Cryotherapy Pain Relief
Say goodbye to pain
Using the healing properties of cold to treat chronic pain was a technique adopted hundreds, if not thousands of years ago.
While ‘cryotherapy’ as a pain treatment has only existed since 1978; ice packs have been a staple item in first aid kits for years and, possibly without understanding why a bag of frozen peas has long since been the mum’s go-to for every bump and scrape.
But, there is a valid reason for this. Localised icing works because the cold numbs the area and reduces blood flow to the source of pain. Not only does this reduce inflammation and swelling, but it also provides an anaesthetic effect to provide immediate relief from the pain point.
Cryotherapy as a tool for managing pain
We are fortunate that we live in a modern world with surgery, medicine, and extensive treatment options available to reduce the symptoms of chronic pain, but in some extreme cases, all avenues become exhausted. No further surgery or medical treatments will improve the patient’s condition, so the only options left are to manage, rather than combat, chronic pain. If you’re struggling with a long-term illness or injury and you’ve tried every option that modern medicine can provide, cryotherapy can reduce the pain in your body without administering powerful and possibly harmful medications.
Three minutes in the whole body cryotherapy chamber will reduce blood flow to your problem areas which will have an immediate and significant impact on reducing the inflammation that causes pain. It will also numb the pain to provide instant relief. Once you leave the chamber, a surge of endorphins is released which elevates your mood while freshly oxygenated and nutrient dense blood pumps through your body and heals the problem areas.
It is safe to have cryotherapy for pain every day, so we recommend one treatment to see how your body responds and time any subsequent treatments in line with this. Our goal is to help you achieve optimal wellness, and your treatment schedule is centered around the best way to accomplish this based on your body’s initial response to cryotherapy.
Who can benefit from using cryotherapy for pain relief?
- Patients who have exhausted surgery and conventional medical treatments.
- Patients who are unable to treat the cause of their chronic pain and must now manage their symptoms.
- Anyone who wants a natural and chemical free pain relief option.
Whether you’re suffering from chronic back pain, or a chronic illness such as arthritis or fibromyalgia or you’ve had a severe injury, and your only option is pain management, one cryotherapy session will act as instant pain relief.
As part of your ongoing pain management plan, cryotherapy can provide longer term relief to help you live an active, pain-free life.