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Whole-Body Cryotherapy for Athletic Recovery

For athletes, there are two kinds of muscle soreness. The first is the burning sensation you get during a workout from the buildup of lactic acid in your bloodstream. It usually happens as your muscles begin to weaken and your performance starts to flag. It is a signal that you’re reaching your limit. One of Read more…


Whole Body Cryotherapy for Arthritis

Whole body cryotherapy is useful for arthritis. But it has an uphill fight against the cryotherapy backlash. Some of the backlash is surprisingly even-handed, such as this page from Harvard Health. And some of it, like the Consumer Update issued by the FDA, is less so. Much of the backlash is from Serious People who Read more…


Fibromyalgia Awareness

May is Fibromyalgia Awareness Month. Sometimes awareness months are just gimmicks. But in the case of fibromyalgia, having an awareness month could help to shed light on a widely misunderstood condition. Nobody has been able to pin down the cause of it, and although it affects about 2% of the adult population, there are still Read more…


Whole-Body Cryotherapy for MS

I recently did a web search on “cryotherapy for MS.” I got more than 2 million hits, most of which appeared to be places (like Peak Recovery & Health Center) that offer cryotherapy treatments for MS patients. This is unfortunate. I myself have touted cryotherapy for multiple sclerosis in the past. But I’ve never suggested Read more…


Whole-Body Cryotherapy for Back Pain

If you see a doctor for back pain, he or she is likely to prescribe rest, physical therapy, strengthening exercises, or medication. More intense or long-lived pain may need nerve blocking, epidural steroid injections, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, traction, or surgery. A doctor versed in holistic or alternative medicine may even try manipulation or mobilization, Read more…



Whole-Body Cryotherapy for Back Pain

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke says there is about an 80 percent chance that you have, have had, or will have back pain. Back pain “is the most common cause of job-related disability and a leading contributor to missed work days. In a large survey, more than a quarter of adults reported Read more…


Cryotherapy for Skin Conditions

Cryotherapy is the go-to treatment for benign skin lesions, as this web page from the British Association of Dermatologists explains. But when British dermatologists talk about cryotherapy, they mean cryosurgery, which is the process of superfreezing tissue to remove skin tags or warts. When we here at Peak talk about cryotherapy, we are usually talking Read more…


Cryotherapy for Weight Control

I recently did a web search for “cryotherapy for weight control.” There were 1,670,000 hits. Some of them had titles like “freeze away fat.” It was probably just such websites that inspired the FDA to issue a consumer update warning people away from cryotherapy. That is unfortunate. Whole-body cryotherapy, when done properly, is virtually risk-free. Read more…


Cryotherapy for Fibromyalgia

Last week I wrote about infrared sauna for fibromyalgia. Sauna’s ability to relieve pain and fight chronic inflammation should make it helpful in managing the condition. But infrared sauna is only one of the services we provide for pain and inflammation relief. I thought this week would be a good time to look at whole-body Read more…