Popping up like ice cream stands in summer, Cryotherapy – commonly referred to as Cryo – has earned its game-changer status through reducing inflammation, boosting all-over circulation and for its anti-ageing benefits.
How it works? Submerged in sub-zero temperatures, the body reaches freezing point at a temperature so extreme it’s forced to enter survival mode.
The result? Oxygenated blood is sent all over the body, boosting the metabolism to assist with weight loss, increasing endorphins for elevated physical and mental wellbeing, flushing toxins from the skin and muscle tissue, relieving pain and inflammation and improving muscular repair and recovery.
Better yet, the treatment is frequently used by cryo enthusiasts as the ultimate anti-aging treatment – the freezing temperature accelerates production of collagen, improving skin elasticity and texture, ultimately reversing skin ageing and the appearance of cellulite.
Cryo helps to assist with weight loss by speeding up the metabolic rate and burning up to 800 calories in the following eight hours post-treatment (equivalent to a 45-minute run). Cryo fanatics recommend repeated visits for best visible results.
The process? Dressed in a robe, a clinician supervises the entire treatment. Stepping into the chamber – surrounding the body from the neck down – the chamber fills with liquid nitrogen vapour, gradually decreasing until reaching -140 degrees. The procedure lasts for 90-120 seconds, before stepping back outside of the chamber and allowing the body’s temperature to return to body temperature.
But the treatment extends beyond a body-cooling treatment with new science facials that cryo devotees swear by as a new non-invasive dose of botox.
By freezing the face at sub-zero temperatures, wrinkles, pigmentation, and blemishes are reduced and oxygenated blood rejuvenates skin providing the effects of botox, naturally.
Jeannie Bourke at Venustus shares, “With the cryotherapy facial, we use a lymphatic drainage straight out of the freezer. This freezing phase clears the channels and all the lymphatic movements.”
She continues, “There are lots of cryo-based facial offerings, including cool implements where we plump the face with more cooling agents.” Further, “The facial moisturisers are kept in the form of frozen injectables in cooling units that are then wiped over the skin.”
The cold nitrogen – which also contains added vitamins and antioxidants – freezes and then exfoliates away dead skin cells and stimulating cell regeneration with visible results days following.
The results? Smoother skin, even skin tone and rejuvenated skin cells.
Whether it be a facial or a full-body freeze, the benefits of cryotherapy are instant, long-lasting, and highly recommended by professionals in sport, mental health and beauty alike – not to mention its cult-following speaks for the be benefits reaped.
To make an appointment or to learn more, visit Cryo
For a cryo facial visit Venustus