Cryotherapy is a safe and natural pain therapy that can be customized to your needs, goals, and pain issues. Cryotherapy works for pain by eliciting the body’s “fight or flight” response , which stimulates the production of endorphins, thus decreasing the body’s perception of symptomatic pain. Cryotherapy can be used alone or in conjunction with other pain management techniques such as massage therapy, chiropractic care, acupuncture, and physical therapy, which enhances the effectiveness and maximizes the benefits. Chronic pain can be a frustrating and debilitating condition, so put your pain on ice at Synergy.
Pain & Injury Recovery
The anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties of cryotherapy can drastically improve joint disorders such as rheumatoid and osteoarthritis. Fibromyalgia is a disease that causes pain in the muscles, ligaments and tendons. After emerging from the chamber clients report a pleasant warm feeling throughout the whole body. All joints move more fluidly, they feel strong, and full of energy; this initial positive effect may last up to eight hours. The immediate effect of skin cooling and analgesia lasts for five minutes, but the release of endorphins can have a lasting effect, where the pains and signs of inflammation as found in blood tests remain suppressed for weeks. This type of cryotherapy is used to manage fibromyalgia, amongst other disorders. In sports medicine, Whole Body Cryotherapy has gained wider acceptance as a method to improve recovery from muscle injury.
Inflammation is a biological response of tissues and cells to injury and cellular damage, and acts as a protective attempt by the body to remove the injurious stimuli and to initiate the healing process. The problem is that the receptors involved in pain are also present in inflammation; their activation causes the inflammatory reaction. These chemical signals released by damaged cells result in dilation of blood vessels, accumulation of white blood cells, warming of tissue and swelling. Cryotherapy combats this response by constricting the blood vessels, thus decreasing inflammation. Whether pain or inflammation is keeping you from your favorite activity or hobby such as sports, biking, running or gardening, or if you are simply finding yourself less active and more irritable due to chronic debilitating pain and inflammation, then Cryotherapy is your answer.
Additional Reported Benefits
- Reduction in pain & inflammation
- Assists in a quicker surgical recovery
- Aids in the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis and osteoarthritis
- Helps with the treatment of Multiple Sclerosis and Fibromyalgia
- Helps provide relief from nerve pain