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Cold is the name of the game at Pacificryo’s Whole Body Cryotherapy, which uses state-of-the-art cryo-saunas to envelop clients in subzero temperatures that are up to seven times colder than an ice bath (-300º F). But don't bust out the rubber duckies—it's a wet-less, downtime-free procedure that only lasts 1–3 minutes. Within that short burst of time, however, the exposure to the cold incites healing anti-inflammatory effects, which can help speed up athletic recovery, lessen the affects of arthritis, and even potentially diminish symptoms of anxiety and depression. And if anybody is leery about exposing themselves to contained arctic temperatures, they can rest assured that the whole process is overseen by a double board-certified medical director who has trained at UCLA and UCSF.