Cold therapy, also known as cryotherapy, is the local or general exposure of the body to subzero temperatures. Its modern use was developed in Japan in 1978 for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Since then, the benefits of cryotherapy have been studied and refined in Europe.
Glacial Shells are a type of cryotherapy massage tool. Glacial Shell massage sessions target pain and inflammation, with a primary goal of accelerating tissue healing and improving circulation. Created from a nonporous blend of real seashells and high quality porcelain, Glacial Shells will not absorb oils, dead skin cells, dirt or bacteria, making them easy to clean and sanitize. The shells utilize a completely natural technology of a Glacial Gel sachet and activator solution that allows the shells to stay cool for up to 60 minutes.
Each shell is cast from an ergonomically shaped tiger striped clamshell, the same type of shell used for the naturally self-heating Lava Shell massage tool.
Offering a truly unique anatomy, the shells feature a hinge, or small rounded knob, that is ideal for stimulating pressure points and working into small, tight knots or problem areas.
The crown of every Glacial Shell is a smooth, carefully polished, gently rounded surface. It is the most versatile of the shell’s parts and the one that will transmit the greatest amount of cold therapy. The crown can be used for the deepest, most penetrating cold therapy bodywork, ultimately reducing muscle spasm by reducing the muscle’s ability to maintain a contraction.