Cryotherapy exposes body to freezing temperatures to help injuries, improve wellness

CHICAGO -- Using the cold to treat injuries isn't a new practice, the Egyptians were known for it back in 2500 B.C.

But today, we have Cryotherapy: a whole body chamber that hits you with temperatures as low as negative 250 degrees Fahrenheit.

Not only is Cryotherapy said to relieve muscle aches, pain, symptoms of anxiety or depression -- but also, increases metabolism, weight loss and skin conditions. It is also said to improve sleep and reduce fatigue.

WGN's Marcus Leshock went to Chicago's CryoBar located at 1205 W Webster Ave in Lincoln Park to experience the cold therapy treatment first hand.

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