cryo·​ther·​a·​py | \ ˌkrī-ō-ˈther-ə-pē \

Definition of cryotherapy

: the therapeutic use of cold especially : cryosurgery

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Three years ago, a woman died during an after-hours solo session at a cryotherapy spa in Las Vegas. Jacqueline Detwiler, Popular Mechanics, "I Hacked My Body So You Don't Have To," 25 June 2018 The space includes eight state-of-the-art rooms, an I.V. infusion suite, nutritional consultations, two types of cryotherapy, collagen beds, as well as various laser and other related devices. Sunhee Grinnell, Vanities, "A Wellness Destination in New York, Brought to You by NYDG," 29 June 2018 The newest toy at Lanserhof is the cryotherapy chamber, the theoretical benefits of which include reducing inflammation and joint pain. Jamie Rosen, Town & Country, "The Alpine Spa Where Billionaires and Hollywood Royalty Go to Detox," 11 Apr. 2017 The Royals had to buy an extra-tall cryotherapy chamber so the 6-foot-10 Young could fit inside. Lee Judge Special To The Star, kansascity, "Cold truth about cryotherapy: Holy %#*&, the longest three minutes of my life | The Kansas City Star," 24 Apr. 2018 Win or lose, Cubs players had it pretty good back then, even with a cramped clubhouse, a small dugout and no cryotherapy room or float pods to relax in. Paul Sullivan,, "Psychobabble could be the answer for the Cubs — or not," 7 May 2018 In any case, apparently cryotherapy fights inflammation, reduces chronic pain and deepens your sleep. Lee Judge Special To The Star, kansascity, "Cold truth about cryotherapy: Holy %#*&, the longest three minutes of my life | The Kansas City Star," 24 Apr. 2018 The Supernova Serum is used in Vargas’s Supernova Facial, which uses cryotherapy, blue-light LED devices, vitamin C serum, and glycolic acid for skin worthy of her clients, like Eva Mendes, Jenna Dewan, and Sofia Coppola. Shannon Barbour, The Cut, "This Retinol Serum Promises to Make You Glow Like a Galaxy," 18 Apr. 2018 Yoga, deep tissue massages, weekly neuromuscular work, dry needling treatment to increase arm flexibility and strength, Epsom salt baths, daily cryotherapy and routine bloodwork is part of the cycle capped by the night-time watering. Lance Pugmire,, "Joseph Parker looks to derail plans for a Anthony Joshua vs. Deontay Wilder superfight," 27 Mar. 2018

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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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The first known use of cryotherapy was in 1926

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cryo·​ther·​a·​py | \ -ˈther-ə-pē \
plural cryotherapies

Medical Definition of cryotherapy

: the therapeutic use of cold especially : cryosurgery

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