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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…


Cryotherapy for Multiple Sclerosis

Whole-body cryotherapy (WBC) for multiple sclerosis? The U.S. Food & Drug Administration says not to get your hopes up. “Despite claims by many spas and wellness centers to the contrary, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not have evidence that WBC effectively treats diseases or conditions like Alzheimer’s, fibromyalgia, migraines, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple Read more…



Self-Care in the Time of Coronavirus

On the cover of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, it says, “Don’t Panic.” That’s good advice at any time, but today especially. The novel coronavirus is scary mostly because we’ve never encountered it before. Most people who come down with the disease will survive it. Self-care, and specifically the self-care involved in strengthening your Read more…



Cryotherapy for Athletic Performance

We have many clients who use whole-body cryotherapy (WBC) for athletic performance. But the relationship between WBC and increased fitness is not a direct one. Getting cold does not necessarily increase aerobic capacity or muscle strength. What it does is to enhance your recovery, and that speeds your increase in fitness. Exercise in Order to Read more…