“It’s always hard to sleep after a game, so I’m experimenting with the cold. It’s the mental side of the cold that’s challenging, but it energises me and I love it.
I spend a lot more time with visualisation and mindfulness, but it’s recovery that’s a big factor in my game and I’m all about using the best technology and resources available to me.
The game is consistently changing and you have to make sure your body and mind are in a space where you can compete at an elite level.”
“An incredible therapy… I’ve done Cryotherapy over the past year, a handful of times. Absolutely love it. My stress is reduced. I sleep better after a session. The inflammation in my body goes down, particularly after i go for a session after I’ve just done a really heavy workout. And, i find my muscle recovery is much quicker.” - Rachael Finch
“What about if I do get selected for Mars One, what are the health risks that astronauts face? What would my life look like?
Is the Dianne McGrath today going to be good enough – in a physical and mental sense? Will I be able to deal with that? I don’t know. And I realised that no, heck no, there’s no way I’d have been able to get into a spaceship at that point in time. I needed to become a totally different person. I had to change.
“… when it comes to health, I spend lavishly. I take lots of supplements, have a personal trainer and love exotic health treatments like whole body cryotherapy and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. I am not an elite athlete whose income is dependent on physical performance, so while the health treatments make me feel great, they are a bit of an indulgence.
However, there is an emerging understanding that consciously spending on things that bring happiness and satisfaction, rather than trying to spend less on everything all the time, results in superior financial outcomes.”
“For years, I’ve been hearing anecdotal stories about how whole-body cryotherapy improves mood, boosts energy, and generally makes you feel better. So I decided to get involved. Now I’ve done more than 150 sessions and am a cryotherapy convert.
I’m lucky because I live close to Alchemy Cryotherapy (about $50/session USD), and I’ve become such good friends with the owners that I practically live there. The session itself takes three minutes, but we often spend much longer talking all things biohacking, productivity-boosting and how to generally kick butt in life.”
“Since giving birth to Max in January, Jessie [Murphy] credits Dynamic Stability pilates for helping her tone up. The blogger also instagrams inspirational photos of herself paddle-boarding and doing yoga and credits hefty Max as a great weight-training aid. Jessie has promoted the health benefits of cryotherapy and, judging by her food posts, prefers a healthy diet.”
“We get him into cryotherapy to increase his blood flow, get rid of oxidative stress, inflammation in the body. Especially after a big race weekend as well. It’s important for these guys to get in there. Get rid of all that stress out of their body. So it’s basically a recovery system for them to get straight back into training.”
“Collingwood has just three days to prepare for Sunday’s game. As part of their recovery from the ANZAC Day match, the players visited the Alchemy Cryotherapy Centre in South Yarra on Thursday where they were exposed to temperatures of -110 degrees in an effort to be at their best for the clash with the Tigers.”
“Cryotherapy reduces inflammation and alleviates pain symptoms, and enhances athletic performance, immune function, sleep quality, metabolism, antioxidant activity, brain function - including focus, attention and mood - and collagen production,” says co-founder and chief creative officer of Alchemy Cryotherapy Centre Nitel Mimi (alchemycryo.com.au).
“Once you step out of the chamber, your temperature returns to normal, releasing the enriched blood cells back into the skin and muscle tissue. This then boosts metabolism, increases endorphins, flushes toxins and helps improve muscle repair. Soccer legend David Beckham and Formula 1 driver Fernando Alonso are fans.”