| By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

KryoMed Long Island is a health and wellness company that combines cryotherapy with personalized fitness, providing athletes of all ages and skill levels with treatments that promote overall physical health, recovery and performance.

Cryotherapy is a new and innovative method to athletic recovery and injury healing, and KryoMed LI has made it easy as possible with its new location in the heart of Greenvale, N.Y. Led by Medical Director Konstantinos Zarkadas, the KryoMed LI team ensures the safety and well-being of the patient. They first examine the medical history and check the blood pressure of the patient to ensure that the procedure is safe and right for each individual.

There are multiple ways to receive cryotherapy. A trained Kryomed sauna operator can help you into one of the chambers for the Whole Body Cryotherapy, where you will wear hand and foot protection, as well as protection in other sensitive areas. The air in the cryosauna is cooled by liquid nitrogen and gives the feeling of standing in front of an open freezer on a hot day. After staying in for one to three minutes, you perform moderate cardiovascular exercise for 15 to 30 minutes to raise the body temperature.

If someone has a specific injury, KryoMed LI also offers KryoLocal, which focuses on one area of concern, whether it be a joint, muscle or the skin. This is an effective way to reduce pain, inflammation and swelling, and is similar to “icing” the area, but more powerful and efficient.

Cryotherapy has becoming more and more of the norm used by top athletes to recover. The newly crowned champions of the National Basketball Association (NBA), the Cleveland Cavaliers, and specifically Lebron James, have been using cryotherapy for many years now. The treatment is spreading across the NBA and is even being used by other athletes like track and field star Justin Gatlin and boxer Floyd Mayweather.

“Cryotherapy itself is a wonderful method of feeling better, either if you are suffering from back pain, arthritis, migraines, or if you just need a little endorphin boost to get you through a big game,” said Zarkadas. “Kryofacials give you that glow that you can get after a session. All this is great, but the most important aspect is safety. Under strict medical supervision, this method can give you safe and effective results. So, trust only a doctor for your cryotherapy needs!”

In addition to athletic recovery, cryotherapy can be effective in beauty and anti-aging treatment. Using pressurized liquid nitrogen vapors, KryoFacials stimulate the production of collagen and decrease pore size. As a result of this, the skin becomes tighter, more even-toned and blood circulation is improved.

Come check out cryotherapy is the newest and most innovative way that athletes are recovering and improving their physical health. KryoMed LI provides full medical supervision, making sure this process if safe, effective and useful for each patient. For more information about the products and services, visit KryoMedLI.com or call (516) 671-8000.