole-body cold therapy, which was initially only carried out in rehab clinics, is now also offered in public sports, spa and treatment centers for prophylaxis, regeneration and therapy.

The following effects of the whole-body cold therapy are proven:

  • Pain relief by inhibiting the transmission of pain
  • Desensitization
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Metabolic stimulation
  • Wound healing
  • Regulation of the state of tension of the skeletal muscles
  • Functional improvement of the musculoskeletal system
  • Stimulation or dampening of the mood (e.g. stress reduction)
  • Oxygen binding in the blood, increased performance of the muscles
  • Training the cardiovascular system (blood pressure and heart rate values)
  • Economization of the energy budget of the body
  • Activation of fat burning

How it works...

Thermal stimuli are triggered by the cold receptors on the skin surface. The neural network in the peripheral and central nervous system influences various regulatory mechanisms throughout the body (stimulus transmission). The results are extensive adaptation and recovery reactions in physical structures and processes, such as in:
  • Nervous system
  • Vascular system
  • Endocrine system
  • Immune system
  • Cardiovascular system


Whole-body cold therapy has positive effects especially on the following diseases:

  • Arthrosis
  • Bronchial asthma
  • Atopic diseases
  • Movement coordination
  • Chronic pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Immune-mediated inflammatory diseases
  • Infantile cerebral palsy
  • Circulatory regulation disorders
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Eczema
  • Primary and secondary insomnia
  • Mental disorders
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sleep disorders
  • Psoriasis
  • Spinal syndromes


In the following cases, refrigeration applications must not be used without medical clarification:

  • Untreated high blood pressure
  • Heart attack, that happened less than six months ago
  • Pacemakers fort he heart
  • Fresh postoperative conditions of the internal organs (e.g. heart operations)
  • Decompensated diseases of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems
  • Peripheral circulatory disorders
  • Expired venous thrombosis
  • Acute phlebitis
  • Acute respiratory infections
  • Kidney / urinary tract diseases
  • Severe anemia
  • Cold allergies
  • Tumor diseases
  • Seizure disorders
  • Widespread skin infections


Active-freezing in Warmbad

Fields of use for whole-body cold therapy in popular and competitive sports:

  • Motor and co-ordinative performance increase
  • Increase in speed, maximum strength and endurance performance
  • Shortening rehabilitation times after sports injuries
  • Pain treatments
  • Optimization of training intervals and avoidance of overtraining
The achievable increase in performance depends on the individual level of performance. Recreational athletes often experience a high rate of increase and in professional sports the use of whole-body cold therapy has long been a kind of "healthy doping".

Possible uses before sport are:

  • Cold doping through oxygen saturation of the muscles
  • Performance increase similar t
  • that after a altitude training
  • Increased training intensity
Possible uses after sport are:
  • Shortening the regeneration time of muscle fibers and bone substance
  • Accelerated healing of wounds, bruises, sprains, strains and hematomas
  • Rapid removal of lactate and other metabolic waste products
  • Anti-inflammatory / therapeutic reduction of inflammation
  • Supports the flushing out of edema and foreign matter


Well-freezing in Warmbad

The cold therapy improves health and quality of life in general by increasing the oxygen saturation in the blood:

  • Production of happiness hormones
  • Stress reduction
  • Physical well-being
  • Mental balance
  • Mental and physical performance enhancement
The cold stimulus intensively stimulates the upper and middle layers of the skin and the subsequently increased blood circulation causes:
  • Improvement of the blood circulation in the skin (rosy complexion)
  • Stimulates the production of collagen and elastin
  • Optimization of the heat regulation
The deep cold:

  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Promotes blood circulation and strengthens the vascular system
  • Has a decongestant effect in the lymphatic system
  • Stabilizes the skin's barrier function
  • Supports the treatment of scars and pigment spots
  • Deacidifies the organism
  • Has a supportive effect on weight loss and against cellulite
  • Helps with insomnia and migraines
  • Slows down aging processes
  • Prevents depressive moods


Notes & preparation

An appointment is required t
  • use the cold therapy. A total of 15 minutes should be planned for the first application. Our cold chamber can als
  • be used by 2, max. 3 people at the same time.

    For the whole-body cryotherapy you will need:

    • Dry swimwear and clean socks
    • Closed sturdy shoes (sneakers or boots) *
    • Gloves *
    • Hat or headband *
    • Mouth and nose protection *

      * We als provide free of charge if required

    Health checkup:

    • Before you enter the cold chamber for the first time, we will hold an information and consultation meeting with you. You can download our medical history form here and fill it out in advance. Medical history form (PDF)  anamnesis sheet (PDF)
    • Before and after each cold application, blood pressure and body surface temperature are measured.
    In preparation for the whole-body cold therapy, the following should be noted:
    • Remove jewelry, watches and piercings
    • Take off hearing aids, glasses, contact lenses, etc.
    • Body skin must be dry (n
    • sweat) and free of grease (n
    • cream / ointment)

    Therapy process

    • The whole-body cold therapy begins with a 30-second acclimatization phase in the antechamber at -60°C.
    • You will then switch to the main chamber on your own. Therapy there is a maximum of 3 minutes at -110°C. During therapy, you should breathe evenly and speak little. Light movements in place or slow walking supports the therapeutic effect. The therapy time can als
    • be shortened depending on individual feelings. During the cold application, you will be looked after by our specialist staff; there is visual and voice contact at all times.
    • The body surface temperature is measured again immediately after leaving the cold chamber. That your metabolic processes remains active afterwards, we will serve you a hot drink or alternatively you can use our thermal healing water at the drinking fountain in the foyer of the Silber-Therme.

    Feeling during the cold therapy

    In the antechamber, the -60°C has a refreshing and invigorating effect. The extremely dry cold air of -110°C in the main chamber is perceived as very cold, but not uncomfortable. Towards the end of the therapy period, individual body regions can show a cold pinch. With repeated whole-body cold application, the body will deal more appropriately with the cold stimulus.

    Feeling after the cold therapy

    Your blood flow increases immediatley, which can be felt as a tingling sensation on the skin. Mentally refreshed and in a good mood, you will end the cold therapy. Many pain patients report immediate relief, which als has a positive effect on general exercise behavior.

    Further application information for whole-body cold therapy:

    • 2 hours before or after the cold application, n
    • thermal baths or saunas, wraps, baths and / or massages should be taken.
    • For therapeutic purposes, at least 3 applications per week should be carried out; daily use is recommended for chronic diseases.
    • The number of 2 applications per day should not be exceeded.
    • A lot of movement (e.g. walking or a walk) supports the positive effect on the musculoskeletal system.
    • Subsequent exercise therapy or sport can make a significant contribution t
    • improving mobility and the fitness level.
    • Following cosmetic applications support the beauty effect.

    "Cold therapy Warmbad"

    vom 01.02.2019.


    Erfahrungsbericht Frau Hasler (August 2019):

    "Ich habe ein viel besseres Lebensgefühl..."

    Im Juni 2019 besuchte ich die Silbertherme in Wolkenstein zum ersten Mal. Am gleichen Tag ließ ich mich über die Kältebehandlung
     ...    weiterlesen

    Erfahrungsbericht Frau Eymann (August 2019):

    "Ich kann es nur empfehlen, mir hat es meine Lebensqualität wieder zurückgegeben."

    Bei mir wurde im Dezember 2018 ein Weichteilrheuma festgestellt. Hatte damals sehr große Schmerzen,
     ...    weiterlesen

    Erfahrungsbericht Frau Zerbes (September 2019):

    Zu Besuch im ERZ-IGLU
    oder: Wie man -110 °C überlebt

    Es ist der 3. September 2019. Die Außentemperatur beträgt 22,5 °C, die Sonne scheint angenehm warm. Ich genieße kurz die Ruhe
     ...    weiterlesen

    Erfahrungsbericht Frau Trusheim (Oktober 2019):

    "Ich bin von Haus aus eine Frostbeule..."

    Als ich die Möglichkeit bekam, das ERZ-IGLU einmal selbst zu testen, war ich hin- und hergerissen zwischen „Das würde ich schon echt
     ...    weiterlesen

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    Basic price (single application) €29.00 
    Partner ticket (2 people) €40.00 
    Group ticket (3 people) €48.00 
    Serial ticket
    5 series-Ticket €140.00 
    10 series-Ticket €260.00 
    20 series-Ticket €480.00 
    Term contract (personal)
    1 month €250.00 
    2 months €420.00 
    6 months €780.00 

    (subject to change)

     Purchase vouchers and cards conveniently in the online shop
    We are also happy to make separate offers for clubs or sports groups. Contact us.

    Opening times

    Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat

    Telephone appointment agreement: 037369-15140



    Tel. 037369 151-40

    For a booking, send the following form or give us a call. We will then process your request as quickly as possible.

    You can bring the anamnesis sheet with you to the treatment or you can fill it out on site.

     anamnesis sheet (PDF)

    We are looking forward to your visit!

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