Is Cryotherapy A Beauty Treatment? Essay
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So somehow it all feels predestined that I would find myself shivering and semi-naked in a surgical face-mask, clogs, and beanie in the bowels of West Hollywood.
I decided to do Cryotherapy: a beauty treatment where you stand either in a tub or a chamber cooled to 200 degrees below zero for between two and four minutes. A couple minutes in teeth-freezing arctic conditions costs $35 to $65, depending on where you live. I was in esteemed company. Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, and Floyd Mayweather all use Cryotherapy to quickly recover from pain and injuries. Derek Hough, Mandy Moore, and Minka Kelly are just a few of the celebrities who have Instagrammed themselves pre or post freeze. The news that a 24-year-old salon worker died from suffocation inside a cryo-chamber because oxygen levels were only at 5 percent, seems to have done nothing to slow down…