The Real Results of Cryotherapy
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 897 , Segment 3
Episode: Safety after 9/11, Cryotherapy, Grief in Care Facilities
- Sep 11, 2018 9:00 pm
- 15:12 mins
Guest: Joe Costello, PhD, Senior Lecturer in Exercise Physiology, University of Portsmouth, UK Icing sore muscles after a game is standard among athletes. But some people are now embracing an extreme form of icing called cryotherapy, where you climb into a chamber chilled to minus 160 degrees Fahrenheit, and sometimes even colder. There are elite athletes and spa-goers who swear by it. But the US Food and Drug Administration has warned that “whole body cryotherapy” is a dangerous and unproven.