#GrouponGroupie 2: iCryo – Full Body Cryo Experience

Deal: 1 Cryo Session with Sauna & Compression Therapy

Price: $25 ($50 for nonmembers)

Money Saved: $25

Rating: 4.5/5

I’m not that old, but aging is definitely starting to catch up with me.  You may not be able to see, but I sure can feel (and hear) it. I basically creak and crack every time I move. Sometimes I pop so loud it’s mistaken for distant gunshots.

During my regular scroll through Groupon for self-care treatments, I saw a deal for cryotherapy. Everyone in the reviews boasted about how great it is for pain relief and joints so I knew I had to buy it.  Apparently cryo has been a thing since Ancient Egypt and was further developed by a Japanese doctor to treat rheumatoid arthritis and various skin conditions. Here are a few of the other benefits I found during research.

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Benefits of Cryo:

Mood enhancement

Decrease Inflammation/Pain

Aid in muscle recovery

Improves circulation

Improves sleep

Increased metabolism (1 session supposedly burns 500 cal.) & energy levels

Anti-aging/skin rejuvenation (aids collagen production)

Reduce Stress

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The Experience

Full Body Cryo

Cryo is one of those things that, while you’re doing it, you think “what TF was a thinking??” Then, once it’s over, you don’t regret it at all. I was given a robe, gloves, socks, and slippers then I was directed to get buck-ass-naked in a dressing room. Once in the chamber, and I was blasted with -157°F air for 2-3 minutes with hopes of achieving a 30-50 degree body temperature drop. When they say cover your nips…they mean it. And it’s best rotate to prevent frost bite…and distract you from the cold. Once my 3 minute session was done, my temperature dropped from 86 to 53. Mission accomplished!

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