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Should You Try Whole Body Cryotherapy?
The chilling procedure is increasingly promoted as way to recover faster and perform better, improve skin and boost mood. But does it work? Lets find out…
What do sports stars Cristiano Ronaldo, Jamie Vardy and Sam Warburton have in common? It is nothing to do with goals or fast cars but all three regularly undergo whole-body cryotherapy treatments, an extreme-cold temperature treatment that proponents say can help with sports injuries by speeding recovery process, increasing energy levels and ultimately improving performance
How Does It Work?
Our Whole Body Cryotherapy is an extreme cold treatment which is based on temperature between -120°C and -160°C. The standard treatments period of maximum 3 minutes in duration.
The body undergoes an amazing physiological response to the extremely low temperatures in a Whole Body Cryotherapy chamber. When the brain
receives signals registering the extent of the cold, it registers the impossibility of maintaining an average temperature if normal blood circulation is maintained in the outer layers of the skin. Receptors below the surface of the skin then direct the body’s nervous system to carry out a process called vasoconstriction – a narrowing of the arteries and blood vessels. The process leads to a reduction in the flow of blood to tired or damaged tissue, effectively shutting down the inflammation process and the development of swelling or bruising around an injury. As a result of this process, blood is retained in the body’s core and is flushed through the natural cycle and becomes enriched with oxygen, enzymes and nutrients as well as receiving an influx of hormones via the body’s endocrine system. At the end of the treatment, the normal body temperature will gradually be restored and as a result, normal blood flow is enhanced with the now enriched blood cells flooding the previously tired limbs.