Localized Cryotherapy + Thermal Shock Treatments
Reduce pain and inflammation while speeding up recovery with these localized treatments.
Pairs well with Whole Body Cryotherapy.
Benefits of Localized Cryotherapy
Localized cryotherapy is meant to treat acute pain such as injured sore muscles or joints using a wand and either short or long bursts of cold air. Localized cryotherapy is great for athletes looking for recovery from added stress and to help prevent future injuries. This service is fast and can be coupled with whole body cryotherapy for maximum results.
This treatment is for someone with an acute injury (within 72 hours). This is only cold therapy.
Thermal Shock Treatment:
The T-Shock manages pain by utilizing a thermal shock treatment that alternates between heat and cold in varying times and frequency. Alternating between heat and cold increases oxygen and microcirculation to the treated area to reduce inflammation, decrease nerve transmission of pain fibers, ultimately reduce the pain.
Speed up healing
This is more than just icing. The T-Shock was actually designed as a physical therapy device to deliver results superior to icing. The quick skin temp drop that this device provides helps increase the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the area to speed up healing.
The cold also begins to decrease inflammation in trouble areas as well by constricting blood vessels and reduce swelling.
Both Localized Cryotherapy and Thermal Shock Treatments are our go-to services to help with acute injuries. Cooling the skin increases circulation and the release of norepinephrine, leading to reduced pain in sore areas.
Decrease pain and inflammation… fast!
What to Expect
This is a quick service aimed to deliver immediate pain relief! Our T-shock Specialist will apply a gel to the area and use the Cryo T-Shock Wand which will drop to temperatures of -25° to -40° F on a specific area of the body for anywhere between 4-10 minutes. This can be used on any area of the body and if often combined with Whole Body Cryotherapy. These localized treatments can improve microcirculation, increased healing, and even aid in protecting the muscle or joint from future injuries.
Before Your Session
Come to your localized cryotherapy session with the area you want to treat being free of oil, lotion or sweat. (We can always provide a steam towel if this is not possible.) We suggest wearing clothing that makes the area easy to access.
While every person and injury is different, repeated sessions may be needed to achieve desired results.
After Your Session
After your session, you can go about your normal activities.
Do not do this service if any of the following apply to you:
kidney disease • active cancer • active chemotherapy or chemotherapy within the last 12 months • pregnancy • dialysis •
severe diabetes where sensation has been lost in the extremities or tingling occurs in the skin • polyneuropathy
Proceed with caution:
We cannot treat areas where varicose veins are present • or over untreated abdominal hernias • cannot treat areas where Botox was injected in the last 2 weeks
Does cryotherapy hurt?
Cryotherapy is not intended to be painful. It may cause discomfort as we are not used to being exposed to such cold temperatures, but we encourage guests to listen to their body. What’s important is that the skin temperature is dropping, not lasting through pain. If your session gets uncomfortable, just tell your service provider so that your session can be adjusted.
How long are the sessions?
Treatment time for one area is about 5-10 minutes.
What is the difference between Whole Body Cryo and Localized Cryotherapy?
Whole body cryotherapy is an immersive experience causing GOOD stress on the body (also known as eustress, as opposed to distress). Localized cryotherapy is aimed at a specific area of the body for 10 minutes using warmer temperatures than whole body cryotherapy (-25° to -40° F vs. -150° to -175° F). The results are even better when paired together!
Isn't this the same as icing?
Using a localized cryotherapy device like the T-Shock provides a different effect than icing. Using ice on an injury isn’t as cold as the T-Shock nor does it cool the tissue fast enough to create constriction and dialation of blood vessels to create the level of increase of oxygen and microcirculation to the treated area.
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