Chicago Parent: 5 places to try cryotherapy in Chicago
Chicago Parent’s Katie Niekerk
So, how cold are we talking, and for how long? Depends if you’re doing a full-body or localized treatment. Hop in the full-body chamber, in which your head is the only body part not submerged, and the temperature range drops to roughly -165 degrees to -275 degrees Fahrenheit. Treatment lasts between two and five minutes. Localized cryotherapy, which targets a specific body part with a device, gets down to about -240 degrees Fahrenheit and lasts for approximately 5 to 10 minutes, reportedly reaping all the benefits of a traditional icing session that can last for hours.
Along with full-body cryotherapy, how about a relaxing cryo-toning facial? The CryoBar offers a controlled stream of cold nitrogen vapor on the face, neck and scalp that helps increase blood flow and accelerate collagen production, resulting in smoother, tighter skin. At least, temporarily, so you know, get one right before a big night out.