We have been looking into inflammation, the bodies response to training hard and general wear and tear for some years now. We discovered that inflammation is associated with a whole range of disease and illness such as Alzheimer’s and Dementia, arthritis, heart disease and autoimmune disorders to name a few. In the latest studies, the idea of using cryotherapy for a major preventative cause in dementia and Alzheimer’s was put forward as a possibility and is actually the number one reason we went down this road.
Now the science is new and we are pretty sure there are just as many counter studies but you have to plant your flag somewhere and commit to what you believe. Not ones for sitting on the fence we invested heavily and put our money where our hearts and minds were
Our aim was, and is, to make this treatment affordable for everyone and not solely elite athletes and the super-wealthy, which is generally the case
The truth is, we did not expect to get results like the ones we are getting. It has literally blown our minds.
WHAT DO I WEAR?
Your privacy is assured
You will enter the chamber in swimwear or shorts – we provide a changing area.
During the current climate please bring your own wool/warm gloves, socks that cover your ankle bones and a robe if you desire one.
Sports bras are fine
WHEN IS BEST TO USE IT?
You can use the chamber whenever you like but we do advise that athletes go in around workouts and on rest days to maximise the benefits.
The Cryo Chamber WILL help with recovery after a tough work-out but you want your body to naturally cool the body down first, so we suggest at least a gap of around 10-15 minutes after a tough class. This gives you time to cool down and also dry off, as sweat and -140C don’t mix well.
IS IT SAFE?
Yes. Cryotherapy is safe and our staff will ensure your safety from start to finish. The liquid nitrogen cools the air that circulates around your body in the chamber, whilst your head stays above breathing the air in the treatment room.
So you know, liquid nitrogen is dense and will not rise above the chamber rather sink down where it will be extracted.
WHAT DOES IT FEEL LIKE?
In a word, cold but not like cold you can imagine, its dry and unusual but quite pleasant. Our staff are on hand to help you through the 3 minutes and the screen besides your head will display how long is left. You can ask for the treatment to be stopped at anytime but that is unlikely.
HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?
Studies have show that 2.30 – 3 minutes is all you need to reap the benefits of Cryotherapy. Any longer is unnecessary and would cost athletes more because we would need to use more liquid nitrogen during the treatment. At 3 minutes we get all the results we need, whilst keeping the price affordable. Some people do double dip, this is a three minute break and then back in, mostly elite athletes or those recovering from serious injury.
ANY REASONS NOT TO USE IT?
There are a few reasons why someone would be refused a treatment and they include:
If you are over 150kg / 23 stones in weight you would be refused a treatment as this is the limit on the lifting platform inside the chamber.
It is also not advised that pregnant women use our facilities after their first trimester.
Finally we ask that anyone with any current or long term health issues must speak to their GP before booking a treatment.
HOW DOES IT COMPARE TO AN ICE BATH?
Like night and day, personally i dred the thought of ice baths, but i love cryo and use it several times a month.
As you will have read above our treatments will take you down to -140C, while an ice bath is around +10-15C (remember water freezes at 0C).
In terms of feeling: Cryotherapy is much easier to tolerate and does a lot of the same functions as an ice bath. An ice bath is physically and mentally very tough and because you are submerged you feel the cold a lot more despite it being a lot warmer than our chamber.
Both options are hugely beneficial but the feedback from our Cryotherapy is outstanding, from weeks of euphhoria to pain completely iliminated.