How does CRYOTHERAPY work?
Exposing the body to intense cold for a short period activates a powerful fight or flight survival mechanism that causes the blood vessels near the skin to contract (vascoconstriction) and re-route blood to major organs to maintain your core body temperature.
During this process, your blood fills with oxygen, nutrients and healing enzymes to enable it to survive the event.
Following your treatment, the blood vessels dilate (vasodilation) and the enriched blood rushes back to your skin and muscle tissues. Oxygenated blood is circulated and may increase collagen production and release anti- inflammatories to help relieve pain, soothe swollen joints and accelerate healing. In addition to anti-inflammatories, the release of ‘feel good’ endorphins may have you feeling positive, refreshed and relaxed.
Cryo chamber sessions are 3 minutes long and you can even share the experience with another person as the chamber is large enough for two.
(Appointments are up to 30 mins to allow for consultation and getting changed)
What should be worn in cryo chamber.
Shorts, gym vest or sports bra, warm socks.
Shorts, warm socks.
We will provide you with a thermal headband, thermal gloves and a facemask – unless you would prefer to use you own.