Localized Cryotherapy – An Introduction
Cryotherapy is becoming an increasingly popular phenomenon across the United States. Localized cryotherapy is one of several variants of this technology, involving very targeted delivery of nitrogen gas to specific parts of the body.
How Does Cryotherapy Work?
Localized cryotherapy operates quite differently than whole-body cryotherapy, but both methods use nitrogen to cool the body. Depending on the machine and the settings used, temperatures range from -150°F to -294°F. Localized cryotherapy devices come in both electric and nitrogen models, however, the electric models are unable to reach much lower than -30°F. The treatment involves the client laying on a table or sitting in a chair while an operator provides the treatment. This contrasts with whole-body cryotherapy in which the client stands in a chamber. Sessions last anywhere from a few minutes to 15 minutes.
What Does it Do to the Body?
Unlike whole-body cryotherapy, the intense cold temperatures from localized cryotherapy do not elicit a hormetic stress response from the body. This eliminates many of the physiological effects that come with whole-body cryotherapy.
The advantage localized cryotherapy devices have over whole-body cryotherapy chambers is the targeted and longer potential duration of treatment. Cryotherapy chamber sessions last no more than 3 minutes, however, localized cryotherapy sessions can last up to 15 minutes or longer, and there really is no limit. Once the targeted skin reaches the recommended temperature, the operator can then move on to the next section.
Benefits and Applications of Localized Cryotherapy
Localized cryotherapy has applications in spotting injuries or soreness, acne, eczema, localized arthritis, and facial treatment to boost collagen and even fat and cellulite reduction.
- Reduced Inflammation
- Pain Relief
- Injury Recovery
- Enhanced Muscle/Injury Rehabilitation
- Reduced Swelling
- Chronic Inflammatory Condition Relief
- Facial Pain – Dental Applications
- Skin Health
- Collagen Production
- Improved Circulation
- Fat Reduction
- Cellulite Reduction
Note: Information contained within this website and in all materials, communications, or presentations by High Tech Healing is for informative purposes only. Localized cryotherapy machines are neither designed nor advised for the treatment or cure of any illness or disease. No localized cryotherapy devices have been tested or approved by the FDA. Please consult with your medical professional before beginning any cryotherapy or recovery method.