Freezing your butt off – literally!
New Cyrotherapy treatments can make you lose 500-800 calories in minutes!
Whole-body liquid nitrogen chambers are popping up around the world as celebrities lead the charge for the extreme-cold health. Shocking the body for just three minutes with temperatures as low as -140 degrees is purported to lead to benefits from tissue repair to increased metabolism.
With proven results in faster healing of sporting injuries, managing chronic pain, assisting weight loss, and as a beneficial part of an ongoing health and wellbeing plan; cryotherapy has no limits to what it can do for your body.
Cryotherapy is used by professional athletes across the world as a proven treatment to promote healing from injuries and help them reach optimum performance, faster. It’s also proven to assist weight loss as part of a balanced lifestyle with one three-minute session burning up to 800 calories and regular sessions increasing your metabolic rate on a lasting basis.
How does it work?
Cryotherapy is essentially the process of using cold temperatures for their health benefits. This form of therapy has been used in different ways since the 1700s to decrease pain and muscle spasms, improve recovery, slow cell aging and improve health.
The participants enter the cabin which is filled with nitrogen vapours and air mix. Due to the fact that water vapours are virtually absent in the air mixture at extremely low temperatures, the session feels comfortable, unlike bathing in cold water.
Due to exposure to cold, the blood vessels in the skin and subcutaneous fat are constricted, but after the session they are dilated, thus improving blood circulation and delivery of oxygen and nutrients. In these layers the metabolic processes are sped up, metabolic wastes are better eliminated, which improves different skins conditions and makes the skin smoother. Short time exposure to super-low temperatures tones and strengthens blood vessels and prevents the appearance of vascular spiders, restores metabolism and increases general well being.
Health benefits of Cyrotherapy
- Reduced inflammation in joints and muscles.
- Speeds up your athletic recovery time.
- Improved hormonal expression.
- Tighter and healthier skin.
- Increased metabolism and caloric burn.
- Increased libido.
- Treatment of psoriasis and dermatitis.
- Improves blood circulation and the delivery of oxygen & nutrients to bodily tissues.
- Helps the body to eliminate harmful toxins.
Is it safe?
Yes, nitrogen is a non-toxic gas that makes up over 70% of the air we breathe. Your hands and feet are well protected by slippers and gloves and a trained medical grade therapist stays with you throughout the session monitoring your body’s response. Oxygen monitors, alarms and other safeguards are also used to track your progress and ensure that you don’t exceed the allowed time.
Generally, Cyrotherapy is a safe and effective treatment for most people, however its not suitable for people with certain health conditions such as hypertension, heart conditions or deep vein thrombosis. If you are concerned about any conditions you have, best to check with your doctor before undergoing cyro treatment.
Interested in trying Cryotherapy? Somnio are soon to offer this treatment in Bangkok.
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