Cryotherapy: The Cool, New Treatment In Dubai That Lets You ‘Chill Out’

by Vaishnavi Venkataraman
Cryotherapy: The Cool, New Treatment In Dubai That Lets You ‘Chill Out’

We love Dubai but we definitely don’t love the exhaustive lifestyle we lead here. Well, that said the city is well on its way to identifying alternative therapies to de-stress and relax. Cryotherapy is the new health craze in town. The treatment involves sitting inside a chamber frozen to minus 140C using liquid nitrogen. Imagine experiencing Siberian winter! The session last only for a couple of minutes and relieves muscular injury, and swelling. Here’s what your experience will be like.

What Is Cryotherapy?

Any sort of inflammation is bad for the body and one therapy that provides relief is Cryotherapy. The term means ‘cold therapy’, and involves exposing the body to extremely cold temperatures for several minutes.

The new health craze is also popular among actors like Demi Moore and Lindsay Lohan. The treatment is currently available at two centers in the Dubai- Dubai Ladies Club and Jumeirah Emirates Towers hotel.

The Process

The treatment involves sitting inside an upright igloo-like aluminium chamber, called a cryosauna. A temperature of minus 140C is maintained inside the chamber, using liquid nitrogen. Each session lasts for a few minutes. Upon arrival, you will meet with a Cryo Specialist for a one-on-one consultation. This will help you focus on specific goals you want to achieve.

After consultation, treatment will begin on the same day or an appointment can be made for later. On the day of the treatment, you will be accompanied to a changing room by your therapist. You will be provided a comfortable bathrobe, mittens, socks, protective slippers and a headband to protect your extremities from the cold air. Your therapist will then accompany you to the treatment room.

The mittens and the slippers protect the body’s extremities, allowing your torso and lower half to feel the biggest impact. Marching inside the chamber, will help ease the pins-and-needles sensation in your leg. After three minutes, you will be out of the chamber, pedaling a stationary bike, to bring my temperature back to normal levels.

Other Treatments

You can pick from a range of Cryo treatments- Cryo facial, Cryo slim, Cryo body- depending on your end goal. Cryo facials involve exposing your facial skin to freezing jet of air from the therapist’s wand. Unlike a regular facial, no time is taken up to cleanse, or tone your skin prior to the treatment. Although the chill wind will come as a big blow initially, it is easy to acclimatise and is very relaxing. The non-invasive treatment smoothes the skin surface as well as tightens pores.

A full body Cryo treatment helps one burn up to 800 calories in a single session. A single, whole-body Cryotherapy treatment costs AED 400, with prices going all the way up to AED 2800. 


Location: The Boulevard, Jumeirah Emirates
Timings: Saturday to Thursday: 8:00 am -10:00 pm, Friday: 11:00 am -10:00 pm
Cost: AED 400 onwards
Contact: +971 56 724 0608