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Magical Cryo Facials!

As you may have seen, this month we added additional services to our repertoire with the delivery of our Cryo T Elephant, aka Cryotherapy using a magical wand! The best thing about our new machine, is that we can offer localized cryotherapy for nagging injuries on specific areas AND provide Cryo Facials. Though I’m thrilled that our new machine can offer many options, let’s talk cryo facials, because I’m OBSESSED!

If you have been in the office the past 2 months, you have probably heard Meredith and I raving about Cryo Facials. While we know the many incredible benefits Cryotherapy has to offer, we did not anticipate just how glorious our skin would feel after only ONE session! So ladies and gents (because everyone deserves fabulous skin), listen up and get ready to book an appointment with us for a Cryo facial!

Using the same principles of Whole Body Cryotherapy, we cool your skin with a vaporized form of liquid nitrogen. As your skin cools, the blood vessels in your face constrict and dilate which flushes toxins and impurities out and boosts the supply of oxygen in your skin. This technology can reduce acne, minimize wrinkles, and increase collagen production. I mean what more could you want after hearing minimize wrinkle?! Well it gets even better. Additional benefits can include increased firmness, decreased pigmentation and uneven skin tone, reduced inflammation, and revitalized fatigued skin. What I loved the most after just one, 15 minute session, was how much brighter and radiant my skin appeared. I felt like I was walking around with the “pretty filter” from Snapchat on my face.

Cryo Facials are a cost effective and much less invasive option for cosmetic treatments. Plus it is pain free (minus the occasional brain freeze) and relaxing! So treat yourself to a Cryo Facial, we will provide the cozy heated blanket, soothing music, and magical wand.

 

-Hayley

Freeze the Fat Away!

The buzz around Cryotherapy continues to grow, and with it comes the commentary on the numerous benefits it can provide for your body. If you’ve googled Cryotherapy – then you’re probably aware of the recovery benefits it can provide for athletes. But what about us regular people? What about those of us who can’t devote our entire day to working out – but rather the mere 30 to 45 minutes we have free to jump on an elliptical and sweat out what we can?

You may not know it – but Cryotherapy can help boost your metabolism, which can aide in weight loss. So how does it work? How can Cryotherapy affect our waistlines?

When the body is exposed to extreme cold temperatures it increases the body’s metabolic rate to produce heat, and in turn helps burn anywhere from 500-800 calories in just a short 3 minute session! When coupled with physical activity, and more healthful nutrition, these numbers increase rapidly.

 

The chart above showcases the many different factors that play into weight loss. Anyone who has struggled and conquered their weight loss journey can tell you there is no magic pill, no quick and easy fix. It takes hard work, and dedication, and a plethora of information, and a little trial and error. Every body is different, and therefore every body will respond differently when factors of life vary.

The great thing about Cryotherapy for weight loss – is the many areas it can be a supportive benefactor.

METABOLISM: After multiple sessions, the accelerated metabolic effects last longer, resulting in a loss of 200-300 calories per day, burning 2 punds of body fat per month.* Regular use of a Whole Body Cryotherapy sauna will elevate and maintain a higher basal metabolic rate.

MOVEMENT AND EXERCISE: A Cryotherapy session helps to burn calories, which then enables a caloric deficit, which leads to a reduction in fat. It also helps improve blood circulation and increases muscle tone, resulting in a passive weight loss. It helps release endorphins which boost one’s mood and sharpen a person’s cognitive abilities.

SLEEP: Another huge factor in weight loss is sleep. Cryotherapy helps create extra oxygen in your bloodstream, which helps you body and brain to relax and have better night sleep. A night sleep that influences your weight loss. With stabilized sleeping patterns you’ll achieve a faster weight loss and feel reenergized to follow through you weight loss routine.

STRESS: Regular utilization of Cryotherapy helps to reduce the levels of cortisol in the body. When a person has an overproduction of cortisol (the stress hormone), it can impede their weight loss results by remaining stagnant, or even gaining weight due to stress.

It’s clear to see the many benefits a Whole Body Cryotherapy treatment can provide for weight loss. When combined with a steady workout plan and a balanced diet, it can help you burn extra calories in just a single 3-minute session.

Are you ready to boost your metabolism and get one step closer to your dream body? Book your next session with us at Cryotherapy Advantage!

-Elena

3 Sessions and the New Client Special

You booked your appointment, you’re ready to experience the healing capabilities of Whole Body Cryotherapy. So what happens to you in those first 3 sessions of Cryotherapy? Glad you asked.

Session One: The Rookie – or what I like to call – “The Shock and Awe”
In your first session, everything is new. You walk in not knowing much except for what you’ve seen on Social Media (which is usually your favorite athlete or celebrity indulging in it) or from what you’ve heard from friends, doctors, or podcasts (See Tony Robbins).

I sit you down, take your blood pressure, and get you accustomed to everything we will be doing throughout the session. Before you know it – IT’S TIME TO CHILL. People hear me say “I will now have you step inside the chamber and begin the recovery process where it will get down to around -220 degrees” and they begin to panic a little. EVERYTHING IS FINE. You’re so focused on the newness and the sensation of it all that the session is completed before you know it. (Roughly 2 to 3 minutes depending on the individual)

After the first session: Endorphins will be running high. Freshly oxygenated blood begins circulating throughout your body. You may feel more tired than normal that first evening after your session (that was my own personal experience as well). Some pain and inflammation may have dissipated.

Session Two: Now You Know What To Expect
When you return for your second session, you’re no longer in shock. You know what to expect and you go in determined to make it the full 3 minutes this time.

After the second session: Energy levels are boosted. Inflamed muscles and joints are feeling better and better due to the reduction of cytokines in the body.

Session Three: Handling It Like A Pro
By the third session, you’re accustomed to the therapy process. You should still be feeling relief from your previous sessions. Sleep patterns should be more normalized and mood and overall body condition should be feeling slightly better.

After the third session: By the third session, you should have noticed changes in your mood, pain levels, and the overall state of your body. Sleep patterns should be more regular, with deeper levels of rest. Areas of specific injury should be feeling less inflamed with more mobility. Endorphin levels should be higher, equating to a better overall mood throughout the day. Even by the third session, you will be feeling a majority of the benefits, but not all of them. In order to reach the maximum level of benefits, you will need to continue utilizing Cryotherapy.

With that being said, everybody is different. Every person is different. Our goals and injuries are all different. I have seen clients who have felt major relief right after the first session, and some who didn’t see relief until the third. The key is to keep at it. To allow yourself to trust the process. When we have serious injuries and ailments, all we want is a quick fix, but that’s not always what’s best for our bodies. Your body has it’s own natural rhythm, and it’s own way of healing.

-Elena Horton

Psoriasis and Whole Body Cryotherapy


By Elena Horton

What is Psoriasis? It’s easy to think of psoriasis as just a “skin condition,” but psoriasis actually starts underneath the skin. It is a chronic (long-lasting) disease of the immune system that can range from mild to severe. When your body has plaque psoriasis, your immune system is overactive, triggering skin inflammation and causing skin cells to be produced faster than normal. New skin cells are pushed to the skin’s surface in 3 to 4 days instead of the usual 28 to 30. Your body can’t shed the new skin cells at that fast of a rate. What does this mean??
So while new skin cells are being produced, the old, dead skin cells pile up on top of each other. As more and more new skin cells are produced rapidly, the old skin cells are pushed to the surface, forming the thick, red, itchy, flaky patches known as plaques.
The good news is that there are available treatment options and strategies that can help you live well with psoriasis.

This is where Whole Body Cryotherapy comes in…

Psoriasis responds well to cold stimuli, and with consistent daily sessions for the first two weeks, the itchiness begins to subside, and the scaling from the skin becomes less and less due to the reduction of inflammation.

With some Psoriasis sufferers being put on medications that decrease their appetite, another benefit of WBC is regaining their love of food and hunger. Additionally it can help free them from anxiety due to their skin condition and medications they have been prescribed.

Doctors are still unsure what exactly cures Psoriasis, but with such a quick and easy treatment option available – it can’t hurt to try it as an option for relief! If you’re suffering from Psoriasis, talk with your Cryotherapy technician about the severity of it, and then decide on the consistency of your treatment plan together! We’re here to help!

Cryotherapy and Consistency

“I tried Cryotherapy once….nothing happened. It doesn’t work.”

You know the saying ”I wish I had a dollar every time I heard someone say...(insert word or phrase here)...I’d be a millionaire.”

As a full-time Cryotherapy technician, I can’t begin to tell you how many times I’ve heard the statement above. I also can’t begin to tell you how many times I’ve had to explain why a person felt Cryotherapy didn’t work for them after just ONE session.

As with anything we do in life, there is never a quick fix or a shortcut to your desired destination, as much as we’d like there to be. It requires hard work, dedication, and consistency. Many people hear about Cryotherapy and it’s plethora of benefits - and begin to think of it as some sort of magic pill with a “one time only use” label.

Well, I’m here to tell you - if that’s how you view Cryotherapy, we need to re-adjust your thinking.

Picture yourself, and the first time you stepped foot into the gym. You had a goal in mind. You were determined. You envisioned yourself as THE BEST YOU. You gave yourself a pep talk. You worked hard. You put in the time.

Now let me ask you - at the end of that FIRST workout - did you have the 6 pack abs and killer muscle definition you dreamed of? NO.

Why not? Because good things take time.

With every new client that comes to see me and tries out our therapies, I make sure to tell them this story. It’s important to hear and it’s important to know. As a general rule of guidance, I tell my clients to try 3 sessions of Cryotherapy, before deciding on whether or not this therapy works well for them. Cryotherapy is never a “one and done” fix.

The key to feeling these amazing benefits? CONSISTENCY. By consistency, I mean utilizing those first 3 sessions within 14 days of each other. Why? Because when you use those 3 sessions in a shorter time frame, you begin to flush the toxins from your body, and reduce the joint pain and inflammation throughout your body at a more consistent rate, thus making you feel better, sooner.

So, don’t give up after your first session of Cryotherapy! You don’t want to miss out on this amazing recovery tool by quitting before you even get started!

 

-Elena