WASHINGTON & ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The newly opened John R. Thompson Jr. Intercollegiate Athletic Center at Georgetown University is giving its student-athletes a new competitive advantage by offering them access to state-of-the-art, whole body cryotherapy equipment, also known as a cryosauna.
Impact Cryotherapy is the leader in designing and manufacturing cryosaunas, which are used worldwide by athletes and others to complement fitness regimens as well as health and wellness initiatives.
With its official gala opening ceremony scheduled for October 6, the 144,000-square-foot, $62 million John R. Thompson Jr. Intercollegiate Athletic Center has been designed as a state-of-the-art facility to house the practice courts for the men’s and women’s basketball team, as well as sports medicine and strength and training facilities, an academic center and a spacious equipment area.
The Thompson Athletic Center is named for Georgetown’s legendary Hall of Fame basketball coach, who won 596 games, led the Hoyas to the 1984 National Championship, three Final Four appearances and to 13 BIG EAST Championships, seven regular season and six tournament titles.
“Our partnership with Impact Cryotherapy is appreciated on many levels,” Georgetown Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Lee Reed said. “It is consistent with our mission of offering the best possible care for our student-athletes and it allows us to offer cutting-edge technology that was not previously available. Our sports medicine team and athletics administration will continue to explore research, partnerships and technology to more effectively and efficiently care for all 750 of our student-athletes."
Whole body cryotherapy is a high-tech ice bath where users stand in the cryosauna filled with nitrogen vapor at temperatures between -90°C to -120°C for up to three minutes. Unlike the wet-cold of an ice-bath, cryotherapy is a dry, painless cold.
“While the medical research community is still evaluating claims regarding whole body cryotherapy’s lasting physical effects, cryotherapy is claimed by many who have experienced it as providing an invigorating, euphoric experience and is used as an alternative to traditional ice baths,” Georgetown Assistant Athletics Director for Student-Athlete Health and Wellness Shawn Hendi said. “We were eager to offer cryotherapy to our student-athletes due to its popularity among a wide range of fitness enthusiasts and athletes around the globe. Impact Cryotherapy has the premier reputation among manufacturers of cryosaunas and we were happy to work with them to make this a reality.”
Richard E. Otto, Impact Cryotherapy’s Chief Executive Officer and co-founder, said, “We are delighted to work with Georgetown University in bringing cryotherapy to this major Division I school for the benefit of all those involved with its celebrated athletic programs. We look forward to working with the Thompson Athletics Center to ensure that Georgetown student-athletes derive the maximum benefit from this unique form of therapy.”
About the John Thompson Jr. Intercollegiate Athletic Center
The John R. Thompson Jr. Intercollegiate Athletic Center will transform the athletics experience at Georgetown with a facility that supports the demands student-athletes face on a daily basis. The Thompson Center was built adjacent to McDonough Arena and, with roughly 144,000 square feet of newly constructed space, houses new practice courts, locker rooms, team meeting rooms, lounge areas and coaches' offices for men's and women's basketball; sports performance/strength and conditioning facilities and sports medicine/training room areas for all varsity student-athletes; a student-athlete academic center, auditorium and team meeting facilities for all varsity sports programs; additional reception space to honor the University's rich athletic tradition and history; and additional locker room spaces to support the year-round training of a number of the varsity athletes.
About Impact Cryotherapy, Inc.
Impact Cryotherapy is the leader in designing and manufacturing whole body cryotherapy cryosaunas in the USA, offering the most technologically advanced equipment available. The invigorating and energizing experience is an increasingly important added value for fitness and wellness regimens. The company’s state-of-the-art systems are sleek, attractive single-person cryosaunas that are manufactured in an ISO 9001 certified facility. Impact Cryotherapy is the leading manufacturer and seller of cryosaunas in the United States, standing behind its iconic product with an elite support team and a quality guarantee. The company has end-to-end control of the engineering, design, manufacturing process, quality assurance, safety and energy efficiency, installation, training and service, which is unmatched in the industry. The Impact cryosauna has been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under the 513(g) process. The FDA has confirmed the Impact cryosauna is not a medical device based upon the stated indications for use. Any deviations from the indications for use are neither sanctioned nor approved by Impact Cryotherapy.