Remember that traumatizing scene in Final Destination 3 where hapless characters get fried to death in tanning beds? This story is like that, but reversed, and real, and fucking horrifying: A salon manager died inside a cryotherapy chamber last week.

Twenty-four-year-old Chelsea Ake worked for Las Vegas cryotherapy salon Rejuvenice, which promises health and beauty enhancements by blasting your body with air as cold as -240 degrees Fahrenheit. Developed to treat sore muscles, itā€™s getting trendy as a weight-loss treatment. Ake died inside one of the full-body cryotherapy machines, and investigators have cited ā€œoperator errorā€ for her death. Akeā€™s friend Shae-Lynn Bee told local reporters that Ake did not turn off the machine before entering it.


Medical examiners told Akeā€™s family that she died within seconds, though itā€™s not clear whether she suffocated, or had another medical emergency. Lab results for the autopsy wonā€™t be available for six to eight weeks. My nightmares, however, are already fully formed.

[News 3LV| Las Vegas Sun Times | Las Vegas Review Journal]

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