MT. PLEASANT, SC (WCBD) – A growing trend is taking cold therapy to the next level.
It’s called Cryotherapy and is the process of exposing the body to negative 200 to 250 degree Fahrenheit.
News 2’s Laura Smith found a local business in Mt. Pleasant offering cryotherapy.
Judd Baker, owner of CryoEvolution, says cryotherapy is the next generation of recovery and inflammation reduction.
Professional and college athletes are now seen using cryotherapy.
“We’ve seen the average everyday person dealing with knee pain and back pain benefit from this,” said Baker.
Cryotherapy is fairly new in the United States. However, the technology was developed over 40 years ag by a Japanese doctor as an adjunct therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis sufferers, according to the company’s website.
The technology then took off in Europe and then made its way to the U.S. about 10 years ago.
Baker said the freezing temperatures inside the cold chamber cause the body to go into a state of shock which then releases endorphins.
“That is what makes it best about this,” Baker said,”It’s just cold air. It’s all natural, there’s no chemicals or drugs involved.”
Feet and hands are covered inside the machine.
CryoEvolution is also using freezing cold temperatures to offer other services, such as Cryoslimming and spa treatments.