Have you ever dreamed of getting cryogenically preserved so you can wake up a century later as your youthful self?
Too bad science hasn’t exactly caught up to that point yet, but perhaps you can seek out the fountain of youth at Hong Kong’s first and only cryotherapy center,
which uses the power of sub-zero temperatures for treatments and facials. I got the chance to try a full body cryotherapy session: which entails you standing for three minutes butt-naked in a -130 °C nitrogen gas fridge. None of Hong Kong’s arctic shopping mall temperatures could prepare me for the intense piercing cold—like sharp pins and needles all over my body. But the therapist was very uplifting, taking my mind off the excruciating three minutes. The feeling after you hobble out of the machine to thaw is the best, as your blood circulation rapidly increases to warm yourself and your body creates feel-good endorphins and extra collagen for a smoother, firmer appearance. The feeling that you’ve conquered an ice cap definitely gets addictive...
Single session $900 ($550-810 with membership). Cryofacials and localized cryotherapy also available. 10/F, Lee Theatre Plaza, 99 Percival St., Causeway Bay, 2446-6163, polaris-wellness.com
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