TargetED cryotherapy To Reduce Inflammation, Relieve Pain and promote healing
If you are suffering with a specific injury or chronic problem area, you may benefit from Local Cryotherapy. In contrast to Whole Body Cryotherapy, local cryotherapy employs a controlled jet of super cooled air to target specific areas – for example the shoulder, knee or back. This concentrated cooling action reduces the skin temperature to around 5ºC for around 10 minutes and, as the tissue warms, a powerful anti-inflammatory response is triggered.
More powerful, less painful and longer lasting than a conventional ice-pack, local cryotherapy can be effective for:
- Sports injuries – sprains, strains and muscle tears
- Back pain – disc problems, sciatica, muscle spasm
- Neck, shoulder, knee, elbow and ankle problems
- Accelerated post operative rehabilitation
What to expect
During your initial assessment, your therapist will discuss your problem and outline the right course of treatment. Using a hand held device, they will apply cold air topically as required to specific parts of the body in a treatment which typically lasts around 10 minutes.
For maximum benefit, you are strongly recommended to combine your local cryotherapy sessions with a prior Whole Body Cryotherapy session.
Targeted anti-inflammatory effects increase mobility & relieve pain and soreness
Theraputic cooling of body tissues reduces scarring and promotes faster healing
Fast & Effective
Maximum benefit is typically achieved within a 10 minute safe & simple treatment
Non-invasive; no anaesthetic; no scars; less painful than a conventional ice-pack
Your Questions Answered
Q. Does it hurt?
A. No. You will probably experience some tightening of the skin. The air jet is dry rather than wet like ice, so although it is cold, it will not hurt.
Q. How many sessions should I have?
A. This will depend on your condition. You will likely feel some immediate benefit from your first Local Cryotherapy session, but the benefits are cumulative and best results are generally achieved with a series of ten treatments.
Q. How long do the benefits last?
A. Local cryotherapy can produce an immediate reduction in swelling, inflammation and pain. Depending on your condition this can last for up to seven days.
Q. Is it safe?
A. Yes, local cryotherapy is non-invasive and generally accepted to be very safe. Always check that you are being treated by a properly trained consultant and discuss your treatment with your consultant if you have any concerns. If you are pregnant or have hypertension or cardiovascular problems you should avoid cryotherapy. See our waiver for details. If in doubt, consult your doctor.
Cryo Local (10 minutes/1 Area)
Cryojuvenate UK Ltd
54 High Street
Kent TN13 1JG
Mon, Wed, Fri 09:30 - 18:00
Tues, Thurs 09:30 - 20:30
Sat 08:00 - 17:00