Faster metabolism. Light speed recovery. Reduced aches and pain First, we use the theragun to prepare your body for maximal muscular skeletal benefit.
Next, you step into the world’s coldest state-of-the-art chamber, and experience an ice cold mist swirling around you at a maximum of -140°C, which hacks your body into stimulating its flight or fight response. This sets your metabolism racing, re-oxygenates your blood, and triggers a host of anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving benefits, and self regenerative pathways.
Finally, we use Red Light Therapy to bring the skin temperature back quicker, and enhance the vasodilatory effect.
how the cryotherapy experience works
Deep massage to various muscles throughout the body. This aims to help alleviate pain and increase range of motion
Step into the world’s coldest state-of-the-art chamber, and experience an ice-cold mist swirling around you at a maximum of -140°C for up to 3 minutes
Bring your body temperature back to normal skin temperature and experiencing the healing benefits of our infrared sauna experience
£175 PER SESSIONBOOK TREATMENT
What Is Cryotherapy?
Whole-Body Cryotherapy occurs in special cryochambers. Cryochambers have strict control over the temperature and humidity. Members are usually dressed to allow maximum exposure to the cold for no longer than 3 minutes at a temperature from – 85 to – 140 degrees Celsius.
In a whole-body cryochamber, there is no exposure to liquid nitrogen. Instead, the chamber is cooled either through electricity or liquid nitrogen. For liquid nitrogen whole-body cryochambers, the liquid nitrogen is pumped into pipes inside the walls of the chamber. This supercools the surrounding fresh air which is then pumped into the chamber. Hence, there is no exposure to liquid nitrogen.
What Does Cryotherapy Do For You?
When you get into the cryochamber it causes your skin to cool. This activates the sympathetic nervous system. As a result, the blood vessels close to the surface of the skin narrow. This causes the blood flow to the peripheries and to injured or inflamed tissues in the body to slow. The decrease in blood flow slows down the metabolic processes in these areas. Hence, inflammation and swelling reduce.
Cryotherapy reduces cell death after exercise and slows down the speed at which our nerves conduct impulses. This leads to reduced tissue damage and pain sensation.
The narrowing of the blood vessels caused by cryotherapy leads to an increase in blood flow back to the core of the body. This stimulates a process in the body known as the “baroreflex.” The stimulation of the baroreflex by whole-body cryotherapy activates the parasympathetic nervous system. This is the part of the nervous system responsible for rest and recovery.
Cryotherapy also activates the “endogenous opioid system.” This is the system in the body that influences pain perception, sense of wellbeing and reward. This is thought to be the reason why cryotherapy can have a beneficial effect on depression, anxiety and an overall sense of wellbeing.
How Long Does The Cryotherapy Session Last For?
When you come to HUM2N for your Cryotherapy session we will first ensure that it is safe for you to get in the chamber.
We will review your medical history and check your blood pressure. Then you will get changed into the appropriate personal-protective-clothing.
Depending on your cryotherapy experience, you will be in the cryotherapy chamber for 2 and a half to four minutes. The whole process usually takes 20 minutes to half an hour with the theragun and infrared experience.
What Do I Wear In The Cryotherapy Chamber?
Inside the cryotherapy chamber, you will wear personal protective clothing that consists of a headband, face mask, gloves, long-socks, slippers and a sports bra for women.
Do I Need To Bring Anything For My Cryotherapy Session?
No, just yourself – we provide everything you need from head-to-toe
Is Cryotherapy Safe?
Whole-body cryotherapy is safe but it is not suitable for everybody. Certain medical conditions prohibit the use of cryotherapy.
These include: Cryoglobinaemia, Raynaud’s syndrome, Severe Claustrophobia, Hypothyroidism, Cardiovascular system disease, Acute respiratory tract disease, Severe anaemia, Pregnancy, Seizure disorders, Wound healing problems
Alcohol or drug use – both of these can adversely affect the normal physiological response to cold.
Can I Use Cryotherapy If I Have Breast Implant?
Yes. The whole-body cryotherapy experience rapidly cools the skin. It is the rapid skin cooling that leads to the beneficial effects of cryotherapy. It does not affect your body tissues below the layer of the skin. Hence, it will not affect breast implants.
How Will I Feel After The Cryotherapy Experience?
After the experience most chillseekers describe a feeling of euphoria and vitality afterwards. This is because of the release of ‘feel-good’ endorphins and ‘energising’ adrenaline.
A lot of people also report that their pain tolerance increases, and inflammation decreases. Finally, many comment that their complexion glows and their skin feels tighter.
How Do I Prepare For Cryotherapy?
Make sure you that you eat beforehand and drink plenty of water.
Cryotherapy pushes the body into survival mode, and it’s important that you are nourished and hydrated to experience the full benefits.
Does Cryotherapy Hurt?
The treatment itself will not hurt, however exposure to the extreme cold may be a shock to some and those with pre-existing conditions should consult their doctor.
Can I Have Cryotherapy Treatment If I Have Had Surgery?
Cryotherapy can be used as a rehabilitative tool, however we recommend consulting with your doctor before embarking on a regime.
Can I Work Out Before Or After A Cryotherapy Session?
The whole body cryotherapy chamber experience reduces inflammation, so can be used post-workout for recovery.