When exposing yourself to extreme sub degree temperatures, your body's fight or flight response triggers a core raise and metabolic fat burn to warm the body during treatment, removing toxins in the process. This causes the body to ‘passively burn’, on average, between 2000−3300 Kilojoules (kJ) or approximately 700 calories over the hours following the procedure.
By hypercooling your body, Cryotherapy assists the release of oxygen and enzymes into the bloodstream, which improves the function of your natural hormones. The lasting effects of this are an increased metabolic rate and a release of adrenaline and endorphins that can help improve fatigue and mood disorders. The metabolic increase can last up to 3-5 days and may become more long lasting with frequent Cryotherapy sessions. Cryotherapy can have far reaching advantages for both genetic hormone conditions and natural hormone occurrences.
Extreme cold therapy treatment from the full body CRYOSAUNA or localised CRYOFACIAL face treatment is an effective and safe anti-ageing therapy used to rejuvenate the skin. Cryotherapy is a completely natural and effective way to enhance the appearance and feel of your skin without the use of painful procedures or medications. Briefly exposing the skin to liquid nitrogen leads to the production of collagen in deeper layers of your skin which can even skin tone and cause your skin to become smoother and more elastic.
Reduces fine lines, wrinkles, acne and superficial scarring
Provides relief for skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis through its anti-inflammatory effects
Successfully fights conditions such as cellulite and skin ageing
Flushes toxins from the body by contracting and dilating blood vessel, which decreases and then increases blood flow
During the Cryotherapy session the body’s natural response to the hypercool temperatures is to release a rush of “feel-good” hormones. This can leave you feeling a sense of euphoria for hours after treatment at the spa and can assist with symptoms of anxiety depression and other mood disorders. Cryotherapy sessions at Canberra CRYOSPA are also an effective way to reduce stress in both a physical and mental state. After the treatment you’ll be left feeling refreshed energised and exhilarated.
Cryotherapy is not only shown to enhance immunity against common illnesses but also reduces susceptibility to viruses by flooding your blood with oxygen, nutrients and healing enzymes. Studies with continued use of Cryotherapy show signs of increased white blood cell activity.
For over four decades, doctors have been using Cryotherapy as a proven natural healing treatment to combat inflammation and pain in many medical conditions including inflammatory disorders, anxiety, joint pain, back pain and chronic conditions, such as psoriatic arthritis, fibromyalgia and ankylosing spondylitis.
The term ‘Cryotherapy’ was first used in 1908 to describe the treatment of skin lesions with very low temperatures. However, the first cryogenic chamber was constructed in Japan in 1978 to successfully treat rheumatoid arthritis. It quickly became apparent that many joints and muscles throughout the body responded well to extreme cold. As a result German and Polish medical pioneers continued to perfect whole body Cryotherapy developing it into the safe, drug-free medical treatment that we now know today.
Professional athletes turn to cryotherapy as the ultimate way to both speed up muscle recovery after exercise and significantly reduce delayed onset muscular soreness (DOMS). By exposing the body to extreme cold temperature for a short period of time the rate at which oxygen-rich blood flows through muscles in the body is significantly increased. This is both a safe and natural way to reduce inflammation, accelerating the healing process of damaged soft tissue and sore joints.
Cryotherapy is not only beneficial for athletes but also weightlifters, bodybuilders and regular exercisers as it helps speed up muscle recovery allowing you to reach your peak performance and achieve your goals.
Cryotherapy can give you a competitive advantage over your competition as it helps to increase your responsiveness and fight mental fatigue. Cryotherapy causes the release of catecholamines (adrenaline and noradrenaline) as a reaction to the cold temperature, which can significantly increase energy levels. Athletes have used cryotherapy before competitions to boost their reaction times, energy levels and improve their overall performance. Many report to feeling more alert, reactive and refreshed following cryotherapy.
Maximises sports recovery and repair
Improves overall performance
Increases range of motion and flexibility