Cryotherapy was once used by professional athletes in the old Eastern block, nowadays it is more famously used by some of our favourite celebrities.
In the past Jennifer Aniston, Jessica Alba, Demi Moore and Mandy Moore have all publicly stated that they have used this treatment.
So what is Cryotherapy and how can it help with your weight loss efforts?
What is Cryotherapy?
Cryotherapy is a non-invasive treatment that involves extremely low temperatures; between -120 and -160 degrees Celsius.
When the skins surface freezes endorphins and adrenaline is released into your body, causing your blood vessels to widen, which in turn ensures that more oxygen will reach your cells.
This process helps to kick-start your bodies healing process, while removing toxins too.
How does Cryotherapy work?
In the past this form of treatment was used to remove viral warts, skin tumours and other unwanted growths on your skin. However these days it can be used for a variety of other beauty treatments.
For instance, the ice can reduce the amount of oil secreted by your sebaceous gland, therefore reducing the number of acne breakouts you will experience.
The process can also help to stimulate your production of collagen, and also can help to lighten previous scarring caused by acne.
Cryotherapy has even been shown to offer anti-ageing benefits too, as the cold will weaken your nerves, causing your muscles to contract, which will immediately cause a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles.
How can Cryotherapy aid weight loss?
Cryotherapy can also help with weight loss, although the proper term for it is ‘cryolipolysis’.
During this process the extreme temperature will cause an increase in blood circulation, which will then cause an increase in your metabolic rate.
Typically you can expect to burn between 400 and 800 calories in just one session.