Frozen to -290 degrees! The benefits of Cryotherapy

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Want a secret to staying young? Try freezing away those years with Cryotherapy.

Cryotherapy dates back to the 1970s and was designed by a doctor from Japan.

"He originally designed it for arthritis,” said Angelo Alvarez of Scottsdale Cryotherapy.

In the 80s, a Polish scientist redefined and designed cryotherapy to the modern-day version we see today. A machine takes liquid nitrogen and turns it into a mist.

"So it's really just a dry cold," said Alvarez.  And it's a dry cold that can freeze you to negative-290 degrees in just three minutes.

"We use it to reboot the central nervous system and calm it down," said Alvarez.

Here's how Cryotherapy works. Your body is chilled to a hypothermia state, and this sends all of your blood rushing to your core to protect your vital organs. "Once you step out, the brain senses it's safe and those vessels dilate and all those vessels open and the blood, now all oxygenated, rushes through the body," said Alvarez. This all causes the body to restart or recharge itself.

Cryotherapy is used to help with sleep disorders, neurological disorders, and rehabilitation after surgeries. Alvarez’s clients range between 14 and 90 years old.

Alvarez treats some very well-known football players, baseball players, hockey players, golfers and MMA fighters.

If you want to be frozen, a single session costs about $65.

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