(WFLA) In a new trend to ease pain and promote healing, people are stepping into a blast of cold air, taking your body to well below freezing levels.
It’s called cryotherapy.
Dr. Tommy Rhee, of Physical Chiropractic of Tampa Bay offers the therapy to extreme athletes and patients experiencing pain from other conditions. He says they treat patients from athletes to those with fibromyalgia; anyone who has that pain irritated by inflammation.
Cryotherapy is compared to an ice bath for athletes. “But, it’s brief and doesn’t damage skin tissue,” explained Dr. Rhee.
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