CRISTIANO Ronaldo has had a cryotherapy ice chamber shipped to his new home to help him keep fit for matches, The Sun can reveal.
The 36-year-old Man United striker spent thousands of pounds having the £50,000 ice bath transported from Italy to his rented mansion.
It can apply temperatures as low as -200C to help treat and rehabilitate human tissue.
For a whole body treatment, Portuguese star Ron would have to wear mitts before clambering into the body-sized capsule.
At that point, liquid nitrogen would be pumped in to the air surrounding the cylinder to cool down the world-beater’s body.
Users can spend a maximum of five minutes in the chamber. Any longer could pose a serious risk to health. But advocates of the treatment believe it boosts blood circulation and improves the immune system. It is also thought to decrease fatigue and help injuries mend quicker.
Fitness fanatic Ronaldo first started using the apparatus in 2013 while he was playing for Spanish giants Real Madrid.
A source said: “Ronaldo is meticulous in how he looks after his body and will do anything to gain an edge.
'Number one priority'
“It wasn’t an easy feat getting the cryotherapy chamber transported from Italy to Cheshire, but he’s happy now it’s here as it will aid him in his post-match recovery routine.”
The source added: “Bringing it to the UK was one of his number one priorities as he knows how demanding the Premier League is and he wants to ensure he remains at the peak of his physical fitness.”
Other footballers who favour the treatment include Ronaldo’s United teammate Marcus Rashford, 23, and Gareth Bale, 32, who was in the same Real Madrid team as Ronaldo.
Leicester City’s stars also used cryotherapy machines when they won the Premier League in 2016.
It wasn’t an easy feat getting the cryotherapy chamber transported from Italy to Cheshire, but he’s happy now it’s here as it will aid him in his post-match recovery routine.
Among A-list fans are James Bond star Daniel Craig, 53, Hollywood actress Jennifer Aniston, 52, and Take That singer Gary Barlow, 50, who immersed himself in a cryo-chamber ahead of his 2018 solo tour.
Speaking at the time, the former X Factor judge joked: “Someone said to me, it was probably my son, that Ronaldo never goes on the pitch unless he’s had cryo. The problem is I am so gullible, I believe all this.”
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