At Townsquare Media, we believe wellness is important for our community to thrive. Every Wednesday, we'll feature a wellness leader in our community. Wellness Wednesday is made possible thanks to our partners Benchmark Medical Group.

When people get injured, they tend to reach for the heating pad — but they shouldn't.

Heat may feel good on an injury in the moment, but it won't help lower inflammation in the long run. Ice is actually the best way to go, which is why Benchmark Medical Group offers whole body cryotherapy at their Windsor facility.

We interviewed Benchmark Medical Group's Dr. Sandy Valdes Haas about why ice treats injuries better than heat and how cryotherapy can help with inflammation.

Wellness Wednesday: Q&A With Dr. Sandy Valdes Haas