Whole Body Cryo – the 411:
So you’ve heard buzz about whole body cryo— professional athletes, like Michael Phelps and Dak Prescott use it in place of an ice bath, Justin Timberlake, Jessica Biel and other celebs have been spotted frequenting cryotherapy machines in an effort to keep their youthful glow —but what exactly is it?
Cryotherapy is the practice of using cold temperatures to promote natural healing and wellness — it dates to ancient civilizations. There are various modern applications of cryotherapy including cryo facials, localized cryotherapy and whole body cryotherapy, the most popular type of cryo.
Developed in 1978 by Dr. Toshima Yamauchi to treat rheumatoid arthritis, whole body cryotherapy uses a temperature range of -90 Celsius (-130ºF) to -120 Celsius (-184ºF) to hyper-cool the body for 3-minutes — similar to how athletes use ice baths or how you would ice a sprained ankle. Cool, right?
If you’re looking to add cryotherapy to your existing menu of services, check out our blog post on How to Monetize Unused Space.