Cryotherapy

As readers know, I am “all about” wellness and health trends and exploring new treatments that work for me. Cryotherapy has been on my to-do list for the past year, but I just recently made it happen at my good friend’s suggestion… thanks B!

 

Looks like a spa treatment, right? NOT SO MUCH.

Looks like a spa treatment, right? NOT SO MUCH.

What is cyrotherapy? It is a freezing cold (-230 degrees!!) chamber that you go in to for up to three minutes. The cold air does not contain any moisture and there is no air current. The treatment is not easy – it is freezing and it feels like your skin is burning pins and needles. So basically, you go in to this cold chamber with socks, mittens, ear muffs, undies and bra, and you dance around for 1.5 to 3 minutes.

 

This photo is of us BEFORE the treatment. We were giddy and nervous as we had no idea what we were doing to ourselves....

This photo is of us BEFORE the treatment. We were giddy and nervous as we had no idea what we were doing to ourselves….

 

It is basically a freezing cold ice bath for your body. It is said to reduce inflammation, boost the immune system, decrease muscle soreness, improve sleep, and smooth wrinkles. Basically, it does everything and anything!

 

When you go in to the chamber, you wear ear muffs, mouth covering, mittens, socks, and your undies and bra. Basically, you are naked minus sensitive areas which are covered.

When you go in to the chamber, you wear ear muffs, mouth covering, mittens, socks, and your undies and bra. Basically, you are naked minus sensitive areas which are covered.

 

How does it work? The extreme low temperatures stimulate receptors which prompt the body to draw blood from the extremities to the core to protect the organs. Once you exit the therapy, blood is pumped around the body which increases oxygen supply and removes toxins, increasing endorphins and reducing inflammation. Tada, you feel so much better!

 

So would I go again? Absolutely. But always with a friend, as you need the support and encouragement by someone you love and trust (mind you, it has to be a GOOD friend, because they see you in your under garments). Do I see the benefits post treatment? Not yet, but I only went once, so am looking forward to going again soon! I believe that it works, even though I have yet to see it work on me 🙂 Happy Friday!

 

Anika Yael Natori, aka, The Josie Girl

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4 Comments

  1. I recently just went to my first Cryotherapy as well and it definitely helped speed up my recovery after my intense workout. Glad you enjoyed your experience, Anika!

  2. Really good to know that you have shared your Cryo Therapy experience with us! I totally agree that a support of best friend is needed to get through these therapies. Thanks!

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