Cryo – like me you may be thinking what exactly is Cryo, having seen many people submerge themselves in what looks like a freezer on Instagram. I was super excited when I was invited to try a full body treatment and facial at the Cryo Dubai branch at the Dubai Ladies Club. I was a little apprehensive however, because I am not a fan of cold weather and I was not sure whether I would cope being exposed to sub zero temperatures; yes, -140 degree celcius to be exact, but I was pleasantly surprised and I loved the whole experience. It didn’t feel like I was standing in a fridge – a gas is cooled and this is what creates the whole cold experience.

Thanks Cryo Dubai for the cool experience!

Benefits of Cryo 

There are so many benefits of Cyro here are just a few:

  • Muscle recovery – great for athletes
  • Anti-ageing – reduce wrinkes and stimulate collagen production
  • Increase blood circulation
  • Boost immune system and nervous system
  • Reduce stress
  • Relive pain
  • Weight loss
  • Cellulite reduction

Before the Therapy

The Cryo specialist asks you to fill out a form before doing the session, where a few health related questions are asked. Like I said I was not really sure what to expect so ask the specialist as many questions as you like, I was told that I may feel a little pins and needles (which is normal) during the 3 minute full body treatment.

Before you do the full body treatment you need to remove all clothing leaving just underwear. Then the centre will provide you with some thick socks and slippers, which you have to wear when doing the treatment, as well as some gloves that look like mits.

Cryo Body Treatment

I started off with the full body treatment, and you have to wait for the machine to reach the right temperature before going inside. Once it was ready and I stepped inside the Cryo machine I literally felt like I was standing in a frozen time machine (it was the weirdest feeling). The treatment was for 3 minutes and you don’t really start feeling cold until about half way. For me my thighs and the back of my arms felt the coldest and my legs were really heavy and felt a bit numb with pins and needles. Once I got out of the machine I had to walk a bit so that the feeling would go away, and there was a bike available too. However, after a few minutes of having finished the session my body felt so warm – all I can describe the after sensation like, is when you come inside from winter weather and your body starts to get all warm.

I really liked the Cryo body and facial experience and definitely recommend it!

For a single Cryo full body treatment the price is AED 350 per session, and there are also membership packages available.

Cryo Glow Facial 

Love this facial. I chose to remove my make-up before the treatment but you can also do it with make-up on. The treatment consists of ten minutes of gentle cryogenically cooled air blown on the face, that activates collagen production in the deeper levels of the skin, increasing the skin’s capacity to rejuvenate itself, regain elasticity, appear smoother and bring forth a youthful glow to your face.

The cooling feeling is just amazing, and my skin looked and felt so much tighter after the treatment. I also really loved the treatment because it helps close the pores, which for me is great as this stops pimples! Would love to do a few more sessions of the facials.

Price per session is AED 325, but again a membership package is so worth it.

For more info visit the Cryo website  or instagram page.