REVIEW | Cryo Spa Clinic

Reviewed by Trish Hoste

Recently made famous by MAFS’s Troy Delmege, it is a relaxing and rejuvenating oasis of pampered indulgence in the heart of Crows Nest, Sydney.

It offers brand new state-of- the-art Cryo and Infrared Sauna facilities, a Himalayan Salt room, facials, skin care, massage, weight loss, waxing, tinting and spray tanning, as well as a range of health and beauty products.

The Cryo Sauna room features an impressive looking insulated, stand-up chamber, fed with liquid nitrogen chilled air wafting over the sill and spreading across the floor, a bit like a sci-fi movie.

When the mercury hits to an all time low of -170degC, it’s time to remove the robes and step inside the cylinder. If you think standing naked in a column of air that's part way to freezing solid is not your cup of tea, don't be too concerned. You'll be in and out in precisely 3 minutes.

The aim is to get surface fat cells down into subzero without dropping your core temperature. The sensation itself is dry and bracing, a tingle rather than a shiver. But congratulations, because you have just chewed through 600 calories in those few seconds! Not from burning it off but rather from freezing it off.

Next it’s on for 30 minutes in the private Infrared Sauna, which emits light waves that create heat in the body, causing you to sweat out any stored toxins that have rushed to the surface of your recently chilled skin. And guess what? You’ve just burned up to another 600 calories! It also does what saunas do: relaxes the muscles and joints and helps reduce pain.

The Himalayan Salt Room is a bit like going to an indoor beach, except the 'sand' is actually pink Himalayan Salt. Pink salt contains an array of essential mineral compounds which are absorbed through the skin from the air, and is a wonderful anti bacterial and fungal agent, relieving sore throats and the severity of asthma or allergies. It's a very calming environment, with glowing translucent walls cycling through a spectrum of pink and blues to purples and orange, and apparently a favourite with patrons.

Overall, a highly recommended experience! Ask Troy – he should know! (see

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