Cryotherapy is an excellent way to help with muscle spasms in the body. This therapy is well known to help numb painful areas as well as provide a cooling relief to affected soft tissues. The therapy consists of applying cold compresses on to the skin to effectively reduce the temperature of the skin as well as constrict the blood vessels in the area.
If you are suffering from a muscle spasm or just recently had a soft tissue injury, cryotherapy is an excellent way to help reduce swelling and further injury in the early stages of your healing process. This therapy is rather inexpensive and is something that can be done at home as well as in the office.
Hydroculation is the use of a wet heat source called moist heat to soothe and relax sore muscles, joints and ligaments.Clinically, it has been shown that moist heat is more effective in providing deeper penetration of the tissue than dry heat. Moist heat can speed recovery by increasing blood flow to the targeted area. Many patients that do not like cryotherapy respond very well with the use of moist heat.