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Standing in -184 degrees can actually be good for you. Want to try?

November 29, 2016 5:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

SARASOTA- (The Suncoast News Network)- Have you ever been in negative 184 degrees in just your bare skin? That’s called cryotherapy, and it’s actually good for you. The first American–made cryotherapy machine has made its way to the hydration business Hydr8, in downtown Sarasota.

Johnny Mann from Impact Cryotherapy says machine reaches very cold temperatures, “Anywhere between –90 to –120 Celsius,” he says.

So, why would you stand in the freezing cold, almost naked? Hydr8’s Fernando Vega says cryotherapy is quicker than an ice bath and increases post–op healing time by 50 percent. “Knee replacements, hip replacements, or just standard sports injuries,” says Vega.

The downside? Standing in negative 184 degrees, in just a pair of socks, shoes, gloves, and your underwear. Hydr8 has special socks and shoes, you just have to bring a dry set of undergarments.

When you step out of the machine you can feel the warmth going to your extremities. Doctor Christopher Newcomb says that’s the feeling of reducing inflammation and increasing blood flow, especially to post–surgical patients.

“Patients that fight chronic pain or patients that want to have more energy or rejuvenate their bodies,” says Newcomb.

Documentations from the mid-2000s show cryotherapy benefits to athletes. “It helps with muscle soreness and I think it allows the athlete to bring themselves to a higher level,” says Newcomb.

“That’s why we call it the Cryo–XL, cause we want you to excel in your life,” says Vega.

Hydr8 starts taking appointments for their cryo machine on Thursday, December 1st. They’re open from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Saturday. They’re offering a discount on your first cryo session.

About Impact Cryotherapy, Inc.

Impact Cryotherapy is the leader in designing and manufacturing whole body cryotherapy cryosaunas in the USA, offering the most technologically advanced equipment available. The invigorating and energizing experience is an increasingly important added value for fitness and wellness regimens. The company’s state-of-the-art systems are sleek, attractive single-person cryosaunas that are manufactured in an ISO 9001 certified facility. Impact Cryotherapy is the leading manufacturer and seller of cryosaunas in the United States, standing behind its iconic product with an elite support team and a quality guarantee. The company has end-to-end control of the engineering, design, manufacturing process, quality assurance, safety and energy efficiency, installation, training and service, which is unmatched in the industry. The Impact cryosauna has been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under the 513(g) process. The FDA has confirmed the Impact cryosauna is not a medical device based upon the stated indications for use. Any deviations from the indications for use are neither sanctioned nor approved by Impact Cryotherapy.

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Impact Cryotherapy

53 Perimeter Center East
Suite 230
Atlanta, GA 30346