Cryotherapy: Get Your Freeze On

They freeze for about 3 minutes with temperatures as low as 260 degrees below zero. Cold therapy is often used as a treatment for joint pain and inflammation. Cryo therapy uses the same concept.

Craig Inaba is the owner of Cryo Crib in Lake Forest California. He says, "We’ve had like 250 people come through here in 2 months, and people have been getting amazing results." 

Even though Cryo therapy is not approved by the FDA, those who swear by it, say the benefits are endless. "I started coming for shoulder pain, just the mobility in my shoulder has been greatly increased," says David Calavitta.

Cheryl Higley says, "The month of March, I had over 11 migraines that month. Since I’ve been coming, I’ve had no migraines, not even a headache. So it’s been amazing." 

So what does it feel like?

Well, it's obviously it's cold, but it's not uncomfortable and you do feel invigorated. Plus, what I like the best...

Cryo therapy is supposed to help you burn up to 800 calories. Inaba explains, "We’re putting you in such a cold environment that your body needs to burn calories to stay warm and to warm up after the treatment. 

So what they’re telling us is that a typical 3-minute session will burn from 500- 800 calories. 

Cryo therapy sessions cost between from $25 to $40 dollars a session depending on the package you choose. 

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