cryo·​ther·​a·​py | \ ˌkrī-ō-ˈther-ə-pē How to pronounce cryotherapy (audio) \

Definition of cryotherapy

: the therapeutic use of cold especially : cryosurgery

Examples of cryotherapy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ice baths are popular among the guys, while McLean leans toward cryotherapy, exposing the body to intense cold for short bursts to repair muscles. Melissa Ruggieri, USA TODAY, 19 July 2022 On offer, therefore, are: heart rate variability testing, platelet-rich plasma (PRP therapy), nutrient IV therapy, cryotherapy, ozone therapy and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Angelina Villa-clarke, Forbes, 17 May 2022 Best Ice Bring cryotherapy, the anti-aging treatment said to depuff, plump, and boost cell rejuvenation and collagen, to your at-home spa day with this set of two 18-karat gold plated wands by celebrity facialist Angela Caglia. Kiana Murden, Vogue, 24 May 2022 My first dive into cryotherapy was not in an ice bath. Bianca Salonga, Forbes, 19 Jan. 2022 On top of all that napping, William tries hydrotherapy, switching between hot and cold water to improve blood flow, and cryotherapy. Philip Ellis, Men's Health, 15 May 2022 Aesthetician Joanna Czech’s coveted custom treatments incorporate a combination of ultrasound, microcurrent, radio frequency, cryotherapy and LED therapy. Claire Coghlan, Variety, 25 Mar. 2022 An in-spa cryotherapy body treatment is always the best way to jumpstart another year in wellness. Bianca Salonga, Forbes, 19 Jan. 2022 In a city which lacks a top-notch gym, the bank’s vault will have cutting edge treatments including cryotherapy. Sarah Turner, Forbes, 31 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of cryotherapy

1926, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cryotherapy

cryo- + therapy (probably after French cryothérapie or German Kryotherapie)

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“Cryotherapy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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cryo·​ther·​a·​py | \ -ˈther-ə-pē How to pronounce cryotherapy (audio) \
plural cryotherapies

Medical Definition of cryotherapy

: the therapeutic use of cold especially : cryosurgery


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