Deal: 1 Cryotherapy Session with Sauna & Compression Therapy
Price: $25 ($50 for nonmembers)
Money Saved: $25
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 cryotherapy 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.
Benefits of Cryo:
Aid in muscle recovery
Increased metabolism (1 session supposedly burns 500 cal.) & energy levels
Anti-aging/skin rejuvenation (aids collagen production)
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 to 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!