Cryotherapy
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Whole body cryotherapy

The science

Since time immemorial, humans have used the cold as a form of health treatment. Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC) which was developed in Japan in the 1970’s, involves the exposure of the whole body to a very dry and intense cold (between -80c and -120c) for a couple of minutes. This invigorating but surprisingly pleasant treatment, takes place in a Cryocabin, which is electrically cooled to the required temperature.

Drop in skin temperature

Exposure to such extreme cold, creates a thermal choc which produces a series of beneficial effects in the body. These include an analgesic one (or reduction of pain), by the slowing down of nerve impulse conductivity and an anti-inflammatory one, via the reduction in the temperature of the tissues. In addition the superficial blood vessels contract throughout the body, meaning that the blood drains away from the skin and superficial tissues and is redirected towards the vital organs. This results in the oxygenation and detoxification of all the blood.

The nervous system

In addition the sympathetic nervous system is stimulated in association with an increase in the synthesis of adrenalin. These changes combined stimulate a powerful analgesic effect reducing both acute and chronic pain. The generalised survival reflex activated against the extreme cold, also produces vasomotor changes as well as anti-infectous and anti-inflammatory effects.

After a session

When you leave the Cryocabin, your oxygen enriched blood, returns to your tissues and muscles to nourish and warm them. At the same time, your body releases endorphins, relaxes, de-toxifies and repairs itself. For all these reasons Cryotherapy is highly apreciated by the medical profession, sportspeople and the general public.

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Sport

Cryotherapy is well known by sportsmen and women for its benefits during training as well as its role in helping recovery after injuries and trauma. It also helps athletes to stay in shape as well as improving their recovery and boosting their performance.
Full Body Cryotherapy has been used for years by sport teams for physical and mental preparation before competitions, and has also been adopted by some professional athletes like Cristiano Ronaldo.

We have now made this innovative therapy available for all sports men and women, residents or visitors in Serre Chevalier-Briancon and the surrounding area.

préparation
avant épreuve
oxygénation
après effort
post match
entretien
post op
équipes
trauma
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Sports preparation and performance

Whole Body Cryotherapy, improves muscular performance and oxygen levels by increasing oxygen and enzyme levels in the blood. It also ensures optimum performance through an enhanced blood flow .

Recovery

Thanks to improved blood flow as well as an anti-inflammatory impact, Cryotherapy enables a faster and more complete recovery. It enables sports people to avoid injuries by acting on the three underlying causes of muscle damage: blood pooling, micro-traumas, and muscle acidosis. Creatine Kinase, an indicator of muscular micro-trauma, is reduced significantly by Cryotherapy.

Sports Injuries

Cryotherapy reduces inflammatory cytokines and increases anti-inflammatory cytokines. This shows that Cryotherapy improves tissue repair and boosts recovery. It is therefore not surprising that Cryotherapy is known for its positive impact on post-surgical swelling, ligament sprains, muscle injuries and tendinitis.

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Health

Full Body Cryotherapy works by inducing what is known as "thermal shock" as a response to a rapid drop in skin temperature. This process activates endorphins, and stimulates vasoconstriction, reducing chronic pain and inflammation in addition to stimulating blood flow .
The lymphatic system is also stimulated, improving drainage and reducing water retention. In effect Cryotherapy induces a natural detoxification of every organ in the body!

Furthermore this reaction stimulates white blood cell production, activates the immune response and speeds up the healing process. In this way Cryotherapy helps to improve the symptoms of joint and auto-immune diseases. It acts on every level, from the nervous system to the skin, and by stimulating blood circulation helps to eliminate lactic acid, thus improving muscular recovery.

troubles vasculaires
eczema
douleurs chroniques
neurologie
insomnie
fibromyalgie
arthrose
sclérose en plaques
arthritic conditions
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Problèmes vasculaires

Une des propriétés des vaisseaux sanguins est leur facilité à se contracter et à se dilater sous l’impact des stimulations internes ou externes. Pendant une séance de Cryothérapie, le froid intense réduit la température cutanée d’environ 15° ; par conséquent, les vaisseaux superficiels se contractent et le sang retourne vers les organes vitaux, tout en améliorant la circulation. La cryothérapie peut donc améliorer les varicosités, et réduire le gonflement des jambes.

Les maladies de la peau

Grâce au choc thermique, la Cryothérapie à Corps Entier produit une puissante vasoconstriction cutanée qui entraîne un effet anti-inflammatoire et réparateur au niveau cellulaire. C’est par ces voies que la Cryothérapie peut aider les problèmes dermatologiques comme le psoriasis, la dermatite atopique, le lichen plan, la sclérodermie et l’eczéma.

Récupération post traumatique

La CCE favorise la réparation des tissus et donc la récupération après un traumatisme ou une intervention chirurgicale. Ce n’est donc pas surprenant que la Cryothérapie à Corps Entier soit de plus en plus sollicitée par le milieu médical pour la réduction des œdèmes post-chirurgicaux ainsi que pour les complications telle que l’algoneurodystrophie.

L’anxiété et le stress

Le fait d’activer le complexe hypothalamo-hypophysaire par la Cryothérapie a des répercussions positives sur les troubles du sommeil. En effet, chez les patients anxieux ou déprimés, les effets seraient bénéfiques car la dépression est dûe à un dérèglement de cet axe neuro-hormonal. Pour cette même raison, la CCE peut aussi aider pour les migraines, le syndrome de fatigue chronique (ou encéphalomyélite myalgique), le surmenage psychique et physique, et les tensions musculaires.

Les douleurs articulaires

Par son action anti-inflammatoire et son effet sur le système immunitaire, la CCE permet de soulager les douleurs musculaires et articulaires liées aux maladies auto-immunes. La CCE est connue pour ses effets bénéfiques sur la spondylarthrite ankylosante, la polyarthrite rhumatoïde, l’arthrose, la fibromyalgie et l’algoneurodystrophie. Cet effet anti-inflammatoire de la Cryothérapie permet aussi un ralentissement des maladies évolutives neurologiques comme la sclérose en plaques, le post AVC et la paralysie cérébrale.

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Health and well-being

The body’s reaction to intense cold has very positive effects on our physical and mental well-being. Our metabolism is reactivated, improving blood flow, drainage and even calorie consumption. At the same time, our hormonal and nervous systems are rebooted, reducing the symptoms of stress, such as anxiety and insomnia.
weight loss
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Slimming

Même si la cryothérapie n’est pas « la solution unique» pour cela, la CCE peut être un outil très utile dans votre démarche pour maigrir. Par l’augmentation de votre rythme métabolique, l’amélioration du drainage lymphatique, le re-booting de vos systèmes hormonaux et nerveux, vous obtiendrez un effet brûle-graisse. Par exemple, il est bien connu qu’un bon sommeil (que nous pouvons vous aider à acquérir avec la cryothérapie) accélère la perte de poids. En re-boostant votre sentiment de bien-être, vous allez également pouvoir mieux vivre cette transition souvent difficile. Notre équipe restera à votre disposition pour vous donner des conseils nutritifs, et nous vous proposons aussi des smoothies spécifiquement créés pour stimuler votre métabolisme et rester en bonne santé.