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

Banish Cellulite with Cryotherapy

If you struggle with stubborn cellulite don’t worry, you’re not alone. Over 80% of women suffer from cellulite, and getting rid of it has been an impossible task… until now!

Every year, women spend millions on lotions, potions, mitts, massagers, body wraps, muscle belts and even rubber pants in the fight against cellulite. However, none of these magical cures has actually proven themselves useful in the slightest.

But don’t worry, it’s not all doom and gloom. Thanks to the wonders of modern technology, you can now fight those annoying little dimples with Cryotherapy!

What is cellulite and how can Cryotherapy help?

Even though almost every woman you pass in the street will have cellulite somewhere on their body, not many people actually know what it is or what causes it. Those unwanted little bumps and dimples are actually caused thanks to a breakdown of collagen in the skin. Collagen is a connective tissue that keeps your skin looking smooth, elastic and young. However, when it breaks down, the skin becomes looser in some areas and tighter in others, causing that uneven skin texture we have all grown to hate.

Now, there’s good news and bad news about Collagen… The bad news is that we can’t do anything about it breaking down. Thanks to either genetics or age, collagen will ultimately break down no matter what you do, and there’s actually been no way to increase collagen in the skin (or anywhere else in the body for that matter). The good news? Whole Body Cryotherapy has been proven to not only repair the broken collagen connections in the skin but to also promote collagen production throughout the body!

The below-freezing temperatures the body is subjected to while in a Cryochamber causes the production of collagen, and in turn, gives back the skin’s elasticity and youthful smoothness, ultimately reducing cellulite. As an added bonus, collagen is also found in tendons, ligaments, bones, blood vessels, teeth and even your gastrointestinal tract, so full body cryotherapy can make your whole body stronger, more mobile and more youthful.

Another thing that can make cellulite appear more vividly is a thick underlying layer of fat. The more fatty tissue you have under the layer of skin showing cellulite, the more those pesky little dimples will show. Fortunately for us, Whole Body Cryotherapy also helps to reduce these fat deposits. Fat cells like these are completely intolerant to the cold. So, when you undergo 3 minutes of Cryotherapy, some of these cells can undergo apoptosis, effectively, cell suicide. The contents of these fat cells are then removed from the body through the lymphatic system, helping to reduce the visibility of cellulite.

Are you ready to reduce the appearance of cellulite and get younger, tighter looking skin? Book your Whole Body Cryotherapy session with us today HERE!

Breaking News! Cryotherapy Can Improve Brain Function

By now, we’ve all heard about the amazing benefits of using Cryotherapy to treat inflammation, swelling and acute pain. We also all know about the countless benefits to your overall health, such as aided weight loss, increased energy, anti-aging, and quickened recovery times after surgery or injury. However, one benefit of Whole Body Cryotherapy we don’t talk much about is probably the most impressive… increased brain function!

Can the cold boost my brain?

Thanks to the wondrous process of the hibernation of bears, scientists have discovered that Whole Body Cryotherapy can actually aid in NeuroRegeneration. All neurological diseases such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and Huntington’s, are caused by a progressive loss of the function or structure of synapses, known as NeuroDegeneration. So, in theory, if someone was able to regenerate these synapses, they could not only increase the productivity of the brain on a daily level, but they could also reverse the effects of these NeuroDegenerative diseases.

So, where do the bears come in I hear you ask… Well, during hibernation, bears are able to basically ‘shut-down’ their brains in order to conserve as much energy as possible during the cold months. By studying the waking process of these bears, scientists found that after hibernation, bears were able to instantly switch back on their brains in a sort of ‘reboot’ process. They were able to do this because the extreme cold produced special proteins called Cold Shock Proteins. When the bear begins to warm up, these proteins are released in extremely high numbers, and one specific protein caught the scientists attention, RMB-3. This specific protein was able to switch back on not some, but 100% of all synapses and connections in the bear’s brain!

After this amazing discovery, scientists began testing the RMB-3 theory on other animals, putting them through the freezing and rewarming process. Their findings? Every single one of the animals tested showed a release of the RBM-3 protein and subsequently an increase in synapse activity and brain function.

Now, do you want to know the best part? Humans also have this magical RMB-3 protein, and it can be coaxed into production by Whole Body Cryotherapy! Basically, using Whole Body Cryotherapy regularly will promote synaptic plasticity and reboot connections that have been out between the nerves in your brain, prevent NeuroDegeneration and the diseases associated with it.

Not only is this huge news for people already suffering from a neurological disease, but it’s also of huge benefit for people simply looking to improve their brain function on a daily basis. People who use Cryotherapy 3 times a week have reported an increase in productivity, concentration, mental clarity and even stress levels. Some clients have even come on leaps and bounds in their life goals, be it fitness, career, relationships or lifestyle. All because their brain is now functioning at a higher level and in a more clear and concise manner.

If you feel like you need a bit of a brain boost, or if you’re looking for a new way to aid in the control of a NeuroDegenerative disease, then don’t hesitate to contact us HERE, or book your first Whole Body Cryotherapy appointment 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. 

But I Hate The COLD!

Ok, who here would enjoy standing in the middle of the Antarctic, surrounded by snow and ice, wearing only underwear? No one?… That’s what I thought. Humans are made to hate the cold. That’s why we keep inventing ways to keep warm. Fires, jumpers, duvets, insulation, coats, hats, gloves… they are all made to relieve us from the feeling of cold at all times.

So, you may be thinking, “Then why would anyone want to do a cold treatment like Cryotherapy?”. I understand your concerns and the line of your thinking, but Cryotherapy isn’t actually going to make your body cold. It only ever effects the skin’s surface temperature.

If it’s not cold, what is it?

During an ice bath, your body is exposed to freezing cold, iced water, that completely shocks your system and leaves you feeling frozen to the bone. Cryotherapy, on the other hand, is a completely dry treatment. At no point will freezing cold liquids be passed over your body. Whole Body Cryotherapy takes place inside a Cryochamber, where liquid nitrogen vapour is passed over your skin, only ever lowering the surface temperature of your skin, never your core temperature.

By simply lowering the skin’s surface temperature in this way, we trick the body to go into survival mode, without actually causing any damage to your cells whatsoever. Your body will begin pumping more blood and nutrients around your body, and any inflammation or pain you’re experiencing will be greatly reduced. During the Cryotherapy process, your body also produced endorphins, so you’ll actually leave the Cryochamber feeling happy and rejuvenated, not cold and miserable.

Another amazing thing about Whole Body Cryotherapy is that the Cryochamber process only takes 2-3 minutes. Your dedicated, licensed professional will be with you the whole time, talking you through the process and providing a distraction, so the treatment will be over before you can say “Brrr”.

On the other hand, other ‘cold’ treatments, such as ice baths or ice packs, can take much longer. To get even close to the benefits of Whole Body Cryotherapy using an ice bath, you would heave to sit in freezing cold water for up to 10 minutes… now that’s cold!

If you think that you can spare 2-3 minutes of your time to reduce pain, inflammation, swelling, and increase your metabolism and overall energy, then book your Cryotherapy treatment with us today HERE.

If you still have a few questions, don’t worry. You can ask us anything, or find out more information HERE.

Cryotherapy, It’s Not For Everyone!

As most of us have come to know, Whole Body Cryotherapy is a well tested and extremely safe pain and inflammation treatment. Over the last few years, many of the dangers or worries circling around Whole Body Cryotherapy have been proven wrong and is now considered an extremely low-risk treatment.

However, as with any safe, tried and tested treatments and therapies, there are some people that should think twice about using Whole Body Cryotherapy. Before you even start your treatment, a specialist will run through a series of questions and health tests to make sure cryotherapy is a good fit for you.

Contrary to popular belief, any issues such as adversity to the cold or claustrophobia aren’t actually a problem when it comes to Cryotherapy. The door of the Cryochamber is never locked, so you are always in control, and your head is always outside of the chamber, in room temperature air the entire time. So, there’s never actually been a case of any problems or anxiety attacks associated with claustrophobia.

So, who shouldn’t do Whole Body Cryotherapy?

The only time you should steer clear of Whole Body cryotherapy is when you have an underlying health condition, usually associated with cardiovascular or blood-related issues.

During the treatment, your skin’s temperature is lowered by liquid Nitrogen vapour, and this causes an increase in heart rate and fluctuations in blood pressure up to 10 systolic points. For a healthy individual this only has beneficial effects; decrease in inflammation, increased overall health and energy, reduction in pain and swelling. However, for someone with an underlying health condition, it can be potentially dangerous.

You should rethink using Whole Body Cryotherapy if you have any of the following conditions…

  • Pregnant
  • Cold, fever or flu
  • Cold-induced asthma
  • Have an open wound or sore
  • Severe hypertension
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Tumour-related disease
  • Acute allergies to cold
  • Peripheral respiratory disease
  • Have a pacemaker
  • Have recently had a heart attack (last 6 months)
  • Severe anemia
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Acute kidney or urinary tract infection
  • Arrhythmia
  • Symptomatic cardiovascular disease
  • Angina Pectoris
  • Venous thrombosis
  • Uncontrolled seizures
  • Bleeding disorders
  • Raynaud’s Syndrome

If you have any questions or concerns about your health and being able to undergo a Whole Body Cryotherapy treatment, then you can ask your health care professional, or contact us directly. We will be happy to answer any questions. You can do so HERE.

If you don’t have any of these health-related issues and are ready to reap the benefits of Whole Body Cryotherapy,  you can check out our available appointments and learn more about our process HERE.

 

How Often Should You Do Cryotherapy?

So, we all know that Cryotherapy is the ice cold therapy taking the world by storm. But for those who are Cryotherapy addicts, and those who are total beginners, there’s one looming question… How often should you do Cryotherapy?

Technically, you could do Whole Body Cryotherapy every single day, as it’s a safe and extremely beneficial treatment. However, many things such as budget, travel, life commitments and location can make it totally unrealistic to undergo this kind of Cryotherapy schedule. A number of sessions you need also depends on why you are doing Whole Body Cryotherapy in the first place. Starting Cryotherapy for pain, injuries or inflammation needs a completely different number of sessions to treatments for sleep loss, weight loss or energy boost.

How often in the beginning?

No matter what you’re stepping into that CryoChamber for, it’s advisable to give you treatment a kick-start’! Most Cryotherapy specialists will recommend you do 5-7 sessions of Whole Body Cryotherapy for the first two weeks in order to boost your treatment. Doing a large blast of Cryotherapy in the beginning like this cleanses your body of toxins, boosts your metabolism and sets you up for maintenance sessions in the future.

How many maintenance sessions?

Even after just one Cryotherapy session, you will be feeling more energised, you will burn unto 800 calories, have reduced inflammation and pain, and will feel a surge of endorphins. Having said that, doing Cryotherapy is a bit like going to the gym, if you want optimum results, you have to go more than once, and preferably on an ongoing basis.

How often you need to go will depend on the problem you are trying to treat. A selected injury or recovery from an operation will need a few sessions in a short space of time, whereas if you simply want to increase your overall energy and health, then you should do fewer sessions spaces over more time.

The list below will give you a good guideline of how many sessions and how often you should do Whole Body Cryotherapy.

Overall Energy Boost – 1 to 2 times a week (or whenever you’re needing a pick-me-up)

Inflammation Maintenance – 1 to 2 times a week

Workout Recovery – 2 to 3 times a week (depending on workout schedule)

Recovery for Athletes – 2 to 5 times a week (in season)

Chronic Aches & Pain – 3 to 5 times a week

Recovering from Surgery – 3 to 5 times a week

Recovering from Injury – 3 to 5 times a week

Chronic Illness – 3 – 5 times a week (Arthritis, Fibromyalgia etc)

Please note that the above list is just a guideline. The actual amount of sessions you will need will depend on your personal problem or goals.

To get an accurate schedule of how often you should do Full Body Cryotherapy, you can contact a member of our fully trained and specialist staff HERE.