Cryotherapy is uses cold temperature for therapeutic purposes. It is a widely used technique, in different variants in the field of Physical Therapy and Massage.

Modes of application

Currently, there are multiple means of application of cryotherapy, among which stand out:

  • Ice bags

  • Cold-packs

  • Chemical ice bags

  • Wet towels

  • Cold baths

  • Cold gels

  • Ice massage (cryomassage)

  • Cold vapor spray

With which injuries is this treatment recommended?

It depends on many factors (type of injury, severity, patient, etc.), but globally, cryotherapy is advised for the following injuries.

  • Lessen pain

  • Reduce inflammation

  • Reduce muscle spasms

  • Facilitates recovery progress

  • Improves mobility in affected region

  • Reduces edema