Trying cryotherapy has been on my list for awhile. When I met Katrina the owner of Elite Cryo Lounge in New York City, I knew it was time to give it a shot!
I’ve heard of the health benefits of cryotherapy prior to my visit but never knew the history. According to Katrina, Eastern Europeans have been using this technique for ages.
“We would go into hot saunas and get our body very hot then jump into the snow on a freezing day or night in winter. So this is like an alternative to it. There are many great health benefits including anti-aging, muscular pain relief, rejuvenation, weight lost (when done with the right excersising and diet).”
So what is Cryotherapy and the Benefits?
Cryotherapy is a treatment that uses subzero temperatures for a duration of two to three minutes. The benefits include:
- promoting natural anti-inflammatory responses,
- releasing endorphins,
- reducing pain and spasms,
- increasing cell rejuvenation,
- increasing your metabolism,
- improving skin tone and reduce signs of aging to name a few.
What to expect
You’ll be asked to take everything off. Jewelry, undergarments, socks, everything! You’re about to enter a chamber that’s negative 238 degrees, and can’t have moister or metal on your body.
You will be given a robe, socks, gloves, and comfy slippers to wear into the chamber. Once inside, you’ll hand back the robe but keep the socks, gloves and slippers on.
From there, you will be in the cryotherapy machine for 2-3 minutes tops! Believe me, the time goes quickly. Every ten seconds you turn 45 degrees. This makes the time fly by.
Everyone reacts differently but I can explain how I feel after the treatment. I first notice that my legs were hit the most with the cold blast and it takes a few minutes to start moving quickly. AKA, I am a bit slow after the treatment. I feel extremely relaxed as the blood is working on moving back out to my limbs. A few hours later, I notice my skin being smoother and softer than before!
Where To Go
If you live in New York City or visiting, I highly suggest visiting Elite Cryo Lounge for a treatment. I love how friendly the staff members are and how clean the facility is. I feel at ease knowing they use the best equipment for the treatments. If you go, mention that I sent you and say hi to Katrina for me!
Elite Cryo Lounge is located at 30 E 60th St #1403, New York, NY 10022