Cryotherapy — the application of extreme cold to treat pain, soreness, and swelling — has been used in a variety of ways for decades. If you’ve ever applied an ice pack to a swollen ankle or sat in an ice bath, you’ve already “done” cryotherapy.
Whole-body cryotherapy is often used as a way to treat muscle injury and accelerate recovery. It assists your muscles as they bounce back from the symptoms of overuse between training sessions, exercise and competition.
When you step into the cryo chamber and cold air fills the space around you, your core body temperature lowers, creating a shock to many of your body’s systems which kickstarts natural responses that help your muscles, immune system and your overall athletic performance. Treatments last up to 3 minutes in the cold and include protection for hands and feet.