Cryotherapy represents the general or local use of low temperatures in the medical field. Cryotherapy is used for the treatment of various joint or muscle injuries, with the first cases of using this treatment method dating back to the 27th century.
Its purpose is to:
Reduce cell growth and reproduction (cellular metabolism)
Promote cell survival
Decrease the inflammatory process
Reduce pain and combat spasms, promote vasoconstriction.
This technique allows the temperature to drop from 32°C to 4°C in 30 seconds due to a cold power of -78°C and a pressure of 50 bars (CO2). The thermal shock is immediate, stimulating the skin's receptors, which send a strong and very rapid message to the brain to trigger a response through the reflex system.