​Lindsay Lohan Cryotherapy To Treat Chikungunya Virus The Actress Contracted Last Year In France

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Jun, 19, 2015 | 6:09 AM

Actress Lindsay Lohan’s cryotherapy rehabilitation stems from a virus she contracted during an exotic trip last year. The entire procedure seems hurtful as Lohan wears a one-piece when entering the freezing cold chamber, according to E Online.

Lohan, 28, bounced back from the bug, but has been left with chronic pain. So, Lindsay is embracing an innovative therapy which uses cold to reduce inflammation in the joints.

The Mean Girls star was struck down with a bout of chikungunya during a break in the tropical islands of French Polynesia in the South Pacific Ocean over the Christmas holidays.

Lindsay Lohan cryotherapy to treat joint pain

Lohan Lohan’s cryotherapy picture of herself in a bikini and face mask emerging from a cold room on her Instagram.com page. Lindsay wrote in a subsequent tweet, “Cryotherapy Zimmer Ice Lab has helped my chikungunya disease with my joint pain! I also have much better sleep (sic)…”

The actress has shared two images of her and friend Brittany Byrd emerging from a chamber after receiving the treatment therapy, which involves entering a freezing cold room with the intention of reducing inflammation and pain in muscles.

Lindsay has undergone the healing treatment before, posting a picture in April that showed Lohan and her pals enjoying their time in the chamber, where the temperature is reduced to -230 degrees Fahrenheit.

Lohan entered the chamber after booking an appointment at KryoLife. A cryosauna operator instructed Lindsay to wear protection on her hands, feet, and private areas before spending between one and three minutes in the chamber.

The cryotherapy treatment is not painful for Lohan, according to Joanna Fryben, CEO and co-founder of KryoLife. Fryben says that clients like Lindsay quickly warm up afterwards and are sometimes asked to perform a short cardiovascular exercise to help their bodies recover. The intense, but brief, burst of extreme cold is said to have health and beauty benefits galore.

Athletes have long been privy to the benefits of cryotherapy, which they say help lessen recovery time between injuries and increase their overall stamina and well-being.

Lohan has the chikungunya virus, which is transmitted to people by mosquitoes. Lindsay experienced symptoms of fever and joint pain, but other symptoms may include headache, muscle pain, joint swelling, or rash.

Outbreaks have occurred in countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Indian and Pacific Oceans. In late 2013, chikungunya virus was found for the first time in the Americas on islands in the Caribbean.

While the treatment can help Lohan, the experience can potentially burn hundreds of calories, lead to improved sleep, smooth wrinkles and leave a person with a high typically reserved for drug-benders. It was first developed in Japan in the 1970s for sufferers of rheumatoid arthritis, but has expanded to become the preferred method of recovery for some athletes and adventurous health nuts.

The latest images come shortly after Lindsay’s mother Dina Lohan claimed Lindsay is ”happier than ever.” Lohan recently came off probation for the first time in eight years and according to her mother, is doing well in both her personal and professional life.

Dina Lohan said, ”She’s happier than ever,” and that Lindsay is “getting movie offers right and left.”

In May, Lohan completed 125 hours of community service as part of her punishment stemming from a reckless driving incident in 2012.

The virus that hit the actress star causes a lot of pain, but is curable. Lindsay Lohan’s cryotherapy treatment is common to treat the symptoms from chikungunya.

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