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“The First Whole Body Cryotherapy Recovery and Rejuvenation Lab in Washington, D.C.”

by Prince Of Petworth July 5, 2016 at 10:20 am 20 Comments

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Ed. Note: I orignially thought this was gonna be like a Ted Williams style cryo…

District Cryo’s website says:

“DistrictCryo is the first and only Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC) recovery lab in Washington, D.C.

DISTRICTCRYO is an exciting new concept in health and wellness. Our recovery and rejuvenation lab is centered on the latest and most proven innovations in technology to ensure the best athletic recovery and healing experience. Our team understands the need to stay healthy and optimize performance – let us serve you!

If you are seeking the ultimate level of recovery and wellness, then you’ve at the right place! We’re committed to continuously expanding our services to best leverage innovative, proven and effective therapies in recovery technology to aid faster healing and better sustained performance.

At DISTRICTCRYO, our goal is to help individuals feel and perform at their best. Whether you’re an athlete, cyclist, runner, cross-fitter, fitness enthusiast – or individual leading an active lifestyle in any capacity; our vision is to offer you cutting edge, proven rejuvenation aids, and general health & wellness in a comfortable environment. As you exert and stress your body through strenuous workouts, it’s imperative that you prioritize recovery not only as a reaction to injury or chronic pains but proactively alongside of your regular fitness regimen to prevent injury and discomfort – we make your wellness our priority!

Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC) is a revolutionary method of cold therapy involving 2-3 minutes of exposure to subzero temperatures ranging from -200*F to -300*F. This is not a medical procedure, but a radical, non-invasive option for people seeking exceptional results.

This technique was first developed in Japan in 1978 by Dr. Toshima Yamaguchi to treat rheumatic diseases, where it was studied and established as a powerful treatment for pain and inflammation associated with a number of many chronic conditions. Over the next three decades it quickly spread to Europe and other countries as it became widely known for its broad range of benefits including treatment for soft tissue pain, inflammation, fibromyalgia, skin revitalization and a host of other benefits.”

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  • Anon

    South Shaw finally made it!

  • St. Irving

    Speaking as an aging “athlete” training at a pretty high level, and an urban cynic of long standing, sounds bogus and expensive to me.

    • gabeyo

      That particular death was caused by the fact that girl was way to short to be in that chamber. She wasn’t tall enough to get enough oxygen she was mostly breathing in nitrogen below her. Wait for the whole story before you make judgements. http://nytlive.nytimes.com/womenintheworld/2015/11/11/coroner-woman-who-died-in-cryotherapy-accident-didnt-freeze-to-death/

      • textdoc

        I’m not sure it’s all that reassuring to know that she suffocated rather than froze to death. Point is, she died.

        • gabeyo

          Its really important because it shows that the treatment was performed in a negligent manner rather than the treatment inherently being dangerous.

  • Anon Spock

    All my friends who use it: high level crossfitters and martial arts love it. Could be all in their heads but who knows.
    One death where someone broke the rules wouldn’t dissuade me from trying it.

  • OP Anon

    But the appearance of those photos, it looks more like a cryo-prison.
    Have these folks not seen Demolition Man?!? Simon Phoenix was nearly unstoppable.

    • brooklandrocks

      Haha! Best movie ever!! Maybe you’ll end up with some knitting skills after your cryo session.

  • neighbor

    I”m really excited by this! It could all be bunk, but I know several people with autoimmune/rheumatic disorders who swears it reduces inflammation (based on a drop of CRP in the blood tests they get at the doctor). I can’t wait to try it.

  • TBD

    If you go to the website and click on “Cryo”, then “Learn More About the Science…”, then “Research” you are taken to a page that says” “Scientific studies on the benefits of Cryotherapy – Coming Soon.”
    For some reason they felt it was more important to initially have testimonials from athletes (and Dr. Oz) than links to peer-reviewed scientific journal articles.

  • Petworth dude

    Uggggghhhhhh why am I interested in this? I’ve been listening to too much Joe Rogan….

  • anonymous

    Freeze me fully. Wake me up when this silly trend ends. This is our climate denial.

  • Philippe Lecheval

    This is actually pretty great. A good cry can be the cure to so many ailments.


    So exciting that this is finally in DC! First heard of it a few yrs ago on the west coast. Numerous friends – trainers, marathoners and athletes swear by it for recovery and energy [we’ll see]. The industry is still young and not yet proven as a medical treatment but I’m still anxious to try it for myself. I’ll comment on my first-hand experience!

  • Bmouse

    Marketers posting comments are so adorable.

  • Thomas

    I heard LeBron James use this… go Cavs! Cant wait to use in the DC area!


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