Ice Queen

HK Magazine - - HEALTH & BEAUTY -

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-well­

HIT45 Well­ness, Rumi X Po­laris

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