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Curious about cryotherapy? Here's where to try the hottest trend in workout recovery

Photo: Denver Sports Recovery/Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on October 15, 2019.

Cryotherapy is a hot topic with celebrities, especially celebrity athletes. As a recent Today show story notes, the likes of Mark Wahlberg, Steph Curry, LeBron James and “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Lisa Vanderpump are all fans of the icy-cold therapy, which immerses clients into a sub-zero chamber for a few minutes to ease recovery from sports injuries and soothe muscle pain. Some proponents even tout its benefits for anxiety and youthful skin. 

That likely explains why searches for "cryotherapy" in the Denver area have soared 110% over the past year, according to Google Trends data. So where can you try this trendy therapy for yourself?

Hoodline scoured data from the fitness subscription service ClassPass to find the most popular spot for cryotherapy sessions: Denver Sports Recovery.

If this spa piques your interest, here’s a tip: Joining ClassPass gives you access to thousands of studios, gyms and wellness offerings where you live, work and travel. 

Cryosauna Session at Denver Sports Recovery

2242 W. 29th Ave., Highlands

PHOTO: DENVER SPORTS RECOVERY/YELP

Denver Sports Recovery touts its 30-minute "cryosauna" sessions as ideal for "those looking to recover after a sports injury, reduce chronic pain and inflammation, and boost overall health and wellness."

Sessions are offered multiple times every day, but be aware, 5 p.m. and later are peak times, so booking might be trickier, according to ClassPass data. The spa provides all the clothes and gear you’ll need. 

The city’s Yelpers give Denver Sports Recovery positive ratings, with 88% of its 17 reviews coming in at five stars.

In June, reviewer Alexandra B. wrote, “I highly recommend this place to any athlete in Denver — one stop shop for total body care!”

Some reviewers had issues with other parts of the facility. Yelper Matt C. noted in February that "the hot tub can be very dirty (and even smelly), and towels are often not available.”

If you're ready to take on the challenge, you can sign up on ClassPass. To learn more about the studio, visit Instagram (denversportsrecovery), Twitter and Facebook.

Does cryotherapy have a place in your weekly workouts, or do you walk another fitness path less-traveled? Tell us about it in the comments!


Hoodline, a Nextdoor company, offers data-driven analysis of local happenings and trends across cities and neighborhoods. Links included in this article may earn Hoodline a commission on clicks and transactions.

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