7 Things You Didn’t Know about Cryotherapy

Cryotherapy: the ultimate chill.

Whether you’ve been reading up about cryotherapy and its benefits in fitness and wellness magazines or you’re just getting acquainted with the latest buzzword in the lifestyle and workout recovery world, we’ve got some fun facts that will pack an icy punch.

From the history of cryotherapy to the people who are absolutely loving it, here are seven things you probably didn’t know about the trend that’s transforming gyms, workouts, and lifestyles across the nation.

A traditional ice bath takes 20 minutes. Cryotherapy takes three.

While aches and pains used to require athletes to sit in ice baths for upwards of 20 minutes, a cryosauna cuts that time exponentially, getting users in and out in under five minutes. On top of that, ice baths are mostly scheduled post-workout, whereas cryotherapy can be utilized both as a pre-workout performance boost or for post-workout recovery.

Users have experienced the “runner’s high.”

Many people have reported numerous benefits of cryotherapy, including the “runner’s high” that comes after a powerful workout. According to Lauryn Evarts, the influencer and creative director behind The Skinny Confidential, experienced “a runner’s high times 10” during her cryotherapy session. Now that’s a lot of benefit for three minutes in a cryochamber!

Professional athletes and celebs swear by it.

What do Floyd Mayweather, Cristiano Ronaldo, Will Smith, Tony Robbins, and Jennifer Aniston all have in common? They love cryotherapy. Touting such benefits as relieving muscle stress and stiff joints, increasing energy, and refreshing skin, athletes and celebrities alike have used cryotherapy to compliment their active, healthy lifestyle regimens.

Cryotherapy is older than you think.

Ready for the shortest history lesson ever? Egyptians were known for applying cold to help heal inflammation and ease pain as early as 2500 B.C., followed by Hippocrates (the father of medicine) in 400 B.C, who used cold therapy on swelling, pain, bleeding, and more. While the cryotherapy trend as we know it today was started by Dr. Yamauchi in the 1970s to help treat rheumatoid arthritis, the history of cryotherapy actually spans back thousands of years.

Impact Cryotherapy cryosaunas are the only U.S. manufactured machines available.

While other cryosaunas are manufactured and transported from Europe to the States, Impact Cryotherapy machines are not only manufactured and shipped in the U.S., but they also come with a service guarantee, technicians who are available for set-up, an education team that arrives on-site for 2-day training, and all the in-person support you need to keep your machine viable for the next decade.

Approximate temps range from -130°F to -184°F.

While water or ice can only get so cold — at 0° Celsius or 32° Fahrenheit, the freezing temp for water — air can be reduced to chilling temps well past 150° F. Inside the cryosauna each user will have a custom temp arranged for them based on their fitness or wellness goals, as well as their comfort level.

Cryotherapy means site-specific — and whole body.

While cryotherapy can be applied topically to specific regions of the body — think cryofacials that target the face and neck areas — Impact Cryotherapy specializes in whole body cryotherapy (WBC) and delivers all of the great benefits of chill to your entire person. Users had reported experiencing reduced inflammation, muscle restoration, and more after a session in the Impact Cryosauna, helping them feel better, brighter, and stronger.

Interested in learning how you can bring these cryotherapy benefits and fun facts to your clients? Chat with one of our Impact Cryotherapy experts to learn how you can get started earning more revenue and providing a better customer experience to your customers today.