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Introduction


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Cryotherapy provides an alternative wellness treatment


Using cold temperatures to promote natural healing and it is emerging as one of the fastest and most beneficial techniques available, everyone from athletes fitness enthusiasts, chronic pain sufferers and the average everyday person can benefit from cryotherapy so why not our animals?

Cryotherapy originated in Japan to treat rheumatoid arthritis and was then taken to the USA as an aid to athletes recovery, it can now be conducted using a small, virtually silent device where liquid nitrogen (or cooled compressed air) rapidly cools down the skins surface using sub zero temperatures to stimulate a number of physiological processes in the body which have been shown to provide the following benefits:

  • Reduction of inflammation as well the reabsorption of swelling
  • Slows down the transmission of pain by the nerves and works as an analgesic
  • Antispasmodic
  • Speeds the recovery process
  • Helps release restorative of enzymes to reduce scar tissue
  • Increases Collagen production (Collagen is the fibre that makes muscle structures more supple and more resilient to the effects ageing and exercise)
  • Improve quality of sleep
  • Reduce stress
  • Strengthen the immune system
  • Boost metabolism (subsequently increasing calorific burn)
  • Promote the release of endorphins, which can greatly contribute to relief from injuries or other physical discomfort
  • Decrease cell permeability also helping the prevention of additional oedema
  • Reduced need for excessive medication and its side effects.



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