Humans, as a modern species, are about 65,000 years old, and our ancestors go back 200,000 years. Long before we had doctors and hospitals, our bodies evolved ways to cope with stress and injury.
On September 9, millions of viewers watched as Michael Strahan from Live! with Kelly and Michael entered into a “Whole Body Cryotherapy” chamber provided by the Texas-based company, CryoUSA. Although the idea of cryotherapy – and the cryotherapy chamber – looked like things of the future, according to Kelly Ripa, Strahan, and thousands of cryotherapy diehards, it’s time is now.
Used by a laundry list of elite athletes including everyone from professional bodybuilders to olympians, UFC fighters, and even entire NBA teams, cryogenic chamber therapy is building a reputation as one of the most effective new recovery therapies currently available to athletes. With its growth in popularity WBC (Whole Body Cryotherapy) is becoming more accessible to the general public as more and more clinicians are adding chambers to their practices to use as a more effective alternative to cold water immersion or ice packs.
The world's fastest man, Usain Bolt, used a mobile cryosauna at the 2012 London Olympics to relieve a back injury. Players from every NBA team have used Whole Body Cryotherapy to accelerate their recovery. Faster recovery allows these athletes to train harder and return from injury sooner. Teams with cryosaunas at their training facilities: Suns, Lakers, Cavaliers, Timberwolves, Raptors, Knicks, Spurs , Rockets, Hawks and Magic.