We’ve all been there. You’ve been working hard to meet your deadlines at work, getting in your workouts consistently every week, and eating really clean. Then it’s time for vacation and you’re so excited to relax and let loose that you may have slightly overdone it. What does one do in the aftermath of a predicament like this?
I decided this time to try something new! So I went to try CRYO Health full body treatment & Glow facial, a new health craze that’s gaining popularity worldwide! Its legion of fans include actors Demi Moore and Lindsay Lohan among others.
The treatment involves stepping inside an upright aluminum chamber, called a cryosauna, which is frozen to minus 140C using liquid nitrogen. Each session lasts only a few minutes and a course of 10 is recommended.
It is available at various locations in Dubai, make sure to check their website for more details! The wellness centres are visited daily by those looking to decrease muscle pain, recover from injury, lose weight and tone up.
I went to Dubai’s Emirates Towers, Cryo’s premises, with white walls and blue lighting, which looks like an igloo. After a quick consultation, I was shown to a dressing room in order to get ready.
I was encouraged to march inside the machine to boost circulation and the constant movement made the pins-and-needles sensation in my legs just about bearable. As the third minute finally ticked away, the chamber’s door swung open and out I stepped in a swirl of dry ice, a scene straight out of a 1980s pop music video. The relief was instant and the therapist handed me my robe to get warm.
Next up, it was time for a 10-minute turbo facial.
When the treatment was done, I was offered a hot cup of green tea which made me feel relaxed and serene.
The treatment is said to greatly help with weight loss — you can burn up to 800 calories in a single session! As for the facial, if you’re looking for a non-invasive treatment that not only smoothes the skin surface but tightens pores, Cryo is definitely worth a try!
Feeling tense and worn out is common to many people who don’t spend a lot of time relaxing. Without taking time out for yourself, the stress gradually builds up. Instead of getting frazzled and run-down, have a break and seek a few quick, tried and true pick-me-ups like Cryo.
Now ladies, who’s stepping next in the magical chamber?