By: Jill Fox
Ever wonder how to hit the reset button on your mind and body? A subzero temperature of -220 degrees Fahrenheit may do the trick. In just three minutes, you can experience what this new advanced health and rejuvenation spa in Parkland has to offer.
When clients walk inside CryoSpace, they’ll feel like they’re in a trendy café. With everything from comfy chairs to free wi-fi to cold-pressed juices direct from New York, the flow of the environment is friendly and inviting. Oversized private treatment rooms and a large selfie wall outside the cryolounge complete the modern look of the spa’s newest location.
CryoSpace Founder, Ed Gil said that it’s the environment that sets them apart from any of their competitors. All of the services provided by them are 100 percent holistic, non-invasive and non-toxic. The subzero temperatures, ranging from -220F to -292F, switch the body into recovery mode and trigger its natural healing mechanisms. Whole-body cryotherapy is a non-invasive, fast and effective hyper-cooling treatment that exposes the body to extremely cold temperatures to maximize healing. The freezing cold creates a response in the brain that sends a restorative message to the rest of the body.
Numerous medical journals, including Frontiers in Physiology and the Public Library of Science, show that the process can reduce pain and swelling, increase collagen production, and even boost one’s metabolism.
“I have never been so cold in my entire life. I had this euphoric feeling; I felt energized like I had taken a triple shot of espresso. I felt absolutely great, and the rest is history,” said Ed.
Ed Gil has spent his entire life in South Florida. He went to Western High School, followed by Florida International University. He worked in the medical device and pharmacy industry for many years but wanted to do something groundbreaking, and he really wanted it to be something that helped people, so two years ago he opened CryoSpace in Miami, and said that bringing it to Parkland just made sense.
“Parkland is unique in that it has its own identity,” said Ed, who felt that the Waterways Shoppes was a perfect location because it’s located at the edge of Parkland bordering Boca Raton and Coconut Creek.
CryoSpace provides one of a kind experience that encourages clients to invest in their health, body, and mind with state of the art equipment and an immersive environment.
When clients are ready to take the plunge, their recovery specialist will provide them with socks, slippers, gloves and a robe for privacy, while they listen to music, release those endorphins, and potentially relieve any damage in their body.
Whole-body cryotherapy can benefit athletes or those who suffer from degenerative conditions, like Muscular Sclerosis, arthritis or Parkinson’s.
“Although cryotherapy is relatively new in the United States, it is a drug-free alternative that has actually been used for rheumatoid arthritis patients and to treat anxiety, insomnia, and depression,” said Ed, who discovered cryotherapy by accident while reading a sports blog about Dwayne Wade utilizing the service in Las Vegas.
The mission of CryoSpace is to provide the best tools for fitness performance, health, and beauty under the most comfortable and friendly atmosphere.
“We cater to everyone from active people, professional athletes, stay-at-home-moms, people with high-stress levels, anyone looking for a competitive edge, or those who just want to live an overall healthier lifestyle,” said Ed.
CryoSpace offers multiple therapies to suit clients’ needs. While whole-body cryotherapy treats the entire body, localized spot therapy alleviates pain and reduces inflammation in one area, like the ankles or shoulders.
In addition to cryotherapy, CryoSpace is the only health spa in South Florida that features Photobiomodulation, which is a near-infrared light therapy which specializes in reducing oxidative stress and restoring motion to joints. This unique and versatile form of therapy can also be used for fitness performance, tissue repair, and as a pain reliever. CryoSpace has plans to release a weight loss protocol using a combination of PBM and cryotherapy soon after opening.
Sensory deprivation therapy, otherwise known as float therapy, helps customers reach a new level of total relaxation. It is a complete immersive experience in an isolation pod with specific water chemistry (perfect PH, alkalinity and density) that will benefit the mind and body.
Other treatments offered include compression therapy and percussive therapy to combat muscle soreness and tension and improve circulation for professional athletes as well as those who stand or sit at work all day.
At CryoSpace, recovery specialists tailor membership plans individually to fit each customer. There are a wide variety of memberships to choose from, even including a spa day.
After a two-year build-out, CryoSpace will have its grand opening on Saturday, October 27 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Residents are welcome to stop by for refreshments and to take advantage of a variety of promotions, such as new customer specials on whole body cryotherapy, Photobiomodulation therapy, and float therapy, as well as 10 percent off all of their retail products.
CryoSpace is located at 7631 N. State Road 7 in Parkland. Visit them online or schedule your first appointment at CryoSpace.com or call the spa at 954-603-6929.
Monday – Friday 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- Jill Fox is an Emmy Award-winning writer and producer. She is currently a Senior Account Director at Lon Haber & Co., a leading full-service public relations firm. Fox worked at NBC Miami for eight years after graduating from the University of Miami. She lives in Parkland with her husband, Brian and two children.