A powerful service that naturally reduces pain and inflammation.
Localized Cryotherapy uses cold air at temperatures below -200 degrees F to aggressively remove inflammation and swelling out of an injured area. At nearly 20 times the intensity of an ice pack, you can expect inflammation to effectively jump out of your body from the moment the session starts!
When an area sits with inflammation for a long period of time due to trauma, the nutrients that are carried with it to help with the recovery eventually dry up. Prolonged inflammation actually prevents adequate flow of new nutrients to the site of the injury. Localized Cryotherapy works by aggressively recycling inflammation to an injury through dramatic changes in surface skin temperature.
When the skin receptors in a local area are first stimulated by the cold air, they all simultaneously send this sensory information to the hypothalamus of the brain. This reaction triggers a massive restriction in blood flow to the area as a natural response to the fast drop off in surface skin temperature.
Once the session is over, surface skin temperature reheats quickly, prompting a dilation of blood vessels. This effectively carries fresh, nutrient dense, blood back to the damaged area to help speed up the recovery process.
While somewhat similar, whole body cryotherapy and localized cryotherapy still have some major differences. Localized cryotherapy is actually more powerful for fighting pain in one specific area while whole body cryotherapy is best used for a systemic wellness response throughout the entire body.
A session can range anywhere between 3 to 7 minutes long depending on how much inflammation is in the area. Injuries with larger amounts of inflammation take longer to cool off to the proper stimulus temperature.
Yes! In fact, it’s encouraged as they work synergistically yet focus on different things. You would always start with a whole body cryotherapy session and then move to a localized cryotherapy session.