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Although cryotherapy has been a huge upcoming trend for skin care professionals the last couple of years, the practice of cryotherapy has been around for centuries. The practice of applying extremely low temperatures to the body dates to 2500 B.C. with the ancient Egyptians, Roman, and Greeks. In 2000, the concept migrated to Europe where a group of scientists in Spala, Poland embraced the use of cryotherapy for physical therapy and developed a rehabilitation center. Today, cryotherapy is used for many different reasons including health, well-being, athletic rehabilitation, and beauty. Cryotherapy is the science of exposing the body to subzero temperatures ranging from -100 degrees Celsius to -160 degrees Celsius, to stimulate a multitude of physical and mental health benefits.
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Jakira Epperson is a licensed aesthetician. She has worked in an advanced spa setting dealing with cryotherapy. She currently works at the Aesthetic Science Institute.