12 Aug, 16:00
Arsenal have become the latest club to implement the use of a cryotherapy chamber in their training center to aid the club’s methods of recovery and rehabilitation.
Cryotherapy, literally meaning “cold cure”, has been around since the 1600s, but has only started to increase in popularity recently, with new technologies making the process easier to use. The first full body chamber was only introduced to Europe in the 1980s, and countries like the USA and Australia have only brought them in during the past 10 years.
The aim is help with muscle pain, sprains and swelling by immersing the player in cold dry air for between three and five minutes. The temperature can get as cold as -160. CryoAction have also worked with other Premier League clubs, including Everton, Arsenal’s opening day opponents Leicester City, Bournemouth, Watford and Huddersfield. However, Arsenal are the most high-profile client that CryoAction have done business with.
The Gunners already used cryotherapy to an extent, using a mobile cryotherapy solution, however this is the first time the club has implemented a full body version of the therapy.
With the other Premier League clubs already getting involved in full body cryotherapy, it seems to be worth a shot, especially given how long the Arsenal injury list can get.