Facing a fourth back surgery after suffering with severe pain for more than a decade, Peter Merrigan decided to give an alternative treatment a try: cryotherapy.
Five sessions later, the CEO and co-founder of Boston-based private equity firm Taurus Investment Holdings said he's golfing and sailing again, and opting not to undergo surgery.
"I am doing all the things I was told a year ago I couldn't do," Merrigan said. "I believe in it because it's healing me."
Cryotherapy is a hot emerging trend among celebrities, athletes and even businessmen. Developed in Japan during the 1970s, cryotherapy is gaining steam here in the United States.
From LeBron James to Lindsay Lohan, more and more people are subjecting their bodies to subarctic temperatures of minus-200 degrees and below—all hoping to feel the benefits of this modern-day ice bath.