The Cold Truths about how Cryotherapy is used as a curative health treatment.

Pain relief and other health benefits

The History

The word ”Cryotherapy” originates from the Greek words: “cryo” = cold, and ”therapeia” = cure. Hence, Cryotherapy is a curative health treatment involving extremely low temperatures (below -130oC/ below -266oF).

Modern ”Whole Body Cryo Therapy” (WCT), also referred to as ”Air Cryo Therapy” (ACT)cryosauna_client and “Cryosauna,” is rooted in the practice of Dr Yamaguchi of Japan who, in 1978, started using freezing treatments of short duration on his rheumatoid arthritis patients’ skin surface for pain management purposes. With these cryo-procedures, Dr. Yamaguchi found he could significantly reduce the soreness and pain his patients usually felt during manipulation of their joints because the rapid decrease of temperature of the outer layer of skin led to the immediate release of endorphins and therefore less sensitivity to pain.

In the 1980s, while continuing his research, now on the effects of Whole Body Cryotherapy, Dr Yamaguchi and his associates came to this conclusion: that rapid short-term freezing of up to -180C while inside the cryo-chamber has a more beneficial effect on the human body than its gradual cooling while immersed in an ice bath, where the lowest temperature possible is 5oC/41oF.

As a result of thorough and sustained research, Dr. Yamaguchi further formulated that Whole Body Cryotherapy (WCT) affects the body on three different levels:

  • The Biochemical level – the circulatory system
  • The Energy level – the energy meridians
  • The Information level – the nervous system

Local Cryotherapy / Cryostimulation is exactly the same principle but better for specific, localised areas.

Our CRYO T device working with temperatures of up to minus -180C, something you’veimages never seen before. It is actually those very low temperatures that yield the incredible instant results.

These treatments are huge in the States, Middle East, and Europe and have now arrived in the UK. They are widely used by Hollywood Celebrities and are called a ‘Red Carpet’ treatments amongst themselves. To name but a few Demi Moor, Jessica Alba, and Jennifer Aniston.

We offer a great range of treatments i.e. facial, cellulite reduction, body reshaping, treating migraines and sinuses, skin problems (acne, psoriasis, eczema and also excellent for arthritis, sports injuries, reduction in pain and swelling as well as speeding up healing. There is no discomfort during the treatment and no bruising or swelling after the treatment…unlike some other machines on the market.

The rapid decrease in temperature to the outer skin tricks the brain into releasing endorphins, which act as a form of natural pain relief. Cryostimulation can be used to treat problems such as chronic back pain and arthritis, with the results lasting for several months.

download-1Cryostimulation has also been found to have positive effects on other health concerns, such as migraines and sinus problems. Because of the way it affects the blood flow in the area that’s being treated, it has a positive impact throughout that area of the body; not just the upper layers of skin and fatty tissue. Some of the patients, who have been having the treatment to help them lose weight from their stomach, have found that it has also improved their IBS and digestion problems like bloating and constipation. While we can’t guarantee that the treatment will “cure” health complaints, it’s exciting for us that while we are treating our patients’ external problems, we could also be helping them internally at the same time.

 

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