I voluntarily stepped into a chamber pumped full of liquid nitrogen at sub-zero temperatures, and since I did it completely in the nude, I was utterly convinced at one point that my nipples would get frostbite and fall off.
But luckily that didn’t happen. And before you run out to get me professional help, let me tell you I did this crazy-sounding thing at Cold & Thirsty, located on the Western edge of Culver City, and I was just one of many women waiting in line to do so.
It’s called Cryotherapy and this is the first one of its kind on the Westside, not to mention the first one ever paired with a cold-pressed juice company – Renew Juicery.
The nice ladies who own the place told me great things about Cyrotherapy: that it has anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties, can boost metabolism, decrease chronic pain, and some ladies there said it cures their migraines.
But no one mentioned just how ridiculously, frighteningly cold the experience would be.
You’re right, of course: I should have known better, but still – it was astonishingly cold. And while you’re supposed to stay in for between two to three minutes, I barely made it to one and a half. I started to panic and they took pity on me and let me out, thank God.
Warming up, as I put all of my clothes back on, I will tell you the truth – I felt amazing.
Sure, it could have just been the gratitude at coming out of there with my nipples still attached and my heart and lungs still working, but I really felt fantastic. Rejuvenated and refreshed after a long day.
I can hardly believe I’m saying this, but I am definitely going back. As soon as I can get some fuzzy nipple covers.
As for the amazing Renew Juicery, they are known for their cleanses, and I was treated to a sample of their Beauty Cleanse. These juices are really fresh and tasty, and you can tell it’s doing your body good to drink them. I really enjoy them, the sweet ones and the spicy ones. With names like Glow Juice and Radiant Skin Juice, how can you go wrong?
Check out Cold & Thirsty for their cleanse and their cryotherapy. A single session of cryotherapy is $70, but packages can be purchased at a discount rate. All of the cold pressed juices are $10 and a 3-day supply of the Beauty Cleanse is $230. To hear more about Cold and Thirsty, listen to last week’s episode of the MomsLA Podcast.
Sarah Auerswald is the co-Founder of MomsLA.com and she was treated to a cryotherapy session and 1-day beauty cleanse sample for this post. Photos courtesy of Cold & Thirsty.