Whole body cryotherapy, aka cold therapy, is the practice of using cold temperatures to promote natural healing and wellness — it dates to ancient civilizations. In modern times, the original cryosauna was 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?
It has become increasingly popular among professional athletes, celebrities, fitness enthusiasts, chronic pain sufferers and even the everyday person – but why? According to a 2016 industry survey with over 300 respondents, cryotherapy goers have reported that a 3-minute chill session in the Impact cryosauna provides a multitude of benefits.