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Cryotherapy is the Body Treatment that Forces You to Chillout

Medical experts all over the world argue that inflammation is unhealthy for our bodies. Cryotherapy treatment is gaining popularity, especially from celebrities, actors, and athletes. There are only 2 cryotherapy Dubai centers: the Dubai Ladies Club and the Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel. These centers are mainly full of people looking for relief from muscle pain, to lose weight, tone up, and recover from injury.

How Cryotherapy Works

Cryotherapy is defined as any form of treatment which involves applying cold temperatures. Whole Body Cryotherapy is used mostly in sports medicine to aid in muscle recovery and pain relief. However, this treatment has gained popularity in the treatment of depression, eczema, anxiety, and prevention of multiple symptoms of sclerosis.

Whole Body Cryotherapy is the process of dipping the body into a cold chamber, which releases vapor at extremely low temperatures from -110 degrees Celsius to -160 degrees Celsius. This process takes about 2-4 minutes.

A cryo-chamber is an enclosure shaped like a tube that covers your whole body with an open top that allows the head to stay at room temperature. The cold atmosphere is generated by the production of cool air; however, some cryogenic chambers generate cold temperatures via forced convection.

Benefits of Cryotherapy

Benefits of Cryotherapy

Cryotherapy has many health benefits by promoting cold body temperatures to fight pain, inflammation, and recovery.

Below are some of the ways you can benefit from cryotherapy:


Cryotherapy Dubai centers help you to recover after exercising. Athletes who practice cryotherapy perform better compared to those who don’t because they experience quicker muscle regeneration. Whole Body Cryotherapy increases blood oxygen levels in the thighs and also decreases the heart rate and pain.

Rheumatic Diseases

Rheumatic diseases are conditions that cause chronic pain in muscles and joints; for instance, rheumatoid arthritis. Cryotherapy Dubai centers offer this treatment in chambers, which in turn improve mobility, reduce pain, boost your well-being and functional impairment.

Cryotherapy also helps with other forms of arthritis by eliminating the need for medication, reduces pain, and improves mobility. Whole Body Cryotherapy treatment of rheumatic conditions show that cryo-chambers can be successfully used together with prescribed medicines.

Reduces Pain

Cryotherapy helps to reduce pain by boosting antioxidant balance, decreasing inflammation, and elevating the level of beta-endorphins. Cryotherapy Dubai centers provide physical therapy exercises. This treatment reduces back pain and increases spinal mobility. You start to notice the difference after 5 days of treatment in the cryo-sauna.

Reduces Oxidative Stress

Cryo-chamber therapy reduces oxidative stress while increasing antioxidants in the blood. A research that involved repeated observations of 30 healthy males who engaged in daily Whole Body Cryotherapy was conducted and antioxidant concentrations were measured. There was an increase in superoxide dismutase; however, glutathione and GPx, which help to breakdown harmful radicals decreased.

When the study was conducted on kayaking women, it showed that antioxidant activity increased after the application of cryotherapy treatment. This happened when the treatment was applied after training instead of just exercising.

Improves the Immune System

In research that involved 10 active young men, showed an increase in white blood cell count after 10 sessions of Whole Body Cryotherapy. Monocytes and lymphocytes as well as Interleukin, a protein with both anti and pro-inflammatory effects increased.

Fights Anxiety and Depression

Many studies have been conducted to determine the effectiveness of Whole Body Cryotherapy to fight psychological disorders. In one study 23 volunteers aged between 37 and 70 suffering from depression were observed for symptoms for about 10 sessions. The individuals underwent this treatment as they continued taking their prescription medication. The study showed that Whole Body Cryotherapy lowered depression, except for day-night mood fluctuations.

On 2 different controlled studies of 40 patients, over 21 days showed that cryotherapy improved their Hamilton Rating assessment of anxiety and depress and increased life satisfaction.


If you suffer from fibromyalgia, it might be better to visit a cryotherapy Dubai center for treatment. Fibromyalgia condition causes severe pain sensations in bones and muscles, which in turn causes fatigue and lack of or difficulty sleeping.

In a clinical trial, 100 patients with fibromyalgia were divided into 2 groups. One continued with their medication while the other was subjected to cold chamber sessions. Those who underwent the Whole Body Cryotherapy reported an improvement in their condition.


In a random clinical trial, 50 patients with severe migraines, half were treated with ice wraps around their necks while the other half with none. The wraps reduce pain; this is because migraines are caused by the expansion of blood vessels found in the neck and cooling helps to constrict them. The application of cold wraps is known as localized cryotherapy.

Cryotherapy is gaining momentum because it is a form of treatment that provides relief without major side-effects. This treatment involves stepping into a cryo-sauna, which is cooled using liquid nitrogen. The sessions last as short as 10 minutes. The reason why people love cryotherapy is that it helps with various conditions such as migraines and fibromyalgia.

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