One evening, while I was on #fitblog chat (on twitter....), a 'new' company called Arctic Ease was there. Their product uses some Harry Potter type chemical reactions to cool some fabric down and keep your injury at just the right temperature for healing. Or something like that. More or less. Here's what the company has to say about themselves:
"The optimal temperature for effective cold therapy is above 59° F (15°C).* When skin temperatures go below that, tissue damage such as frost nip and frost bite can occur - it's one of the biggest risks associated with traditional ice therapy. And it's why you have to put ice on, then take it off - over and over again. Arctic Ease eliminates this inconvenience, reduces the risk and discomfort associated with temperature extremes and makes it easier to get relief from pain and swelling so you can get back to doing what you want to do." (bolding added for emphasis by GENE @boutdrz)
*Lee, Pardun, Buntic, Kiehn, Brooks, Buncke, ORTHOPEDICS, “Severe Frostbite of the Knees After Cryotherapy”, January 2007;30(1):63.b Cheng, Thompson, Yakobi, Dermatology, “FROSTBITE”, Updated: May 13, 2009
Somehow or other I entered a contest to win a sample pack. I think, and of course i am right, that it was from Carla over at http://www.mizfitonline.com/. I tell ya, she is a JEM. Or is it GEM? either. both. moving on...