Following Death of Salon Worker, Nevada Investigates Whether Cryotherapy Is Safe

Image: Chelsea Ake was the manager of the cryochamber salon.
Chelsea Ake was the manager of the cryochamber salon.KSNV

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By Associated Press

Nevada says it's looking into whether cryotherapy is safe for the general public after the death of a Las Vegas spa worker found inside a treatment chamber chilled by liquid nitrogen.

Related: Nevada Cryotherapy Salon Manager Found Dead Inside Cryochamber

The state says it's shifting its investigation beyond employee safety and the equipment used in the treatments to the technology itself.

Chelsea Ake was the manager of the cryochamber salonKSNV

The state's Division of Industrial Relations administrator, Steve George, said Monday that the change could lead to regulations for the industry.

Related: Nevada Spa Where Manager Died in Freezing Cryochamber Wasn't Licensed

The use of whole body cryotherapy has been growing across the country but the unproven treatments that involve subjecting the body to extreme subzero temperatures have largely been unregulated worldwide.

Employees at Rejuvenice in Henderson, Nevada, found the body of manager Chelsea Ake, 24, inside one of the ice machines late last month.