Hey loves! So if you keep up with the latest celebrity trends or recent medical/therapy breakthroughs, you've probably heard about cryotherapy! But for those who haven't heard about it, it is essentially exposing your body to extremely cold dry air (usually liquid nitrogen) for a period of 2-4 minutes ( 3 min. is what's recommended at Infusion). It is my understanding that you can get as minimal with clothing as you want but usually people prefer to wear undergarments and the gloves, socks, and boots that they provide for you! I will be honest with you..it is SO STINKING COLD!! I've never been to Antarctica but I would guess that it feels about like prancing around Antarctica in nothing but a swimsuit! But, it is seriously over before you know it! Those three cold minutes fly by and you walk out of the chamber feeling refreshed and rejuvenated! Cryotherapy has SO many benefits for the body. I've made a little list below so be sure to give it a look!
Spa and Beauty Benefits:
Increased collagen production
reduction of skin blemishes
reduction of cellulite and varicose veins
increased weight loss and caloric burn
stronger, fuller hair and nails
a more youthful complexion
Recovery and Wellness Benefits:
pain relief from medical conditions
increased blood circulation
resetting of body's immune system
treatment of anxiety and depression
quicker recovery from surgery
reduction of inflammation and swelling
Sport and Athletic Benefits:
quicker injury recovery time
reduction of pain and discomfort
increased athletic ability
increased total body stamina
reduction of delay onset muscle soreness
increased psychological APT
I have personally noticed the biggest difference in increased collagen production, reduction of skin blemishes, pain relief, and a reduction in muscle soreness! I've only been doing cryotherapy for a month but I have probably gone close to 15 times in the month! It's kind of addicting! You freeze for 3 minutes but when you step out you immediately start to warm up and your body feels so rejuvenated and the increased blood flow gives your body that rush of adrenaline you need to feel like you can take on the world! If any of the above benefits sound appealing to you and you feel like trying cryotherapy - see what places offer this in your area! If you are in the Montgomery, Alabama area, like me, you have to go see my friends at Infusion Cryotherapy and Laser Center! They do consultations and will honestly answer any and every question you might have about cryotherapy before your first session! Trust me, I know, because I probably asked 100 questions! No wonder so many athletes and celebrities sing cryotherapy's praises...it works and seriously has benefits everyone can enjoy! Shout out in the comments below if you've ever tried cryotherapy and how it has worked for you! I hope you all have such a great weekend! Be sure to follow me on instagram (erincarolinedotcom) and snapchat (erincsellars) to see pictures of my trip this weekend to the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina! Can't wait to share what I'll be doing there and how beautiful it is with all of you!
Shoutout to the staff at Infusion Cryotherapy and Laser Center for always being so great!