Episode 13:

Freeze, Heal, and Recover with Cryotherapy

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This episode is part two of a two part series where we sit down with co-founder of Freeze & Float spa, Karolina Stojanovic. We learn about the Freeze piece of the spa, Cryotherapy. Karolina explains that Cryotherapy is exposing your body to extreme cold through the use of gasified air from liquid nitrogen. We learn that it was originally developed as a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis, and how it has slowly been adopted by professional athletes such as Tom Brady for recovery uses. Cryotherapy is best for reducing inflammation and helping your muscles to recover more quickly. We learn from Karolina that it only takes three minutes to gain these benefits.

 

In the “You Want Me To Do What??” section, Shanna walks us through her experience trying out Cryotherapy. She explains that you are in the nude, walking in circles in a small chamber with your head and neck sticking up above it for those three minutes. She describes what the cold feels like - similar to being outside in a Midwest winter without a coat, but not as many of the after effects since it’s for such a small amount of time. Shanna recommends that if you’re wanting to try it out, listen to your body if you feel light headed or otherwise compromised.

 

Episode Recap:

Interview with Karolina - 1:24

“You Want Me To Do What??” section - 21:24

 

Highlights:

  • Cryotherapy is a service where you expose your body to extreme cold temperatures for three minutes to help reduce inflammation and general recovery.

  • The Cryotherapy chambers at Freeze and Float spa are as cold as -300 degrees farenheit!

  • Similar to being outside in a Midwest winter without a coat, Shanna describes the experience as being really cold but without the lasting after effects.

 

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