Whole body cryotherapy is a treatment that exposes the body to extreme temperatures between -200 degrees up to -250 degrees for 3 minutes. It started in Japan in the late 1970s and has been used to treat conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis. However, it has only been used in the United States since the 1990s.
Primarily, cryotherapy has been used by athletes to relieve sore muscles and increased muscle recovery time. However, spas, gyms and other Wellness facilities have been using cryotherapy for increased energy, weight loss, decreasing cellulite, and overall better mood.
Yes, Cryotherapy is Safe! Now what can you expect from your cryotherapy session?
Typically, depending on the facility that you are at, you will be asked to undress completely and put on a robe, socks, slippers and gloves. Men must keep their boxers on and they must be dry! You then step into the cryotherapy chamber where it is cooled down to -250 degrees for up to 3 minutes.
Cryotherapy sessions have been known to help with:
• Muscle and joint pain relief
• Weight loss
• Younger and clearer looking skin
• Increased energy
• Heightened mood
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