Cryotherapy is much different from an ice bath. You are simply unable to achieve the same results with an ice bath. After 12-15 minutes of a shockingly cold ice bath the skin temperature only arrives at 41 degrees whereas with 2-3 minutes of whole body cryotherapy the skin temperature can get as low as 30 degrees, this allows for a different physiological response from the body increasing speed of recovery and overall healing. During an ice bath, the cold actually penetrates into deeper skin tissue and can be damaging to the skin. In a cryosauna, the skin is never penetrated, yet the body responds on a deeper level, even improving the skin’s overall condition.