Cryother­apy

Sunday Herald Sun - Stellar - - Beauty -

This high-tech take on ic­ing down in­juries is in­trigu­ing. Af­ter strip­ping down to un­der­wear, clients stand in a cham­ber while a liq­uid ni­tro­gen mist cools the body to sub-zero tem­per­a­tures (be­tween -130°C and -140°C) for up to three min­utes. Post-ses­sion, body tem­per­a­ture rapidly read­justs, and a fresh sup­ply of oxy­genated blood floods back into the skin and mus­cle tis­sues. Ben­e­fits – as­serted for now – in­clude re­duced joint pain, in­flam­ma­tion and re­cov­ery time, and a spike in en­dor­phins, col­la­gen pro­duc­tion and me­tab­o­lism. To state the ob­vi­ous, it’s really cold, but the ses­sion is over be­fore you can think about it too much. Ath­letes, ded­i­cated ex­er­cis­ers or those un­der­go­ing spe­cific med­i­cal treat­ments stand to ben­e­fit the most from cryother­apy, but for the ev­ery­woman, it can soothe mus­cles and will def­i­nitely put pep in your step.

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