Working out is important for keeping the body healthy, functioning, and fit but post-workout recovery is just as important. Without a proper recovery process it can be difficult for your body to heal from the effects of exercise and in the long run, skipping recovery can begin to take a huge toll on your body. In order to combat these potential side effects it’s crucial to have a post-workout recovery plan in place. That’s where °CRYO comes into the picture. For the past 30 years, doctors, scientists, and athletes alike have made use of the incredible benefits of cryotherapy on the body, some of the most significant of which are the ways in which it allows the body to recover from exercise.
Cryotherapy treatments expose the body to temperatures of -140°C for a duration of 3 minutes. The treatment is all natural and uses air that has been cooled using cryogenic technology. The exposure to cold temperatures has many positive impacts on the body. The temperatures prompt vasoconstriction, which flushes toxins from the body and reduces inflammation in the muscles. Over time, regular use of cryotherapy cuts recovery time, which allows athletes to train harder and more frequently. While traditionally ice baths have been used to speed along the process of muscle recovery, science and technology have come together to create something even better. Studies have shown that ice baths can actually have detrimental effects on muscles and make them more susceptible to tearing whereas cryotherapy reduces this likelihood. The difference lies in the fact that in an ice bath, cold penetrates more deeply which makes them stiff. In cryotherapy the cold penetrates the body but not as deeply as it does in ice baths which results in improved muscle performance and less susceptibility to injuries.
In addition to these benefits, cryotherapy also boosts energy levels and blood circulation which prevent post workout slumps and contribute to lower recovery time between workouts. Cryotherapy has been credited as being the factor that separates average athletes from amazing athletes with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lebron James and Kobe Bryant amongst some of the world class athletes who are known to use cryotherapy on a regular basis.
In order to make cryotherapy accessible to the athletes of Dubai, we’ve opened multiple °CRYO locations across Dubai, the UAE and internationally and have further plans for growth across the globe.