While the number of cold therapy machines on the market continues to rise, their prices remain quite high. Therefore, buying a cryotherapy machine is an enormous investment. The good thing is that this unit can serve you for many years if you take good care of it. So, before you invest your money in this machine, you need to know how to maintain it. In this article, you will learn a few tips on how to maintain and extend the lifespan of your cold therapy unit.
Clean Your Unit Properly and Regularly
Like any other machine, your cryotherapy unit needs to be cleaned thoroughly and regularly. Cleaning a cryotherapy machine is a simple task because you just need to add two tablespoons of distilled white vinegar to the device and then fill it with water. Power the unit and let it run for 10-15 minutes.
Then turn the unit off and unplug it from the power source. If batteries power it, remove the batteries. Drain your machine and rinse it thoroughly. You can let it dry naturally or dry it with a clean towel before storing it. Never store your cryotherapy unit or its pads with water inside.
How to Store Your Cryotherapy Machine
Since humidity is a major problem for a cryotherapy machine, you need to dehumidify your room before storing the cold therapy machine. Studies have also shown that a cryotherapy machine performs better during therapy in a room with stabilized temperature. It is also important to run a dry cycle before storing your device. Make sure you are following the manufacturer’s instructions when doing this.
If you cannot run a dry cycle daily using your machine, the unit might develop problems. It’s also the reason why the manufacturer may void your warranty. Also, remember to wipe the unit with a dry towel before you do the dry cycle. This helps to improve the longevity of the interior fabric. Always store your cryotherapy in a cool, dry place. Preferably, the storage space should be dark and away from direct sunlight because it can easily damage the hose and cold pads.
Always remember to follow the manufacturer’s instructions when using and maintaining your cryotherapy machine. These instructions are important for the longevity of your unit because not all cold therapy machines are built the same. When your unit develops a major technical problem, don’t try to fix it on your own; seek the help of a qualified and experienced specialist.