The recent event of a death in a cryotherapy facility is tragic and unfortunate. But the event serves an important reminder to the manufacturers, distributors and operators of cryotherapy equipment that safety is paramount, according to Impact Cryotherapy. Atlanta-based Impact Cryotherapy is the U.S. leader in designing and manufacturing whole body cryotherapy systems, offering the most technologically advanced unit available worldwide. The incident did not occur in an Impact Cryotherapy unit.

“Several thousand cryotherapy sessions are safely conducted every week using Impact Cryotherapy equipment by operators trained by Impact staff. Whole body cryotherapy, when conducted properly, is a safe and enjoyable experience,” said Richard E. Otto, Impact Cryotherapy Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder.

Impact Cryotherapy is setting new standards for the industry emerging around whole body cryotherapy. Impact is a U.S. corporation with its own staff of installation and training personnel who follow standardized procedures for the safe operation of its cryotherapy systems.

“Impact Cryotherapy equipment is manufactured in the U.S., which means the company has end-to-end control of the engineering, design, manufacturing process, quality assurance, installation, training and servicing,” said Otto. “Prior to the formation of Impact Cryotherapy, almost all cryotherapy product offerings available in the U.S. were imported from manufacturers in Poland or the Ukraine. They have no U.S. corporate operations, and the offerings are sold through distributors and resellers.”

Impact Cryotherapy has invested in comprehensive product documentation and training programs. Company employees spend a minimum of one-and-a-half days onsite during installation conducting interactive training sessions, and also provide ongoing training for customers’ new employees. Impact Cryotherapy products are serviced by a team of Impact professionals. All service professionals are factory trained with Impact equipment, and all service requests are completed with original manufacturer parts. The company’s service teams are available 24/7/365.

“The cryotherapy industry desperately needed modernization, and we continue to set the bar higher with each innovation we introduce. We will sell more than 120 units during 2015, with a number of those units purchased as replacements for other companies’ equipment,” said Otto. “Our customers appreciate our commitment to quality, safety and innovative design, as well as the dedication to service provided by a U.S.-based company to support their needs.”

Impact Cryotherapy’s safety program includes:

  • Redundant safety features, including a door that is easy to open from the inside by the user
  • Three-minute maximum run time with automatic turn-off
  • UL certified electrical system
  • Manufactured in the U.S. in ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified facilities
  • Trained teams of Impact employees who conduct training and perform installation
  • Dedicated service teams available 24/7/365
  • Comprehensive product documentation and training programs
  • Standardized training procedures and protocols

Whole body cryotherapy was introduced in Japan during the 1970s to treat rheumatoid arthritis, and its use quickly spread and expanded throughout Europe in the following years. The user stands on an adjustable platform inside the chamber so his/her head remains outside the chamber. The 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. The treatment lasts a maximum of three minutes before the Impact Cryotherapy unit automatically turns off.

About Impact Cryotherapy
Impact Cryotherapy is the U.S. leader in designing and manufacturing whole body cryotherapy systems, offering the most technologically advanced cryotherapy unit available in the market today. Used to enhance athletic performance and for other fitness and wellness purposes, the company’s state-of-the-art systems are sleek, attractive single-person chambers that are manufactured in the U.S. in ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified facilities and have achieved UL listing. Impact Cryotherapy’s American-designed and American-manufactured system is being used worldwide and has quickly become the system of choice for professional and college athletic teams, including numerous recent installations in the NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL. Learn more at