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Intense Cold Therapy Salons Opening In Boston Area

BOSTON (CBS) – We all know that ice is good for an injury to reduce swelling, but would cooling your whole body work to reduce all of your aches and pains? Those who believe in cryotherapy say yes and the treatment is becoming more available in the Boston area. Kelly Strickland just opened a new facility in West Roxbury. “Essentially what cryotherapy is, is the extreme use of cold therapy in a confined area to create a reaction in your body to help with pain and inflammation and muscle soreness,” she said. Inside her salon is a room with a vertical chamber called a cryosauna. It uses liquid nitrogen to create temperatures more than 100 degrees below zero. Customers strip down to their underclothes and spend about three minutes in the chamber. It’s uncomfortable, but tolerable according to the five different customers we spoke to on a recent morning at the salon, all who believe it really does ease pain. Christian Wilkerson in cryosauna (WBZ-TV( Christian Wilkerson plays basketball for LaSalle College in Newton and says his body gets pretty banged up. “I had low back pain and I believe after my third session it went away completely,” he said. Wilkerson says he heard that NBA superstar LeBron James used cryotherapy to help his muscles recover after a game or workout so he figured it was worth a shot. “I just want to recover fast so I can get back onto the court as fast as possible,” he said. Cryosauna (WBZ-TV) Cryotherapy custo...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local cryotherapy Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

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Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Back Pain Health Pain Management Source Type: blogs
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Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Sleep and Control of Breathing Source Type: research
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Source: Arthritis Care and Research - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
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Source: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Tags: Clin Exp Rheumatol Source Type: research
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Source: HealthSkills Weblog - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Chronic pain Clinical reasoning Coping strategies Health Pain conditions Professional topics Research Resilience/Health biopsychosocial fibromyalgia pain management Source Type: blogs
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