Ask anyone who knows me and they'll tell you "Yasmin is a holistic health FREAK"
Yes, that statement is accurate. I love learning and reading up about the newest wellness trends and sharing them with you guys. This is one trend that I've been wanting to try for the longest time and I had the opportunity to try it today at Advanced Cryo NYC
Cryotherapy is basically a technique where the body is exposed to extremely cold temperatures for a few minutes. The chamber is like a sauna, except its freezing. Cryotherapy can be focused on just one area on the body or you can do whole body cryotherapy. I went with the whole body experience and I'm soooo glad I did.
When I got to the cryotherapy center, I was greeted by the sweetest workers and manager. They made the whole experience easy and fun while explaining thoroughly the step by step process as well as the benefits and side effects of the treatment. Keep in mind, you will be asked to fill out and sign a few health forms to make sure you are capable of going through with the cryotherapy treatment. It's important to know what your body can and can't handle so always be alert when doing any kind of holistic treatment.
I was told to remove my clothing and was given a pair of socks and gloves for protection. The cold air that comes out of the chamber is a dry fresh, oxygenated air and due to the lack of humidity, it's not painful or uncomfortable like a cold ice bath or shower. I personally dislike cold showers because they're so uncomfortable, so hearing how different this icy experience would be made me excited.
During the treatment, your skin temperature drops about 30 degrees Fahrenheit. All it takes is about 3 minutes and then you'll be done. So even if you don't like being cold, this process will make you feel relaxed and rejuvenated. I actually felt nice and warm as soon as I stepped out of the chamber and my muscles felt immediately relaxed. I was feeling a bit anxious this morning and the past few days but after trying cryotherapy, my mood felt elevated and I've been feeling super calm all day. This was definitely something I want to continue doing just to keep a healthy lifestyle. This treatment is something that should be used as a tool to help you feel physically and mentally better.
Disclaimer: No part of this treatment is intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any illness.