Hi there! We're Jemima and Tahlia, and honestly all we want in life is to be Real Housewives.
But occasionally, we do enjoy some of the ~finer~ things in life. When we had the chance to try out cryotherapy, you best believe we took it.
Honestly, it all sounded a bit far-fetched, but we'd seen a lot of praise for cryotherapy online so surely it's got to be good?
We visited Cryo, in Edgecliff, who suggested that we should do three sessions over about a week to feel ~maximum impact~. They have some clients who come in every single week, mainly to reap the energy-boosting benefits of the treatment.
Going into it, we were pretty nervous. Minus 150 degrees is pretty fucking cold. Considering we live in Sydney, we complain whenever the temperature dips below 15ºC. We were also skeptical as hell, but ready to get our housewife on and be convinced.
The tank itself is very high-tech, and even has a platform that can be raised or lowered, in case you're a short-ass like Tahls.
And it is COLD, guys. (Obviously.)
Though it's not as cold as we expected it to be. Because it's a dry cold, it doesn't quite seep into your skin and lungs the way it does on a cold day in the snow. It's not even as cold as going swimming at the beach in winter.
It's almost kinda nice, in a "this is refreshing as hell but at least it will be over in two minutes"-type cold.
But did it work?
WELL. We both definitely felt an energy boost directly after the sessions, though that may have just been the cold shock waking us up.
Before one of the sessions, Jemima had really sore feet from wearing heels to a wedding over the weekend. Within a couple hours of cryotherapy though, the pain had totally gone which was impressive. The same thing happened for Tahlia the next time we went.
Also Jemima had really sore leg muscles after a hike and really hoped that Cryo would cure her so she didn't have to hobble around all day. Unfortunately, it didn't act as a miracle cure, though that might be something that needed a couple sessions to really target.
Would we recommend it? Well, it sure was fun. And it certainly did boost our energy and help with minor joint and muscle pain. It is a pretty pricey activity though (three sessions is $225), so we won't be going back weekly.
But, how sound is the science behind it?
So there you have it! Are we Real Housewives now?
BuzzFeed received cryotherapy sessions free of charge, but with no obligation to provide a positive review.