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Benefits of Ice

Research shows using ice after exercise alleviates muscle soreness, reduces inflammation and minimises secondary tissue damage

Recovery Benefits explained

Full Leg Sore Blue Thicker
Reduced DOMS
Stopwatch Blue
Faster Recovery
Muscle Inflammation
Reduced Inflammtion
Improve Function
Improved Function

Three considerations when using ice for recovery

When to Ice

When to ice after exercise?

Timing is everything. The sooner you apply ice the quicker your body will recover.

Applying ice immediately after high intensity exercise will speed up your recovery time and improve your performance the next day.

 Applying after 3 hours will still help your recovery but not as much.

 For the best results combine ice and compression. Together they speed up and deepen the muscle cooling.

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How long should you ice after exercise?

To reduce muscle soreness there seems to be a relationship between temperature and duration. But method also matters:

Ice baths 11-15 mins at 11-15°C

Ice packs leave the freezer between 0°C to -25°C, apply for 10-20 mins

Cryo-chambers can reach -140°C. For timing follow operator instruction

Too long or too cold and you risk burning your skin. Too little or not cold enough and you do not elicit the physiological changes that assist recovery.


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Combine Ice and Compression

Can I combine compression with ice?

Combining ice and compression cools the muscle faster by both improving the contact and impacting the blood flow to the area.

By cooling the muscles faster, you reduce the energy demands on the body that are required to regulate temperature. Instead that energy, oxygen and nutrients are utilised in tissue repair.

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Benefits Recovery Cuff

Discover how the Riixo Recovery cuffs can benefit you

Targeted Icing
Optimal gradient compression
Allows recovery on the go
Freezes in 2 hours
Stays frozen for up to 6 hours


360 degree compression
Use multiple times
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Ice bath, ice pack, cryo-chamber, cold shower, or a bag of peas

May depend upon your:


Level of exertion and the muscles & joints under stress


Time available for recovery and any need to multi-task


At home, in work or just on the slopes or a demanding trail


Be it faster recovery or managing an injury or niggle

The research that helped shape the development of our Recovery Cuffs.

By combining insights from the best sports science laboratories with applied feedback from athletes and performance professionals in competitive settings, we deliver accessible recovery products that have an impact.

You should also include compression and active recovery. Both have been scientifically proven to work in speeding up your recovery after exercise

You should also include compression and active recovery; both have been scientifically proven to work in speeding up your recovery after exercise.

After high intensity exercise the small fibres in the muscles become damaged resulting in muscle soreness, lower power output, fatigue and muscle tightness. The body will naturally have an inflammatory response in trying to repair the muscles.
Ice can help improve your recovery by: -
Reducing Inflammation
Cooling the Muscles
Reducing Muscle Soreness
Helping the Muscles Relax
Reduce Swelling
Improve Blood Flow to the Deep Muscles
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