WANT to get fit like a star? Then you might have to shell out a few grand.
Cristiano Ronaldo recently posted pictures from the cryotherapy chamber at a Cheshire gym with his 11-year-old son Cristiano Jr.
The freezing rooms, which cost up to £100,000 to own, are said to boost your metabolism, speed up recovery and help you lose weight faster.
It might sound straight out of a sci-fi movie, but the Manchester United striker isn’t the only celebrity to turn to trendy tech to stay on top form.
From infrared saunas to emerald lasers, stars are lining up to throw money on the latest gizmos, gadgets and fads.
Here we unveil the hottest new treatments — and some budget-friendly swaps to try at home.
Cryotherapy – soothes the muscles
WHAT IS IT: Cryotherapy uses temperatures as low as minus 140°C to help with muscle pain and injury recovery.
However, users should only stay in the freezing chamber, which uses liquid nitrogen, for a maximum of five minutes, otherwise it can become dangerous.
WHO USES: Cristiano Ronaldo, Usain Bolt, Gemma Collins and Demi Moore.
OUR EXCHANGE: Cold gel pack, £14.99, Amazon.
Infrared sauna – stimulates blood circulation
WHAT IS IT: An infrared version of a standard sauna that heats the person instead of the air around them.
The treatment costs around £2,000 and uses infrared rays. The treatment is believed to boost blood flow and circulation to ward off cancer, autism and fatigue conditions like long Covid.
WHO USES: Selena Gomez, Gwyneth Paltrow and Lady Gaga.
OUR EXCHANGE: Beurer infrared massager, £24.99, Holland and Barrett.
Red Light Therapy – repairs cells
WHAT IS IT: Also known by its less catchy name photobiomodulation, red light therapy is said to speed up cell recovery.
Developed for growing plants in space, near-infrared rays are now used to treat everything from wrinkles to hair loss.
Early studies show that low-wavelength rays can help repair cellular damage on the skin
WHO USES: Emma Stone, Chrissy Teigen and Kourtney Kardashian.
OUR EXCHANGE: Rejuvenating Beauty Wand, £39, Lux Skin.
NAD+ drip therapy – slows down aging
WHAT IS IT: A drip is used to give patients a dose of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD), an enzyme that may slow aging.
But drinking, smoking, and late nights prevent it from working. Early studies say it may also help with Alzheimer’s.
WHO USES: John Legend, Jane Fonda, Madonna and Rihanna.
OUR EXCHANGE: Omega-3 Fish Oil, £10.50, boots (check with your GP before starting any supplements).
Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber – for healing
WHAT IS IT: Patients breathe near-pure oxygen in a 22,000-pound chamber that has been pressurized.
Users can increase their lung capacity, while more oxygen in the blood leads to less inflammation and faster healing from injuries.
Extra oxygen also creates more collagen for a more youthful appearance.
WHO USES: Justin Bieber and LeBron James.
OUR EXCHANGE: Naked Biology Collagen Powder, £31.50, Amazon
Oura Ring – tracks your vital signs
WHAT IS IT: The Oura Ring measures your heart rate, sleep level, activity rate and body temperature.
Worn on your finger like a regular ring, the €240 device uses your readings to give you a daily score.
The titanium ring also tracks your movements and sets a recommended bedtime for you.
WHO USES: Prince Harry, Kim Kardashian and Miranda Kerr.
OUR EXCHANGE: Aquarius fitness watch, £14.99, feelunique.com.
Compression therapy – increases blood flow
What is it: In compression therapy, a leg sleeve is worn, which is then inflated to apply pressure to the limb.
The increased blood flow is said to help with inflammation, sore muscles and mobility.
A set of inflatable compression pants, costing up to £800, is said to speed healing from injuries such as a cruciate ligament rupture.
Who uses: Zac Efron and Lady Gaga
Our exchange: Compression stockings, £39.95, STOXenergy.com
EMsculpt – for fat loss
What is it: This fat-fighting treatment promises to reduce chub.
Using electromagnetic technology, it promotes muscle growth and fat loss.
Apparently, usage for a 30-minute session equates to 20,000 sit-ups.
Who uses: Jennifer Lopez and Megan Fox
Our exchange: Abs Girdle, £99.99, SlenderTone
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