Cryotherapy is the science of using cold temperatures via nitrogen gas to safely lower your skin’s temperature to induce relaxation, and overall wellness and healing benefits. It can be delivered to the whole body in a chamber or locally to a specific area of the body.
Cryotherapy treatments are not dangerous as the liquid nitrogen that is used as a chilling agent does not come into contact with your skin. The skin temperature is constantly monitored to prevent frostbite. A trained operator is always present during the treatment to control the temperature levels and monitor your comfort.
Nitrogen is not toxic since about 78% of the air we breathe contains this gas.
Localized Cryo targets specific areas of concern. It increases microcirculation, reduces inflammation and swelling in order to speed recovery time. It also provides a natural analgesic effect resulting in decreased pain. The Cryo Penguin uses -140 degree temperatures to treat specific areas making it more efficient than traditional icing. Other benefits include reduced muscle tension, improved mobility, decreased fatigue, better circulation and quicker return to activity.
A Localized Cryotherapy treatment usually takes 5-10 minutes depending on the area being treated.
People who have suffered an acute or chronic injury and want to boost their recovery. Those suffering from chronic pain conditions including arthritis or other inflammatory processes can benefit from Localized Cryotherapy as well.
Contraindications include altered skin sensation, open wounds, impaired circulation including peripheral artery disease Grade III and IV, high grade anemia, hypersensitivity to cold, such as Raynaud’s phenomenon, cold urticaria, cryoglobulinemia, and paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria, under the influence of drugs or alcohol, peripheral vascular disease, advanced atherosclerosis, cachexia, epilepsy, and pregnancy.