WHAT IS CRYOTHERAPY?
Cryotherapy has been used extensively in Europe and the United States, in fact the machine we are using is of European manufacture.
Cryotherapy is a procedure which involves exposing the body to sub-zero temperatures. Much like an ice bath but in a more effective and efficient manner.
Cryotherapy has been proven to show results in decreasing inflamed joints, muscles and body tissues by releasing the chemicals that cause pain and inflammation.
During cryotherapy, the brain detects the drop-in skin temperature and draws blood towards the core and causes greater blood flow.
Cryotherapy triggers the release of adrenaline and endorphins which significantly masks and reduces pain.
CELEBRATIES WHO USE CRYOTHERAPY?
FLOYD MAYWEATHER JNR
Ahead of his fight with Manny Pacquiao, boxer Floyd Mayweather turned to cryotherapy. The chamber used during Mayweather’s treatment was minus 240 degrees Fahrenheit. He dipped his body in the tank of nitrogen gas for three minutes in the hopes of speeding up his body’s recovery time.
THE NEW YORK KNICKS
This NBA franchise is just one of many teams believed to use cryotherapy to keep its star players performing well. The team is so fond of the treatment, in fact, that it has two of its own machines, according to CNN.
In preparation for his role as James Bond in “Skyfall,” the England native is said to have turned to cryotherapy to maintain his physique.
In addition to caring for her voice, the “In Common” singer reportedly partakes in cryotherapy to care for her body.
How do professional athletes nurse on-field injuries? Cryotherapy. Real Madrid C.F. player Cristiano Ronaldo is particularly fond of the treatment, and purchased a machine of his own to avoid having to schedule appointments, Daily Mail reports.
The actress is “obsessed” with cryotherapy according to an Instagram post from 2015.
WHAT TO EXPECT
During a 2 to 3 minute session , your skin surface and muscle tissue constrict, forcing blood away from the peripheral tissue and towards your core. In the core, the bodies natural filtration system works to remove toxins and inflammatory properties of the blood.
After exiting the camber, the blood flows back to the peripheral tissue. Now cleaner and enriched with oxygen, nutrients and enzymes, your blood works up and enriches skin and muscles and range of motion increases.
Over the next 48 hours, the process of restoration occurs and the body returns to a forever and better state of condition with reduced pain and inflammation, increasing levels of energy. Recovery times from strenuous workouts and injury are improved and shortened.