If you know me well, you know that I am all about trying new things. If there is a new therapy to try, I am on it. I love new ideas, promises of weight loss and quick fixes. I am an infomercial marketers dream. Anyone remember those Japanese pads you put on the bottom of you feet that remove the toxins? Yep. Tried it.
Enter into my awareness, CRYO THERAPY. Obviously, I was immediately intrigued. Isn't Walt Disney in some cryogenic chamber somewhere in California? The only roadblock for me was that I hate being cold. Luckily, my love for the new and weird surpasses my innate desire to always be warm.
Here's the skinny:
- Cryotherapy is any therapy that involves the use of freezing or near freezing temperatures. ( Um, pretty sure I live in a cryotherapy chamber Dec - Feb )
- It's good for pain relief and muscle healing.
- While cryotherapy doesn't cause weight loss, it does speed up the process.
- Reduces Inflammation.
- Improves eczema and other skin conditions.
Here's what you'll need to do:
Take off all your clothes and put on a robe and slippers. Once you are in the chamber you hand your robe to the attendant that stands outside talking to you in order to distract you from the fact that your skin is freezing off. Girls don't need to wear any undergarments, men will need to wear boxers or underwear for obvious reasons. Your attendant will hand you gloves. For the next 2 to 3 minutes your jump around and twirl, exposing all your body parts equally to the coldest part of the machine.
Once your time is up your attendant will then hand you back your robe, the door will open and you will emerge with a bunch of smoke like a rock star walking onto stage. Personally, I felt strangely accomplished. Not quite jumping out of a plane accomplished but definitely like I just completed a good dare.
I have to admit, while I'm not addicted to it, I do really like it. I feel more awake afterwards and have increased energy for a few hours after my treatment. I think I would do it more if I didn't have to take my clothes off. Does it burn 500-700 calories or reduce inflammation? I have no idea. But does it make me feel like I'm doing something good for my body? Absolutely!
This post was in no way sponsored by Cryo Bar or anyone involved in the Walt Disney conspiracy theory.