What is Cryotherapy?
Cryotherapy has been helping people for centuries, previously in things such as ice baths but more recently the Cryochambers that have become popular in America.
Unlike these forms of Cryotherapy, which subject the whole body to extreme temperatures, our unique technology targets isolated parts of the body, resulting in a refreshing, revitalising and enjoyable treatment.
The Science behind Cryotherapy
Cryotherapy reaches –160 degrees via a liquid nitrogen tank. The nitrogen is filtered and pushed out through a funnel in the form of an ice-cold vapour that is held by our professionally trained therapists, who gently massage the treated area to keep skin warm during the treatment.
When the sub-zero temperature covers the skin, the sudden drop in heat stimulates the temperature receptors, prompting the brain to transmit messages throughout the body. Your Capillaries (blood vessels) then undergo severe vasoconstriction to protect the essentials organs and the core temperature from dropping.
During your treatment
While the skin continues to feel the ‘freeze’ the body is sending signals back and forth to the brain, these messengers tell the brain if there is damage to the tissues or bone, or if there is excessive fat cells or cellulite or lack of elasticity, collagen or skin damage. If there are excessive fat cells and cellulite, the fat cells will collapse at a warmer temperature than healthy cells, which reduces the density of fat giving the desired loss in body density and dress sizes.
Further physiological and biological reactions to the drop in temperature are the fight or flight response, which increases the metabolic rate and endorphins. The metabolic rate speeds up and burns between 500-800 calories over the next 24 hours and the increase of endorphins gives a natural emotional high and increase in energy.
Once the skin is able to warm up again vasodilation takes place, where the vessels open up and become wider again. This is similar to floodgates opening, the lymphatic system floods through delivering all the healing proteins, collagen, anti-oxidants – all that the body needs to repair the area, while simultaneously removing all the toxins and inflammation that may have been causing any pain or skin irritations. It’s like your body is able to hit a ‘reset’ button!