It’s officially summer, and you know what that means…BIKINI SEASON. While I do enjoy basking in the sun with a frosé in hand, I do dread swimsuit shopping/ wearing a bathing suit in public. Listen, I am all about body positivity and being your natural self. However, sometimes us curvy girls need a little extra help from our friends in order to feel confident and fabulous poolside. Luckily, my friends over at Chicago CryoSpa has gifted me the opportunity to tryout Cryotherapy.
What is cryotherapy, and how does it leave you feeling confident and beautiful, you may ask? Well, I am here to tell you everything you need to know about this popular wellness treatment. Celebrities like Jennifer Aniston, Alicia Keys, Yolanda Hadid from Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” and professional athlete Cristiano Ronaldo swear by this popular trend, and now I know why!
What Is Cryotherapy?
The most common form of Cryotherapy is “partial body cryotherapy,” where spa-goers can take a step into a freezing cold chamber filled with liquid nitrogen- chilled air, that drops to -200 ° F to -300° F. Yes, that’s right, the body will stay under ultra-low temperature for about 2-3 minutes.
Personally, I only lasted two minutes. However, two minutes is considered “normal and average” for most females. Within 2-3 minutes of cryotherapy, you can lose about 500-800 calories, which is similar to a 40-60 minute walk…. CRAZY!
Now, I have already been getting several questions about this form of therapy. Such as, “what are the benefits?” and “does this treatment ACTUALLY work?” The answer is YES, this wellness trend has several different health benefits besides weight loss. For instance,
- Cryotherapy helps lowers/prevent migraines. Which my sister (@ThePreppyMAG) and I struggle with on a daily basis.
- Relieves pain due to injury or medical conditions such as arthritis.
- Rejuvenate the body by stimulating the nervous system.
- Support exercise, recovery, and performance.
- Aids weight loss – HELL YEAH.
- Prevents cancer, this form of Cryotherapy lowers the risk of forming tumors.
- Heal muscle soreness.
- Reduces inflammation and prevents depression by releasing endorphins against the cold.
- Helps you sleep better at night.
- May cause frostbite.
- May increase blood pressure.
- May impair breathing.
What Is The Average Cost of Cryotherapy?
A Cryotherapy treatment can be expensive… if I am being totally honest with you guys. However, it is extremely worth it! Now, you can get incredible deals at Chicago CryoSpa and experience a luxury treatment that will get you swimsuit ready. If you are not in the Chicagoland area, check out a spa near you and they will most likely have cryotherapy for about $70.
Chicago CryoSpa Pricing
First Cryo Treatment: $25
Single Cryo Treatment: $65
3 Cryo Treatments: $180 ( Now $126 through 6/30/20)
10 Cyro Treatments: $550 ( Now $386 through 6/30/20)
20 Cryo Treatments: $900 ( Now $630 through 6/30/20)
50 Cryo Treatments: $2,000 ( Now $1400 through 6/30/20)
1 Month of Unlimited Cryotherapy: $549/month ( Now $385 through 6/30/20)
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