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Spot Cryotherapy

Spot cryotherapy is a localized type of cryotherapy that’s ideal for individuals suffering from a physical ailment due to injury, surgery, or arthritis.

What is spot cryotherapy?

Similar to how you would ice a sports injury or area of chronic pain, spot cryotherapy is a form of therapy that focuses on targeted areas of the body rather than the entire body. Whole body cryotherapy treatment aims to bring generalized health benefits to the participant’s whole body, while localized therapy is more concentrated towards healing a specific problem area. This treatment is often used to address local pains, swelling, and sprains.

How does spot cryotherapy work?

Our trained wellness experts at The Invigory use a controlled beam of vaporized nitrogen to engulf the area of discomfort. Some common treatment areas that utilize spot cryotherapy include strained muscles or an inflamed joint like a knee, hip, or shoulder. Each therapy session is conducted by a technician who is trained to handle the spot cryotherapy machine. The specialist will use a handheld device to emit a beam of nitrogen at a temperature below negative 200 degrees Fahrenheit (-200 degrees Fahrenheit).

A spot cryotherapy session in our Charlotte studio will last anywhere from 8 to 10 minutes per localized region and is ideal for anyone suffering from chronic pain due to arthritis or temporary pain due to a sports injury. Sometimes, several sessions will be scheduled over a long period of time in order to fully deliver a treatment.

What are the health benefits of spot cryotherapy?

  • It heals injuries at a faster rate than normal. Athletes have used spot cryotherapy to address fitness-related pain. The nature of spot cryotherapy offers a quick recovery time.
  • It provides relief to chronic pain, especially in the back, neck, hips, shoulders, and knees.
  • It reduces pain, swelling, and inflammation. Spot cryotherapy has been successfully utilized on clients with arthritis, joint pain, and pain due to injury.
  • Spot cryotherapy is not a painful experience. In fact, many clients report feeling refreshed after a spot cryo session.
  • Spot cryotherapy treatment does not require surgery or medication in order to deliver fast results. For people who prefer natural, non-surgical, and non-medicated methods of treatment, spot cryotherapy is one of the more effective treatments available in Charlotte, NC.

Benefits of Cryotherapy

Localized Pain

Provides relief to chronic pain in confined areas

Swelling & Inflammation

Reduces these ailments from arthritis & joint pain

Injury Recovery

Offers a quicker recovery time

Frequently Asked Questions

Spot cryotherapy is a cold therapy that uses extremely cold temperatures to target one specific area of the body that is painful.
Yes. In fact, spot cryotherapy is often used by athletes who are looking to treat an injury. Localized cryotherapy speeds up the healing time of certain injuries, including sprains and strains. If you have a sprained ankle, contact our Charlotte studio to schedule a session with a trained spot cryotherapy specialist.
Yes. Tennis elbow is a fairly common injury among athletes, especially those who frequently work their arms in a sport. This injury usually involves damage or irritation to the tissue connecting the elbow to the forearm. As with other injuries, spot cryotherapy can address tennis elbow.
Spot cryotherapy is a safe treatment option. While there are certain people who should avoid this form of therapy, in particular, clients with heart disease, sensory disorders, and open sores at the treatment site. Spot cryotherapy is generally safe for all individuals. As with all forms of cryotherapy treatments, clients should be sure to follow the technician’s instructions during the spot cryotherapy session.
People use spot cryotherapy for pain relief, or to speed up an injury’s recovery process.
Clients should dress in comfortable clothes. The area to be treated will need to be exposed. Robes will be provided if necessary.
Spot cryotherapy helps reduce inflammation, chronic pain, and shorten injury recovery time.
During a spot cryotherapy treatment, the blood vessels constrict, immediately decreasing inflammation and swelling in the affected area. As the body begins to warm, the area is flooded with restored blood flow.
Yes. We’re happy to help schedule your treatments to maximize their combined effectiveness.
Spot cryotherapy speeds recovery quicker than traditional Ice packs. Ice packs do not encourage blood flow and circulation. Spot cryotherapy does encourage blood flow and circulation.
After one spot cryotherapy session inflammation can be reduced. It is likely that multiple sessions will work best.
We recommend up to 5 consecutive sessions. After initial treatments, follow up sessions are suggested for maintenance.
After. This way we are able to monitor the skin’s temperature.

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