Exercise is said to cause micro trauma, or tiny tears in tissues, like muscle, tendons & ligaments. By rapidly bringing tissue temperatures down this:

Constricts blood vessels hence flushing waste products, like lactic acid, out of the affected tissues

Decreases metabolic activity, slowing down the physiological processes that cause inflammation

Reduces swelling & tissue breakdown

Then, with rewarming after removal of CRYOCHAPS, the blood vessels vasodilate, increasing blood flow, which delivers oxygen to help kick start healing and flushes out the unwanted waste, to accelerate the healing process.

Human evidence suggests a water temperature of less than 10 °C & immersion time of 10-15 mins demonstrated the best results. Not all of us with horses have the ability to quickly put together an ice bath for a 400kg horse! CRYOCHAPS have been designed to recreate this environment to cover all major tendons & ligaments of the lower leg.

So all you have to do to benefit from cold therapy, is apply CRYOCHAPS immediately after exercise for 10-15 mins.