What does cryotherapy do?

Cryotherapy is gaining popularity among elite athletes, wellness advocates and even those seeking to sharpen mental clarity. The process of exposing the body to extreme cold for a few minutes is said to offer benefits ranging from faster recovery from training, injury rehabilitation, detoxificaton, weight loss and enhanced energy. Cryotherapy has proven popular among household names including Will Smith and Tony Robbins as well as elite athletes such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Floyd Mayweather.

How does a cryotherapy chamber work?

When it comes to cryotherapy, there are a few different ways to go about it. The most common method is to hop into a freezing enclosed chamber that chills your whole body. It’s called whole-body cryotherapy, and it’s a pretty popular choice.

Here’s how it works: they stick you in this chamber for a few minutes, and then they crank up the nitrogen vapor to bring the temperature way down. We’re talking freezing cold here like -115 to -150°C. Brrr!

While many people can feel the benefits of cryotherapy right away, if you want to really make the most of it, regular sessions are the way to go. Some serious athletes even do it twice a day! Others prefer a 10-day streak of cryotherapy every month.

There are now several businesses with cryotherapy chambers in the Illawarra area and even mobile units that can be brought to special events.

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Secret Skin Shellharbour

Secret Skin Shellharbour

(02) 4210 4311
7 Minga Ave
Shellharbour City Centre