Cristiano Ronaldo Buys a £36,000 Cryotherapy Ice Chamber for His House

Mark Patterson@@MarkPattersonBRUK Staff WriterOctober 21, 2013

MADRID, SPAIN - OCTOBER 19:  Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid CF looks on during the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and Malaga CF at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium on October 19, 2013 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
Denis Doyle/Getty Images

Spanish reports claim that Cristiano Ronaldo has spent €45,000 (£36,000) on having a cryotherapy ice chamber installed in his house to improve his conditioning.

The bath at temperatures of around minus-160 degrees is designed to stimulate muscle recovery and help build up strength.

The Daily Mail adds that the Portuguese forward is already feeling the benefit of two three-minute sessions a week.

According to Spanish newspaper El Mundo (translated by the Mail), Ronaldo first discovered the practice in the local gym before installing it in his La Finca home:

Ronaldo is now reliant on deliveries of liquid nitrogen canisters to his home to keep the system topped up. And if the liquid-nitrogen man lets him down he can always go back to using the local gym’s facility where €550 (£465) buys 10 private sessions.

Ronaldo is not the first to use such equipment—former Real Madrid hero Raul also took advantage of cryotherapy, while Franck Ribery was also snapped in an unforgettable picture having treatment during the 2012 European Championships.

Getty
Getty

How long it will be before we see Ronaldo add a similar image on Twitter remains to be seen.

Related

    Messi: 'Crazy' If Argentina Exit Copa at Group Stage

    World Football logo
    World Football

    Messi: 'Crazy' If Argentina Exit Copa at Group Stage

    via Mail Online

    Highlight: Paraguay Take Surprise Lead vs. Argentina 🎥

    Miguel Almiron's lung-busting run set up Richard Sanchez for 1-0

    World Football logo
    World Football

    Highlight: Paraguay Take Surprise Lead vs. Argentina 🎥

    Miguel Almiron's lung-busting run set up Richard Sanchez for 1-0

    telemundosports
    via Twitter

    Reports: Juventus Will Sign PSG Exile Rabiot

    Sky Italia and Sportitalia say Juve have won the race for the Barca and Man Utd target

    World Football logo
    World Football

    Reports: Juventus Will Sign PSG Exile Rabiot

    Sky Italia and Sportitalia say Juve have won the race for the Barca and Man Utd target

    Administrator
    via Juvefc.com

    Messi Saves Argentina from Paraguay Defeat

    World Football logo
    World Football

    Messi Saves Argentina from Paraguay Defeat

    Megan Armstrong
    via Bleacher Report