COLD ON YOUR FACE: WHAT EXACTLY IS A CRYOFACIAL?

With dozens, perhaps hundreds, of different beauty treatments out there, what makes Cryofacials so unique? 

For starters, take the concept of whole body cryotherapy, and localize it to your face and scalp. Your skin feels rejuvenated, soothed, and radiant. The painless and relaxing treatment lets our clients leave feeling calm and collected in addition to sporting a fresh and healthy glow. One of Chillfit’s Cryo Specialists will begin by treating the scalp (Cryotherapy helps promote hair growth too!) and steadily work their way down and around all areas of the face, ensuring to treat any areas susceptible to wrinkling as well as treating the neck and chin.

If you’re experiencing headaches or migraines Cryofacials can provide a form of relief. Not to mention they’re great after a rough night out on the town. Yes they are a great hangover cure!!! With continued treatments, Cryofacials have been shown to restore firmness to skin along with reducing uneven skin tone and over-pigmentation. Also, users have seen an improvement in skin texture along with reduction of pore size and blemishes. The treatment stimulates collagen production reducing wrinkles!

One of the greatest aspects of the Cryofacial is it's simplicity: clients can schedule an appointment during their lunch break, treat themselves to a midday pick me up facial, and go straight back to work - and for the ladies, no retouching required as the treatment is dry and makeup does not have to be removed! 

Take a small portion of your day to come and try this 10 minute treatment out for yourself, you won’t be disappointed!

For a fun look at the Cryofacial in LA, click the link below...  

Cryotherapy Facial: We Froze Our Faces! | The SASS with Susan and Sharzad

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WHOLE BODY CRYOTHERAPY VS ICE BATH: THE BIG DIFFERENCES

They’re both cold, they both have benefits, so what is the difference? Well, for starters, with Whole Body Cryotherapy, you are spending less than a sixth of the time in temperatures three times colder than you would in a regular ice bath. Not only are you more comfortable and dry, but you're also reaping a lot more benefits using Cryotherapy.

As a result of Whole Body Cryotherapy, your body goes through a process called vasodilation, enriching your blood with enzymes and nutrients in your core before pumping it back throughout your body. In an ice bath however, muscle tissue begins to freeze and your body must “thaw” for up to a full 24 hours before you can perform any workout activity. After a Whole Body Cryotherapy session, users can exercise immediately after and in fact, movement is recommended! With an increased energy level, endorphin release, and increased blood circulation, users find themselves more awake and focused. 

Other various benefits from Cryotherapy which users will not find in an ice bath are improved skin health, an increase in collagen production, an increase in hemoglobin, and the list goes on. Compare spending just 3 minutes with a Cryo Specialist guiding you through the process to 20 minutes in ice cold water and there is no question which one I'd rather do! Cryotherapy!

Come try Whole Body Cryotherapy at Chillfit today! 

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DR. RHONDA PATRICK ON THE BENEFITS OF CRYOTHERAPY

Cryotherapy's popularity is on the rise as more people become familiar with the once obscure wellness modality. Cryotherapy was originally developed over thirty years ago to treat rheumatoid arthritis and has been extensively tested and researched in Europe and Asia ever since.  In the United States, Cryotherapy has enjoyed increased exposure from celebrities and athletes who rave about its many benefits. Now that Cryotherapy has hit the main stream however, it's important to understand the science behind cold therapy and how it benefits you.

Longtime UFC commentator, comedian, and philosopher, Joe Rogan is a regular user of Cryotherapy and often speaks about its benefits to his millions of listeners. Here, Joe sits down with Dr. Rhonda Patrick (see her amazing scientific breakdown of Cryotherapy studies here) to discuss some of the benefits of Cryotherapy as well as the misinformation that is often attached to new health trends. Whether you are already a Cryo enthusiast or just becoming familiar with it, check out this 23 minute vid on the benefits of Cryotherapy.

Then check out some Cryo at CHILLFIT!

 Joe Rogan preparing for the Cryo Chamber at CryoHealthcare in CA.

Joe Rogan preparing for the Cryo Chamber at CryoHealthcare in CA.

COLD EXPOSURE INCREASES BROWN FAT: UMM.....BUT WHAT IS IT?

Laird Hamilton is a world renown big wave surfer and fitness enthusiast. A pioneer in big wave riding, Laird has put his body through the most rigorous physical tests possible for an extreme athlete. Over the years, the big wave legend has become obsessed with premium coffee after learning early on that it was a natural and healthy solution in maintaining high levels of performance (we agree!) Laird's coffee obsession ultimately led to the formation of Laird Superfoods, specializing in healthy coffee products. In addition to the awesome coffee products, Laird Superfoods also offers great health and superfood information via the company's blog page so get learning. 

A great article from the Laird Superfoods blog focuses on Brown Fat. The article, written by Andrew Schar, explores the different kinds of fat we have in the human body. More importantly, Andrew explains what Brown Fat is, why it is good for us, and how we might generate more of it.
(HINT: CRYOTHERAPY)

Discover Brown Fat in this short but informative article by Andrew Schar from Laird Superfoods. 
BROWN FAT - THE KEY TO BEING SLIM AND HEALTHY

For a deeper dive into Brown Fat, check out these two studies found on our research page.
COOL TEMPERATURE ALTERS HUMAN FAT AND METABOLISM
COLD-ACTIVATED BROWN ADIPOSE TISSUE IN HEALTHY MEN

Get on that Cryotherapy train to a healthier, happier you!

 

 

 Laird Hamiliton is an extreme athlete, big wave surfer, model, fitness guru, and coffee connoisseur. He pioneered many big wave techniques and is world renown for his epic surfing endeavors.  READ FULL BIO HERE

Laird Hamiliton is an extreme athlete, big wave surfer, model, fitness guru, and coffee connoisseur. He pioneered many big wave techniques and is world renown for his epic surfing endeavors.
READ FULL BIO HERE

BULLETPROOF: UPGRADING YOUR MIND AND BODY WITH CRYOTHERAPY

Dave Asprey is founder of Bulletproof and author of the New York Times bestseller, The Bulletproof Diet. Dave has spent many years and huge amounts of money "biohacking" his health by taking control of his body and mind utilizing many different mechanisms. The Bulletproof movement has 500k followers and encourages people to upgrade their lives by taking control of their health in various ways including Cryotherapy. Dave's website is full of useful information on nutrition, exercise, and health in general. This Bulletproof article explores Cryotherapy and some of its many benefits.

Key topics discussed are as follows:

  • Curbing Pain and Inflammation
  • Muscle Soreness and Recovery
  • Increased Fat Burning
  • Improved Mood
  • Better Sleep

Cryotherapy is an excellent tool to enhance your health and is being embraced by many "biohackers" across the globe. Dave Asprey understands Cryotherapy's advanced healing properties and so should you. For a deeper dive into Cryotherapy research and studies, click here. For more information on becoming Bulletproof, check out Dave's Bulletproof website here

 Dave Asprey, founder of Bulletproof and author of New York Times best seller The Bulletproof Diet, is a Silicon Valley investor and technology entrepreneur who spent two decades and over $300,000 to hack his own biology.  READ FULL BIO HERE

Dave Asprey, founder of Bulletproof and author of New York Times best seller The Bulletproof Diet, is a Silicon Valley investor and technology entrepreneur who spent two decades and over $300,000 to hack his own biology. READ FULL BIO HERE

CRYOTHERAPY: EXPLORING THE SCIENCE BEHIND COLD SHOCKING THE BODY

Dr. Rhonda Patrick has extensive research experience in the fields of aging, cancer, and nutrition. In this 20 page special report, she explains the mechanisms in which cold exposure affects the mind and body. 

Key topics discussed are as follows:

  • Cryotherapy increases norepinephrine
  • The colder the exposure, the better
  • Cold shock proteins affect brain synapses
  • Norepinephrine reduces inflammation
  • Cryotherapy increases immune cells
  • Triggering thermogenesis with cold
  • Cryotherapy boosts metabolism
  • Cryotherapy increases antioxidant enzymes
  • Exercise and the timing of Cryotherapy

Dr. Patrick dishes all of the biochemical details in this extremely comprehensive report and breaks down much of the research that has been done on Cryotherapy. READ THE FULL REPORT HERE

  Rhonda Perciavalle Patrick has a Ph.D. in biomedical science from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis TN and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis TN. She also has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in biochemistry/chemistry from the University of California, San Diego. She has done extensive research on aging, cancer, and nutrition.   READ FULL BIO HERE

Rhonda Perciavalle Patrick has a Ph.D. in biomedical science from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis TN and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis TN. She also has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in biochemistry/chemistry from the University of California, San Diego. She has done extensive research on aging, cancer, and nutrition. READ FULL BIO HERE