We’re willing to try anything once. No really, we are. So, when we got the chance to give cryo a go, how could we possibly say no? In case you missed it, cryotherapy is blowing up thanks to celebrity fans like LeBron James and Jen Aniston. Marky Mark does it every single day.
Cryo is basically the genie who’ll grant you all of your health wishes. You’ll just have to endure an incredibly intense (really, it’s the best word we can think of) sensation for up to two minutes. Sounds simple, enough, doesn’t it?
Your session at FloCryo will go a little something like this. You’ll walk through the front door and be greeted by the lovely staff who are perhaps the calmest people you’ll ever meet. From there you’ll get a quick rundown on the benefits of cryo itself and how the machine works.
Next, it’s time to step inside the machine and bask in all in the #health feels. Cryotherapy will basically plunge your body into below freezing temperatures (-140 degrees to be precise) but don’t let that deter you because it has a tonne of reported health benefits.
The quick temp drop will send your endorphins through the roof, aid muscle recovery, boost metabolism and flush out those toxins from your bender over the weekend. Basically, it works by increasing the blood flow to your organs and floods your red blood cells with nutrients, oxygen, and enzymes (all the good stuff).
This one can also be a ‘choose your own adventure’ if you’re shooting for a specific goal. Think sport related recovery, an alternative treatment for overall health, weight loss and as an anti-aging remedy. It’s also good for people with problem skin such as eczema.
When we had our treatment, our muscles were tight and fatigued from a session at the gym, however the next morning the tightness had dissipated significantly. We call that a win. Well, we’re sold.
See you in the tank.
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