INTENDED USE: For pain relief from acute & chronic injuries, reduction of swelling and alleviation of muscles cramps and
soreness, enhance blood circulation, loosen tissues and relax muscles.
Pro Level Treatment:
- Accelerates post workout recovery
- Reduces muscle inflamamation, pain and soreness
- Clinically ideal for post surgery Icing
- Acceleartes warmup
- Improves range of motion and muscle flexibility
- Enhances blood circulation
When to use COLD Therapy
Ice is the recommended treatment for acute injuries such as an
ankle sprain or after activities that aggravate a chronic injury, such
as shin splints.
It is especially helpful to reduce swelling and control pain. Ice is
most effective when it is applied early and often for the first 48
Icing a strained muscle can decrease inflammation and numb pain
in the area. Icing is effective at reducing pain and swelling because
the cold constricts blood vessels and decreases circulation to the
Use cold therapy for short periods of time, several times a day. Do
not use COLD therapy more than 15 minutes at a time. More time
spent icing, does not mean more relief, it only causes nerve, tissue,
and skin damage The icing should never be painful or make the skin
turn white. Be sure, the skin returns completely back to normal
before reapplying. Intervals of 3-4 hours between re-icing is
recommended. You can elevate the affected area for best results
The physiological effects of icing are reduction of inflammation/
swelling and pain reduction. Icing causes constriction in the
vessels, which decreases the blood flow to the area. It also slows
down the conduction of the pain sensation in the nerves. As the ice
pack is removed, the body reflexively dilates the vessels, causing
blood to rush back to the body part. Therefore, the result of icing is
vasopumping, which has been shown to be most effective in
moving fluids and reducing inflammation.
After exercise, ice is the best choice for muscle recovery or a
chronic injury because it discourages the onset of swelling and
When to use HOT Therapy
Heat is the recommended treatment for Chronic injuries.
Chronic injuries differ from acute injuries. They usually develop
slowly because a body part is being overused or because an acute
injury has healed improperly. Pain from a chronic injury may not be
constantly bothersome, but it can come and go in the form of
soreness or dull pain.
Heat increases circulation and raises skin temperature. For these
reasons, it should not be applied to acute injuries, or injuries that
show signs of inflammation. Heat is great for sore muscles and
joint pain, which are typical of chronic injuries.
Athletes with chronic injuries should apply heat before exercise to
increase flexibility and to stimulate blood flow to the area. Regularly
heating before a practice or game can also help with avoiding
stiffness as warm-ups transition into performance. This will also
loosen up the muscles to avoid injury or soreness.
Heating a sore or injured muscle increases blood flow and
metabolic activity which leads to a loosening of muscle tissue.
Warming an injured area relaxes stiffness and relieves pain in
aching joints, such as those affected by arthritis.
Heat therapy works by improving circulation and blood flow to a
particular area due to increased temperature. Increasing the
temperature of the afflicted area even slightly can soothe
discomfort and increase muscle flexibility. Heat therapy can relax
and soothe muscles and heal damaged tissue.
Never apply heat more than 15 minutes at a time nor while
sleeping. Be careful not to burn yourself.