Oct 6, 2016
Georgetown Adopts Cryotherapy

On Thursday, Georgetown University opened its John Thompson Jr. Intercollegiate Athlete Center. The facility features cryosaunas, equipment that provides cryotherapy to the whole body.

According to SportTechie, Impact Cryotherapy provides the technology, in which athletes enter a cryosauna with temperatures ranging from -90 to -120 degrees Celsius. This stimulates the body’s regulatory functions and takes three minutes to provide the same benefits as a 20-minute ice bath. In 2014, Georgia Tech was the first NCAA Division I school to adopt it, and since then, about a dozen schools have followed suit.

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“Our partnership with Impact Cryotherapy is appreciated on many levels,” Lee Reed, director of intercollegiate athletics at Georgetown, said in a statement. “It is consistent with our mission of offering the best possible care for out student-athletes and it allows us to offer cutting-edge technology that was not previously available.”

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