The benefits of constant altitude change are no secret to Himalayan Sherpas, who boast impressive endurance, lean musculature, and meaningful relationships with abominable snowmen. Share these benefits with today's Groupon: for $20, you get one CVAC altitude-conditioning wellness treatment at Complete Clinics (a $55 value), valid at locations in Gurnee and Oak Brook.
A physician-supervised wellness and weight-loss center, Complete Clinics blends contemporary technology and personalized care to help clients work toward beauty and health goals. The Cyclic Variations in Altitude Conditioning treatments are designed to simulate changes in altitude, triggering the body’s natural responses such as an increase in red-blood-cell and hemoglobin count and a desire to peruse the latest copy of SkyMall. Clients are seated in pods, which adjust pressure, temperature, and oxygen levels up to 300 times during each 20-minute session, mimicking the atmospheric effects of running up and down a mountain hundreds of times. While seated in the pod, clients are free to sleep, text, read, or live out space-cadet fantasies, all while communicating with the outside world via walkie-talkie. The treatment is valuable for high-altitude training, but may also offer auxiliary health benefits such as improved stamina, accelerated weight loss, and reduced inflammation.