One of the coolest thing about my job is that I get to spend personal one on one time with people. And, I am introduced to wonderful new things that are so beneficial.
Antra Truksane saw my reviews on yelp and booked an appointment with me at the salon. I could tell by her really cool clothes and of course her accent she wasn’t from the United States. Antra is from a little country named Latvia. And she is here to introduce the bay area to the Cryosauna. I was intrigued immediately.
My boyfriend Jeff had been experimenting with cold showers as a therapy to boost his immune system, so I was familiar with the benefits of cold therapy. It works, because he didn’t get sick when I was horribly sick. Cold therapy also promotes fat loss, reduces anxiety and depression, and pain relief.
Jeff tried too!
Antra has set up shop in Los Gatos and invited me to come and experience the Cryosauna. The Cryosauna is a whole body cryotherapy which uses nitrogen gas to lower the temperature of the skin to around 32 degrees. The temperature in the tank is much colder, -130 degrees celcius, -202 degrees fahrenheit. When the skin is cooled to this degree, the immune system is stimulated, every organ in the body is affected positively and the self-healing capabilities of the human body are jump-started.
What fired me up was the anti-aging benefits. I’m 32, so anything reasonable I can do to stay looking under 30 is exciting to me and my body will be regenerating itself. Nobody is cutting into me or I’m not spending lots of money on creams that don’t affect much.
I set up an appointment with Antra at her office to test it out. My biggest concern was claustrophobia. I thought I would be in this tank with the door shut for three minutes breathing in nitrogen, then stumbling out high for the rest of the day. My concerns subsided when I realized my head would stick out the top.
Antra gave me a pair of socks and slippers to put on to protect my feet and a blanket to cover myself after I undressed. (You must be naked in the tank to receive the benefits).
I was cold, but not unbearable so. After the 3 minutes of cold I felt so invigorated and energized that I signed up for the treatment sessions. I’ve had 7 so far and boy, it’s awesome. The inflammation and pain in my knees and legs is gone, I’ve lost a few pounds (you burn 500 to 800 calories per treatment!), I have lots of energy, my skin looks great, smoother. The treatment reduce cellulite too, yay!!
This would be amazing for chronic pain and for rehabilitation from injuries and surgeries. Apparently an ice bath works similarly. But I don’t know, sitting in an ice bath for 20 minutes is not an option for me, just sounds like hell, versus a 3 minute cryotreatment? I’ll take the latter.
For more information or to visit Antra, call 214-235-8014 or email