Pain Relief – Localised Cryotherapy
Treatments are applied over three or four visits as the body continues the healing process. The effects continue even after the treatment itself ends.
- Treats a specific muscle or joint that’s painful rather than the whole body
- Reduces inflammation
- Flushes fluid and cellular waste from painful or injured tissue
- Increases range of motion and regenerative circulation
- Soothes the muscles and skin.
This advanced technology cools the affected area to just above the freezing point, which is a safe temperature range that maximizes pain relief without endangering tissue.
Localised or targeted cryotherapy helps to reduce pain and inflammation from sports injuries, back, neck and shoulder pain, sprains, strains and other various soft tissue problems. Even people with chronic inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis report that they feel better after a session.
How does Localised Cryotherapy work?
Your practitioner will use a handheld device that sprays a mist of nitrous oxide that lowers the body temperature around a targeted muscle or joint to a therapeutic level. The treatment itself takes from 2 – 10 minutes.
Targeted cryotherapy provides immediate relief and also reduces inflammation by rapidly cooling areas that are painful or swollen. This releases endorphins and reduces inflammation which in turn reduces pain.
It also helps to accelerate healing and recovery by encouraging the body to pump blood more rapidly into the cooled area. This speeds up the removal of by-products of tissue damage while supplying fresh nutrients to the recovering tissue.
Targeted or localised cryotherapy often helps with various conditions such as sports and fitness related pain, short-term pain related to overuse of a specific muscle or joint, back, neck, shoulder, hip and knee pain.
It can also be used to treat issues like rheumatoid arthritis.
Some people are concerned that localised cryotherapy will hurt, but the reality is actually the exact opposite – generally people say they enjoy the experience. Sore muscles or joints feel instant benefits of cryotherapy.