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According to the website, uscryotherapy.com, "Cryotherapy is localized or whole-body exposure to subzero temperatures to decrease inflammation, increase cellular survival, decrease pain and spasms, and promote overall health. It is not a medical procedure, but a non-invasive option for people seeking faster recovery [and] better health.''
It sounded like a good idea at the time.
It's actually a fairly simple process that takes less than three minutes. After filling out a health questionnaire and being accepted, we were shown the locker rooms to change. Women wear T-shirts, sports bras and basketball-type shorts, while men wear the shorts and no T-shirts. The center provided each of us with a headband, surgical mask, mittens that feel like oven mitts, tube socks and fleece-lined rubber-soled slippers that would have saved Harris.
The hardest part was picking a song to play while we were in the deep freeze. Clifton sent out a tweet asking for suggestions and we finally agreed on "Ice Ice Baby.'' Thank you, Tom Withers of the Associated Press.
Just before entering, we had the temperature of our skin taken. Each of us was 88 degrees going into the chamber.
The chamber itself is divided into two parts, each about the size of a small closet. Four people can stand comfortably. The warm-up chamber -- and I use that term lightly -- is set at minus-76. We spent 30 seconds in there before walking through a glass door with a wooden handle into a little bit bigger chamber where the temperature is minus-166. We spent a LONG two minutes in there.
I'm not gonna lie. It was shocking. I'm also not gonna lie. Lloyd screamed louder than Clifton or I -- and swore more.
No thanks. You are stupid.
..and for lagniappe...
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