As part of a major refurbishment of their London Colney training centre and in preparation for the 2017-8 Premier League season, Arsenal FC has invested in a CryoAction integrated cryotherapy chamber for use by their players as key component of the team’s recovery and rehabilitation protocols.

The whole body cryotherapy system was designed and installed by CryoAction, the market leaders, whose existing clients include other Premier League clubs such as Everton, Leicester City, Bournemouth, Watford & Premiership new boys, Huddersfield FC.

CryoAction co-founder, Ian Saunders commented ”We were delighted to have been selected from a number of companies offering differing solutions by such a prestigious club as Arsenal FC. The club has moved forward from using an interim mobile cryotherapy solution to a fully integrated chamber which emphasises the growing importance of whole body cryotherapy as a recovery modality for Premier League teams.”

The installation was completed in the pre-season with players making full use of their new cryotherapy chamber as part of their preparation for the new Premier League season. Accommodating up to 8 players in a single session, the new unit offers treatments at temperatures as low as -160°C for durations of between 3 and 5 minutes.

The cryotherapy treatments aim to reduce the effects of fatigue resulting from the intensity of the Premier League season. In addition, offering the ability to reduce the impact of soft tissue injuries, bringing pain relief, enhancing sleep recovery and improving overall player well-being, the new cryotherapy chamber complements the advanced techniques now available to Arsenal FC players.

ARSENAL FC new cryotherapy chamber from CryoAction‘The installation at Arsenal went very smoothly and working in collaboration with our partners BOC & Thames Cryogenics, we have created one of the largest cryotherapy chambers installed in the UK.” said David Morris, CryoAction co-founder. He added,” We look forward to working with the medical and sports science teams at Arsenal FC to introduce a best practice regimen around whole body cryotherapy as a key element in their recovery protocols”.

Everton Football Club have, this week, become the latest Premiership club to install a whole body cryotherapy chamber at their Finch Farm training ground, supplied by the leaders in the cryotherapy sector – CryoAction.

Following in the path of current Premier League champions Leicester City, Watford FC and AFC Bournemouth to name a few, Everton’s cryochamber has been installed within a purpose built CryoAction transportable unit. This large 7 metre facility allows up to 4 players at a time to use the cryotherapy recovery modality, whilst being cooled to temperatures as low as -160°C during an average 3 minute treatment.

David Morris, Director of CryoAction said, “We are delighted to welcome Everton FC as our latest client. With a club so rich in history, it is wonderful to see new technologies, such as ours, being readily adopted by the medical staff and players. A number of the players have used cryotherapy while on training camps or international duty, but for a club to invest in the technology used by so many nowadays, it is a real statement of intent and a commitment to the well-being of the players.”

CryoAction continues to show its dominance in supply of cryotherapy technology, with increased delivery of units from their manufacturing base in Poland to both rugby and football clubs before the busy Christmas period, in order to meet a growing demand which, at times, is proving difficult given the increasing recent popularity of the cryotherapy treatments.

Competitive advantage

David Morris continues, “Given the rise in popularity, naturally we have seen start-up companies emerge and attempt to sell into the elite market. Thankfully for CryoAction, many clubs have realised that all too often, the desperate ‘too good to believe’ offers are just that. CryoAction’s superior technology and full service proposition includes the likes of partnerships with gas giant BOC, ; safety, medical certification, training, service and support etc. This is taken into account when selecting CryoAction as the cryotherapy supplier of choice.

“Our latest installation at Everton is an example of working in conjunction with the club to ensure that not only do we offer the leading technology in the market but also that it incorporates the club’s branding. We take great care with the aesthetic appearance of our units, both externally and internally. This helps to ensure the adoption of our treatment in a unit that is attractive on the eye.

For more information

For more information about CryoAction please visit www.cryoaction.com to learn more about their bespoke fixed units for integration into existing facilities as well as transportable or mobile solutions. Purchase costs start from £500 a week, with other units available for short term or long term rental.

AFC Bournemouth is the latest English Premiership football club to install a CryoAction whole body cryotherapy chamber in their training centre.

The 2-3 person chamber has been installed within the centre and has been incorporated into the club’s extensive recovery protocols. The AFC Bournemouth players were introduced to the treatments following a trip last season to Dubai and recognised the benefits that having a permanent unit could bring to the club.

The installation of this unit took place in the close season and was up and running in time for pre-season training. The players now undertake treatments of 2-3 minutes with temperatures inside the chamber reaching as low as -150°C.

The aim of the treatment is to enable the players to recover from fatigue far quicker than other methods, reduce the impact of soft tissue injuries and to improve the health and well being of the players.

AFC Bournemouth physiotherapist, Steve Hand and team doctor, Craig Roberts as well as other members of the backroom team have received full training in use of the chamber by CryoAction staff and now deliver a programme of treatments, post training and after matches.

Commenting on the use of the chamber,  Craig Roberts said,” We are very happy with how it is working and have had tremendous buy in from the players.” For CryoAction, Ian Saunders added, ” We are delighted to welcome AFC Bournemouth as a CryoAction client and will be working with the team to ensure that they continue to get maximum competitive advantage from their investment in a CryoAction cryotherapy chamber.”

Nice to see our CryoAction Whole Body cryotherapy chamber being used by the team at Leicester City and featured on Sky Sports News recently. Fantastic team spirit there and great people to work with.

Premier League top scorer, Jamie Vardy and teammates are seen using the -135°C cryotherapy chamber and seem to be enjoying it!

To see the video, click on the link below:-

CryoAction Whole Body Cryotherapy Chamber featured on Sky Sports News

For more information on our installation at Leicester City and interviews with players and physios, please click here.