Cryo Review

About a month ago I bought a Living Social deal for a month of cryotherapy because standing nekkid in a tank of chamber nitrogen seems legit. Here's the original post

I went 5-6 times a week for 3 weeks before I stopped making the effort to go so often. At first, the cold felt great on my knee, just like icing does. The pain never fully went away though, so cryo wasn't effective for what I needed. I never noticed a difference or effect from a potential increased metabolism. I have no idea if it actually burns 800 calories in 3 minutes like the window decal (and internet) suggests.

What I liked about it:
I felt energetic and refreshed afterward. 

What I disliked about it:
It's expensive for what it is, and inconvenient to go every day. Maybe if I had a sugar daddy and didn't have a real job it would be more acceptable, but it's hard to get to the cryo place between work, gym and momming. My kid liked going to the "spaceship place" with me, though.

Overall, it seems like a high tech way to ice yourself. It didn't heal my knee because I have a confirmed fukt meniscus, it says that right on the MRI report. "Lateral meniscus shows signs of being totally fukt," so it's not fair to count that against cryo. They never said it would heal cartilage.

In conclusion, mehhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. I'm not saying I'd never do it again, but it would be more of a one-time situation. The exhilaration of being freezing is a cool shock to your system (heh), the overall effect in the short or long term is debatable.


  1. I would like to try it out, at least once.

  2. You can usually find first time discounts for around $20! Go for it.


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