Modern applications began during the 1970s in Japan, where cryotherapy treatments were used to treat rheumatoid arthritis. Since then, several clinical studies have been conducted in Europe, which developed the whole body cryotherapy units in use today.
The user stands inside the octagonal-shaped chamber during treatment on an adjustable platform, which ensures their head remains outside the chamber. The Cryotherapy chamber is filled with nitrogen vapor, which drops the temperature to a range of (minus) -220°F to -270°F (-140°C to -170°C) and temporarily lowers the temperature of the skin’s top layer.
The treatment lasts a maximum of three minutes. During the process, the skin sends signals to the brain, which stimulates physical reactions and activates naturally occurring healing resources. Once out of the chamber, the body immediately reheats.