Whole body cryotherapy stimulates the body’s natural healing abilities through exposure to extreme cold.
Whole body cryotherapy was developed in Japan, in 1978, by Dr. Yamouchi as a treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis. In 1984, the German Rheumatologist, Professor Reinhard Fricke, brought whole body cryotherapy to Europe, where it became increasingly popular.
Over the past three decades, it gained even more popularity as its performance-enhancing and general health – and wellness benefits have become more well-known.
“Cold applications have become the most important form of passive physical therapy in sports medicine.”– From the book “Power of the Cold” by Dr. Winfried Papenfuss.