Ice, when applied to a specific area of the body, reduces inflammation, such as when you have a bruise. Cryotherapy, however, reduces inflammation throughout the body, so that healing can occur in more than one area at a time. If you have an injury on the arm and leg, for example, cryotherapy can automatically target these areas. Cryotherapy also stimulates the vagus nerve, reducing anxiety and fatigue. The vagus nerve is literally the captain of your inner nerve center — the parasympathetic nervous system, to be specific. And like a good captain, it does a great job of overseeing a vast range of crucial functions, communicating nerve impulses to every organ in your body. Clients may see a reduction in chronic inflammation, whether that be on a wrist or knee, as well as with sinuses or acne. Directly after an injury or soreness occurs, cryo can help promote the immediate inflammation reduction of said area.