Cryotherapy in the world of sports

Our journey in the discovery of cold therapy continues in its many facets as well as benefits. Today we will explore cryotherapy together, a relatively new yet very effective method that is highly popular with athletes.

Written Thursday, by Emanuele Mortarotti

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Regularly used by footballers, cryotherapy has also won over the best tennis players in the world: in fact, this year during the Madrid Open 2018, the cryotherapy machine hosted world-class athletes such as Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Grigor Dimitrov and many others. The abovementioned machinery, which is useful for recovering muscle tone after matches and intense training sessions, is a true challenge that tests the limits of the human body’s resistance: it reaches a temperature of -196 ° C inside and the minimum stay must be at least 3 minutes.

But what is cryotherapy? The term comes from the Greek and literally means " to cure with cold ". Used in the medical and sports fields, lately cryotherapy has also been found useful for dermatology (with the name of cryosurgery) and beauty treatments - for warts, acne, scars, etc.

We already spoke about the benefits of ice for athletes in this article: have a look! Cryotherapy in the Madrid Open 2018 began to replace ice bath therapy and is promoted by the Spanish company Cryosense.

Nadal, Djokovic, Lopez and Dimitrov are just few of the great tennis players who are fond  of cryotherapy. Nadal, for example, came every day; those who have tried it, in general, don’t stop", affirmed Sole Sanchez, physiotherapist in charge of cryotherapy sessions during the Madrid tournament. "After an initial phase of skepticism, the athletes decided to give us a chance and they did not regret it. In reality, cryotherapy would be perfect to do even before the match: it gives extraordinary tone to the muscles, reactivates circulation, improves the heart rate. Until now, athletes were afraid to try it before taking to the court because they feared there would be a decrease in performance and widespread exhaustion; we will do everything  possible to make them understand that it is only good for them and benefits the muscles, heart and breathing ", concluded the doctor.

How about that! Ice, through cryotherapy, benefits those who use it. Have you ever tried cryotherapy or other cold-based therapies? Tell us about your experiences by contacting Dispotech, your disposable excellence!

Emanuele Mortarotti
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