Cryotherapy what exactly is it:
Is it something new, or is it a “fad”? The “newest craze” or has it been around for many years?
“Cryo” comes from the Greek word meaning “cold” and “therapy” meaning “cure”.
Let me bring you through a trip in time.
Cryo has been around for many years, it’s dated back to as early as 400bc. Even though it was widely used by the Greeks. It wasn’t until 1978 that Japanese Dr. TOSHIMA YAMAGUCHI introduced it to Modern medicine. In the 1980’s, many European Hospitals were using it for Medical Treatments of conditions like Rheumatoid Arthritis & Multiple Sclerosis. It started gaining popularity in the United States around approximately 2009.
400 bc: Hippocrates School Teaches Cold therapy
1812: Napoleon’s horses and soldiers use cold streams to help recover from injuries
1895: First ice bath is used
1938: Chilled blanket is invented
1978: Japanese doctor invents whole body cryotherapy. Toshima Yamaguchi was seeking treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis.