WHAT IS CRYOTHERAPY?
Cryotherapy is a form of treatment that uses extremely cold conditions to encourage a physiological response from the body. A cryotherapy chamber can help reduce pain and inflammation to enhance fitness, health and wellness.
CRYOTHERAPY BENEFITS / WHOLE BODY CRYOTHERAPY
Whole body cryotherapy (WBC) covers a wide range of therapeutic applications. It consists of briefly exposing the body to extremely cold air which can range from -80 to -120 °C. You can use electric WBC to improve recovery from muscle injury. Whole Body Cryotherapy benefits can improve mobility of an injured athlete, improve recovery by decreasing muscle soreness, pain and inflammation and improve muscle strength and joint function. Cryotherapy benefits can also boost lymph draining, blood circulation, reduce atopic dermatitis (eczema) and improve mobility. WBC can enhance wellness as it boosts adrenaline and endorphins to promote healing, well-being and quality of life. You can reduce taking medication and experience deeper sleep.
Whole Body Cryotherapy Chambers can be made bespoke to the needs of the users. They’re often used by teams with large squads that need to put a number of people through recovery in a short amount of time. Larger chambers can see in excess of 30 people move through within an hour. This makes Cryotherapy Chambers perfect for sports teams with large squad numbers. You can place the Chambers in stadiums, training grounds or commercial areas.
Cryotherapy’s popularity is increasing, not just within sports recovery, but also within overall health and wellness. Cryotherapy Chambers aren’t just for professional athletes. They can be used commercially by spas, wellness centres and gyms so their members have access to cryo treatments. Cryo treatments can be about more than muscle recovery. It can improve skin tone and help reduce signs of ageing, without the need for invasive treatment. Cryotherapy encourages the skin to produce more collagen, which results in a more radiant complexion.
SPORTS CRYOTHERAPY/ CRYOTHERAPY RECOVERY
Sports cryotherapy treatment for athletes involves the use of an electric cryogenic chamber set at extremely cold temperatures. When athletes are training at high intensities regularly they are more at risk of injury. Therefore, sports cryotherapy can be beneficial in reducing the risk of injury and can lead to Cryotherapy Muscle Recovery. Cryogenic chambers for athletes can reduce inflammation which allows athletes to recover quicker and promote Cryotherapy Healing.
This enables them to continue training and playing at high intensities. It is not only elite athletes that can benefit from the positive effects of cryotherapy chambers. Recreational athletes who compete in marathons, triathlons or cross fit for example may also benefit from cryotherapy recovery. You may improve your mobility. You may also achieve deeper sleep. This is key for muscle recovery.
Athletes can reduce the delayed onset of muscle soreness (DOMS). DOMS typically occurs for up to 72 hours following exercise. The muscles feel pain and stiffness which can often prevent exercise from taking place. Cryotherapy can ease these issues, so you can exercise more in a shorter space of time.
There can also be an added placebo effect as athletes are being proactive in their recovery. As they have done something that they think benefits recovery and performance they are likely to feel better after cryotherapy.
HOME CRYOTHERAPY CHAMBER
Our home cryotherapy chamber is ideal for home use as it only requires electricity to run. This makes it perfect for singular person use. Only taking up a small amount of space, cryotherapy can benefit individuals in a variety of ways. So even if you aren’t an elite-level athlete you can enjoy the positive effects! Having a cryotherapy chamber is extremely beneficial as the cryogenic chamber can be used when it suits you.
Gone are the days of leaving the house, booking an appointment or waiting around with your teammates to use the cryotherapy chamber. Use the cryotherapy chamber morning, noon or night so that it is convenient for you and your work/ training schedule. Having home cryotherapy means that you can benefit but so can friends and family and particularly elderly relatives who are less mobile or suffer from joint problems such as arthritis. Another great thing about having a chamber is that you can use it directly before going to bed.
CRYOTHERAPY MACHINE & CRYO FACIAL DEVICES
In addition to the whole body cryotherapy, cryotherapy machines are electrical devices that provide localised cryotherapy using temperatures ranging from -32°C and 60°C to help aid recovery and rehabilitation. The cryotherapy machine is a safe and cost-effective therapy that is much smaller than the whole body cryotherapy chambers and can be moved around more easily. Cryotherapy machines can improve joint mobility, reduce pain, inflammation, swelling, and muscle tension.
Cryo facial is another product that can enable the skin to rejuvenate itself, regain elasticity, appear smoother and provide a natural glow. Cryo facial using only electricity can elicit instant results, tighter healthier skin, remove toxins and provide an instant analgesic effect.
ARE CRYOTHERAPY CHAMBERS SAFE?
Cryotherapy chambers are completely safe, provided you use them within the recommended guidelines. You shouldn’t be in a cryotherapy chamber for more than a few minutes. This is because your body isn’t built for sub-zero temperatures. You will actually find that cryotherapy is safer than many other treatments that boast the same benefits. This is due to it being a non-invasive treatment. It may feel uncomfortable to begin with, but the more you use cryotherapy, the more accustomed your body becomes to the cold temperatures.