Cryotherapy, which literally means “cold therapy,” is a technique where the body is exposed to extremely cold temperatures for several minutes.
Athletes use cryotherapy to aid in quicker recovery, reduction in pain and inflammation, stronger performance, more range of motion, increase in stamina, reduction in rehab time, and to repair and strengthen the body.
Cryotherapy benefits can happen from one session but it’s best to schedule sessions regularly to receive the most from this type of therapy.
Tips and guidelines for Cryotherapy
If you have any conditions you want to treat with cryotherapy, make sure you discuss them with the person assisting with or administering your treatment. It’s always best to consult your doctor before using cryotherapy.
Please wear dry, loose-fitting clothing. F4A will provide socks and gloves. You are welcome to bring a towel. During therapy, move around if possible to keep your blood flowing.
The thought behind compression therapy is that by increasing blood flow to specific parts of the body – it encourages a greater delivery of oxygen and nutrients to those areas.
Normatec Compression therapy uses three distinct massage patterns: pulsing, gradients, and distal release to improve your blood flow. Your circulatory system delivers oxygen, nutrients and hormones to every cell in your body. Simultaneously, this complex circuit removes metabolic wastes such as carbon dioxide and lactic acid, effectively flushing your system of toxins.
Benefits of Normatec Compression Therapy
Reduction in swelling and inflammation
Speeds up muscle recovery
Preventing delayed-onset muscle soreness
Relieving muscle pain
Improvement in athletic performance
Increase in flexibility and range of motion
Removes exercise-related wastes, like lactic acid
Decrease in muscle fatigue
Please wear dry clothes. Bring a book or close your eyes. It’s up to you! Just sit back, relax and let your recovery therapy begin!