In Japan in 1978, Whole Body Cryotherapy was born. Dr. Yamaguchi treated the pain and inflammation associated with rheumatoid arthritis using freezing treatments in short duration on the surface of the skin.

Whole Body Cryo (WBC) has been in the news for claims that it can boost metabolism, increase endurance, and even help reverse depression. Experts believe that cryotherapy can reduce swelling, which is tied to pain. It may also reduce sensitivity to pain. Cryotherapy may be particularly effective when you are managing pain with swelling, especially around a joint or tendon.