Localized Cryotherapy, or “Spot Treatments”, are used to reduce pain, inflammation, and swelling in specific targeted areas. Basin Cryo spot treatments are comparable to “icing”, although much more powerful and efficient. A single localized treatment will last only 5-10 minutes, and according to clients the benefits last longer than traditional icing. Athletes such as pitchers, hitters, tennis players, lifters, CrossFit athletes, and more can benefit from local spot therapy. It is also a great tool for enhancing the recovery process post injury/surgery or to relieve aches in pains due to overuse and abuse from daily work and activities.
Clients frequently combine Local Cryotherapy with Whole Body Cryotherapy to treat problem areas. Temperatures get as low as -240 degrees Fahrenheit with our hand held device, and a local area treatment only needs to be conducted for about 5-10 minutes.
Faster response time – spot treatments reach a temperature of -20 degrees and can instantly bring the temperature down and reduce inflammation in 5-10 minute sessions while icing temperatures only reach about 35 degrees and require 30-60 minute sessions for results.
Dry cold vs. wet cold – “icing” is usually a uncomfortable experience due to the actual pain involved with a wet cold and the mess of that ice once it melts. Spot treatments are powered by compressed air that allows a gentle dry airflow of -20 degrees to isolate a specific area.
Isolates the specific area – The design of the spot Cryo-therapy unit allows us to focus on a very specific area without having to freeze include surrounding areas as well. This can include but not limited too specific joints such as knees, elbows, shoulders or specific muscles such as hamstrings, quads, shoulders, etc.