Cryo and Massage: a new way towards a pain-free and balanced life





Is there anything more frustrating than not being able to experience life to the full, just because your body or your mind restricts you?
BodyTime is here to help you with specialist cryo and massage treatments that work, so you can move better, feel better in yourself, sleep better, smile more… and enjoy life again.

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Joelle Le Feuvre, Localised Cryostimulation and Massage Specialist

Hello,
I’m a professional massage therapist with over 15 years experience.
I help people from all walks of life who suffer with pain, injuries, or chronic health and wellbeing issues, as well as those who come regularly to maintain fitness and happiness.
My mission is to help you regain your full potential and support you with methods that work.

Wherever you are in your life journey, I’m here to support your progress and help you thrive.

Get the results you deserve

If you feel less than 100%, the chances are you also feel upset, angry and frustrated that you’re missing out on the happy side of life. And understandably so.

At BodyTime, each treatment is personalised according to your individual needs and desired outcomes. All treatments are designed to help you reconnect with your body’s healing power, so you can regain control over your wellbeing.
And keep it that way.

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What is Localised Cryostimulation?

Localised Cryostimulation is a powerful treatment that triggers a healing response in the body through the gentle application of extreme cold temperatures.
… Extreme cold?!


Yes! The treatment is safe, natural and pain-free. It is more effective than massage alone because it penetrates deeper and stimulates the brain and nervous system in a way touch alone can’t achieve. It’s this stimulation that triggers the healing process.
Isn’t cryo a vat full of nitrogen to freeze dead bodies?
Sorry to disappoint you, but no.
Cryo at BodyTime is short for Localised Cryostimulation.
Localised cryostimulation is a gentle treatment where nitrogen vapour is directed at a small part of the body through a nozzle. It is therefore safer than full-body cryo in a “cryo sauna”, like you might have seen on social media. It is also more adapted to many conditions, carries hardly any contraindications, and is quite comfortable.
Why add massage after localised cryostimulation?
Not all cryo treatments are followed by massage. When it is, following a cryo with deep and soft massage has the effect of supercharging the treatment, making it a potent revitalising, rejuvenating and relaxing therapy.
Really, can you relax with cryo?
Yes, the body learns very rapidly to relax during a cryo. The brain releases more endorphins than with massage, making you feel very relaxed, often with a sense of deep wellbeing.
To enhance this effect, cryo can be followed by a deep relaxation massage.
So what is it good for?
An ever-growing body of research demonstrates it is potent in promoting healing for a wide range of uses:
Sports
Recovery, prevention, treatment of recent and chronic injuries.
Pain relief
Back pain, sciatica, arthritis and all inflammatory conditions, damage to the nervous system.
Chronic health problems
Support and reduction in symptoms for
MS, ME, and fibromyalgia
Auto-immune and digestive disorders
PMS.
Balancing and calming effect for personality disorders and depression.
Wellbeing and stress management
Promotes hormonal balance.
Reduction of stress-related disorders, prevention of illness, building up immunity.
Relief for anxiety and insomnia.
Skin care
Reduction in acne. Holistic skin treatment and facials.

Localised cryostimulation had till now remained a treatment mainly reserved to elite sports people. However it is so effective as an anti-inflammatory, rejuvenating and relaxing treatment that it is rapidly gaining ground with everyone, sporty or not.
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A cryo in time saves nine…

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Early treatment means a faster recovery and less money spent in the long run. It means less discomfort. Less painkillers ingested. Less time wasted. Less bad days at work, less bad nights shuffling around, less sport sessions and fun missed out.
Prevention and early treatments lead to a readiness to seize that opportunity, achieve that dream, and reap reward and accolade.
Early treatment means a happier life.

Sports Massage the Holistic Way

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A holistic cryo and sports massage treatment targets a specific problem whilst taking the whole person into consideration. It is not only a question of repairing or stretching tissues, but also about making the sports person stronger and more focused, so they can maintain better control of their body and movements.


By working holistically on a sport injury, a chronic strain or ailment, it is possible to

  • reverse the harm caused by the injury or ailment
  • provoke a powerful whole-body healing response
  • balance body and mind to further the healing process between treatments
  • help prevent injury in the long term.

Holistic sports massage is excellent for prevention and recovery.
Does holistic sports massage involve cryo?
At BodyTime it does. Localised cryostimulation stimulates the central nervous system and triggers a holistic healing response.
Does holistic sports massage involve a full body massage?
No. Massage is performed to correct the injury / ailment and its consequences on the whole body, for instance a postural imbalance, headaches etc.
Is holistic sports massage like a gentle spa massage?
Definitely not! It involves what is needed, from very deep to more subtle, depending on the very specific needs and desired outcome of each client in each session.
Is holistic sports massage the same as fascia work, like Rolfing?
Fascia work is involved but not exclusively. I work all soft tissues, and with cryo, on the whole body’s physiology.
Does holistic sports massage hurt?
Usually not. There are some rare instances where I do use deep tissue techniques which will feel tender. However, I will not use “no pain no gain” techniques unless there is a real call for it and you have given me explicit consent.
What’s wrong with “no pain no gain”?
There are some purposes for deep tissue massage. In my opinion its use is best limited to very specific procedures. In most cases more can be achieved by working subtly, especially when applying deep pressure. Don’t forget cryo works very deep, without any pain, reducing the need for mechanical pressure.

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Deep Relaxation Treatments

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Deep relaxation treatments are specifically designed to still your mind and help your body let go completely. They take you to a pleasant another-worldly place, as well as address physical tension and malfunctions.


When plunged into a state of deep relaxation, body and mind rest deeply. This allows your body to fall back to its natural predisposition for balance and harmony, and repair itself.

People emerge from such session calm and soothed in body and mind, and with a renewed spiritual connection.
Such treatments are therefore transformative not only on the physical and mental level, but can also change lives.
On the menu:
Deep Relaxation Cryo plus Massage (45 mins treatment)
Deep Relaxation Massage (1hr treatment)
Lomi Lomi Nui (Hawaiian shamanic bodywork, 1hr 15mins)
How can a cold Cryo be deeply relaxing?
Having a cryo first has the advantages of initiating a fast and profound healing response of the central nervous system, which can’t be replicated otherwise, and causing a big release of endorphins to trigger relaxation. Also the contrast in the sensations tends to switch the mind off.
When followed by a deep relaxation massage, the relaxing effect of the cryo is vastly amplified by soothing human touch.
What kind of massage is used for Deep Relaxation?

How is deep relaxation different from running, or relaxing in front of the TV?
When running, the body and to some extent the mind are still engaged in the activity. When watching TV, the mind is. Even a small amount of activity in the mind prevents the body from truly relaxing – even dreaming does. This is because any mind activity gives rise to thoughts and emotions, which alter the body’s chemistry, even subtly, overriding the body’s self-balancing action.
The aim of deep relaxation massage is to switch off the mind as much as is possible, to allow the body to repair itself from the cellular level up without any interference.
I thought it was ‘no pain no gain’?
There are some purposes for deep tissue massage. In my opinion its use is best limited to very specific procedures. In most cases more can be achieved by working subtly, especially when applying deep pressure. Don’t forget cryo works very deep, without any pain, reducing the need for mechanical pressure.
What is deep relaxation massage good for?
Deep relaxation treatments allow both mind body to have a profound rest – often more profound than during sleep.
In this state the body’s natural tendency is to balance and repair itself. So you can say that deep relaxation is good for everything!
These effects are boosted further when massage is preceded by a cryostimulation.
Sports
Recovery, tissue repair, focus, body-mind balance.
Pain relief and chronic health problems
Deep rest and psychological relief.
Enhances the anti-inflammatory effect of the cryostimulation. Soothing. Helps you feel human again.
Promotes tissue repair.
Balancing and calming effect for personality disorders and depression.
Wellbeing and stress management
Promotes hormonal balance.
Reduction of stress-related disorders, prevention of illness, building up immunity.
Relief for and from anxiety and insomnia.

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