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Cryotherapy uses extremely cold temperatures to rapidly cool the skin. Once the skin has been cooled sufficiently, the body’s survival mechanism is activated. This triggers an increase in blood circulation and metabolic processes that continue for several hours post-treatment.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
- Anti-inflammatory release.
- Muscle tension reduction.
- Natural analgesic response.
- Increases mobility and rates of healing.
- Muscle recovery from intense exercise.
- Boosts immunity, focus and mood.
- Treats chronic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis.
- Cryotherapy requires skin exposure so it is only effective when wearing undergarments.
- Women can wear underwear with socks or a sports bra and bikini bottoms with socks for example.
- Men are recommended to wear underwear with socks.
Cryotherapy requires direct skin contact: When skin is not exposed, body heat is trapped under clothing and prevents the skin from being cooled enough to trigger the benefits of the therapy. When your torso is exposed to the cold you will benefit from a systemic response to the treatment.
Did you know that Whole Body Cryotherapy was invented in Japan in 1978!
- Do not apply body moisturisers on the day of treatment.
- Please make sure that your skin is dry and all jewellery has been removed prior to entering the chamber.
- You should only enter the chamber when your heart rate is normal and you are not perspiring from exercise in order to avoid skin burns.
- It is recommended that you use Cryotherapy at least 1 hour after exercising for muscle recovery.
- Refrain from touching the walls of the chamber to avoid skin burns.
- Jogging on the spot and performing deep inhalations through the nose and relaxed exhalations through the mouth can help to make the experience more relaxing.
- It is recommended to increase your heart rate or mobilise an injury in order to amplify the effects of the therapy. For example, many professional athletes will perform a steady 3-minute cycle on a stationary bike directly after leaving the chamber to assist with muscle recovery.
- Avoid using heat therapy such as a sauna or steam room in the hours that follow Cryotherapy as this will diminish the effects of the treatment.
- If you attend Cryotherapy treatments frequently (4-7 times per week), it is recommended that you take a break for 2 – 3 months after around 30 treatments. Cryotherapy is a cold shock therapy and very frequent use will lessen the body’s response to treatments.
- If you are using Cryotherapy for your general health and wellbeing, then 1 – 3 sessions per week is sufficient.