Cryotherapy or cold therapy dates back to the Ancient Greeks. Do you remember your younger years when your bruises would be covered with a pack of peas? Yes, that’s Cryotherapy on a small scale. Since then Cryotherapy has come a long way.

Cryotherapy in the Beauty Industry

The beauty industry is not left out in the lurch with this new trend. Many celebrities and those on the catwalk are turning to Cryotherapy for their latest anti-ageing hit. Many say it boosts collagen and tightens the skin whilst diminishing cellulite. Though there isn’t much data to back it up, there is enough evidence from users to say that it is working.

Cryotherapy for the beauty industry

Cryotherapy can reduce fine lines, beat blackheads, oxygenate the skin, giving a youthful appearance – all within three to four minutes in the freezing chamber. The freezing cold temperatures shock the body promoting the growth of new collagen which increases the tone and elasticity of the skin. This is what makes for the youthful appearance.

Cryofacials where a cold beam of pressurized nitrogen is directed on the face, neck and scalp for a couple of minutes to revive collagen has been really popular. Five sessions are all that is needed. A-listers swear thicker hair and tighter and toned skin after just 5 sessions.

Plastic surgeons are also sending post-op patients for Cryotherapy sessions to reduce swelling and faster healing. It is known to cut recovery time by half. For instance, breast augmentation swelling and healing can be cut in half by having a Cryotherapy session post op.

Cryotherapy for Cellulite and Metabolism

Cryoshaping is what it’s called. Nitrogen is beamed onto cellulite spots to free fat cells thus getting rid of cellulite and shaping those problem areas. Standing in a Cryotherapy chamber for three to four minutes will detox your system and kick your metabolic rate and flush those fat cells too. The cold has a direct effect on the fatty tissue in our body hence causing weight loss after the treatment and starts to regulate a normal metabolic rate which slows with age. This explains why the A-listers like Jennifer Lopez has an age-defying body.

On the overall, the benefits of whole body Cryotherapy are many. It increases your metabolic rate which in turn promotes weight loss and detoxification of the body. It also promotes the production of collagen for healthier and more elastic and younger looking skin. The scalp is revitalised and hair production is increased with thicker fuller hair. Sun Spots can be removed easily with Cryotherapy as opposed to treatments prior and recovery time is n=almost negligible. For those with cellulite problems, this might be the saving grace answer as to date, there has not been a proper treatment to get rid of cellulite and Cryotherapy might just be the answer.

Conclusion

Whilst not a new concept it is now taking the beauty industry by storm. It is a natural way of revitalising the youth in you.

 

Cryotherapy For Sports Injuries

Whatever kind of sport you are involved in, an injury can be anything from a minor niggle to something that is potentially career ending. Whether you are an elite athlete or just someone who takes the competition seriously, any injury needs dealing with before you can return to your best. Cryotherapy for sports injuries is a proven method of treatment and many of these sports injuries are sadly all too common. From Archery to Zorbing and all sports in between, here are just a few of the knocks, sprains and strains that the cooling powers of cryotherapy can help.

Ankle Sprains

If you fall and land awkwardly or turn suddenly, then you could twist or tear the ankle ligaments. This type of soft tissue injury will cause swelling and discomfort and may take up to 48 hours to fully develop after the accident. Depending on the severity it will naturally heal over time, however, this could take as long as 3 months for a serious strain. Cryotherapy can reduce swelling and speed up the healing process, getting you back on your feet ready for the next game.

Tennis Elbow

Strenuous overuse of the forearm tendons and muscles can cause the painful problem of tennis elbow. As the name suggests, it is associated with tennis, although many activities that place repetitive stress on the elbow joint can cause it. From golf to playing the violin, the constant elbow movement can result in pain that will not only be a nuisance when you are playing sport, but it will also rear its head when holding small objects or opening jars. The process of cryotherapy can help reduce the pain and get you back out on court faster than a Federer first serve.

Knee Injury

Knee pain is often found in participants of contact sports that involve twisting and also in sports such as running that overwork the joint. Skiing, football and rugby can all cause one the most serious knee injuries, a torn anterior cruciate ligament. This ligament passes through the knee, joining the thigh bone to the shin bone. Essential for movement and stability, damage to the ACL can severely limit your mobility and, in extreme cases, may need surgery to correct it. If surgery is necessary then cryotherapy can help control inflammation and pain after the operation, reducing recovery time.

Shoulder Injury

The shoulder is an incredibly mobile joint, but all this movement leaves it open to a wide range of potential problems. A torn rotator cuff is caused by damage to the soft tissue of the shoulder joint and is common in sports that use a lot of overhead movements, such as tennis and swimming. The right kind of gentle exercise can help repair the shoulder but, as with all the injuries mentioned here, cryotherapy treatment speeds up the natural healing process and restores a normal range of movement more rapidly.

The range of treatments offered by Cryoaction for these injuries give you the edge to return to training earlier and get fitter faster.