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Sorry to make you cryotherapy

Postby Pyrrho » Sun Jan 19, 2014 7:35 pm

Subjecting the body to brief exposure to subzero temperatures seems a bit stupid to me.

http://www.cleveland.com/cavs/index.ssf ... _cryo.html


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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Re: Sorry to make you cryotherapy

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Sun Jan 19, 2014 7:42 pm

What about when they freeze you before you die of inoperable cancer and when they wake you up four hundred years later hilarity ensues?

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Re: Sorry to make you cryotherapy

Postby Pyrrho » Sun Jan 19, 2014 8:31 pm

As long as they don't drop your head and crack it, you're good to go.
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Re: Sorry to make you cryotherapy

Postby Witness » Mon Jan 20, 2014 1:31 am

Bah, that's nothing for a true Russian:

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And from RT:
Almost 94,000 people across Russia bathed in the ice-cold rivers and ponds over the night of January 18-19, braving the freezing winter temperatures to celebrate the Orthodox Christian holiday of Epiphany, the baptism of Jesus.

Bathers in Yakutia, in Russia’s Far East, had to perform the traditional triple plunge in exceptionally chilly temperatures of – 45 C (-49 F). The waters of the Lena River they submerged into were only a couple of degrees above freezing.

OK, remains stupid.

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Re: Sorry to make you cryotherapy

Postby Doctor X » Mon Jan 20, 2014 3:41 am

In Russia . . . global warming freezes you!








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