What is Whole Body Cryotherapy?

 
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Whole Body Cryotherapy is the ‘super-cooling’ of the body in a non-invasive manner to temperatures ranging from -120 and -180-degrees Celsius for 2 – 4 minutes. Research suggests this may help support:

  • Athletic performance

  • Healthy metabolism

  • Optimum energy levels

  • Healthy sleep patterns

  • Collagen production

  • The appearance of cellulite and skin aging

 

 
 
 
 

How does a Cryotherapy session work?

 
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Whole Body Cryotherapy is a non-invasive treatment that has a growing following world-wide.

You step into the Cryo Pod, which surrounds your body from the neck down.

Using liquid nitrogen to generate extremely cold air that circulates around your body (you are not in direct contact with the gas), you are exposed to temperatures ranging from -120 to -180 degrees Celsius for 2 to 4 minutes. This super-cooling is believed to stimulate blood circulation, promoting healing and recovery.

Blood vessels narrow sending blood inwards

Cold air constricts the body’s peripheral tissues, sending blood from the skin, muscle tissue and surrounding joint space to vital organs. This is a natural survival process your body does in cold environments to retain essential body heat. It is called vasoconstriction, and involves the narrowing of blood vessels resulting from the contraction of the muscular wall of the vessels, in particular the large arteries and small arterioles.

Blood vessels widen sending blood outwards

Once you step out of the Cryo Pod, your body immediately begins vasodilation, which is the widening of blood vessels, increasing blood flow to tissue that needs it most. It is thought this physiological response stimulates the healing process.

 
 
 
 

Benefits

 

INJURY RECOVERY

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Cryotherapy has been shown to reduce inflammation and pain after exercise, as well as ease muscle fatigue and promote healing and speed recovery.

SPORTS PERFORMANCE

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With important implications for sports, cryotherapy has been shown to reduce inflammation and pain after exercise, as well as ease muscle fatigue and promote healing and speed recovery. Cryotherapy is also said to support athletic performance, healthy metabolism, optimum energy levels and healthy sleep patterns.

BEAUTY

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Anti-aging benefits include supporting the production of collagen and the appearance of cellulite and skin aging. Its suggested wellness and beauty benefits have made it popular with a growing number of A-list celebrities.

WELL-BEING

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Research suggests Cryotherapy may help support athletic performance, healthy metabolism, optimum energy levels, healthy sleep patterns, collagen production and the appearance of cellulite and skin aging

 
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A Cryotherapy Session takes you through the following steps:

A Cryotherapy session super-cools the body in a non-invasive manner to temperatures far below zero for 2 – 4 minutes.

1.   Book your session via phone, email or website

2.   Arrive at the Cryotherapeutics NZ Cryo Centre

3.   Register and complete the required medical form

4.   Our technician explains the process

5.   You wear your underwear and put on your Cryo Kit, which includes socks, slippers, gloves and a dressing gown

 6.   Our technician records your skin temperature and checks your Cryo Kit

7.   You enter the Cryo Pod. The technician monitors you from outside the Pod

8.   After your 2 – 4-minute session, you exit the Pod

9.  Your session is now complete – you move to the changing room to get dressed

10.   You emerge re-invigorated… re-energised… feeling great…