How far would you go to relieve aching muscles and joints? According to the CDC, millions of Americans suffer with some form of arthritis. Now, a treatment called cryotherapy is taking Nashville by storm.
Imagine standing outside in the cold wearing little more than socks and gloves. Now imagine standing inside a chamber and waiting for the temperature to drop well below zero.
"I mean it's the unknown," said Perian Strang, president of the Cool Spot Cryotherapy ." Most people do have a little apprehension before stepping into the chamber."
At Cool Spot Cryotherapy that's pretty close to what you'll do in the name of giving pain the ultimate cold shoulder.
"The cryo has helped immensely. I'm a big promoter of it. I try to go 3-4 times a week," said co-owner Josh Rogers. "It's sent to negative 321 [degrees]. No pain no gain," he said.
He said just put on the gloves, pull on the booties and enter the cabin.
"You're not going to get frostbit or anything else," he said.
Whole body cryotherapy has been used by elite athletes all over the world for muscle recovery. Backers said a blast of cold helps reduce the body's inflammation, boost the immune system and even decrease fatigue.
You only stay in the cabin about 3 minutes and an attendant stays with you the whole time.
"And then you're out and you feel amazing from the second you step out of the chamber," said Strang.
Cool Spot Cryotherapy checks your blood pressure before you start your session and pregnant women should not use cryotherapy.