Frequently Asked Questions
Is Cryotherapy safe?
Yes, Cryotherapy is a natural and non-invasive treatment and has been used in Asia and Europe for over 30 years for pain and therapeutic treatments.
How many treatments do I need?
This will depend on your individual needs and it is recommended that when you first start cryotherapy you invest in a block of treatments. After that, you can use cryotherapy when needed for your health, injury and wellness.
Can I have Cryotherapy if I have joint replacements or metal implants?
Yes, you can. Implants and joint replacements will not be affected as the cold does not deeply penetrate the skin. You should discuss this with me during your consultation.
How soon can I expect to see results and feel benefits?
Many people feel great after the first treatment because of the release of endorphins, the body’s natural mood elevator. Depending on your physical condition, you may feel some pain relief. In most cases, you will feel the benefit later in the day or over the next few days.
How does it feel?
Although Cryotherapy is the use of liquid nitrogen vapour at an extremely cold temperature it is a dry cold and doesn’t feel as cold as you would expect. The only area that is exposed is the area that is being treated with the rest of your body being covered.
When should I use Cryotherapy?
Cryotherapy is a supporting treatment and it has proven to be very effective when used in rehab programmes for injuries, inflammation and chronic pain.
What is the process?
Once you have submitted your proforma (or you can ring me), I will arrange a complimentary 30-minute consultation to discuss your personal needs. The next step would be to arrange the initial consultation which includes your assessment and first treatment.
Is liquid nitrogen dangerous?
No, liquid nitrogen is a non-toxic natural gas. The air that we breathe is composed of 78% nitrogen and is as common and safe as oxygen.
Who shouldn’t use cryotherapy?
The following conditions are contraindications to Local Cryotherapy:
- Intolerance /Allergies to cold
- Open wounds, cuts
- Cancer (not in remission for more than 5 years)
- Epidermal defect
- Skin irritation
- Diabetic foot
- Skin ulceration
- Rosacea/albinism (cancer related)
- Laser removal treatment
- Morton’s Neuroma
- Excessive sweating
- Metal plates or pins showing out of the skin
Anyone under 18 must have parental consent and have a parent present during treatment.