When you overexert yourself during mental or physical activity and athletic performance, your body’s core temperature rises. This includes the temperature of your brain. A rising body and brain temperature is a natural process and an important step in the road to your body’s recovery as it is your body’s natural reaction to, and way of dealing with, the stress of overexertion.

When your body overheats, the quickest remedy is to apply ice to the head and neck. This remedy, known as external cooling, slowly yet effectively lowers the brain's temperature, leading your to feel better faster and push even harder during the final leg of the race.

This gradual reduction in overall brain and body temperature has a positive impact on healing, with spot treatment to the head and neck being an even faster way to speed up the healing process and road to recovery.

Performance athletes in particular should be especially keen on icing their heads during games, as icing during times of rest reduces the strain that heat puts on the body and actually increases athletic performance out on the field.

What Is the Best Way to Apply Ice to Your Headache?

Try an Icekap! It uses a combination of cryotherapy* and pressure therapy to provide an effective, natural pain reliever. The Icekap has a total of 5 soft medical grade gel packs that cover the temporal, occipital, crown and perietal areas of the head and neck for maximum therapeutic coverage. The soft medical grade gels provide soothing cold therapy for up to two hours and can be used warm or cold. The Icekap also has a built in adjustable compression band to provide a soothing pressure to key areas of the head.

Additional Features of the Icekap

  • Medical grade gels remain soft when frozen
  • Can be used hot or cold
  • Soft and stretchy fleecy inner material makes Icekap comfortable to wear
  • Provides fast, effective, all-natural relief for a variety of ailments
  • Adjustable tension band for compression
  • High-quality, extremely durable, machine-washable material
  • Affordable and reusable
  • Suitable for any age
  • Suitable for wearing in public
  • No more bulky ice or heating packs 
  • Icekap stays cool or hot for up to two hours

So far, there is no research or data out there to indicate that there is any harm in applying ice to the head. However, before doing so, you should talk to a medical professional to find out if cold therapy is right for you.

The Icekap makes it easy and comfortable to ice your head. To learn how the Icekap is helping others, please see our testimonials https://www.icekap.ca/pages/testimonials page as well as check us out on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Icekapheadacheandmigrainetherapy/.

* Cryotherapy is the general use of cold temperatures in medical therapy or the removal of heat from a body part. The use of cold therapy (cryotherapy) is believed to cause the swollen blood vessels to constrict, thus reducing the pressure causing the pain.

DISCLAIMER: Please note that Icekap Therapeutics Inc. https://www.icekap.ca/ is not intended to replace medical advice given by a professional medical practitioner. All information, content, and material of this website is for informational purposes only and is not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider. Please consult doctor for use with children.