If you are familiar with Nigerian music or love it (as you should, cos it just makes you moveee!) then I'm sure you are on the same wave as me right now.
I was really excited to see a new female artist, with a fun and unique vibe. Even the video was so clean, clear and properly shot. It makes me just wanna dance and I love the yellow color theme they had going on, such a happy color.
This is the only song of her's that I know, but definitely vining and Jammin... ON REPEAT to ASKAMAYA!
Thank God I chose to do this in the summer, being in a -260 degrees chamber for cryotherapy was FREEZING but the after effect felt amazing. Here's my experience.
SO Cyrotherapy is a treatment that puts you in a chamber chilled with liquid nitrogen to below 200 degrees Fahrenheit, to heal aches and pains, boost your immune system, reduce cellulite and burn some calories.
YES! 200 Degrees!! ----- It was cold AF!! but you already know why I was there, for the burning calories and reducing cellulite.
A lot of celebrities have used it and even lifestyle and skincare bloggers such as Hannah Brofman and The Skinny Confidential that motivated me to go try it out and see if it was worth the hype. It was also interesting to see through researching that people really LOVE cryotherapy, and I couldn’t wait to get it done, so I booked a session using class pass free trial.
Class pass allows you to get 35 credits and one week of trying classes in different places. So this session was 10 credits and normally a session at Vitality NYC is about $45 but again, Class Pass trial is FREEEE. I love the sound of Free, especially living in NYC where everything is sooo expensive.
SO, I arrived at Vitality NYC located in Manhattan. I was surprised to see the set up, it looked really nice and clean and had other treatments , like an infrared sauna and colonic cleansing. The front desk assistant (Cant remember his name) was so welcoming as soon as I walked through the door. I told him this was my first time and he took his time to ensure I was comfortable with it and explained each step along the way.
When you walk in you sign in and sign the terms and condition sheet. Once your done they take you to a room to change into a robe, you can go into the cyro chamber with a bra and panties, but ensure it has no wire or metal or you can just go commando. Yep, I chose commando took everything including jewelry off. And then, they give you socks and thermal lightweight boots to keep your toes warm through out the duration. And also they give you two gloves to keep your little finger bones warm.
Once you’re done they take you to the solo chamber you get in close the door and remove the robe. So now you are NAKED and about to have the nitrogen cold mist start coming out straight to your skin.The floor moves upwards so your head pops out and your body is aligned to the mist shooters.
When it started I Told the attendant “ this isn’t too bad” and he said to me “ ohh it starts off low and gradually increases so your body can get used to the temperature.” I was like ohhhh kay. Next thing you know, I start feeling the freezing tingles, I was like “Oh my it is getting COLD”. Before I knew it, I looked up at the thermostat and it says -260 degrees. He told me to move around a bit and just step side to side or turn around to create some body heat, but that did not work. All of a sudden 3 min in the chamber felt like 30 min in my mind.
It weird because it doesn’t feel bad at all, I guess I was just really nervous about freezing. SO it was kind of a mind over matter. I yelled out “Im FREEZING” and he said “And Your Done” 3 min geez. Def felt like 30 min.
When I got out of the chamber, I felt full of energy. I had this feel good energy, like a little high on life energy, it felt good.
I also noticed my abs where a little sore from working out and that soreness had reduced a lot, could barely notice the pain. I really felt great. I got dressed, stepped back in the blazing sun and my body felt good, not as dehydrated as I was coming in. It was a great day, ended up at Made Hotel NYC’s Roof top, had some drinks with some friends and went for dinner at this Italian restaurant that served the best pasta I have had in years! Yumz.
Overall, Cyrotherapy was an awesome treatment, in one use, I felt some results and it's definitely a treatment I would love try again, but next time relax my nerves before going in.
I love sweating. Partly because I 'm a summer baby and the other reason is because in my mind when I sweat, I feel like Im losing some kind of weight. (Its all mental). But to be real, sweating makes me feel good and does great things to my skin. I mean think of all the other activities that bring a lot of sweat, you feel amazing afterwards.
I had a traditional sauna in my old apartment, and I used it at least once a month or at most once a week, or for 30 minutes after working out, to sweat out the water weight. I had heard and researched the infrared sauna and its benefits but never really wanted to pay to use it until this great opportunity came about then I jumped on the opportunity.
10 minutes in the infrared sauna
What's the Hype about Infrared Sauna Infrared Sauna heats your body fast. Even though its at a lower temperature from traditional coal saunas, It uses heaters that emit the same rays as the sun but without the harmful UV rays that causes cancer, etc. It is usually used on athletes as a form of therapy during training. to help with blood circulation, lower blood pressure, release toxins from the skin and much more.
How I got to do it for FREE! You can too! I booked a 60-min Infrared Session from Class Pass. Since I don't have a sauna anymore, I asked my friend what are ways to do fun exercise classes and she recommended I check out Class Pass. Listen! I love the idea of class pass. I Really do. Like you can do treatments, you can do gym sessions, you can do all types of classes; yoga, wellness, dance, martial arts classes all for less than 100 a month. So I did a free trial which gave me 35 credits for one week. and I was able to book 5 FREE classes. And yes Infrared sauna was one of them.
My Infrared Sauna Experience. What it felt like. It was in a gym in Williamsburg called Brooklyn Athletic Club. The Sauna space was in a private area, with a shower, bathroom and a sink, so it was just you in it. Loved the privacy. Got there 10 minutes before my scheduled hour, everything is already set up, so the sauna is nice and hot when you walk in. I brought my speakers, so I had like light jazz playing in the background to give a really relaxed atmosphere. after about 5 min the light shut off outside of the sauna and it gave a nice dim feel.
10 minutes into sitting in the Infrared sauna, I started dripping sweat. It was a weird feeling, because it was not uncomfortable heat, like my throat didn't get dry, it was just good heat but I was sweating way more than usual. I haven't sweat this much since when I hid my report card from my mum, and she found out and told me at school "when you get home, I will deal with you!" hard times!lol
By the 30 minutes mark, I was sweating in every single area of my body, my shin, my legs, my boobs, everywhere I normally don't sweat, started sweating. Also I noticed, my body felt good. I had worked out at TRAMPOLEAN the day before and I wasn't as sore anymore. My legs felt fine. my back was a little bit sore, but wasn't as bad as the morning of.
By the time I was done I felt lighter, like I had sweat off a lot of water weight, my body was covered in sweat. Did I mention I went in there fully naked with just panties. I jumped out of t after my 60 min mark and went straight into the shower. I had brought with me, my body scrub and face scrub with my argon body oil, so I scrubbed in the shower afterwards and then oiled up, so that the skin can get all the nutrients of my pure argon oil, since my pores are wide opened. I must say, my skin looked shining, like I looked much brighter, I felt lighter and my belly bloat was gone. It was so worth it, cos I made sure to wear my brightness, by dressing cute all day. (pic at the end of post)
How much does Infrared Sauna usually cost.Usually it cost around $60 - $80 in class pass it is only 10 credits. But the cool part is if you click my link you get $40 off your Class Pass membership. and you can get 35 free credits as well on the free trial plan! whaaaat yep! thats such a sweet deal.
Do I recommend it?I mean you read it, right? OF COS! yes! totally recommend it. I f I could I would do a 60 min session every week! But since I don't have a free spa in my building anymore. I will go with monthly. Once a month will do. Before You Leave.... Let me know in the comment box.
WOULD YOU CONSIDER USING AN INFRARED SAUNA AS WELL?
For someone who tries everything in the books to get rid of acne, I was alarmed when the acne reducing on my face, but started appearing on my chest and back. My face reacts to synthetic hair and the after math is always a blow-out of acne on my face. Little did I know that my back was also reacting to it, and all of a sudden it spread to my chest. SIGH
For those of you who have experienced body acne, you know they are tiny, painful and not cute especially when you want to put on certain outfits.
When mine started I thought it was just the hair, then I even did some detox to see if it would reduce it, then I thought it was from washing my hair, maybe I didnt rinse off the conditioner from my body, which then infected my hair follicles, so did a full body scrub. But none of that seemed to work.
I remembered a few years back when I had some body acne issues, an aesthetician in Nigeria had recommended I use VI Derm Body wash and body lotion. And that it is great for getting rid of dark spots and body acne. I used it before and I remember my skin looking so much better afterwards, so I decided to order it again. I found it on amazon. I was stoked!
How I cleared my BODY ACNESo in the mornings, I showered with the VI Derm body wash. After patting myself dry, I would use the VI Derm Exfoliating body lotion and spray sunscreen before going to work.
In the evenings, I would shower with the VI Derm body wash and a loofah and then pat myself dry. After, I use the Nip & FAB Glycolic FIX night pads to wipe the area (my chest and my back), let it dry off and then lotion my whole body with the VI Derm body lotion. ResultsIn 3 weeks I noticed the acne stopped popping new ones and in two weeks, my skin felt so smooth, and there was no more body acne in sight! I KNOW ! How amazing. I plan to continue using this to to see if all the dark spot fades away. I do notice that it started fading already. They aren't as dark as they initially were.
I didn't know if these products together were going to work, I really was just testing it out, and I am thrilled because summer is here and I am all about the off shoulder, neck and chest out shirts! yes!!
If you suffer from body acne, I do recommend to trying this combo out! Thank me later xx Mo