OKLAHOMA CITY – If a medical professional told you exposing your body to -225 degrees Fahrenheit would to help reduce pain, increase blood flow and boost energy, would you do it?
It’s possible through a new business called Central Cryotherapy in Oklahoma City.
Full body cryotherapy rapidly freezes the outer layer of skin in minutes.
“To really think about it, it’s like ice on steroids,” retired athlete Brad Gilmore said.
The point is to help alleviate everyday soreness, stiffness or joint pain.
For one retired athlete who has had 10 sports-related surgeries, the benefits have been life-changing.
“It’s the first time in 20 years that I’ve been able to walk up steps or get out of bed in the middle of the night and my knees don’t ache and my body doesn’t ache,” Gilmore said.