Cryostimulation burst onto the scene after the Welsh rugby team revealed they credited their success to the practice and Olympic athlete Mo Farah was spotted in a cryotherapy ice chamber. It's also used by Hollywood celebrities Demi Moore, Jessica Alba and Jennifer Aniston to achieve red carpet-ready skin.But asides from numerous health benefits – including, but not limited to, preventing anxiety, depression, insomnia, skin problems, muscle strain, back pain and cardiovascular diseases – the treatment is highly effective with banishing fat and cellulite, making it one of the coolest non-invasive treatments around.
So how does it work? Carried out by Ice Health Cryotherapy Ltd, the outer skin is briefly frozen by temperatures of upto minus 170 degrees Celsius by liquid Nitrogen, activating increased production of collagen in deeper layers of the skin. It is these very low temperatures that yield the incredible results. The skin then regains elasticity, becomes smoother and more evenly toned, improving cellulite and also skin-ageing.
The extreme cold also causes the body to up its metabolic rate in order to produce heat, meaning that the body burns 500-800 calories in the hours following the procedure. HELLO! Online tried the treatment out to see for ourselves if the effects are as good as promised… We weren't disappointed. Practitioner Alla was super lovely and chatty and the procedure couldn't have been more comfortable. After just one single session on the thighs area, we saw a dramatic improvement in cellulite and even a lift in the shape of the derriere. After two sessions, cellulite had significantly decreased. The stomach area was also treated – after just one session, the waist was more defined. Visit icehealth.co.uk for more details.