About Renuvenate - Cryotherapy Centre in Bromley
Renuvenate is a truly forward-thinking specialist Sports, Cryotherapy and Health & Beauty clinic based in Bromley, London.
We specialise in a range of Sports Therapy, Cryotherapy, Health & Beauty treatments, which work to leave you feeling replenished, refreshed & restored.
The team consists of passionate, dedicated and fully qualified professionals, who take supreme pride in what they do to ensure you are treated like a VIP and receive all the health & beauty treatment benefits you desire.
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WHAT IS CRYOTHERAPY?
BENEFITS OF CRYOTHERAPY
Cryotherapy can help treat migraines by cooling and numbing nerves in the neck area. Studies show that applying a neck wrap containing two frozen ice packs to the carotid arteries in the neck significantly reduced migraine pain in those tested. It’s thought that this works by cooling the blood passing through intracranial vessels. The carotid arteries are close to the skin’s surface and accessible.
Many athletes have been using cryotherapy to treat injuries for years, and one of the reasons why is that it can numb pain. The cold can actually numb an irritated nerve. Doctors will treat the affected area with a small probe inserted into the nearby tissue. This can help treat pinched nerves or neuromas, chronic pain, or even acute injuries.
The ultra-cold temperatures in whole-body cryotherapy can cause physiological hormonal responses. This includes the release of adrenaline, noradrenaline, and endorphins. This can have a positive effect on those experiencing mood disorders like anxiety and depression. Studies shows that whole-body cryotherapy was actually effective in short-term treatment for both.
Localised cryotherapy treatment isn’t the only thing that’s effective at treating serious conditions; whole-body cryotherapy significantly reduced pain in people with arthritis. They found that the treatment was well-tolerated. It also allowed for more aggressive physiotherapy and occupational therapy as a result. This ultimately made rehabilitation programs more effective.
Targeted, localised cryotherapy can be used as a cancer treatment. In this context, it’s called “cryosurgery.” It works by freezing cancer cells and surrounding them with ice crystals. It’s currently being used to treat some low-risk tumours for certain types of cancer, including prostate cancer.
Atopic dermatitis is a chronic inflammatory skin disease with signature symptoms of dry and itchy skin. Because cryotherapy can improve antioxidant in the blood and can simultaneously reduce inflammation, it makes sense that both localised and whole-body cryotherapy can help treat atopic dermatitis. Another study examined its effect for acne, targeting the sebaceous glands.