“I once heard somebody say, “if we can conquer inflammation in the body we will win the fight against ageing and disease”. Well it looks like we’re a step (or huge leap) closer to achieving that- mostly in the form of Cryotherapy.
It sounds very futuristic but actually, the concept has been around for years in different formats; I trained in a Decleor treatment called ‘Perfect Legs’ 17 years ago, which was centred around cryotherapy (cold therapy) that gave amazing results on thread veins and reducing ‘heaviness’ in the legs but now the theory, popularity and technology are picking up pace to achieve far greater, full-body results.
None more so than the Cryotherapy ‘cabins’ at LondonCryo; unlike most treatments or ‘chambers’ (which can only (only!!!) reach temperatures of -80) the cabins at LondonCryo take you to -140 in a 3-minute session. Sounds horrific, doesn’t it?! But instead of feeling traumatised after your treatment, you come away light and euphoric as your body is flooded with feel-good endorphins!
This mood-uplift is just one of many side effects of this incredible treatment. LondonCryo is the brainchild of native Australian, Maria Ensabella; a mother of two and fitness fanatic, who first came across whole body cryotherapy in New York when she was looking for a treatment to aid her recovery after exercise. Maria had noticed in her late 30s that her recovery from training was getting slower and she was more susceptible to injury, so she went on the hunt for something special. Maria found that ‘something special’ in whole body cryotherapy but unfortunately couldn’t find the same standard of equipment back home in London, and so LondonCryo was born!
When your body is subjected to such low temperatures the blood rushes to your organs to protect them, upon leaving the cabin, the extra-oxygenated and nutrient rich blood rushes back through your system giving you a surge of energy, nourishing your body and clearing your mind. What’s more, it’s also anti-ageing (I feel an addiction coming on…).”