Cryotherapy: Why Pro Athletes Like It Chilly

Cryotherapy: Why Pro Athletes Like It Chilly

The traditional ice bath isn’t so cool anymore. These days, professional athletes are opting for a treatment that sounds more like sci-fi torture: whole-body cryotherapy.

Here’s how it works: You stand in a cylindrical chamber for about two and a half minutes. Hyper-cold air is released all around your body, bringing the temperature down to as low as 300 degrees below zero.

Originally published at: http://www.npr.org/2011/10/15/141336088/cryotherapy-why-pro-athletes-like-it-chilly

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