Updated: Nov 7, 2019
Cryotherapy is the 21st century Ice bath, Pro- athletes used to get into a metal tub full of water and ice for up to 20 minutes, that is a painful experience. Trust me, I did it myself during my hockey career and it was not fun at all. But we did, we did it to recover, to help with sore muscles and to eliminate inflammation. Now? No need to get into the painful outdated cold ice tub, Cryotherapy is here, it is the same concept of the Ice bath, except Cryotherapy consists of standing in a Cryo chamber while liquid nitrogen is being fed into the chamber. there are a couple of differences though.
1- Cryo chamber gets much colder than and ice bath. Ice bath get to around -35 to -40 degrees Fahrenheit. The Cryo chamber gets to -100 to -180 degrees Fahrenheit, yes negative 180, now that's cold.
2- But you do not get wet, it's like standing in a cloud, and you stay into the chamber for no more than 3 minutes.