Localized Cryotherapy in Lakeland
Remember the frozen bag of peas our parents gave us to ice our injuries when we were young? Cryotherapy treatments utilize the same cold compression method but this ain’t your mama’s bag of peas anymore. We’re all grown up now and so is the technology backing this scientifically tested and proven approach to pain management, recovery, and aesthetic therapy.
Local cryotherapy uses a machine that includes a handheld piece that allows us to apply extremely cold nitrogen vapor (up to -240 degrees F) to specific parts of the body. The treatment generally takes about 5-10 minutes to complete and leaves the client with benefits that far exceed what traditional icing can provide. In terms of the healing advantage, 5-6 minutes of localized cryotherapy is the equivalent of 15+ hours of traditional icing in that same area without the pain, discomfort, and stiffness that accompanies icing. Localized cryotherapy is excellent for addressing bodily aches and pains; inflammatory response after injury, surgery; and relief for sprains, strains and soreness. And there’s no downtime after a cryotherapy treatment, unlike other athletic recovery procedures.
Cryotherapy has also been shown to have cosmetic benefits including the reduction of the appearance of cellulite, eczema, patchiness, redness, and acne. A cryotherapy facial generally lasts about 15-20 minutes and promotes tighter, younger-looking skin through the stimulation of collagen production and the pores tighten due to the intense cold. As your skin warms back up after a cryotherapy facial, the blood vessels will quickly dilate causing the blood and oxygen flow to increase which gives your skin a youthful and vibrant glow. The accelerated production of collagen also improves the skin’s overall elasticity and texture. Not to mention that a cryo facial is just a really relaxing experience!
Benefits of cryotherapy
- Inhibition of inflammation
- Aids in surgical recovery
- Speeds athletic recovery time
- Reduction of pain (both acute and chronic)
- Reduction of spasms (both acute and chronic)
- Improved joint mobility
- Decrease in muscle tension & fatigue
- Decreases swelling & improves circulation
- Alleviates migraines & headaches
- Reduction in facial toxins, puffiness, inflammation
- Diminished pore size
- Improvements to eczema, psoriasis, and rosacea symptoms
- Increase in collagen production