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Last Friday, I spent some time in a spaceship-looking chamber at -240F. Okay, it was only three minutes – but I still think cryotherapy is worth discussing, yeah? I got started with cryotherapy back when I lived in Cincinnati. I worked with this woman in her forties who had the best body. She swore by cryotherapy for helping her recover from marathon training and intense CrossFit workouts, boosting her metabolism, and keeping her skin looking young.  Here’s the thing: I hate being cold more than anyone I know. And I still fell in love with it! The type of cryotherapy I do is called Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC). Just like it sounds, you climb into a chamber and the cold envelops your whole body (except your head).  WBC was introduced in the 1970’s by Doctor Toshima Yamauchi. Technological developments allowed him to use extremely low temperatures to treat rheumatoid arthritis patients, and he found that this short-term freezing was more effective than the traditional ice baths. Nitrogen is used to create the super cold environment that delivers pain management, rejuvenation, and recovery in such a short amount of time. WHAT TO EXPECT FROM YOUR FIRST CRYOTHERAPY SESSION While every place might do it a …

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