What is Cryotherapy?

Cryo- comes from the Greek work kryos meaning "icy cold". Cryotherapy is the therapeutic use of cold. A cryo cup is a specific type of cryotherapy that can be used during massage therapy. Cryotherapy (also know as "ice massage") is the application of ice to the skin using deep circular friction over a localized area. Just as heat promotes vasodilation of the blood vessels, prolonged cold/ice therapy promotes vasoconstriction of the blood vessels. Vasoconstriction can be compared to a pumping action of blood out and into the tissues in the affected area. The application of cold can decrease pain, the desired result of cryotherapy is for the client to experience a numbness to the affected area. As soon as numbness is acquired, the therapy should end to avoid tissue damage.

There are typically four sensations associated with ice therapy that the client may experience:

  • first stage: cold stimulus

  • second stage: slight burning sensation

  • third stage: deep achy feeling

  • fourth stage: numbness

Once numbness occurs, the goal of cryotherapy has been reached.

Cryo- comes from the Greek work kryos meaning "icy cold". Cryotherapy is the therapeutic use of cold. A cryo cup is a specific type of cryotherapy that can be used during massage therapy. Cryotherapy (also know as "ice massage") is the application of ice to the skin using deep circular friction over a localized area. Just as heat promotes vasodilation of the blood vessels, prolonged cold/ice therapy promotes vasoconstriction of the blood vessels. Vasoconstriction can be compared to a pumping action of blood out and into the tissues in the affected area. The application of cold can decrease pain, the desired result of cryotherapy is for the client to experience a numbness to the affected area. As soon as numbness is acquired, the therapy should end to avoid tissue damage.

Ice can be applied often during the first 24-72 hours following an acute injury, but twenty minute breaks/intervals should be used in-between treatments to avoid tissue damage from the ice.

Cryotherapy should NOT be used if the client has: heart problems, intolerance to cold, numbness or loss of sensation in the area, or a vascular disorder in the area.

Cryotherapy Benefits: Reduces swelling and inflammation, relieves congestion, and calms muscle spasms.

Cryotherapy can be added to any massage therapy service for $5.00 or it can be a stand-alone treatment. To book your massage and cryotherapy, please visit: https://gypsysoulholistichealing.acuityscheduling.com/


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