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What is cryotherapy?

Cold therapy or cryotherapy is the use of extremely cold temperatures on the body in medical and cosmetic treatments.

Cold therapy can be delivered in just one area using a localised device or within a cryo chamber for a whole-body treatment. Using liquid nitrogen, we are able to lower the temperature of a targeted area to achieve therapeutic effects. Within a cryo chamber, the temperature will drop to between -130°C to – 160°C. While using a localised device, we are able to target painful areas and lower the temperature from a normal 37°C to – 90°C.

Cryotherapy for sports injuries

Enhance your performance and training and recover faster.

Cold therapy is widely used by athletes to relieve pain caused by injury or overexertion of muscles, tendons and ligaments.

Cold therapy has anti-inflammatory and restorative effects. Widely used by medical practitioners and sports physiotherapists as part of a recovery programme. During the treatment, the body’s temperature is lower, and blood is pushed away from the targeted area.

The brain will then activate natural bodily defence mechanisms, and post-treatment, it will encourage the blood flow to the area. While trying to re-heat the treated area, the brain will push well-oxygenated blood full of endorphins, enzymes and repair cells that will speed up the recovery process.

Boost your performance

Cold therapy treatments and regular sessions are proven to have a positive effect on general performance in sports. Not only will the treatment help you recover from a previous injury. But thanks to the effects of cold therapy, your body will continue producing endorphins and fresh cells. Boosting your performance and strengthening the muscles, tendons and ligaments. Regular sessions will also help with concentration and stress management. Performance improvements lead to achievement, greater satisfaction and positive mental well-being.

Sprains and strains

With those particular injuries, the recovery time is long and exhaustive. Thanks to regular cold therapy treatments, we can reduce swelling and inflammation, boost recovery and help you return to training faster. Maintenance sessions of cold therapy will not only provide pain management but will also speed up the recovery period.

The benefits of cryotherapy

Beauty benefits:

  • Anti-ageing.
  • Boost collagen production.
  • Brighter and healthier-looking skin.
  • Skin tightening.
  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Reduces facial puffiness.
  • Better skin oxygenation.
  • Reduces dark circles and shadows under the eyes.

Medical benefits:

  • Chronic pain relief.
  • Arthritis.
  • Rheumatism.
  • Fibromyalgia.
  • Multiple sclerosis.
  • Inflammation.
  • Depression.
  • Mental illness.
  • Psoriasis and eczema – dermatitis.
  • Migraine and headaches.

Sports benefits:

  • Boost energy pre-workout.
  • Aids post-exercise recovery.
  • Reduces muscle pain and fatigue.
  • Boost hormone levels.
  • Improves circulation.
  • Removal of lactic acid.
  • Increases muscle performance.
  • Anti-inflammatory.
  • Decrease stress.
  • Reduces soft tissue injury.
  • Speeds up recovery time.
  • Enhances training.

About Tom

Tom Tokarek

Tom is a Managing Director at Cryo-Med Ltd and a specialist in cryotherapy and cryolipolysis treatments. Tom has worked in private healthcare for over 18 years, providing case management to patients with traumatic brain injury and spinal injuries. Tom’s qualifications include a degree in Public Health and Medical Rescue. For over 10 years, Tom has been delivering specialist training, including first aid classes, safeguarding, manual handling and others. For the past 5 years, Tom has been running a brain injury case management company (Active Training and Management Ltd) that specialises in general case management, training, and neurorehabilitation.

Since 2018 Tom has been involved in neurorehabilitation across Europe, becoming an expert in this field and promoting intensive rehabilitation packages (physiotherapy, neurorehabilitation, neuropsychology) in specialist centres in Poland. He also became a therapist providing cryotherapy and cryolipolysis treatments to patients in the UK. By using very low temperatures and special equipment, he can help patients with chronic pains, neurological conditions, and many others. Tom has proven that by exposing our body to a low temperature, we can mobilise our brain to fight the problem from the inside by activating our own natural bodily defence mechanisms.

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