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Jet lag cure in just 3 minutes??

Katie Gross, BA

16 Nov 2017

Are you traveling this holiday season?? Whether you’re flying from Chicago to Minneapolis or LA to Italy, this article is for you! There’s nothing worse than showing up to your family gathering with a lack of sleep, energy and time to complete the never ending list of things to do. While we can’t put more hours in your day, we can help you feel more energized and ready to go this holiday season!

Did you know, about 90% of Americans consume caffeine in one way or another every single day. Caffeine is a natural stimulant found most commonly in coffee, tea and energy drinks. But how does it work?

Caffeine stimulates the brain and central nervous system. This stimulation creates a jolt of energy that helps you stay alert and helps prevent the onset of fatigue and tiredness. Sounds great, right?! Well sort of, but there’s an even greater alternative to drinking coffee and other sources of caffeine and it’s called Whole Body Cryotherapy!

For those of you who are unfamiliar with the concept of Whole Body Cryotherapy, let me explain this “cool” new trend. WBC has been around for the last 30+ years and was first discovered by Dr. Yamaguchi in Japan who used it to help aide his patients who were suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. This cold therapy helped reduce his patients’ joint pain and soreness.

Fast forward 30 years, WBC has made its way to the US! Starting out in California and Texas, WBC has been used by celebrities, professional athletes and everyday people like you and me. You may have seen some of the Beverly Hills Housewives take their turns at stepping into a cryosauna, or perhaps you saw the episode of Shark Tank when siblings, Skyler and Brittney Scarlett, secured a deal with business woman Barbara Corcoran. Even if this is the first time you’re hearing of WBC, I urge you to keep reading!

Professional athletes like Lebron James, Floyd Mayweather and Dancing with the Stars professional, Derek Hough, all use WBC to help them recover after their respective performances. While professional athletes use it mostly for the recovery aspect, there are so many more benefits!

WBC has been shown to help with physical, mental and emotional health. How you might ask? Let me tell you! Our Impact Cryosauna systematically pushes gaseous nitrogen into the unit, adequately dropping the chamber temperature to -166℉ and -274℉. Your body then recognizes this temporary reduction in skin temperature and through a number of physical reactions, your body pushes your blood to your inner core, which helps protect your vital organs. As a results of these mechanisms of action, there is a release of endorphins. (This is the most important part, so pay attention to what happens next!) The release of endorphins gives you energy and helps with mood stabilization and sleep. Yes, you read that correctly, freezing yourself for three minutes helps you sleep better at night!

Still not sold on the idea of freezing your body for a good night of sleep? Let me tell you more! WBC has been shown to reduce inflammation, reduce joint and muscle pain, accelerate athletic and surgical recovery time, increase energy levels, improve mood, improve sleep and can even lead to tighter skin and weight loss due to an increase in your metabolism. Now do I have your attention??

With all this talk about the history, science and benefits behind WBC, you might be asking yourself how does this help with jet lag? Jet lag can be defined as a temporary sleep disorder that can affect those who travel across multiple time zones in a short period of time. Your body is out of whack due to the changes in time and this can cause you to feel more fatigued, especially during the day and can lead to a more difficult time concentrating.

Norepinephrine is the biggest factor here. This hormone and neurotransmitter is essential in the activation of REM sleep and helps increase your levels of focus and attention. So while jet lag depletes you of energy and interferes with your levels of concentration, WBC has been shown to do the complete opposite. Therefore, stepping into a cryosauna before and after your travels this holiday season might just be the answer you’ve been looking for all these years!

And with a WBC treatment only lasting a maximum of 3 minutes, how can you go wrong? Even with the busy schedules the holiday season brings, I am certain you can squeeze a WBC treatment into your day to help your body get back on track. Did I mention you burn anywhere from 500-800 calories in a single treatment?! Now you can indulge in those extra sweets or keep those dreaded holiday pounds off this year. Whichever you choose, you’ll thank me later once you try it.

If you find yourself around the Chicago/North Shore area, I encourage you to come check out CryoPure Spa in Highland Park, IL. We offer an Impact cryosauna unit which is the only one of its kind that is made right here in the U.S.A. First time clients can purchase 2 sessions for only $60! That’s a 50% discount! Check in on social media while you’re here for an even greater discount.

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