NV - Cryotherapist found dead inside ice chamber

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  1. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    NBC:

    Nevada Cryotherapy Salon Manager Found Dead Inside Cryochamber

    more at link above
     
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  3. Blondie in Spokane

    Blondie in Spokane Active Member

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    What a horrible way to go.....I hate to even think about this.
     
  4. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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  5. DexterMorgan

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    Agree. But hopefully the business had cameras so i can rule out the last person who left and supposedly seen her closing things down or even possibly walking in there.
     
  6. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    http://www.news3lv.com/mostpopular/...ss-Ake-death-OSHA/V3Znn1ziHEC0wRDgzmlbQw.cspx

    By "in there," I suppose she means the cryochamber itself. So we'll see -- has to be some reason for the cops' ruling.
     
  7. DexterMorgan

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    It seems like that icing chamber is too dangerous. -240 degrees in 3 minutes. But maybe it was suicide or accidentally press the wrong time. I guess it will depend the position her body was found. Idk
     
  8. DexterMorgan

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    I'm thinking most likely shock from a dramatic drop in temp. Idk if it gradually drops on its own or manually. Maybe a setting malfunction occured. Idk
     
  9. Isabelle

    Isabelle Verified registered nurse

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    Does anyone know what the use is for this cryotherapy? Reminds me of the deaths in the hot rock chamber some time ago.
     
  10. LinasK

    LinasK Verified insider- Mark Dribin case

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    It is so bizarre, it almost sounds like a murder mystery- like an episode of Elementary or Castle...
     
  11. Mrs G Norris

    Mrs G Norris #JeSuisUrsa

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    She should have had someone else there with her unfortunately. Do these pseudo treatments ever do anyone any good other than to help them part with their money, and in this case her life? I doubt it.
     
  12. monkey222

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    Wth, reminds me of Columbo.
     
  13. al66pine

    al66pine New Member

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    What used for: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cryotherapy

    "...the local or general use of low temperatures in medical therapy. Cryotherapy is used to treat a variety of benign and malignant tissue damage, medically called lesions. .... The most prominent use of the term refers to the surgical treatment, specifically known as cryosurgery. Other therapies that use the term are whole-body cryotherapy[SUP][2][/SUP] and ice pack therapy."

    The 'salon' ref and 'Rejuvenice' business name made me think more along the line of elective aethestic/med-spa treatments like Botox rather than trad. med treatments. Googling 'Rejuvenice Henderson' sent me to groupons & yelp. It's puzzling.

    In any case, sad, sad, sad.
     
  14. Blondie in Spokane

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    Beautician who died in cryochamber 'was using the machine by herself, died within seconds and could have suffocated'

    Chelsea Ake, manager of Rejuvenice salon in Nevada, found dead Tuesday

    Medical examiner told family she 'died within seconds'

    An official cause of death has not been determined

    Preliminary reports suggest Ake may have suffocated from gases

    Cryotherapy is a controversial 'medical therapy' where the body is briefly exposed to to air temperatures at minus 240 degrees Fahrenheit

    Machines are never used for more than three minutes at a time


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...d-died-seconds-family-says.html#ixzz3pgpBGxwF
     
  15. al66pine

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    sbm^ Per link, machine is used for up to 3 min, so can person die 'in seconds' inside chamber? Is cold temp the CoD?

    What gases are inside chamber, present to be inhaled, cause injury, or suffocation death? Equip properly functioning or malfunctioning? Can phantom evildoer pump other deadly gas into chamber? If gases, is CoD suffocation or poison?

    "Investigators have ruled Ake's death as 'operator error', with preliminary findings suggesting she used the machine after-hours and without assistance and may have suffocated inside."

    If there is no official CoD yet, maybe 'op error' is jumping the gun. IDK.
     
  16. al66pine

    al66pine New Member

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    A commenter says suffocation in nitrogen is surprisingly fast. "Quoting Wikipedia:
    'According to the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board, in humans, “breathing an oxygen deficient atmosphere can have serious and immediate effects, including unconsciousness after only one or two breaths. The exposed person has no warning and cannot sense that the oxygen level is too low.” In the US, at least 80 people died due to accidental nitrogen asphyxiation between 1992 and 2002.[SUP][3][/SUP] Hazards with inert gases and the risks of asphyxiation are well established.'" bbm ^Link to USChem does not link to ^ quote.

    Was Henderson cryochamber an oxygen deficient atmosphere which would cause Nitrogen Asphyxiation Death? Does system normally pump oxygen into chamber so person inside can breathe? Is NA^ more likely than temp as CoD? Maybe we need patience until autopsy report is released.
    Med professionals? Anyone?

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    FWIW, re nature of Rejuvenice services, Ms Ake & recent interview w Las Vegas newspaper for article published Oct 22.
    "...describing a hydrofacial, one of the treatments offered by the salon: ...[peel, exfoliate, other steps] '...we apply a serum that protects the outer layer of the skin and moisturizes it. We like to do the cryofacial afterward because it helps seal everything in.'” http://jezebel.com/salon-worker-featured-in-article-on-cryotherapy-had-die-1738649255
     
  17. Mrs G Norris

    Mrs G Norris #JeSuisUrsa

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    So did it spring a leak?

    This should be a warning to anyone spending their hard on money on this type of 'treatment'.
     
  18. sherbetjello

    sherbetjello Where is Kyron?

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    I use it for RA in several parts of my body.
    Athletes use it for muscle therapy, after work outs and such, so that blood flow rushes to those parts of the body to heal faster.
    Some people use it for weight loss (you can lose up to 800 calories in 3 minutes).

    I've had cryo in at least 4 different places and there I have never had a release on the inside of the machine. I usually have an employee in the room with me that mans the machine, and the time, and has to open the door from the outside so that I can get out.

    There are several styles of machines these days, so...
     
  19. sherbetjello

    sherbetjello Where is Kyron?

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    These are what the machines look like when functioning. Usually, the operator will say that you are at "such and such degree" at a certain minute, creeping in to the -240 degrees at around three minutes. Seeing that she was inside the unit and probably programmed it herself, it is likely that she went straight into the -240 (+/-) degree and the room filled up with the gases too quickly knocking her out. You typically have to have someone there telling you to keep your head up so that you do not breathe the gases, and I am wondering if she got light headed and sunk into them more than one should.

    The places I have cryo-ed are typically one room, 250 sqft, one machine, me and an employee. There is usually plenty of ventilation in the room just as long as I am listening to the commands, if any, from the employee.

    It is strange that she attempted to do this herself, because even my cryo-therapist has a friend that works in sports training (whom has been around the machines before), help her through her sessions.

    It's really not something one would do alone, TBH.
     
  20. al66pine

    al66pine New Member

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    sherbetjello
    Thanks for sharing your cryotherapy experience w us.
    I was envisioning equipment that totally enclosed the person, a sealed chamber and had other misimpressions.

    Any links to suggest - about RA use or about 'cryofacial' use I ref'ed to in several posts upthread? Thx in adv.
     
  21. charminglane

    charminglane Helcat!

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    Mrs G Norris - I hope you didn't spend any of your hard on money on this, either!!
     

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