Whole Body Cryotherapy
Whole Body Cryotherapy is a non-invasive, hyper-cooling process that exposes clients to cold, dry air for up to 3 minutes, promoting natural healing at the cellular level. At Ritual Cryotherapy, we use a state -of-the-art, climate controlled Cryo-chamber to ensure our clients are safe and comfortable during their treatment.
Exposure to temperatures of below 110°C triggers temperature receptors in the skin to send information to the brain to restore balance ; in an attempt to maintain core temperature, it carries out vasoconstriction of blood vessels and blood is retained in the body’s core as a means of protecting vital organs. Blood becomes enriched with oxygen and nutrients and there is a release of endorphins and anti-inflammatory proteins after the 90 sec —3 minute treatment is complete. This process occurs when the blood vessels vasodilate causing increased blood flow to the skin and extremities.
Health & Wellness
Reduce pain and inflammation
Supercharge your metabolism
Reduce stress and anxiety
Increase endorphins for physical and mental wellbeing
Sports & Fitness
Enhance recovery time
Soothe pain and Inflammation
Beauty & Rejuvenation
Improve skin elasticity and texture
Increase collagen production
Improve skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, blemishes and acne.
Local Cryotherapy treatments rapidly cool down the skin using a stream of nitrogen vapour which can can be as low as -160° Celsius. The skin over the affected area being cooled drops to 3-7 ° Celsius. This rapid cooling of the skin takes between 3 and 5 minutes depending on the size of the area being treated.
The treatment is used on targeted areas to reduce inflammation, swelling and pain. It also increases the release of pain relieving hormones and activity in the cells being treated, which accelerates healing. As a result, this is a wonderful treatment option for pain and inflammation associated with arthritic joints, sports injuries, lower back pain, knee issues, neck pain and numerous other musculoskeletal conditions.
Unlike Whole Body Cryotherapy, which triggers an internal systemic anti-inflammatory response in the body, local cryotherapy is similar, but far more powerful, to “icing”. You may however wish to combine this treatment with our Whole Body Cryotherapy protocol, to treat problem areas both from the “inside out” and the “outside in”.