What You'll Get
Blasts of cold air are like peppermint⎯invigorating and especially useful after eating a burrito. Brace yourself for bracing chills with today's Groupon: for $39, you get one cryogenic sauna session at Cryolab (an $80 value) on Burrard Street.
At Cryolab, chronic pain sufferers and weary workhorses can reap the invigorating benefits of cryogenic-chamber therapy, a treatment designed to relieve pain and discomfort by exposing subjects to extremely cold temperatures for short periods of time. Operating on the same principle that prescribes ice-pack application for black eyes, pulled backs, and lukewarm lemonades, Cryolab seeks to reduce inflammation and arrest the nerve impulses that cause pain and discomfort in joints and muscles. When clients step into a podlike cryosauna, blasts of nitrogen gas at temperatures around -110°C fill the chamber for two to three very chilly minutes, contracting swollen tissues and kick-starting the body's regulatory functions. The brief sessions can benefit those with joint pain, muscle injuries, certain skin problems, or a longing for a taste of Siberia. Cryolab doesn't recommend its services for clients with circulatory disorders, epilepsy, autoimmune diseases, and some other conditions; seek medical advice prior to booking to address concerns.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 10, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 5 per person, may buy 5 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. By appointment only; subject to availability. Must be 14 or older; under 18 must have parental consent. Must sign waiver. Tax not included.. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.