WHAT IS LOCALISED CRYOTHERAPY?
Not all cryotherapy approaches are the same. Whilst many people will be familiar with whole-body cryotherapy (WBC), another type of cryotherapy exists in a smaller, localised form. This localised cryo is specifically targeted to smaller sites, emphasising the benefits to a particular area. In this article we’re going to look in more detail at localised cryotherapy and how the Mecotec electric cryotherapy device can be used to provide localised cryotherapy treatment to help a range of conditions and ailments.
HOW IS LOCALISED CRYOTHERAPY ADMINISTERED?
The electric cryoair device from Mecotec requires absolutely no nitrogen gas – they operate entirely with only electricity, providing a safe and effective treatment that delivers a jet of extremely cold air via an hand held applicator.
The air temperature is at T -32 degrees Celsius.
These devices are perfect for localised cryotherapy treatments, where there is a very small target area.
LOCALISED CRYOTHERAPY BENEFITS
There are plenty of occasions where you are want to target a specific area or acute injury site rather than having a whole body cryo session.
Good examples of this include injuries – say you’ve had a sports injury; you really want the focus on the treatment to be on the injury site. By directing all the cryotherapy to the single area, you can benefit from a deeper, more intense version of the treatment. This will help to reduce swelling and pain improving the recovery.
You may also need to rehabilitate an area post injury, so that might include using the localised cryotherapy machine to reduce inflammation to improve mobility.
WHEN WOULD YOU OPT FOR LOCALISED CRYOTHERAPY?
There are several situations where localised cryotherapy is more appropriate than a whole-body cryotherapy approach. Here’s a few...
If you have an injury that prevents you from standing, localised cryo may be more appropriate
If you want to target a very specific area, localised cryo is better
It’s a cheaper technology to install and run, so cost can be a consideration
These are the main reasons, but there are individual cases where there could be niche reasons for the use of localised cryotherapy.
WELLNESS BASED LOCALISED CRYOTHERAPY BENEFITS FOR FACIALS.
Not all benefits of the treatment are around injury, illness, and recovery. There’s also solid evidence to support the use to help improve with skin conditions such as Eczema.
Cryo facials are another application that enables the skin to rejuvenate itself, gain elasticity, appear smoother and provide a natural glow. Cryo facials using only electricity can elicit instant results:
Removal of toxins
Reduced appearance of wrinkles and cellulite
Tighter healthier skin
Regeneration of collagen and skin elasticity.
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RP-X are the leading providers of Mecotec electric localised cryotherapy units in the UK. We have nearly two decades in the space and offer a wide range of turnkey solutions for facilities looking to invest in this technology.