Article by BHM
September 16, 2021 at 10:57 am
All news | Brighton Half Marathon 2021
How cryotherapy can help you recover
Heard of cryotherapy? Hove’s new wellness and recovery clinic CryoBright explains more about the treatment and how it can aid recovery.
Whether you want to gain muscle, run faster, perform better or simply get through your first half marathon, there are two things you need to do: train and then recover from that training.
For some, particularly new runners, you will be pushing your body in ways it has never been pushed before. The training plan for any type of event you are not used to doing can be intense, both physically and mentally.
Often overlooked but, as any professional athlete, trainer, coach, physio or sports therapist will tell you, rest and recovery are just as important as the exercise itself. Why?
- Recovery not only allows for improved performance, but more importantly, it permits time for your body to heal itself in preparation for the next training session and decreases the risk of injury, over training and burn out.
- Recovery is essential for muscle growth by repairing tissue and replenishing glycogen (energy stores).
- Recovery promotes better performance, endurance, agility and reaction time.
- Recovery reduces muscle fatigue and soreness.
Rapid technological developments over recent years have led to significant improvements in sports injury prevention and athletic recovery methods, both in terms of efficiency and speed of healing.
At CryoBright, a new wellness and recovery clinic in Hove, we specialise in treatments specifically designed to support recovery from injury, as well as, speed up your recovery times between training sessions.
We utilise technology that was previously only accessible to professional athletes and sports clubs, to help you recover faster and boost your performance.
Treatments that can support your recovery:
For years, Cryotherapy has been helping athletes push themselves to achieve optimum performance and maintain a competitive edge. Whether you’re a season athlete targeting your next PB or someone that’s new to running, Cryotherapy can help you train longer and harder, as well as dramatically reduce your recovery time.
Whole body cryotherapy
Whole Body Cryotherapy involves exposing your entire body to extremely cold temperatures (-85 degrees C) for 3-4 minutes in our state-of-the-art Cryotherapy chamber. During this time, your skin temperature rapidly cools and your body’s natural ‘fight or flight’ response is initiated. This process stimulates a number of powerful physiological reactions that can help your body repair, recover and reinvigorate as well as elevate your mood and boost your energy levels.
Localised Cryotherapy is a fast, effective, targeted cold therapy designed to aid pain relief, reduce inflammation and swelling and support recovery from injuries, as well as, ease discomfort from niggly aches, pains and strains. We use a revolutionary localised cryotherapy device and with its unique treatment applicators, almost any part of the body can be treated.
Localised cryotherapy can help with common runner injuries such as: Achilles tendinitis, plantar fasciitis, ankle sprain, Shin splints, Runners knee, Stress fracture recovery, as well as, hamstring and back problems.
This relaxing therapy is perfect for anyone seeking faster recovery after an intense week of training or a long run as well as those struggling with muscle fatigue, swelling and soreness. Compression Therapy is administered by a professional, medical grade, leg compression system called RecoveryPump®. A 20-minute session increases blood circulation, clears metabolic waste build-up and restores the natural delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the muscle. It helps flush out aches, pain and soreness by massaging your legs and mobilising fluid, shortening the time needed for recovery.
Assised stretch therapy
This is a pain-free therapy that can form part of your overall training plan to improve mobility and performance, reduce the risk of injury and help you recover more quickly between training sessions. Assisted stretch is a technique where a trained therapist helps you to stretch, through gentle pulls of the arms, legs, spine and neck through varying planes of movement. This helps to realign your body, increase mobility and flexibility, reduce stress and relieve achy joints.
Whether you run for fun, competition or stress relief, massage therapy can significantly improve your running potential:
- Reduced muscle pain and fatigue – massage helps athletes and runners maintain overall muscle health by identifying areas of tension, relieving trigger points and addressing them before an injury.
- Increases circulation and blood flow.
- Increased tissue flexibility and muscle relaxation for increased range of motion.
- Relaxation and reset.
Exclusive discount for Brighton Half Marathon 2021 participants:
Cryobright is are offering all Brighton Half Marathon Participants a 25% discount on your first booking:
- Offer valid between 1st Sept – Oct 31st
- Discount can only be used once per customer.
- Discount is valid on single session treatments only – does not apply to packs/treatment courses or memberships.
To redeem your discount simply bring proof of race registration or your finisher medal with you to your first appointment.
If you’re interested to find out more about Cryobright’s services and how they can help, visit www.cryobright.co.uk, call 01273 777 474 or follow on social @cryobright
Clinic location: 197-199 Church Road, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 4QG