As the temperatures continue to rise we couldn’t help but refresh ourselves at Cryo Bahrain at THE RITZ-CARLTON BAHRAIN. Beauty has never felt so cool.
The benefits of cryotherapy are proven throughout history, if you have ever applied ice to an injury then you know this is true, but now the health benefits are taken to new heights with full body Cryotherapy at The Ritz-Carlton. In whole-body cryotherapy you walk into an intensely cold chamber that exposes your body to extreme temperatures (up to -140 °C) for a few minutes. The list of benefits from the therapy is extensive – from better sleep; collagen stimulation and cellular regeneration; weight-loss; pain relief to treating muscle soreness and reducing inflammation, up to more energy and a better mood, and some even claim cellulite reduction. Knowing all these benefits, it is easy to understand why celebrities like Will Smith, Jennifer Aniston, and Mandy Moore all embrace the cold and immerse themselves in cryotherapy.
All these benefits are caused by an even reduction of the body’s temperature in dry cold, which can achieve a significant reduction in inflammation, and a decrease in cortisol in only a few minutes. Yes, you are only a few minutes away from slimming, or even getting an energy boost – how cool is that? Arriving at The Ritz-Carlton Bahrain, I walked into°CRYO Bahrain to experience their cryotherapy chamber. They also offer Cryotherapy facials, which I decided to do first as it would ease me into the more intense chamber experience. The glow facial is all about activating the collagen production in the deeper levels of your skin, increasing its capacity to rejuvenate itself and regain elasticity, to bring forth the glow you want. I lie back on a couch in the bright-white treatment room and brace myself for the cold. A lovely lady from the cryo team places a warm towel over my body and as soon as that happens the treatment starts. Following a quick cleanse, cryogenically cooled air strokes my cheeks. First, it is a nice cold breeze, but after only a minute the chill gets more intense— not in a painful way, but you feel it getting cooler. I brave the cold for 10 minutes and soon enough, it is over.
‘The glow facial is all about activating the collagen production in the deeper levels of your skin, increasing its capacity to rejuvenate itself and regain elasticity, to bring forth the glow you want”
Feeling refreshed, we moved on to the next facial¬— the energising light therapy. The combination of the cold glow facial and the warm red light is supposed to bring great results, as the mix of cold and warm stimulate the skin even more. Under the heat lamp, wearing eye protection shades, I feel as though I am in the solarium. I feel great, relaxed. After 15 minutes of baking I touch my face and sure enough, everything feels tighter. Looking in the mirror I cannot believe how fast the results show up! My face appears brighter and fresher, my cheeks look beautifully plump and youthful. I am told by the wonderful cryotherapy team that these results will look even greater in the coming 10 days and that is something I love to hear. Apart from the beautifying effect, I also feel energised and ready for more: the whole-body treatment.
I head to the chamber and remove all metal jewellery. I also put socks and boots on to protect my feet, as well as gloves and cryo underwear. Ready to embrace the tundra! “You will feel great after this! It will give you a jolt of energy!” the cryo team says. I step into the chamber and as soon as the door closes the three-minute icy cold begins. Smoke from the liquid nitrogen started pumping out, it was freezing cold… but bearable.
‘Freed from desire’ starts to play and motivates me to start dancing, which is really what is needed when being put into a -140°C chamber! It is really, extremely cold. Finishing the mix of dancing and freezing for three minutes, the music stops and the machine shuts off, and I briskly walk my freezing thighs over to a seat. After shaking off the cold I had a jolt of adrenaline. I don’t remember having that much energy in ages! I feel awake, charged – like I just woke up from a deep sleep in a faraway glacial land.
The following days, the results just seem to get better, and even my loved ones would continuously compliment my complexion. It is safe to say, I find myself longing to feel the chill again – and sooner rather than later.
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