Cryotherapy is the application of cold to a specific problem area. There are several approaches to this. Athelas uses ice and Biofreeze. Ice is only available in-office, and can be paired with Biofreeze. Lotion/Oil will not be applied at the site of the Cryotherapy, but it can be used for the rest of the massage.
The process of Cryotherapy takes several steps. The first sensation is cold, of course, followed by burning, tingling, and finally numbness. The numbing of the area is necessary for the effectiveness of the Cryotherapy.
Because of the topical application, Cryotherapy cannot be performed over clothing. Cryotherapy will not be mixed with Aromatherapy.