Today, I want to tell you about my experience at Cryotherapy in Millburn New Jersey. I visited 256 Below – a one of a kind studio where you can get your Cryotherapy on. First though, what is Cryotherapy? Cryotherapy is a full body treatment I got to experience a couple of weeks ago. I was most curious to find out about this health and wellness treatment from a beauty perspective.
Cryotherapy started as a form of relief for muscle soreness and joint pain. It is also a spa treatment for toning the skin, improving sleep, help in reducing cellulite, improving blood flow, and skin tightening. Although one must do several Cryotherapy sessions to truly achieve these improvements, I can say from my own three minutes inside the cold chamber at – 200 F, I felt revitalized, energized and refreshed.
Here is how Cryotherapy works, I walked into 256 Below’s metal chamber wearing a robe with underwear, socks and shoes. Once the cold started, I was instructed to lose the robe, then got a pair of gloves was told to hold my arms and hands to my core. It was an intense, gradual cold sensation felt, my legs slowly got numb and a bit tingly towards the end. The best part is that I managed to do 3 whole minutes at minus 200 F, laughed a lot, feeling the euphoria that comes from this jolt and change in temperature. If I have to be honest, I enjoyed it so much, my body has never experienced such extreme, this isn’t your ordinary cold shower.
Once I was done, I felt totally fresh, gradually. If I can describe the feeling, it was better than caffeine minus the jitter, my energy level was amazing for the next hours. With much certainty I can see why this is also good for your metabolism. Overall, my experience at 256 Below was awesome.
Where did Cryotherapy come from?
Cryotherapy started in Japan in the 1970s
What does Cryotherapy mean?
Cryotherapy is a Greek word, meaning cold, therefore cold therapy
What is Cryotherapy used for?
Cryotherapy is used to treat a number of areas and ailments throughout the body
What kind of Cryotherapy chamber does 256 Below have?
256 Below uses a chamber that’s partial body, as the head is not exposed to the cold
How does Cryotherapy work?
The notion of Cryotherapy is to constrict blood vessels, which reduces blood flow helping with pain and inflammation. This is very popular with athletes and people who love working out
I used the powers of Snapchat to document the whole experience and it was a blast. Everyone at 256 Below was a delight, helpful and knowledgeable and I highly recommend trying Cryotherapy at least once. What does it cost? A single session is $75 and 256 Below offers a packages and discounts for those who are serious about their Cryotherapy.
For more info visit 256 Below.
**My Cryotherapy session was complimentary and for editorial consideration. All opinions and views are my own **