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Cryo-X Promotes Healing for All

At Grapevine’s Cryo-X, cryotherapy is healing skin ailments and injuries in everyone from soccer moms to Dallas Cowboys, according to owner Alicia Mullins.

“When it comes to cryotherapy in the United States, we are the pioneers,” Alicia says. “We knew people were getting tired of taking medication on top of medication for everything. People were looking for alternative treatments, and we knew cryo could potentially fill that need.

“Cryotherapy centers have popped up everywhere, and it is really exciting to see the trend in which we have helped lay the groundwork.”

Cryo-X opened in 2011 and also serves the community at a second location in Frisco. It offers whole-body cryotherapy, which consists of standing in a cryosauna for three-minute treatments. Alicia says people often think the process is going to be painful or uncomfortable, but it is actually quite the opposite.

“Cool, dry air flows over the surface of your skin,” she says. “And even though we are taking you to below zero temperatures, the air is so dry that you will hardly feel the cold and might not even shiver. It is an invigorating, energizing experience. Endorphins are released into the brain, causing a happy and relaxing sensation. Many clients report feeling a natural high or euphoria.”

If you think you can endure 180 seconds of cryotherapy wearing only socks, gloves, undergarments and house shoes, you will reap the benefits of this new-age technology, originally invented to treat arthritis pain. It begins when your body reacts to the cold temperature and pulls blood away from your extremities and into your core. When you step out of the cryosauna, all the nutrient- and oxygen-enriched blood flows back into your extremities, promoting healing. Major benefits of cryotherapy include that it:

  • + Helps reduce pain and inflammation.
  • + Flushes toxins from the body and benefits the lymphatic system.
  • + Promotes deeper sleep by regulating serotonin in the body.

  • Boosts metabolism and activates calorie-burning for five to eight hours post-treatment.
  • + Reduces the appearance of scars, acne, eczema, stretch marks and psoriasis.

Looking to target a specific pain or injury? Cryo-X also offers 30-minute localized cryotherapy treatments. Mullins says three to eight minutes is equivalent to hours of using an ice pack.

Perhaps the best part of cryotherapy at Cryo-X is how affordable, and fun, their team has made it. On Wednesdays, enjoy “Cryo Happy Hour” for only $10 and receive a gift—including coupons for free spray tans and workouts from local businesses—every time. Your first treatment is only $20 and comes with a complementary compression massage if you call to schedule.

To learn more about pricing and additional services, visit Cryo-X.com.