London: ‘James Bond’ star Daniel Craig, who had taken to a form of intense therapy ahead of filming his latest 007 movie ‘Skyfall’, has attributed his toned and slender body to kriotherapy.
Kriotherapy is a treatment in which he endures freezing cold temperatures to stimulate his blood flow and give him more energy for exercise.
It is believed the treatment can double the amount of time a person can exercise.
“Daniel Craig has been using kriotherapy as part of his training regime ahead of the new Bond film. He has had it several times but is very secretive when he is here,” the Daily Mail quoted a source as saying.
The session itself involves moving around in a cold chamber which is between minus 100 degree Celsius to 135 degree Celsius, for up to 3 minutes.
The extreme change in temperature can trigger cold receptors which in turn affect the nervous system by releasing endorphins, the body’s own pain killing and anti-inflammatory agents.
With this sudden drop in temperature, blood is directed to vital organs and stops the amount of blood flow to injured areas. This makes kriotherapy useful for easing recurring injuries or aches and pains.