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Does Whole Body Cryotherapy Work?

From Gigi Hadid to Steph Curry, cryotherapy treatment has captured mainstream attention. It uses cold air, usually from liquid nitrogen, of below-freezing temperatures of -100 degrees celsius for two or three minutes on the body. There are saunas and spas that tout enhanced muscle recovery and metabolic rate with the treatment, as well as relief from chronic pain. For something that brings chilling to a whole new level, Tropika Club finds out does whole body cryotherapy work.


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Cryotherapy’s History

There’s evidence that the ancient Egyptians, and later Hippocrates, did see the analgesic and anti-inflammatory benefits of the cold. But one of the earliest proponents on the use of cold to treat disease was James Arnott, an English physician.

He was the first to use extreme cold to destroy a specific section of tissue. With a mixture of salt and crushed ice, he was able to reduce the pain and local blood haemorrhage of tumours.

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