Your New Way to Heal
Cryotherapy is the local or general use of low temperatures in medical therapy. Cryotherapy is used to treat a variety of benign and malignant tissue damage, medically called lesions. The term "cryotherapy" comes from the Greek cryo (κρύο) meaning cold, and therapy (θεραπεία) meaning cure. Cryotherapy has been used as early as the seventeenth century. The goal of this theraphy is to increase cellular survival, decrease inflammation, decrease pain and spasm, promote the constriction of blood vessels (vasoconstriction).
Indications of Use
Pain management and inflammation
Candidates for Cryotherapy
- Injuries Acute/Chronic
- Post-surgjucal recovery
Benefits of Cryotherapy
- Faster muscle recovery
- Promotes healthier skin complexion
- Invigorates the mind
- Improves sleep pattern
- Assists with cellulite reduction
- Effective with chronic pain management
- Faster surgical recovery
- Reduces stress & anxiety
- Pain Relief
- Endorphin Release
- Reduces inflammation
- Overall well-being
How Cryotherapy Works
Localized Cryotherapy is applied to the affected area via a hose exposing the area to cool, dry air vapors reaching subzero temperatures, to decrease pain and inflammation and facilitate faster tissue recovery. By quickly cooling the affected tissue it stimulate a strong circulatory response back throughout the affected area very quickly thereby lowering inflammation, lactic acid as well as to activate an essential nervous system response to the area promoting healing.
What to Expect
Localized Cryotherapy, targeted to a specific muscle area or spasm can be applied via a localized device for a twenty second to one minute period. Localized cold air treatments reach -25° to -40° F. This has been demonstrated to produce more beneficial results compared to normal fifteen-to-twenty minute localized icing. Cold air is deployed by an application hose enabling precision cooling to the affected area and the exact delivery of airflow dosage to the skin.
Our localized cryotherapy devices take in ambient room-temperature air and chills it before delivering it to the specific areas of the body undergoing application. An example of localized treatment would occur with a hamstring injury or elbow tendon pain. Treatment times vary, but are generally under 1 minute. Using our devices, localized cryotherapy can quickly and effectively deliver treatment with precision to troubled areas.
Localized Cryotherapy Clincal Studies
- The Effect of Two Cooling Modalities on Knee Joint Position Sense
- Local Cryotherapy and Whole Body Cryotherapy at -110°
- The Influence of Ice Bags, Cold Air Stream and Cold N2-Gas Treatments on the Juxtaarticular Electrical Pain Thresholds
- Cold Air Therapy to cure Peritendopathies and Bursopathies — Initial Clinical Experiences
- Comparison of Cryo5 Air Cooling, Crushed Ice Packs, Ice Massage, and Ice Water Immersion for Tissue Cooling and Numbness