What’s the first thing you think of when you hear the word “cryotherapy” ... could it be Austin Powers?
Don’t worry, Frost Fit has nothing to do with the International Man of Mystery. But a minute or two inside the new recovery center’s “arctic chamber” could leave you feeling rejuvenated. That sounds groovy, right?
Perhaps you’ve already heard of whole-body cryotherapy, the process of submitting one’s body to extremely cold temperatures (as low as -220 degrees Fahrenheit) for a very brief amount of time (one to three minutes) to alleviate tired muscles and decrease inflammation. In recent years, cryotherapy has emerged as a popular method among athletes, many of whom prefer the treatment to old-school ice baths.
I tried the chamber after back-to-back boxing and kickboxing classes—I’m still sore as I write this—and my shoulders felt less tense immediately following my treatment.
Chiropractor and Frost Fit founder Jared Norman says he opened up the spa facility to help people recover quicker, feel better and even achieve their weight loss goals faster. But Frost Fit offers more than just cryo treatments. Clients can also benefit from a hyperbaric oxygen chamber, the Infrafit X bicycle and the jade sauna—an infrared sauna pod that can help detoxify the skin and burns up to 600 calories in one 40-minute session. The scientific evidence behind these claims isn’t exactly clear, but it feels far more relaxing and hygienic than your traditional steam sauna—and that’s a win in my book. Frost Fit, 8665 S. Eastern Ave. #102, 702-756-9624.