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Cryotherapy: Beyond Arctic Temps

When you live in a place where the normal summer temperatures are over 110 degrees you find any and every possible way to stay cool.  This tactic may border on extreme though.  Whole Body Cryotherapy is one of the emerging trends in health and wellness.  In 1979 a Japanese rheumatologist started introducing sub zero temperatures to patients' painful joints before manipulating them.  This greatly reduced the pain for the patient.  A few years later it spread through Europe and whole body cryotherapy chambers were created.  US athletes regularly traveled to their favorite European destinations to use these chambers for post-season recovery.  Now these chambers are available here in the US and gradually becoming more prevalent. 

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