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.

 

How Emotional Pain can equal Psychosomatic​ Pain.

Emotional pain not only causes stress and depression but also physical pain. When people feel emotional pain the brain activates the same area of the brain as physical pain the anterior insula and the anterior cingulate cortex to be exact.

If you think of it this way it makes senses, how many times have you stubbed your toe or stood on a plug and felt physical pain and anger at the same time? with the physical pain, you know exactly where the pain hurts as the neural, blood and immune pathways between the brain and body are tagged with body location information beginning in the spinal cord and with successively more specific tagging up through the brain stem and thalamus.

This communication lets you know exactly where the pain is so it’s natural to conclude emotional pain must have a physical location and all emotions have a trigger point. These micro-momentary muscular activations begin the premotor area, which is responsible for forming an emotional expression in the body.

The nervous system is an elaborate network of cells that facilitates communication between our brains and the rest of our bodies, directly links our physical selves to our emotional life. Voluntary muscles, involuntary muscles, and our five senses can be influenced by our emotional responses of our bodies so we can manifest a nearly infinite variety of physical responses to stress.

Emotional factors can contribute to or cause a range of physical conditions. As an example have you ever had someone sound you out and hurt your feelings but instead of screaming in their faces, you said nothing at all. You might be holding on to some residual muscle tension in your neck, throat or jaw (holding back your scream).

Anxiety can trigger activation in any of these muscles triggering a huge variety of physical responses as shown in the emotional and physical pain chart below…

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Our emotions can have a direct impact on our health if you have been suffering from chronic pain for a long time and nothing the doctors prescribes helps you then your pain might be psychosomatic and seeing a psychotherapist to rule out emotional factors earlier in the diagnostic process can save money and heartache, which is especially important because the emotional upset associated with failed medical procedures and treatments can cause symptoms to worsen.

How Psychotherapy Can Help with Chronic Pain

People with chronic pain may sometimes resist exploring the possibility that their pain has an emotional root, perhaps out of fear of being accused of inventing the symptoms or causing them on purpose. However, individuals with SSD or emotionally rooted chronic pain do experience real pain, a fact that therapists and medical providers generally accept. Reluctance to admit to the emotional roots of pain may also stem from the belief that emotion-based chronic pain is less likely to have a medical cure. In addition, the prospect of confronting the deeper emotions that may be causing the pain can seem like a daunting task.

However, confronting those emotions and achieving catharsis—a release of pent-up emotions—may provide both short- and long-term relief. Relief may not be permanent, though, as emotions held for a long time in the body can transform to primarily physical symptoms, and they may not be relieved by an emotional release in all cases. In this case, therapy may be more effective when combined with another form of treatment.

Biofeedback is a form of therapy that can be useful in learning to identify the ways the body experiences pain. Understanding the body’s response can help a person develop ways to manage and relieve pain. Therapy can help individuals remain hopeful, and it can be an effective treatment to supplement any prescribed medications. Relaxation therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy have both been shown to be effective at treating people who live with chronic pain.

 

Alternative Therapies For Psychosomatic Pain

The Common Alternative Therapies For Psychosomatic Pain Are:

  • Relaxation Technique To Help Overcome Psychosomatic Pain: The various relaxation techniques like guided imagery, progressive muscle relaxation technique etc. helps in relieving the physical and mental stress and relaxes the mind and body. Progressive muscle relaxation technique could be very good for people with body pain as it focuses on contracting a muscle followed by releasing the muscle tension thus easing out the pain to a great extent.
  • Hypnosis To Treat Somatoform Disorders: It focuses on resolving the underlying unconscious drives, desires or wishes which is manifesting itself in the form of a somatic symptom. Though there have been a lot of controversies in the technique of hypnosis as a therapy, it has been found to be very useful in treating cases of somatoform disorders.
  • Massage: Various massage techniques have been found to give some relief to patients with psychosomatic pain or pain disorders. The forms include chiropractic massage, shiatsu, etc.
  • Art Therapies: Art therapies focus on the expression of emotion using different art techniques like music, painting, dance, etc. A body-oriented art therapy is found to do wonders in the treatment of psychosomatic pain disorder. Dance therapy can be of great use since it allows expression of emotion, often conflicting ones, and also the movement helps in relieving pain.
  • The other alternative treatments for psychosomatic pain disorder may be hot and cold compressions, distraction techniques, Acupuncture and acupressure, Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS).

Suffering from a psychosomatic pain might be very difficult to explain or communicate to people as there isn’t any physical cause and other might think that the patient is faking. Many a time wrong diagnosis happens due to lack of awareness. Thus a proper guidance from an experienced physician who has treated psychosomatic pain earlier is very important.

How you can improve your athletic performance​ with cryotherapy.

Improve your Athletic performance with Cryotherapy

Over the years cryotherapy has emerged as the most popular modality for treating acute musculoskeletal injuries. The application of cold for the treatment of injury or diseases is widespread in sports medicine today and is an established method when treating acute soft tissue injuries.

In sports medicine, Cryotherapy has gained wider acceptance as recovery modality from muscle injuries by significantly alleviating inflammation after strenuous exercise by inducing an anti-inflammatory effect.

cryotherapy-for-athletes

Intense training, overuse and/or insufficient recovery have been known to cause muscle fatigue, injury, and immune compromise. Therefore, achieving the optimal balance between training and recovery is crucial in maximising performance and avoiding the dreaded “plateau” of any fitness or weight loss program. Which all too often has left many frustrated and unmotivated, as It seems harder and harder to get the energy to lose those last few pounds or crush your strength goals. Cryotherapy can help blow through your plateau to achieve and exceed your health and fitness endeavor.

Pre-Work Out

Cryotherapy has been shown to burn 500-800 calories per session. This is optimal to help prime your body prior to your workout for increased energy, Vitality, Metabolic rate and fat burning. Cryotherapy before your workout, race or game can increase your performance as well as aid in faster recovery.

Post-Work Out

Inflammation is a vital part of the body’s immune response. It is the body’s attempt to heal itself after an injury. Without inflammation, wounds would fester and infections could become deadly. Inflammation can also be problematic.

The problem is that the receptors involved in pain are also present in inflammation; their activation causes the inflammatory reaction. White blood cells swarm the injured area and ingest germs, dead or damaged cells, and other foreign materials to help heal the body, prostaglandins create blood clots to try to heal the damaged tissue and remove them when healing is finished; fluid accompanies the white blood cells, hormones, and nutrients. The fluid diffuses into the area and causes the swelling that can cause increased pressure to nerve endings and pain. They also trigger pain and fever as part of the healing process.

Cryotherapy has been shown to minimize the inflammatory response of acute musculoskeletal injury whilst maximising functional recovery. Cryotherapy combats this response by constricting the blood vessels, thus decreasing inflammation.

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Cryotherapy promotes anti-inflammatory properties, which decrease soreness in a post-workout state as well as provide pain relief by constricting the blood vessels.

Cryotherapy also elicits the ‘fight or flight’ response, which not only decreases inflammation but also affects your body’s perception of symptomatic pain.  Using cryotherapy to specifically target certain injuries applied across a variety of medical conditions as an adjunct to physiotherapy treatments or in the case of sports performance allowing quicker recovery from training. This in competitive sports can make a huge difference.

Don’t let pain or inflammation keep you from your favourite sports, biking, running or, or if you are simply finding yourself less active and more irritable due to chronic debilitating pain and inflammation, then Cryotherapy is your answer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

How you can improve your athletic performance​ with cryotherapy.

Improve your Athletic performance with Cryotherapy

Over the years cryotherapy has emerged as the most popular modality for treating acute musculoskeletal injuries. The application of cold for the treatment of injury or diseases is widespread in sports medicine today and is an established method when treating acute soft tissue injuries.

In sports medicine, Cryotherapy has gained wider acceptance as recovery modality from muscle injuries by significantly alleviating inflammation after strenuous exercise by inducing an anti-inflammatory effect.

cryotherapy-for-athletes

Intense training, overuse and/or insufficient recovery have been known to cause muscle fatigue, injury, and immune compromise. Therefore, achieving the optimal balance between training and recovery is crucial in maximising performance and avoiding the dreaded “plateau” of any fitness or weight loss program. Which all too often has left many frustrated and unmotivated, as It seems harder and harder to get the energy to lose those last few pounds or crush your strength goals. Cryotherapy can help blow through your plateau to achieve and exceed your health and fitness endeavor.

Pre-Work Out

Cryotherapy has been shown to burn 500-800 calories per session. This is optimal to help prime your body prior to your workout for increased energy, Vitality, Metabolic rate and fat burning. Cryotherapy before your workout, race or game can increase your performance as well as aid in faster recovery.

Post-Work Out

Inflammation is a vital part of the body’s immune response. It is the body’s attempt to heal itself after an injury. Without inflammation, wounds would fester and infections could become deadly. Inflammation can also be problematic.

The problem is that the receptors involved in pain are also present in inflammation; their activation causes the inflammatory reaction. White blood cells swarm the injured area and ingest germs, dead or damaged cells, and other foreign materials to help heal the body, prostaglandins create blood clots to try to heal the damaged tissue and remove them when healing is finished; fluid accompanies the white blood cells, hormones, and nutrients. The fluid diffuses into the area and causes the swelling that can cause increased pressure to nerve endings and pain. They also trigger pain and fever as part of the healing process.

Cryotherapy has been shown to minimize the inflammatory response of acute musculoskeletal injury whilst maximising functional recovery. Cryotherapy combats this response by constricting the blood vessels, thus decreasing inflammation.

using-cryo-on-the-pitich

Cryotherapy promotes anti-inflammatory properties, which decrease soreness in a post-workout state as well as provide pain relief by constricting the blood vessels.

Cryotherapy also elicits the ‘fight or flight’ response, which not only decreases inflammation but also affects your body’s perception of symptomatic pain.  Using cryotherapy to specifically target certain injuries applied across a variety of medical conditions as an adjunct to physiotherapy treatments or in the case of sports performance allowing quicker recovery from training. This in competitive sports can make a huge difference.

Don’t let pain or inflammation keep you from your favourite sports, biking, running or, or if you are simply finding yourself less active and more irritable due to chronic debilitating pain and inflammation, then Cryotherapy is your answer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Can you guess how old I am”?!

Ok, so this is brave and any woman who asks anyone this question deserves what she gets, but I’m putting myself out there and asking the question how old do you think I am?

With another impending birthday on the horizon, my personal war on anti-aging is stepping up a gear, with new nutrition plans on the go and new gym equipment ready for a pounding, my battle against aging is on and has been in play for some time now. Although I admit I could have a more nutritious diet, not smoking when I drink beer, take on a few more early nights, be religious about taking my make-up off before I go to bed and stop sun worshiping with my face tilted directly towards the sun.

 

But all in all, I’m not doing too bad, the one thing I do have in my artillery is my not so secret weapon (as iv been harping on and on at how good cryotherapy is for you for ages now), I have been having Cryo-Facial treatments for the past couple of years, about once a month I have a full facial, and then once a week I just have five-ten minutes especially around my eyes to keep my fine lines and wrinkles at bay.

I don’t use expensive creams, as they tend to make empty promises so I mainly use a face wash which never cost me more than a fiver and argan oil from Holland and Barretts as my skin loves it.

Iv taken some pictures for you to judge for yourself, this is not a vanity project. I just wanted to prove to you how well Cryo-Facial treatments are working on my war on anti-aging… guess my age yet…..?

……I am going to be 46 years old in February 2017.

Indian Head Massage is a gift from the gods.

Indian Head Massage

Be Inspired…..

Relax your mind, body and soul with the benefits of Indian Head Massage

Indian Head massage, also known as Champissage, has been practised in India for over 1,000 years. It is a form of relaxation massage that focuses on the head, neck, face, shoulders and upper arms, which are important energy centres in the body where tension can accumulate, resulting in headaches as well as neck, shoulder and back problems. This chakra-cleaningform of massage combines physical massage with a more subtle form of energy work. This affects the recipient in a more profound and holistic way, bringing the energy of the whole body back into balance creating a deep sense of peace, calm and well-being.
Indian Head Massage helps increase mobility and flexibility in the neck and shoulders. It improves blood circulation, lymphatic flow and aids elimination of toxins and is particularly good for reducing the effects of stress and tension.

By concentrating on the areas most vulnerable to stress and tension, Indian Head Massage will help the body to release stress, relieve tension and encourage the flow of the blood which will re-energize every part of the body. The results are felt on a mental, physical and spiritual level.

The head neck and shoulders are very important energy centres within your body. If you are feeling stressed or angry, tension tends to accumulate here. This tension can later show up as a stiff neck and shoulders, eyestrain and sometimes even hair loss. Indian head massage involves working with a firm gentle rhythm to help clear blockages and release  uncomfortable knots and the build up of tension.

How does an Indian Head Massage treatment work?

The aim of an Indian head massage is to release the stress that has accumulated in the tissues, muscles and joints of the head, face, neck and shoulders. An Indian Head Massage works with the Ayurvedic  concept, which, goes beyond the limits of healing and places emphasis on balance. Working on the chakras has a powerful effect and can bring the energy of the whole body back into balance.

neck-massageIndian Head Massage involves massage and acupressure techniques manipulating the soft tissues on the upper back, shoulders, neck, scalp and face. The effect is not just physical: it works on an emotional level too, calming the mind, promoting relaxation and relieving stress.
Massaging the scalp, face, neck and shoulders relieves eyestrain, improves concentration, eliminates muscular tension and restores joint movement.

Indian head massage relieves the buildup of tension, and also has an emotional effect; calming the person, promoting relaxation and relieving stress.

Circulation is improved as the massage increases blood flow; this brings nutrients and oxygen to the head and neck area, improving brain function and other organs in this area. Thinking and concentration can become clearer. The increased blood flow also means that there is an increase in toxins being picked up and removed.

Lymphatic drainage is increased, stimulating a healthier immune system and the removal of toxins. Sinuses are drained more expediently through the increased blood and lymph flow.

All organs and endocrine glands in the head and neck benefit and there is a subsequent cascade of benefit in the rest of the body as all endocrine glands elsewhere respond to the improved function of those in the head and neck.

Massaging the head encourages the supply of oxygen to the brain, which is one of the best ways of reducing stress. Oxygen helps you think clearly and creatively, the same effect is brought about through exercising.

Indian Head Massage attacks stress in an immediate way by accessing the physical effects. It also aids better relaxation and sleep, the lack of which is often a strong component in stress-related illness, which can lead to a more serious mental breakdown. The relaxation opposes the stress response and helps re-balance the process.indian-head-messy-hair-female

By working on Stress, Indian Head Massage has the effect of slowing down behaviour. Time becomes less important for the duration of the massage as sensual awareness takes over. Afterwards, a feeling of being less hurried allows the individual to be less compulsive and more considerate in their outlook. Thoughts quieten and awareness is brought to the forefront.

 

What are the benefits of Indian Head Massage?
The therapeutic effects and benefits of Indian Head Massage last long after the treatment is finished. Remember, the more treatments you have, the more these benefits will tend to linger. There is a cumulative effect. Here are some of the very good reasons why IHM is so popular in our stressed out world.

  • It can relieve eyestrain and headaches
  • You should see improvement in the circulatory system
  • There is often a reduction in lymphoedema in the head and neck
  • Many people report an improvement in concentration
  • You will feel variously relaxed or stimulated depending on the techniques used
  • You will receive much-needed relief from muscular tension
  • An increased oxygen and glucose supply to the brain
  • It easily relieves much physical and mental fatigue
  • You will find relief from stiffness in your neck and shoulders
  • Stress just melts away
  • You should see a marked improvement in the symptoms of headaches, insomnia and sinusitis
  • Joint mobility and flexibility increase
  • Blood circulation and lymphatic flow increase their cleansing effect
  • (continued) Accumulated toxins and metabolic waste are more easily eliminated
  • Knots and adhesions in muscles are dissolved and removed
  • Better lymph drainage supports the immune system
  • Cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) circulation increases
  • You should feel a sense of renewed energy

This treatment is tailored to whatever you need at the time, making it an ideal massage/healing combination to alleviate these problems and to produce lasting effects on health, and value in general well-being. By soothing away any stress and tension, and leaving you relaxed, revitalised and re-energised, this very popular treatment is perfect for promoting a calm mind, a stress-free body and for maintaining optimum health.

We say..”Forget Botox try Frotox” Why face freezing is the best anti-aging facial you will ever have!

Men and women all over the world have tuned into the power of cryotherapy, impressed by how it not only helps treat pain and inflammation, sports injuries and fatigue one of its other many benefits is treating skin conditions such as acne or eczema.

If however, you don’t suffer from any of these conditions and simply want a beauty treatment that is anti-aging, skin tightening, pore reducing and will help you get rid of your bags, fine lines and wrinkles then may I suggest you read on as having a cryo-facial is the way forward.

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In the media celebrities such as Demi Moore, Kim Kardashian, Lindsay Lohan, Danielle Craig to name  drop just a few who use cryotherapy as a health and beauty treatment. It’s reported that Kim Kardashian uses anti-aging face freezing as part of her everyday beauty regime to fight the visible signs of aging. “The cold causes the blood vessels to contract and then dilate, which improves the oxygen and nutrient supply to the skin’s surface, making it appear more radiant,’ says facialist Rani Mirza, who has performed the treatment on celebrities including Anna Friel, Natalie Imbruglia and Erin O’Connor. ‘My clients like it because it gives their skin a taut and more defined look,’ she adds.

We will go even further to say  A CRYO-Facial is a revolutionary anti-aging facial treatment which is non- invasive the application of cold temperature to the surface of the face which is very relaxing. The cold temperatures during a CRYO-Facial close the pores on the skin, and the surface temperature on the skin drops to around minus 9 Celsius, in order to get back to the right temperature, a lot of blood and oxygen goes to the face, with more oxygen than normal going to the surface of the face, this Triggers an increased production of collagen, resulting in smoother, tighter, more even skin tone, reducing visible signs of aging. It will improve the appearance of scars and fine wrinkles and you will increase the skin’s elasticity.  Toxins stored in the layers of the skin are broken down and flushed away. The intense cold (-180) activates collagen production in the deeper layers of the skin, leaving your skin firm and tight.

All this and not a single toxin goes into the body as liquid nitrogen occurs naturally within the body so there are no side effects. So like we said using this toxin-free alternative to botox, pain-free alternative to intrusive surgeries “Forget botox go Frotox”!.

Don’t Just take our word for it “the truth is out there” follow the links to read more
http://www.frukmagazine.com/new-a-lister-treatments-for-2016/
http://emirateswoman.com/wildest-weirdest-beauty-treatments-dubai/
https://anexpatabroad.com/2016/03/09/review-cryo-facial/
http://me.askmen.com/appearance/1097134/article/does-freezing-your-face-actually-make-you-look-younger
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2291274/The-cool-way-smoother-skin-Face-freezing-treatments-latest-anti-wrinkle-trick.html#ixzz4PVq7xqnN

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“Why Swedish Massage Should be available on prescription​”

Why Swedish massage should be on prescription….

There are many benefits to a Swedish massage, which is why it is really popular. As it stands, Swedish massage comes with benefits for both your physical body and for your emotional well-being. This is accomplished by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. But Swedish massage therapy goes beyond relaxation. Swedish massage is exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension.

Masseur doing massage on female shoulder in the beauty salonIn terms of physical benefits, a massage of this type can undo knots in your muscles, decrease pain in your body, and increase blood circulation, lymph and metabolic wastes from your muscle tissues.

As for the mental benefits, Swedish massage can relax your mind and de-stress you, thereby allowing you to get into better psychological moods.

If you are feeling run down and at the brink of depression a Swedish massage is the perfect remedy. There is stress all around us every day and how your body handles this stress is what makes the difference between poor health and longevity. Another important benefit of a Swedish massage is its ability to help you sleep better are night. With sleep, your mind will be able to rest and your immune system will be able to work to heal your stressed muscle tissues.

A study conducted by the National Centre for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, and published in The New York Times, found that volunteers who received a 45-minute Swedish massage experienced significant decreases in levels of the stress hormone cortisol, as well as arginine vasopressin-a hormone that can lead to increases in cortisol. Volunteers also had increases in the number of lymphocytes, white blood cells that are part of the immune system, and a boost in the immune cells that may help fight colds and the flu.

When deciding to choose a Swedish massage, you should ask yourself, “Am I looking for stress relief and relaxation or do I have a specific pain problem that I want worked on?”  In which case, you probably want to book a sports therapy or clinical massage.

Book your Swedish massage in the Hot-Ice Massage Room all first-time clients pay £30 for a full body massage.

 

 

How To Activate your Collagen with A Hot-Ice Cryo-Facial!

The Hot-Ice Cryo-Facial is a Cryogenic treatment, in which a controlled beam of vaporized liquid nitrogen is used to freeze the skin of the face, scalp, and neck area. The Cryo-Facial is truly one of a kind and is so relaxing and pleasant that our clients often report how relaxed and refreshed they feel after their treatment.

Firstly, by focusing exclusively on the face with local Cryo-Wand, the surface of the face is enhanced immediately as the cold temperatures during a Hot-Ice Cryo-Facial close the pores on the skin, and in the process tightens the skin. Also the surface temperature on the skin drops to around minus 7 to 8 degrees Celsius, in order to get back to the right temperature, a lot of blood and oxygen goes to the face, with more oxygen than normal going to the surface of the face, this triggers an increased production of collagen, resulting in smoother, tighter, more even skin tone, reducing visible signs of ageing. It will improve the appearance of scars and fine wrinkles and will increase the skin’s elasticity.hi-collagen

Collagen is activated to produce more cells, causing the skin to become more elastic over repeated use.

Your pores will appear much smaller and any inflammation and “puffiness” in the face is eliminated. With repeated applications, the collagen benefit becomes more apparent as the skin’s actual elasticity is returned to an earlier, younger time in the life of the skin.

Each treatment features both a Detoxing facial massage as well as a scalp and neck nitrogen massage, leaving you rejuvenated and firm from scalp to chest. The skin becomes tighter, more even-toned, and blood circulation is improved. Additionally, the cold triggers hair follicles to produce hair on your scalp, eyelashes, and eyebrows making your lashes and locks stronger and longer.

During the Cryotherapy treatment, the skin vessels and capillaries undergo a period of vasoconstriction (constriction of blood vessels) followed by vasodilatation (dilation of blood vessels) upon finishing the session. These causes Toxins stored in the layers of the skin to be broken down and flushed away. The intense cold (-180) activates collagen production in the deeper layers of the skin, leaving your skin firm and tight. After several treatments, clients have noticed the skin becoming smoother and more even toned with regained elasticity and improved overall “youthful” feeling. An increase of the skin’s elasticity has also be seen in repeated sessions, which that Cryotherapy anti-aging benefits.

The anti-inflammatory properties of cryotherapy are also used to treat chronic skin conditions such as psoriasis, dermatitis, and eczema. With repeated applications Cryotherapy will assist in reducing the affected areas, relieving discomfort and during a treatment, the regime will even heal the area.

The Benefits of using Cryotherapy for Acne Vigaris

Sam Betty – Case Study

Sam agreed to be a case study for us as he was at his wits end over his acne skin. He had been suffering with acne vulgaris for his entire teenage years and although he is a confident young man, he admitted his bad skin really got him down and he had tried everything to get rid of it without much luck.

Upon review of his skin, it was evident that he was suffering from mild to moderate acne vulgaris with some inflammation. The acne vulgaris was mainly localised to his cheeks and there was also some on his chin. There were evident inflammatory papules, with a few pustules in places. There was also evidence of some scarring left over from previous acne lesions.

We tried four weeks of cryotherapy out of the recommended seven, before he was due to move to university with ten minutes of cryotherapy once a week. He used his own facial wash at home and did not use any creams as they only aggravated his acne.

The anti-inflammatory properties of cryotherapy are used to treat chronic skin conditions such as acne,psoriasis, dermatitis, and eczema. With repeated applications Cryotherapy will assist in reducing the affected areas, relieving discomfort and during a treatment regime will even heal the area.

The cold temperatures during a CRYO-Facial close the pores on the skin, and the surface temperature on the skin drops to around minus 7 to 8 degrees Celsius, in order to get back to the right temperature, a lot of blood and oxygen goes to the face, with more oxygen than normal going to the surface of the face, this Triggers an increased production of collagen, resulting in smoother, tighter, more even skin tone. It will improve the appearance of scars and fine wrinkles and you will increase the skin’s elasticity.  Toxins stored in the layers of the skin are broken down and flushed away. The intense cold (-180) activates collagen production in the deeper layers of the skin, leaving your skin firm and tight.

Additional Reported Benefits

  • Triggers an increased production of collagen, resulting in smoother, tighter, more even skin tone, reducing visible signs of ageing.
  • Improves the appearance of scars and fine wrinkles.
  • Improves skin elasticity and a decreases appearance of cellulite.
  • Speeds up the natural biological cell regeneration process, efficiently eliminating dead cells in favour of new ones.
  • Expels toxin deposits, leaving skin radiant with natural nutrients.
  • Fights the underlying causes of the disease and its development by regulating and normalizing growth of skin cells.
  • Reduces recurrence of inflammations

Frequency of Cryotherapy treatments for acne are usually performed once a week. Side effects of this treatment are negligible; although in some cases acne seems worse for the first 12 hours after the treatment. However after a good nights sleep the skin often looks much improved, as in Sams case after his first treatment he called me the following day to say how delighted he was as for the first time in years the red inflamed skin had calmed down and the pustules looked not as infected as normal and over all he was so happy.

For the four week trial Sam saw a great improvement in his skin and work colleagues made comments on how well his skin looked and were impressed with the fast results to Sams skin as almost overnight his acne started to visibly look better.

The extreme cold of the Cryotherapy treatment provides immediate relief from inflammation and irritation, reducing redness after only a few sessions. A continued course of treatments forces the body to reset it’s auto immune responses which in the case of Eczema and Psoriasis cause the excessive production of skin cells, as a result, over time, patches reduce and flare ups become less common.

It is not a miracle cure and should be used in conjunction a healthy lifestyle and avoiding those things which you know cause flare ups for you, but it does deliver impressive result in many subjects.

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