We may be used to cold winters, but what about -250°F which is significantly colder than the coldest place on earth. That’s the way to describe the Cryotherapy sauna at Glacial Peak Cryotherapy in West Fargo. The machine once used only by celebrities and professional athletes is now being used by many for different reasons.

Whole Body Cryotherapy uses temperatures from -160°F to -250°F to make muscle recovery quick and for medical therapy. A person is put inside the sauna/chamber for anything from 1 1/2 to 3 minutes. Once inside, the body will trigger it’s natural healing mechanisms to make blood go to the core.

Owner Pam Bradow says this will make white blood cells flow through the body faster, and for some it helps accelerate the healing process by up to 50%. Because the rate of blood circulating through the body is increased it maximizes the rate at how soft tissues and joints can heal.

Everyone from athletes to working mom’s are using it to keep their body’s restored, minds clear and energy up.

I, Valley Today’s Kristi Larson put myself inside the chamber to try it:

Usually I’m the type that will use my remote car starter in the winter, even if I only have to drive somewhere 5 minutes away I like a warm and toasty car. I was expecting this to get cold, but also worried about how cold it can get.

I was pleasantly surprised at the temp inside the chamber. Although looking at the thermometer that says -245 scared me, it didn’t actually feel that cold. Instead of a wet cold like we are used to when we go outside in winter, this was a dry cold.

As a high school and college athlete I had been in many ice baths to help with aching muscles, and let me tell you, that is a horrible cold pain. But inside the chamber it was a cold tingle sensation as your blood starts to work it’s way to the core. After 2 minutes, I stepped out and immediately felt a rush of adrenaline and the body working it’s way back to a comfortable temperature.

This is definitely something I would do again! I think the next time I have aches and pains or just need a energy and mood boost, I will hop in for a chill and thrill!

But Glacial Peak has more than Cryotherapy. Pam showed off the NormaTec Compression Therapy and the Cryotherapy Facial. Everything is aimed at the healing and restoring of the body to help make everyone feel the best they can. For more information look to the link to the right of this story to find Glacial Peak Cryotherapy’s web page.We may be used to cold winters, but what about -250°F which is significantly colder than the coldest place on earth. That’s the way to describe the Cryotherapy sauna at Glacial Peak Cryotherapy in West Fargo. The machine once used only by celebrities and professional athletes is now being used by many for different reasons.

Whole Body Cryotherapy uses temperatures from -160°F to -250°F to make muscle recovery quick and for medical therapy. A person is put inside the sauna/chamber for anything from 1 1/2 to 3 minutes. Once inside, the body will trigger it’s natural healing mechanisms to make blood go to the core.

Owner Pam Bradow says this will make white blood cells flow through the body faster, and for some it helps accelerate the healing process by up to 50%. Because the rate of blood circulating through the body is increased it maximizes the rate at how soft tissues and joints can heal.

Everyone from athletes to working mom’s are using it to keep their body’s restored, minds clear and energy up.

I, Valley Today’s Kristi Larson put myself inside the chamber to try it:

Usually I’m the type that will use my remote car starter in the winter, even if I only have to drive somewhere 5 minutes away I like a warm and toasty car. I was expecting this to get cold, but also worried about how cold it can get.

I was pleasantly surprised at the temp inside the chamber. Although looking at the thermometer that says -245 scared me, it didn’t actually feel that cold. Instead of a wet cold like we are used to when we go outside in winter, this was a dry cold.

As a high school and college athlete I had been in many ice baths to help with aching muscles, and let me tell you, that is a horrible cold pain. But inside the chamber it was a cold tingle sensation as your blood starts to work it’s way to the core. After 2 minutes, I stepped out and immediately felt a rush of adrenaline and the body working it’s way back to a comfortable temperature.

This is definitely something I would do again! I think the next time I have aches and pains or just need a energy and mood boost, I will hop in for a chill and thrill!

But Glacial Peak has more than Cryotherapy. Pam showed off the NormaTec Compression Therapy and the Cryotherapy Facial. Everything is aimed at the healing and restoring of the body to help make everyone feel the best they can. For more information look to the link to the right of this story to find Glacial Peak Cryotherapy’s web page.