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Cryotherapy is a skin and muscle therapy treatment which uses liquid nitrogen at temperatures up to minus 160 degrees to stimulate and rejuvenate the body.

In the past it has only been available in the form of cryotanks or saunas where your body and mind have to endure a painful and challenging full body exposure to give the skin freezing effects and benefits.

However, Cryotherapy UK offers all the benefits of cryotherapy in a painless therapy whereby the nitrogen is filtered and pushed through a funnel in the form of an ice cold vapour that is applied to the isolated body part. A trained therapist then gently massages and sculpts the area to encourage lymphatic drainage.

The nerves at skin level shrink away allowing a numbing effect, which prevents any discomfort while the skin is effectively frozen for a short period of time.

Many natural biological reactions take place in reaction to the extreme cooling. While the skin continues to feel the freeze, the body is sending signals back and forth to the brain. These messengers tell the brain if there is damage to the tissues or bone.

So was it worth it? The thought of subjecting my body to temperatures of minus 160 frightened the life out of me but the cold air is certainly manageable. It’s a bit like being out in Manchester on a cold winter’s day.

As with all cryotherapy treatments, multiple applications provide better results, as biological reactions are cumulative and become the body’s normal way of showing longer lasting effects.

After three sessions the results were nothing short of amazing. I have more flexibility in my knee and the pain has been reduced dramatically allowing me to restart my spin classes with no after effects.

Originally associated with speeding up athletes’ recovery time after injury, the treatment is also now widely used for a number of things including instant weight loss and cellulite reduction.

It’s also effective for body sculpting and is a natural and non-invasive alternative to liposuction and crash diets. There is also a tightening of the skin due to the increased production of collagen, the reduction of inflammation and or skin conditions

www.cryotherapyuk.com

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