Chilling your muscles with ice reduces swelling and counteracts the effects of bursting into flames whenever you make an incredible dunk. Chill marred muscles sans ice with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of cryotherapy services at US Cryotherapy in Roseville.
The innovative, intense cryotherapy treatments earn praise from elite athletes, exposing muscles to extremely cold temperatures in order to decrease inflammation, pain, and muscle spasms. After swapping work-clothes for the cold-therapy uniform and patting their bodies dry of lingering pie residue, guests will proceed to an antechamber cued down to a frosty -76-degrees Fahrenheit. After 30 seconds, they'll shuffle into the -166-degrees-Fahrenheit main chamber for a 2.5-minute chilling session. Injured athletes can achieve fast and comprehensive muscle recovery through the whole-body treatment ($25) or opt to focalize the freezing to specific quadrants to heal a weary ball-throwing arm or sprained pumpkin-launching leg ($5 each).
Even though you'll face temperatures eight times colder than your basement freezer, your skin temperature only decreases by about 30 to 40 degrees during the 3-minute treatment. In addition to increasing desires to move to the Antarctic, the experience is said to invigorate bodies with improvement in a slew of conditions such as psychological stress, increased energy, improved sleep patterns, and relief from muscle and joint pain.
Often employed by athletes recovering from workouts or injuries, cryotherapy uses subzero temperatures to reduce inflammation, relieve pain, and increase mobility. During each session, up to four guests spend 30 seconds inside an antechamber cooled to -66 degrees Fahrenheit, then 2.5 minutes in a main chamber at -166 degrees Fahrenheit. Though the skin's surface temperature can drop by more than 30 degrees, the treatment's short duration keeps guests' core temperatures at normal levels. Upon exiting the chamber, guests move into an exercise room where they stimulate reparative blood flow by performing a 10-minute cardio workout or visualizing a grocery-store shopper sneak 11 items into the 10-items-or-less line.
US Cryotherapy provides necessary safety gear to keep hands, ears, mouths, and noses warm, and recommends guests come dressed in gym shoes and swimsuits. First-timers must complete a brief physical-readiness questionnaire, which screens for health conditions that may cause complications during cryotherapy sessions or attempts to gain part-time work as an ice sculpture.