Salazar Cryosauna Uses Nitrogen Vapors to Cool to 275 Below Zero

By: JDurhamII - Published: Mar 27, 2011 • References: newyorkmarathon.runnersworld & dvice
Athletes are known for some wacky superstitions to keep a good streak going, but cutting-edge therapy techniques such as the Salazar Cryosauna ensure that should these athletes face an injury, they'll be back on the mend as soon as possible.

The chamber of the Salazar Cryosauna is filled with nitrogen vapors cooled to minus 275 degrees, which makes the body's temperature drop down to about 32 degrees in the span of a two-and-a-half-minute process. Why undergo this chilling ritual? After the two-minute blast chill, the body responds with a rush of blood enriched with naturally applied oxygen and nutrients, which are necessary for optimum performance and speedy recovery from injury. It's the same principle most athletes use when they ice an injury or take an ice bath, but with a sci-fi twist.

Dathan Ritzenhein, a professional marathoner, is the guinea pig for the Salazar Cryosauna in the video above. The designer of the sauna, Alberto Salazar, hopes that the technology will take off before the technology is banned by the powers that be. Stats for Lab-Inspired Athletic Therapy Trending: Older & Chilly
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