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Colorado Turns to Cryotherapy

December 6, 2016 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

ATLANTA- (DGI Wire)-Maybe it’s the majestic Rocky Mountains, the cliff dwellings of Mesa Verde or the ever-popular Pike’s Peak. Whatever the inspiration, the state of Colorado has perennially beckoned skiers, hikers, climbers, mountain bikers and outdoor enthusiasts of all types, reports travel website And all that exercise is paying off: according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Colorado has one of the lowest rates of obesity in the nation.

Of course, along with strenuous activity can come aching bodies—as well as interest in new ways to feel rejuvenated. In Durango, a small city in southwestern Colorado, one business has pioneered an innovative solution: whole body cryotherapy. Durango Cryotherapy was opened in April 2016 by naturopath Shauna Young, according to a recent profile of the business in The Durango Telegraph. Its chief cryotherapy operator, Jason Skeens, served nine years in Army Airborne units, to include the 82nd Airborne Division, before arriving at his current job.

“As whole body cryotherapy continues to gain popularity nationwide, it is attracting athletic-minded segments of the population looking for innovative ways to reset before their next workout,” says Richard Otto, cofounder and CEO of Impact Cryotherapy. “Little wonder that it is finding favor in Colorado, one of the most health-conscious states.”

The only facility of its kind in the region, the Durango facility has been attracting local residents who are curious about the cryotherapy experience. Cryotherapy is the practice of using cold temperatures to promote health and wellness. With whole body cryotherapy, an individual enters a cryosauna that fills with nitrogen vapor to create extremely cold temperatures. The best part of cryotherapy is that a session takes only three minutes. It is a refreshing complement to any fitness regimen.

Skeens, along with the staff at Durango Cryotherapy, is able to provide a state-of-the-art cryo experience to their customers thanks to Impact Cryotherapy, which manufactures the cryosauna, offers technical support and has implemented a set of operating features that ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

Impact Cryotherapy’s octagon-shaped whole body cryosauna fills with nitrogen vapor and drops the ambient temperature inside to a range of -90°C (-130°F) to -120°C (-184°F). This creates a temporary dry chill that surrounds an individual’s body. To date, Impact Cryotherapy has sold more than 200 units to spas and resorts; pro sports teams in major national football, basketball, hockey and baseball leagues; physical therapy facilities; health clubs and trainers; retail locations in 38 states and more than a half-dozen major markets worldwide.

“Colorado was a magnet for pioneers in American history and is proving its pioneering spirit once again with its embrace of cryotherapy,” Otto adds.

Those who might be interested in adding an Impact Cryotherapy cryosauna to their facility should contact

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Atlanta, GA 30346