The Miami Marlins have added a state-of-the-art whole body cryotherapy chamber to their training and recovery options for players. The unit from Atlanta-based Impact Cryotherapy is the leading American-designed and American-manufactured cryotherapy system.
Cryotherapy is used worldwide by athletes and others to optimize their bodies, maintain fitness and increase energy. Athletes, ranging from professionals to weekend warriors, claim that whole body cryotherapy gives them an edge over competitors by allowing them to prepare for competition and recover faster from workouts and train harder.
“Baseball players have an exceptionally tough season, often with daily demands on their bodies,” said Richard E. Otto, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Impact Cryotherapy. “The ability to recover quicker and play harder gives a player, and his team, an extraordinary advantage.”
The athlete stands inside the patent-pending, octagonal-shaped chamber during treatment on an adjustable platform, which ensures their head remains outside the chamber. The Impact Cryotherapy chamber is filled with nitrogen vapor, which drops the temperature to a range of (minus) -120°C to -140°C and temporarily lowers the temperature of the skin’s top layer. This treatment lasts a maximum of three minutes. Once outside the chamber, the body immediately reheats.
Extreme cold has been used to treat inflammation for centuries; that’s the idea behind immersing the body in an ice bath. In the 1970s in Japan, cryotherapy treatments were used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, and that spread to Europe, which developed the whole body cryotherapy systems in use today.
About Impact Cryotherapy
Impact Cryotherapy is the national leader in designing and manufacturing whole body cryotherapy systems. Used for pain management, athletic performance enhancement and other health and wellness purposes, the company’s state-of-the-art systems are sleek, attractive single-person chambers that are manufactured in the United States in ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified facilities. Impact Cryotherapy is redefining the age-old technique of cryotherapy with advanced technology and aesthetics to deliver unmatched efficiency, comfort and reliability. Learn more at www.impactcryo.com.