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Unlocking the Power of Cryotherapy: Discover the Transformative Benefits with Top-Rated Experts from The Body Spa

#1 Day Spa in the Black Hills

Voted the #1 Day Spa for the Rapid CityJournal's 'Best of the Black Hills'

Rapid City, SD residents have shown their love and support for The Body Spa as their favorite cryotherapy day spa and we are hoping to take the top spot for a third year in a row. We continue to work hard to maintain our reputation as the #1 day spa in the Black Hills after claiming the Rapid City Journal’s Best of the Black Hills title as the #1 Day Spa in 2021 and 2022 and the #1 Massage Therapist from 2018-2022.

We aim to provide relief for our clients with the best full-body rejuvenation technologies available, in addition to massage therapy, Whole Body Cryotherapy has emerged as a leading technique to activate the body’s organic healing processes to reduce inflammation. We believe in the technology and so do our clients; the feedback we have received from our customers directly reflects the results seen from leading experts in the field. Cryotherapy and cool cryo or coolsculpting provide many benefits to the body. These healing technologies have a strong record of success for practitioners who are looking to find new ways to reduce pain from the common ailments we incur throughout our daily lives. Why do we rely on Cryotherapy technology and what are the main benefits for our clients?

History of Cryotherapy

Cryotherapy’s roots go back as far as the ancient Egyptians (2500 B.C.) when they became aware of the analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties of the cold with general application. In the past 200 years, cold treatment has evolved from broad, rudimentary application to more advanced techniques such as hydrotherapy, cryotherapy with liquid nitrogen, and cryosurgery. Without a doubt, cryotherapy has evolved tremendously since its first use in the early 1950s.¹ It was not until 1978 in Japan that Professor Toshiro Tamauchi began using cryotherapy for remedies such as rheumatoid arthritis, and its popularity has grown ever since.² Cryotherapy technology is the culmination of medical observations made throughout history combined with regimented scientific research and modern technological advancements. Now that we understand the history of cool cryotherapy and cryo technologies, what are some of its key benefits?

Cryotherapy's Benefits

Woman Entering Cryo Chamber

Cryotherapy offers full body rejuvenation by using dry nitrogen ‘flash freezed’ cold air therapy in a safe 3-minute spa treatment to activate the body’s organic healing processes thereby reducing inflammation. It is widely used to relieve symptoms of various ailments including inflammation, pain, muscle spasms, and swelling. More importantly, it is used to treat injuries and overuse symptoms, especially common among athletes and those that perform consistent physical labor. 

The National Institute of Health (NIH) reports that the number of studies about the use of whole-body cryotherapy (WBC) in sports medicine is growing. NIH’s summary of these studies concluded that almost all of these studies agree on the general benefits induced by Whole Body Cryotherapy, including improved pain, mood, and quality of life.³ Whole Body Cryotherapy may assist with many other ailments, such as strengthening the immune system, anti-aging, metabolism support, better sleep, and more. The benefits of cryotherapy are not limited to only pain relief, let’s take a look at some of its other uses!

It started with a popsicle: Weight Loss and Targeted Cryo

The science behind cool cryo or coolsculpting was discovered after Massachusetts doctor Dieter Manstein, MD, PhD noticed that children who consistently ate a lot of popsicles began to form dimples in their cheeks. He had discovered that the fat cells are more sensitive to cooler temperatures than the skin, thereby causing the fat cells to die while other organs and tissues remain unaffected.

This discovery spurred a new wave of research and development resulting in the invention of coolsculpting. Kaasen Cryo Sculpting, also known as “cool cryo” or cryo-lipolysis and “fat freezing” involves a process whereby the skin’s surface is painlessly cooled to 0-4°C (39°F) in seconds, permanently destroying underlying fat cells (apoptosis) which are then digested by the body’s waste management system without damaging any other tissue. There is no suctioning, bruising, or downtime so you can keep moving. Sculpting and slimming results can continue to develop for up to 6 months and results are permanent as long as health and wellness are consistently maintained.

Trust the experts at The Body Spa to deliver the results you deserve

Undoubtedly, cryotherapy and cool cryo technologies have emerged as transformative techniques for full-body rejuvenation and pain relief. This is why we have been the top-rated cryotherapy day spa in Rapid City Journal’s Best of the Black Hills Contest for the last 2 years. We firmly believe in the power of these innovative therapies. With continuous advancements in modern medicine, cryotherapy has evolved into a safe and effective treatment. Its benefits include reducing inflammation, relieving pain, improving mood, enhancing the immune system, supporting metabolism, promoting better sleep, and even aiding in weight loss through cool cryo or coolsculpting. The Body Spa stands by these therapies, consistently providing our clients with exceptional results. Unlock the power of cryotherapy and experience its transformative benefits with the top-rated experts at The Body Spa today.


  1. S M Cooper and R P Dawber, “The History of Cryosurgery,” Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, April 2001,

2. Giovanni Lombardi, Ewa Ziemann, and Giuseppe Banfi, “Whole-Body Cryotherapy in Athletes: From Therapy to Stimulation. an Updated Review of the Literature,” Frontiers in physiology, May 2, 2017,

3. Giovanni Lombardi, Ewa Ziemann, and Giuseppe Banfi. Ibid.

4. “Harvard Health,” Harvard Health Posts by Dieter Manstein MD PhD, accessed August 3, 2023,