For physically active people, being laid up after an injury or surgery can be tortuous. You body wants to move, but your injury needs rest and TLC. However, you can be proactive in the healing process by treating the recovering site to a cooling dose of localized cryotherapy.
Cold therapy has a long history of use for treating injury that dates back millennia. When superficial areas like your limbs are subjected to cold, your body reacts by shunting blood to your vital organs to keep them warm. This shunting process takes place by vasoconstriction, where blood vessels narrow to restrict flow.
In the past, cold therapy involved applying ice packs or submersing an injured area in ice water. Today however, thanks to technology, cold therapy has become quicker, more effective and more comfortable than old-school icing.
The Healing Powers of Localized Cryotherapy
Localized cryotherapy utilizes nitrogen gas to delivery a stream of cooling vapor to the site of injury. The vapor is administered by a trained clinician via a hand-held wand that enables targeted treatment. The non-invasive procedure takes only a few minutes, with minimal discomfort.
As blood vessels surrounding the injury site constrict, fluids and toxins are sent to your renal and lymphatic systems for elimination, while red blood cells rush to the viscera where they become infused with oxygen and healing micronutrients. As your peripheral cells begin to warm again, enriched red blood cells flood to the site of injury to accelerate the healing process.
Repeated treatments during the recovery period will accelerate healing and cell regeneration, while reducing pain and inflammation.
Localized Cryotherapy in NYC
If you live in NYC, speedy recovery is just minutes away in historic trendy SoHo. The skilled clinicians at Advanced Cryo NYC will quickly and efficiently deliver your localized cryotherapy treatment in our relaxing spa-like clinic. While visiting, check out Advanced Cryo’s unique menu of other therapies, like whole body cryotherapy, micronutrient IV cocktails and much more, all designed to keep you young, healthy and beautiful.