Ards Cryospa

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Ards Cryospa

The use of cold therapy (cryotherapy) dates back to the Ancient Greeks, and since the 1940's cold has been used extensively for the treatment of acute and sub-acute injuries and for rehabilitation.

Cryospa has both therapeutic and preventative effects. It cools injured tissues and intramuscular temperatures can be reduced significantly, which aids in the reduction of local metabolism, inflammation and pain. It is commonly used for post-exercise recovery.

The new Ards Cryospa can be found on the ground floor in Londonderry Park. The Spa is in its own room adjacent to changing facilities and can accommodate up to three users at a time. The water temperature is set at 7 degrees celcius with sessions lasting for a maximum of 10 minutes.

Bookings can be made now by calling Londonderry Park on 028 9181 0614.

Benefits of Cryospa

The main benefits of using a Cryospa are:

  • Improve your energy
  • Aid recovery
  • Reduce injury
  • Increase performance

These are achieved through four basic elements of the spa:

Turbulence - the aeration of water achieves a greater temperature drop faster and the massage effect influences dispersal of fluids and can also stimulate the muscle.

Temperature - the cold reduces pain and muscle spasm, tissue metabolism, blood flow (initially), inflammation, edema and connective tissue extensibility. Low temperature (1 C to 14 C) hydrotherapy can provide significant pain relief with a low side-effect profile.

Pressure - deeper water provides a greater pressure on tissues which helps to disperse accumulated fluids.

Salinity - use of salt helps disperse fluid from around an injury and can also cleanse cuts and wounds.

Prices and Medical Screening

Cryospa sessions last for 10 minutes.

Up to 3 people can use it at one time depending on the level of immersion required.

Price: 1 person £8, 2 people £12, 3 people £15. Team bookings are available costing £50 for 60 minutes for up to 15 people.

Medical Screening Questionnaire - due to the nature of Cryospa, all users must complete the Medical Screening Questionnaire. Please download and complete the form before making your booking. 

Need more information

If you would like to discuss the Cryospa before making a booking, please contact:

Ian Elliott on 028 9181 0614 or 0300 013 3333 extension 40339 or by email: ian.elliott@ardsandnorthdown.gov.uk

 

How to Book a Session

Sessions must be paid for at the time of booking and can be booked at Londonderry Park, Portaferry Road, Newtownards during normal opening hours. 

You can also book by telephone on 028 9181 0614 when paying by credit or debit card. 

Centre opening hours: Monday to Friday 10am to 9pm, Saturday 10am to 5pm, Sunday 1pm to 5pm

Please ensure you have read the Medical Screening Questionnaire before making your booking and can provide permission from your doctor or healthcare provider if you have ticked any of the conditions listed.

Bookings will not be refunded under any circumstances but may be rescheduled where 24 hours cancellation notice has been given.

Using the Cryospa

Please read the Ards Cryospa Admissions Policy fully before using or booking the facility.