Cryotherapy has long been used to help athletes recover after training and competing, and for the treatment of muscular inflammation. Sub-zero temperatures have also been used by many Nordic communities to fight the signs of ageing. Cryotherapy allows you to do this without needing to jump into a frozen fjord.
Musicians, actors, and athletes are freezing their butts off — literally — as a means to cure injuries and joint pain, soothe aching muscles, fight aging and lose weight.
The World’s Best Athletes Use Cryotherapy
NBA superstars such as Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal and LeBron James love it and use it regularly. The New York Knicks is so fond of cryotherapy that it has two machines to help its players recover from injuries and prepare for games.
Real Madrid C.F. player Cristiano Ronaldo is so fond of the treatment he purchased a machine of his own to avoid having to schedule appointments.
Ahead of his fight with Manny Pacquiao, boxer Floyd Mayweather turned to cryotherapy. Mayweather used cryotherapy almost daily during his training for the $300 million fight.
The Olympic rehabilitation centre in Spala, Poland opened in May 2000 and has been used as a training and injury rehabilitation centre for many athletes.
Celebrity Anti - Aging Advocates
The anti-aging virtues of extreme cold have been known for a long time in Nordic and Eastern countries for rejuvenation and as an apparent fountain of youth.
Jennifer Aniston is now 47 years old, yet still looks as youthful as her Friends character Rachel Green from 20 years ago. Aniston uses cryotherapy as a non-invasive treatment to keep her skin red carpet ready and her endorphin levels up. Demi Moore maintains her youthful appearance through cryotherapy, and used it extensively in the lead up to her 50th birthday party, while Daniel Craig combined weight lifting with cryotherapy to maintain his James Bond chiselled look while filming Skyfall.
Self-help guru Tony Robbins is 57 years old, and his empowerment events such as Unleash the Power Within famously see him presenting on stage for over 50 hours in just four days. During this time he covers in excess of 35 kilometres and is constantly on his feet. To combat muscle swelling and fatigue, Robbins uses cryotherapy daily, and had a chamber installed at home for regular treatments.