When the likes of Will Smith, Alecia Keys, and Demi Moore are raving about a new treatment, there’s usually a good reason. With the perks of celebrity comes a heavy burden to maintain yourself physically, constantly push your career to greater heights, all while avoiding the pitfalls of unhealthy habits that might creep in to help you maintain all of that without buckling under the pressure. Cryotherapy has rapidly become a popular treatment among the glitterati of Holywood precisely because it’s capable of keeping you in tip-top condition and fueling your efforts to create a better version of yourself and a more successful version of your life, all while caring for your wellness and avoiding nasty side effects.
The latest advances in Cryo 21 come with a host of benefits, all of which you start to reap the very day of treatment. But what exactly is cryotherapy and why is it all the rage? Here’s everything you need to know…
What Is Cryotherapy?
In basic terms, cryotherapy is an increasingly popular treatment that involves exposing your skin to extreme cold and dry air for between 1 and 3 minutes. The cryo sauna (also called an ice chamber or cryo chamber) is cooled in one of two ways – either through the use of electricity or with nitrogen gas. While you relax in style, the temperature around you is carefully regulated to dip to as low as -160°C.
Sound like a bizarre way to get healthy? Actually, the rapid changes in temperature work a little bit of magic and help to improve your wellbeing and re-energize your body.
How Does a Cryotherapy Treatment Work?
There are various cryotherapy therapies that are used including the different types of chambers for you to relax in while you receive treatment. Most cryotherapy treatments work by tricking the body into thinking that it is freezing. If that sounds dramatic, don’t worry – it’s only for 1-3 minutes in the safety of your cryo-chamber.
The plunging temp triggers your body’s natural healing mechanisms, forcing it to work tirelessly in an effort to heat your body back up. Your blood circulation is increased, harmful toxins in the oxygen running through your system are minimized. This leaves your body running on a more nutritious supply of oxygen that accelerates healing and recovery.
Cryo 21 is a more highly targetted version of cryotherapy, which works in smaller areas, relying on reducing the temperature more slowly. Treatments last between 20 and 30 minutes depending on the area that’s being treated. The result is the elimination of dead fat cells, and the transformation of ‘white fat’ cells into ‘brown fat’.
These brown cells boost your metabolism, allowing your body to shed any excess fat its been stubbornly holding onto. It can help you reduce fat in problem areas like your chin, while reducing the appearance of wrinkles and eliminating soreness in your muscles.