We are in the depths of Winter. The thought of me standing in an ice chamber at -80 degrees C for three minutes fills me with dread and the possibility of death. Well I ended up doing just that…donning not the most attractive shorts and top I’ve laid eyes on in my life, two pairs of gloves (yes, two), a surgical mask and a pair of North Face slippers that look like giant maggots (it worries me that North Face actually sells these…ew.). The time I tried a Cryotherapy treatment…
So, there’s protocol, hence the slippers and the mask etc. You have to take off all jewellery which wouldn’t be covered by gloves etc. Because let’s be honest no one wants the metal to freeze, stick to your skin and give you ice burns or whatever (not Versailles). The chamber is literally like a walk-in corner shower, except that when you turn the thing on, there’s no water coming out, it’s a tundra at -88 degrees. It’s a full body cryotherapy experience, that’s for sure.
But why? Because it’s supposed to help with skin toning (please), cell rejuvenation, anti-aging and increasing collagen levels. Also because I’m the Queen of anything novelty so, I hear about something weird that loosely implies I may end up with the face/body of Rihanna and I’m all over it. However, I am aware that this is kind of a dramatic approach for just some skin toning and anti-aging when there’s such a thing called plastic surgery. I could just invest in Dr. Miller’s facial plastic surgery procedures in Las Vegas next time I want my skin looking refreshed.
It was cold. Obviously. But cold to the point where the air I was breathing into and out if my nose was turning into ice (gross but whatever, honesty). To the point where I thought I could literally have been stood in the middle of nowhere freezing Alaska. I was in there for three minutes – obviously it’s not enough to make an immediate difference, you’re meant to go regularly in order to feel the benefits.
I went to 111CRYO in Harvey Nichols but there are lots of different Cryotherapy places, some do nitrogen instead, 111CRYO is an electric chamber…not that it makes a difference to me, I’ve got no idea…
What do you think about Cryotherapy? Would you ever try it?
Be So Versailles.