Dubai-based firm launches world's first cryotherapy cabin for racehorses


Dubai-based firm launches worlds first cryotherapy cabin for racehorses

Dubai - A cryotherapy session for a full grown racehorse lasts around five minutes.


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Published: Mon 22 Jul 2019, 3:53 PM

Last updated: Mon 22 Jul 2019, 6:13 PM

A Dubai-based startup has been putting special focus on full-body cryotherapy cabins for competition horses and the results are already being seen.
Working from Dubai's Downtown, Revive offers a full range of professional cryotherapy equipment across the sports and wellness industries.
A world first, the research and development work for this equestrian cryo equipment was carried out by specialist engineers at the manufacturer's facilities in Finland. 
Sateesh Seemar, head trainer at Zabeel Stables in Dubai, collaborated closely with the Revive team during the process, and personally supervised and monitored the first field trials in Dubai.
A cryotherapy session for a full grown racehorse lasts around five minutes, at temperatures as low as minus 140°celsius. Thermal imaging cameras are used to monitor the release of liquid nitrogen vapour, which is gently circulated around the horse's body.
Racehorses react well to the treatment and trainer Sateesh is starting to see game-changing results after only the first few months of operation.
Professional racing car engineer, Luka Jurkovic, now Revive General Manager, fast realised that what works on human athletes works equally well for racehorses: "Equestrian cryotherapy helps to reduce swelling and muscle spasm in competition horses, reducing their downtime after injury and helping them to bounce back faster after training," says Jurkovic.
Because of this, regular cryotherapy helps the horses to train harder and more frequently, which supports their physical endurance - a critical success factor for the world's fastest horses. And because cryotherapy releases natural hormones, raising adrenaline, testosterone and endorphin levels, it also improves the horses' strength and speed - another boost to equine performance.

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