LONDON — One of the hottest trends in therapy right now is tricking your body into thinking it’s dying.
I’m talking about cryotherapy — a procedure that involves standing in a chamber of up to -90 degrees Celsius for a couple of minutes (because any longer would literally kill you).
It produces a fight-or flight response in the body, and a huge rush of endorphins. The unconventional treatment is beloved by athletes and celebrities alike.
I wanted to see what the fuss is about, so I paid a visit to a London clinic to try it for myself.
(Read on to see how I found it — but if you want a condensed version, you can also watch a video about my experience of cryotherapy here.)
For my cryotherapy session, I visited 111Cryo in Knightsbridge, London. It's inside high-end department store Harvey Nichols.
Full disclosure: 111Cryo provided Business Insider with the session free-of-charge. A single session would normally cost £95 (AUD$160).