The controlled treatments will cool the client’s targeted area of skin to between 35°F and 41°C in a very quick fashion. The tissue cooling process is performed during an optimal timeframe to ensure that the body’s natural response is positively triggered due to the decrease of surface temperature in the targeted part of the body.
Thermoreceptors in the skin send signals to the brain of the growing need to address the extreme cold temperatures which are progressively cooling the skin (The cold is dry and not uncomfortable). The body’s first responsive action is to constrict blood vessels in order to regulate the temperature of the body and restore balance.
At the point of vasoconstriction, the patient will feel a ‘dull ache’ or a tightening sensation in the treatment area as the body aims to protect it’s core temperature. Vasoconstriction redirects superficial blood flow from the blood vessels and capillaries back to the larger vital organs of the body.
Once the treatment is over, the body works at it’s optimum rate to restore temperature balance in the superficial treatment area. This physiological change is achieved by the blood vessels expanding to four times their normal size. The heart increases the delivery of oxygenated blood flow to the target area, which is freshly enriched with hormones, enzymes and proteins at a higher level than normal.
As the brain regulates the homogenic temperature of the blood, micro-circulations are driven around the treatment area and continue to circulate at an intensified rate for several hours post treatment. As a result, hematomas and inflammations are drained, toxins are circulated away from the superficial layer and nutrients are delivered to the various tissue types.