Tag Archives: cryotherapy
Do you suffer from Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)?
RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS (RA) Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disorder where the body attacks its own connective tissue. The primary focus is the joints, with inflammation of the synovial membranes that line the joints, and eventually also the destruction of cartilage and bone. It is commonly systemic and can also affect other organs […]
Did you know the difference between a cosmeceutical and a cosmetic product?
Cosmeceutical products have been scientifically developed to produce impressive, fast-acting and noticeable results to correct skin concerns, to penetrate the skin’s surface, to promote change on a cellular level, and to improve the skin in the long term. You do not need a specific skin concern to use a cosmeceutical product. Cosmeceutical products can also […]
Local Cryotherapy For Neuralgia (Nerve Pain)
For those of us who have ever suffered it, we know that nerve pain can be one of the most severe types of pain experienced. Not only is it the level of pain that can be so debilitating but sometimes also the strange sensations of numbness, tingling and referred symptoms that go with it. Types […]
Local Cryotherapy For Headaches
Headaches can often originate from stiffness and inflammation in the upper neck as well as the strap muscles around the neck area. We call these cervicogenic headaches. We have been having great success at treating headaches and neck pain combining physiotherapy with acupuncture and local cryotherapy. Physiotherapy focuses on restoring movement to stiff neck joints, […]
In a nutshell, what is the lymphatic system?
The Lymphatic system is one of our body’s systems, that functions parallel to the circulatory system and consists of lymph vessels, lymph nodes, and lymphoid tissues. The most important role of the lymphatic system is to absorb and transport large molecules (including protein and cellular debris) which are too large to be collected by veins […]
Cryotherapy for Anklylosing Spondylitis
In today’s blog I want to tell you a story of a delightful 15 year old who came to us a few months ago. He has been diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis, an autoimmune condition that affects all joints and organs and usually has disastrous consequences for the spine, causing increased inflammation, pain and reduced mobility. […]
Local cryotherapy for whiplash injuries
Whiplash injuries can quite literally be a giant pain in the neck from the outset, but the pain can quickly become persistent and more chronic in nature when left untreated. Local cryotherapy can adapt the way the body processes pain signals and has the potential to reduce the chronicity of whiplash injury. Local cryotherapy can […]
What is cellulite?
Cellulite is a condition in which the skin appears to have areas with underlying fat deposits, giving it a dimpled, lumpy appearance. The fat appears lumpy because it pushes against weakened connective tissue, causing the skin above it to pucker. It is most noticeable on the buttocks and thighs, and usually occurs after puberty. Dermatologists […]
3 reasons why you need Cryotherapy in your life
We want to show you why we believe you should make Whole Body Cryotherapy part of your life style: Do you suffer from: • Continues stiffness • Poor injury recover • Fatigue • Poor sleep • Stress • Pain Whole body Cryotherapy is becoming one of the most popular wellness treatments worldwide for boosting the system. […]
Do you suffer from lower back pain?
Do you suffer from ongoing back pain? Can you remember a time when your back hurt so much, you thought you’d done some serious structural damage? Statistics show that approximately 90% of the population will suffer lower back pain at some point in their lives. Our sedentary lifestyles puts enormous strain on the intricate structures […]
Ever wondered what local cryotherapy is?
Ever wondered what local cryotherapy is? Well to put it simply, it’s a form of therapy that rapidly cools down the skin over a sore joint, sports injury or any other minor complaint. It involves applying a stream of nitrogen vapour to the target area using local cryotherapy equipment. The temperature of the nitrogen vapour […]
Cryotherapy is the coolest healing technique
Hollywood celebrities, Jennifer Aniston, Demi Moore and Lindsay Lohan are well-known advocates of cryotherapy, a simple, yet potent anti-aging technique. Safely used for pain relief in Europe and Japan for decades, cryotherapy has now moved into the new arenas of aesthetics and body sculpting. In 1978, Dr Yamaguch started using cryotherapy for the treatment of […]
I dropped 26 centimetres with Cryotherapy
I was invited to try cryotherapy which uses nitrogen vapour and temperatures of up to -160°C to help with healing, inflammation and weight-control. A little while ago I received an invitation to try cryotherapy at CryoLiving in Plumstead. I’ll be honest, when I heard that I needed to do a full body sculpting treatment with […]
Cryotherapy for improved healing and sports performance
In cryotherapy your body is exposed to temperatures ranging between -120 °C and -160 °C with liquid nitrogen vapour for 30 seconds up to three minutes. Cryogenics has become very popular for sports performance and recovery. Q: Who invented Cryotherapy, how did it come about and how old is it? A: Cryotherapy was invented in […]
The new hot craze? It’s very cold
Cape Town – Celebrities are known to get hooked on the most bizarre beauty treatments to ensure they look their best when stepping out into the limelight. From Kim Kardashian’s “vampire facial” where her blood is extracted and then re-injected into her face to rejuvenate the skin, to Angelina Jolie’s caviar body treatment, many celebrities […]
Cryotherapy speeds up healing process
For the sake of their health‚ some people are using liquid nitrogen vapour to expose themselves to temperatures as low as -160°C. “Cryotherapy was developed in 1978 by Dr Toshima Yamauchi of Japan for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis‚ chronic pain and inflammation‚” says Eugene Pienaar‚ founder and CEO of CryoLiving in Cape Town‚ the […]
Feeling revived with cryotherapy
Cryotherapy. If you know what that is you know more than I did when I was first introduced to it. But if you’re just like me, here’s a little explanation: Basically, cryotherapy is a liquid nitrogen freezing therapy, commonly used by athletes to aid in the recovery of injuries, but now also available for beauty […]
Freeze yourself into good health: SA’s first ‘cryosauna’ open for business
The latest craze in beauty therapy and medical treatment is so cool it is literally freezing. Cryotherapy is all the rage in Hollywood, with stars such as Jessica Alba exposing their skin to nitrogen vapour at -160ºC to uppercut their most formidable foe: ageing. Sports stars including Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo also use “cryosaunas” […]