Where to visit in February!
During the month of February, local business, Ice Up Cryotherapy, will be hosting artist Bethany Stahl's Tennessee Wildlife Collection and select pieces of her photography! They are located at 5103 Kingston Pike in the heart of the Bearden District.
About Ice Up Cryotherapy
Ice Up Cryotherapy was established in 2015 by local Knoxville residents who fell in love with cryotherapy and were the first to bring this technology to East Tennessee, including helping the Vols recover between basketball games!
"Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC) is a fast and healthy process that accelerates the body’s natural recovery process while improving overall well-being and energizing the body.
WBC is a non-invasive, hyper-cooling process that lowers a person’s skin temperature to approximately 30ºF during a session of up to three minutes (180 seconds). The Cryosauna™ uses liquid nitrogen to cool the chamber, but clients are not in direct contact with the gas. While inside the Cryosauna™, the body is enveloped by -220ºF (-140ºC) air. As a result of the rapid drop in skin temperature, your body draws your blood to your core to regulate body temperature. When you exit the Cryosauna™, blood is pumped vigorously around the body as it returns to your extremities which in turn enhances oxygen supply and removes toxins. The cold also triggers the nervous system to release feel-good endorphins." - www.iceupcryo.com
They also offer a plethora of holistic services promoted to healing and well-being such as Norma-tec compression therapy boots, M'lis products and body wraps, and Celluma light therapy!
My experience at Ice Up Cryotherapy!
While I don't necessarily have a reason to use cryotherapy, I couldn't resist the claims that it burns 500-800 kcal during every session! Going into the machine you are provided with socks, boots, and gloves. When you enter the chamber you shimmy off your robe and stand there while one of their awesome staff members carry a conversation with you to help the maximum time of three minutes to pass quickly. I got cold pretty quick and was happy to get back in my clothes not sure what to even feel. As soon as I was dressed I noticed I was bouncing of the walls and couldn't wipe the smile off my face. This was explained by the fact that that you have a sudden release of endorphins while in the cryosauna! I was filled with energy for the next four hours and realized what a blessing this could be on a dragging work day.
I then tried the Normatec boots where these socks of sorts cover from your foot to your leg, with gentle squeezes going from the bottom of your foot to the top of your thigh. It felt a bit funny at first but after I was there for a few minutes I was sad that each session is only thirty minutes. My legs felt rejuvenated after the session and at an add-on fee of only $15 it is beyond worth giving yourself a bit of time to enjoy the massage!
See Bethany Stahl, a local Knoxville artists work!
Bethany Stahl is a local Knoxville resident who's work is on display throughout the East Tennessee region for the entire year [click here to see where she will be next]! Her Tennessee Wildlife collection will be on display in Ice Up Cryo's lobby which features local animals painted in a beautiful and soft watercolor style. She will also have select pieces of her photography on display which captures the beauty of our local landscape! You may visit Ice Up Cryo and chat with the owners who are nearly always in shop, as well as enjoy local art which is for sale!
Watch Bethany Stahl create one of her stunning paintings!