"I had never been to Skin Technology before. The office is really nice, staff great, services awesome. Sherry explained exactly what what going to happen before, during and after the treatment. I also utilized the cryotherapy and I had no discomfort that night after the procedure and very minimal the next day. I will definitely go back to Skin Technology and Sherry for further treatments."
– Tammy M.
We are now offering cold therapy treatment designed to enhance sports performance, aid muscle and tissue recovery and support better overall health.
Cryotherapy is localized or whole-body exposure to cold temperatures to decrease inflammation, pain and spasms, and promote healing. It is not a medical procedure, but a non-Invasive option for people seeking faster muscle and joint recovery from injury and fatigue. Widely used in training and wellness centers, and spa-like settings in Europe, the treatment has not been readily available in the U.S. until now.
Procedures are noninvasive and best described as a "super-icing" option. Exposure takes three minutes or less, compared to longer durations in ice tubs or with cold compresses. Temperatures are more than four times lower than those of traditional icing, but the limited exposure time does not reduce the body's core temperature. Treatment is invigorating and effective.
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Whole-body cryotherapy was introduced in Japan in 1980 and subsequently worldwide. Cryotherapy is the whole-body or localized use of extremely cold temperatures in therapy (-76° to-166°F). The term "cryotherapy" comes from the Greek words cryo meaning cold and therapy meaning cure. The goal of cryotherapy treatment is to offer you better health and a faster recovery from injury. These benefits start with the reduction of inflammation, pain relief, and improved mobility. The cryotherapy process decreases cellular metabolism, increases cellular survival, decreases inflammation, decreases pain and spasm, and promotes vasoconstriction and vasodilatation which leads to increased levels of oxygenated blood delivered to damaged tissue. In the cold temperatures, the blood vessels quickly constrict forming a protective layer while the core body temperature is maintained. The process naturally stimulates blood circulation as the body's hormone, immune, and nervous systems are activated. Benefits of cryotherapy treatment have been widely publicized.
Whole-body and localized cryotherapy treatment has become very popular in European and numerous other countries in spas, clinics, medical institutions, and training centers. Beyond the clinical benefits of cold therapy, users generally report the experience as invigorating with improvement in a variety of conditions such as psychological stress, increased energy, improved sleep, and relief from muscle and joint pain. Athletes using the treatments report substantial decreased time for muscle stress recovery. The immediate effect lasts for minutes to hours, and the release of endorphins can have a lasting effect.