Arsenal have, as part of a refit of the training ground, installed a cryotherapy chamber for the prevention and treatment of injuries throughout the season.
The company, CryoAction, who manufacture the products say, “The cryotherapy treatments aim to reduce the effects of fatigue resulting from the intensity of the Premier League season.
“In addition, offering the ability to reduce the impact of soft tissue injuries, bringing pain relief, enhancing sleep recovery and improving overall player well-being, the new cryotherapy chamber complements the advanced techniques now available to Arsenal FC players.”
The system is already being used at clubs like Everton, Leicester City, Bournemouth, and Watford, and highlights the club’s willingness to improve facilities and benefit player fitness which has been an issue down the years.
There is already a plunge pool at the training ground, but the new cryotherapy chamber can fit up to 8 players at a time who can undergo treatments at temperatures as low as -160°C for durations of between 3 and 5 minutes.
Basically, it’s cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey, but it’s also good for you.
Co-founder of CryoAction, David Morris, said, “The installation at Arsenal went very smoothly … we have created one of the largest cryotherapy chambers installed in the UK.
“We look forward to working with the medical and sports science teams at Arsenal FC to introduce a best practice regimen around whole body cryotherapy as a key element in their recovery protocols.”
Arseblog News also understands the club are to construct an underground facility which will see players spend up to 15 minutes at a time in total darkness. This is scientifically proven by actual scientists to improve peripheral vision by up to 16%, allowing for marginal gains in the final third when trying to slip in that perfect through ball.
It’s incredible what technology can do these days.