Salon Where Worker Died in Cryotherapy Machine Shut Down

Posted By American Med Spa Association, Thursday, October 29, 2015

The Las Vegas salon where a 24-year-old woman died in a cryotherapy machine has been closed as her relatives are asking questions about the way in which she died. Chelsea Ake-Salvacion was found dead in the machine, police said, and authorities said they believe that there was no foul play involved and are not launching a criminal investigation into the matter. According to a police report obtained by ABC News, it appears that Ake-Salvacion had set the levels improperly on the machine, which uses extremely low temperatures to treat various ailments, and "froze to death." The official coroner's report will not be released for six to eight weeks and the case is being investigated, but the initial report filed by the Las Vegas Police Department gives the most detailed insight so far into the situation. It states that the 24-year-old "got inside the cryotherapy machine to help reduce muscle pain." The report states that she "was supposed to have assistance with the machine" but she did not when she got in the machine on the night of Monday, Oct. 19. She was pronounced dead the next day. "Ake used it alone, it appears, she did not have the level setting at the proper height, she did not get enough oxygen and she suffocated and froze her self to death," the report states. Her body was found inside the machine by a colleague at the Rejuvenice day spa. Police noted that there was nothing suspicious at the scene. The state's Occupational Safety and Health Administration told ABC News that they will not be investigating the death because it took place after work hours and "she was not engaged in her job" at the time of her death. Read more at Good Morning America.