Published: 13-12-2016 - Last Edited: 16-11-2022
Using low temperatures in medical therapy has been known for years as a great and non-invasive way to cure diseases. Ancient Greeks used this powerful technique heal and reduce inflammations. Later on, in the 70s’ doctor Yamaguchi brought it back to life and started treating rheumatoid arthritis. Cryotherapy is nowadays recognized and endorsed by scientists and used widely by those who want to preserve beauty and youth.
Going into sub-zero temperatures in a hot climate of Hong Kong may sound like a fantasy but Polaris now offer cryotherapy sessions in the heart of Causeway Bay. Located in the Lee Theatre, a sleek and futuristic looking center provides a number of therapies: WBC (Whole Body Cryotherapy), cryo facial, skin rejuvenation, acne treatments as well as localized cryo. Whichever treatment you choose, their professional and dedicated team will make sure you have one of a kind experience.
A thought of going into sub-zero temperature seemed quite extreme but I decided to give it a shot. During the first 2 sessions, I spent 3 minutes in -60 degrees (advanced users can handle up to -130) which, at the time, was the maximum I could take. During the entire session, a therapist kept me company and asked questions to ensure I was comfortable. The feeling of very intense cold was not very pleasant but tolerable and definitely worth the after-effect! I felt like my blood was rushing and my whole body was rejuvenated.
The benefits are countless, from anti-aging, quick recovery to calorie burn. Not only does cryotherapy improve your general health and performance, but also increases immune system, reduces pains and helps to tighten skin. The cool temperature instantly triggers your body’s natural response!
You’ll feel very energetic after just a 3 min session. It’s a great instant boost if you’re feeling tired or sluggish. Whether you’re an athlete or simply look for mood boost try this innovative and tested technique and find out what it can do for you.
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