Celebrities That Swear by Cryotherapy

It’s no secret that some of the top athletes in the world use Cryotherapy to heal after injury, recover from a game or to stay fit during training. Over the last few years, groups of athletes such as the LA Lakers, Pheonix Suns, New York Knicks and the Dallas Mavericks have incorporates Whole Body and Spot Cryotherapy into their training and recovery regimes. Whole Body Cryotherapy uses nitrogen vapour to lower the skin’s surface temperature below freezing, in turn, triggering your body’s immune response, resulting in a whole host of amazing benefits. Consistent Cryotherapy sessions reduce swelling, inflammation and pain, and give you a great boost of energy. However, it’s not just Athletes that are reaping the benefits of Cryotherapy. Many celebrities have started taking advantage of some of the other benefits of this freezing new therapy.

Why do Celebrities love Cryotherapy so much?

Cryofacials have become the new red carpet trend, with celebrities such as Demi Moore, Mandy Moore, Lindsay Lohan, Alicia Keys, Demi Lovato, Jessica Alba and Jennifer Aniston having a quick session before the big event. After just one Cryotherapy session, fine lines and wrinkles will be reduced and your skin will have a beautiful youthful glow, we always wondered how Jennifer stays looking so young!

Another health benefit of cryotherapy is a boosted metabolism, which when used with a healthy diet and lifestyle, can result in weight-loss and a smooth, toned figure. Celebrities like Hugh Jackman, Justin Bieber, Daniel Craig, Shaquille O’Neal, Tony Robbins and Kevin Heart have been using Cryotherapy as part of their fitness regime to get in shape for movies, photo shoots, music videos and even just to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Whole Body Cryotherapy also leaves you feeling simply great. When your skin’s surface temperature drops below freezing, your heart begins to pump more blood around your body, so your cells are getting an energising boost of oxygen. During this immune response, happy little endorphins are also released, flooding your body with their feel-good factor. People who use Cryotherapy regularly have stated that they have more energy throughout the day, and simply feel healthier all-round. This could be the reason why some unassuming celebrities like Dr, Oz, Bobbi Brown and Yoko Ono also frequently use Whole Body Cryotherapy.

If you want the celebrity treatment and feel like you could use some of the amazing benefits of Cryotherapy, then book your first session HERE, or get in touch with us HERE

Whole Body Vs Spot Cryotherapy – What’s The Difference?

Both Whole Body Cryotherapy and Localised or Spot Cryotherapy work by administering vaporised nitrogen air over the body, in order to lower the skin’s surface temperature. This process is perfectly safe and much more comfortable than an ice bath or other similar ‘cold therapy’ treatments. Cryotherapy reduces pain, swelling and inflammation, and can even have some anti-ageing and weight loss benefits.

The two main types of Cryotherapy are Whole Body and Spot. Both treatment types work to relieve pain and promote healing after an injury or surgery, the type you choose will depend on your final health goal.

Whole Body Cryotherapy

This was the first type of Cryotherapy to be invented and has been used in countries such as Japan and Russia since the 1970s. Whole Body Cryotherapy requires an individual to enter a CryoChamber, where below freezing nitrogen vapour is passed over the surface of the skin.

Unlike Spot Cryotherapy, which only results in a localised response to the cold, Whole Body Cryotherapy stimulates an internal systemic response. Your body begins pushing extra blood and nutrients to your skin’s surface and organs, and begins releasing the feel-good hormones endorphins. This process results in an all-over boost of energy and reduces any pain or swelling you may be experiencing throughout your entire body.

The entire Whole Body Cryotherapy treatment lasts for 2-3 minutes, so the client will leave quickly, feeling refreshed and athletes will be ready to take on the next level of training or sporting event. Celebrities also use Whole Body Cryotherapy as it gives their skin a certain kind of ethereal glow, and can increase your metabolism, leaving you to burn an extra 500-800 calories following your treatment.

Whole Body Cryotherapy can treat underlying issues such as rheumatoid arthritis, insomnia, chronic fatigue, chronic pain and weak immune system. This treatment can also help with skin issues such as cellulite, blemishes and dermatitis.

Spot Cryotherapy

Unlike its counterpart, Spot or Localised Cryotherapy focuses solely on one area of the body. A CryoWand is used to pass a concentrates stream of vaporised nitrogen air over the selected area, unlike Whole Body Cryotherapy which uses a large full body chamber. Many people report Whole Body Cryotherapy to be an exhilarating and refreshing experience, while they describe Spot Cryotherapy as a more relaxing and soothing process.

As Spot Cryotherapy can treat very specific areas of the skin, it’s usually used for promoting healing and decreasing inflammation of an isolated injury or after surgery. Spot Cryotherapy can minimise pain, promote healing, reduce swelling and inflammation, and promote cell production in a selected area of the body.

The treatment process of Spot Cryotherapy takes longer than Whole Body, as one session will last between 5-10 minutes depending on the amount of pain and location on the body. Because of this, Spot Cryotherapy is much quicker at treating acute pain and swelling of a specific injury than Whole Body Cryotherapy. After just one treatment, swelling can be dramatically reduced, severe headaches can be alleviated, and even the appearance of small lines and wrinkles on the face appear reduced.

Another benefit of Spot Cryotherapy is that it can work out much cheaper than Whole Body Cryotherapy. As Spot Cryotherapy focuses on one point of the body, you may need fewer sessions to heal the problem area than with Whole Body Cryotherapy, which can save you money in the long run.

No matter which Cryotherapy treatment you choose, the benefits of both Whole Body Cryotherapy and Spot Cryotherapy can’t be denied or replicated. If you’d like to book your Cryotherapy treatment click HERE to get started. 

What Are The Advantages of Localised Cryotherapy?

One of the oldest tricks in the book when you have aches and pains is to put ice on it. Everyone from star athletes to high school football players knows that the cold helps reduce swelling and ease the pain. However, the application of ice can have some adverse effects, including skin damage.

Since the development of Cryotherapy, things have moved on pretty rapidly in the physiotherapy, and we can now pin point and treat the affected area without any damage. Localised Cryotherapy also treats injuries much more deeply and effectively than ice pack compression or ice bath treatments.

What can be treated with Localised Cryotherapy?

Localised Cryotherapy utilises a hand-held or portable device that transforms liquid nitrogen into cryogenic nitrogen gas, which is then focused on the desired area. The application of this below zero gas reduces nerve activity, resulting in reduced pain, swelling and inflammation.

Common ailments that Localised Cryotherapy has been proven to help are:

  • Post Surgery swelling and inflammation
  • Joint Pain
  • Arthritis
  • lower back pain and spasms
  • Tendonitis
  • Sprains

Why choose Localised Cryotherapy?

Whole body Cryotherapy, while being the best way to reduce muscle fatigue and trigger the anti-inflammatory response throughout the whole body, isn’t the best option if you have one specific problem area. For example, if you’ve just had surgery and wish to reduce the pain and swelling from that specific area, Localised Cryotherapy can target that area alone, giving much quicker and more efficient results than whole body Cryotherapy.

Because Localised Cryotherapy is extremely targeted, it means that the cryogenic nitrogen gas can be applied for longer (5 to 10 minutes), allowing the cold to penetrate deeper into the tissue. This process allows the tissues and nerves to be stimulated for longer and leads to much more effective results in a shorter time.

Both whole body and localised Cryotherapy are being developed at an outstanding rate, with the quick, long-lasting and extremely effective results grabbing the attention of physiotherapists all over the world.

At Polarbare Club, our professional and certified staff now offer Cryo Spot, a Localised Cryotherapy treatment proven to reduce pain, inflammation, and swelling in targeted areas.

If you’d like to book an appointment, simply click HERE to see our pricing and availability.

Can CRYOfacials help you look younger?

Forget botox! Smooth those wrinkles and freeze your way to younger-looking skin.

In this day and age, people are always looking for ways to look younger, fresher and more beautiful. There absolutely are ways to do this, but most successful methods such as Botox and plastic surgery are invasive, expensive and can be very damaging to the skin.

That’s where CRYOfacials come in…

CRYOfacials use a non-invasive freezing technique that takes as little as 20 minutes to complete. It works by placing a small device called a ‘cryo-probe’, filled with liquid nitrogen, next to the areas of skin that are problematic. The liquid nitrogen then ‘freezes’ the nerves in these areas causing the surrounding muscles to relax and your wrinkles to drastically lessen.

Although this technique may sound a little scary, there’s absolutely nothing dangerous about this process. Your skin is never actually frozen, and most people are surprised by how gentle and relaxing the cooling process feels. Unlike Botox, CRYOfacials don’t use any toxins or chemicals, so the process is actually much more friendly and safer for your body.

When used regularly, CRYOfacials can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and smooth and tone the skin, giving a more youthful look. This innovative method can also reduce unwanted pigmentation or uneven skin tone, lighten acne scars and even help treat skin conditions such as eczema.

Unlike Botox or other anti-ageing techniques, the effects of CRYOfacials are immediate and last for up to 4 months. Celebrities such as Demi Moore and Jennifer Aniston use this new technique as a way to get red carpet ready. With all those bright lights and cameras around, these celebs use CRYOfacials to minimise blemishes, close their pores, tighten their skin and give them that million dollar glow.

At Polarbare Club we have introduced CRYOfacials to our ever-expanding list of treatments! Click HERE to book yours today!