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How to Relax: Get Blasted with -260° F Air

(Photo: Emily Andrews/New York Times)

Anastasia Garvey is a model and actress. When she needs to relax, she goes to a spa that offers a unique service: cryotherapy. This means that she stands in a tank that blasts her with jets of air cooled to -260ºF.* After three minutes, she emerges, feeling refreshed. The New York Times describes the experience:

It only lasts three minutes, plus time to warm up again on a stationary bike, but it costs $90 a session, she said. She goes three times a week.

“The first time I did it I couldn’t remember my name,” she said. “You’re in a freezer. You’re so cold you can’t think of anything.”

$90 is a lot of money! I could probably make a cheaper version with a conventional freezer and underbid the competition.

-via Marginal Revolution

*The article does not actually say Fahrenheit. That's just a guess on my part. It could be Celsius.


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Plasmagryphon will likely weigh in on this, but since liquid Nitrogen boils at -320F (-195C) and dry ice sublimes at -110F (-80C), they are likely using Nitrogen vapor and the temperature is in Fahrenheit.
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