Impact Cryotherapy, the only company offering a whole body cryotherapy system designed and manufactured in the United States, celebrated its made-in-America status and extraordinary growth on July 4th.

Impact’s USA-manufactured, whole body cryotherapy chambers are being purchased by collegiate and professional sports teams to aid in recovery and performance. The company’s systems are also being adopted by spas and resorts, health professionals and entrepreneurs for pain management and other health and wellness purposes.

“We have experienced incredible growth in the past year due to sports organizations and individuals who want the quality of an American-made product,” said Richard E. Otto, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Impact Cryotherapy. “We are very proud that Impact Cryotherapy offers the leading technology on the market that was developed in the US, and our onshore manufacturing keeps Americans employed.”

Extreme cold has been used to treat inflammation for centuries; that’s the idea behind immersing the body in an ice bath.

In the 1970s in Japan, cryotherapy treatments were used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, and that spread to Europe, which developed the second-generation whole body cryotherapy systems in use today. Impact Cryotherapy represents the next generation of whole body cryotherapy and offers the only American-designed and American-manufactured systems.

To use the Impact Cryotherapy system, the user stands inside the patent-pending, octagonal-shaped chamber during treatment on an adjustable platform, which ensures their head remains outside the chamber. The Impact Cryotherapy chamber is filled with nitrogen vapor, which drops the temperature to a range of (minus) - 120°C to -140°C and temporarily lowers the temperature of the skin’s top layer. This treatment lasts a maximum of three minutes. Once outside the chamber, the body immediately reheats.