Yesterday I had a cool experience at Restore Hyper Wellness. More specifically, I had a well-below-freezing whole-body cryotherapy experience there . . . -180 degrees, to be exact.
Restore Hyper Wellness offers whole body cryotherapy, local cryotherapy and cryotherapy facials. Studies show cryotherapy may help reduce pain, heal muscles, support the weight loss process, reduce inflammation, reduce anxiety and depression, alleviate migraines and more.
Cryotherapy is just one of the many services offered at Restore Hyper Wellness, a comprehensive health and wellness center. First opened in Austin, Texas, in 2015, Restore Wellness Center also offers IV drip therapy, stretch therapy, Cryoskin Facials, mild hyperbaric oxygen therapy, infrared sauna, red and near-infrared light therapy, compression therapy and micronutrient testing. With more than 70 locations, they specialize in relief from chronic pain, injury recovery, improved athletic performance, enhanced immune wellness and health-span longevity.
Arriving early at the Evanston location, opened in October 2020, I was warmly greeted by manager Nicole Fusco, who offered a tour while I waited for my appointment time. She showed and explained all the services they offer.
After a few minutes, it was time for my whole-body cryotherapy session. After changing into the socks, shoes, gloves and a robe provided by Restore, I stepped into the Cryotherapy room. Nicole gave a quick rundown of the process and asked me to pick a song from their list to be played during my 2.5-minute session. After Nicole set the chamber to -180 degrees, I stepped into the cold fog.
For the first half, the front window was around shoulder height, but since I was comfortable, Nicole raised the window to above my head to maximize my experience. This is when I really started to feel the therapeutic effects. Definitely cold, it was more than tolerable. It was enjoyable.
The 2.5 minutes went by quickly. After Nicole gave me a lively countdown to end the session, I walked out feeling completely invigorated. On the way home and through the next day, I felt really refreshed. My skin felt revitalized, and I generally felt more relaxed.
Aside from the excellent experience I had, an additional benefit saw 100 percent of all sales going to the Special Olympics. This was a positive day all around at Restore Hyper Wellness, thanks to Nicole and the rest of the staff.
— John Wroblewski, online writer
It’s time to start dreaming of your next trip. Here’s some destination inspiration for you. Take a visual journey through Austin, Texas, with us.
Without a doubt, the pandemic changed the role of airports in the travel industry. Hamad International Airport’s role evolved in many ways since the pandemic hit. Now, more than ever, airports are responsible for creating a secure passenger experience. As the gateway to Qatar and the world, the safety and wellbeing of staff and passengers has always been at the core of Hamad International Airport’s strategy.
The world’s first and highest 360-degree infinity pool will open in Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah. One of the region’s most anticipated attractions, AURA SKYPOOL will begin welcoming guests in mid-November.
Airplane travel evokes a lot of emotions these days: excitement, anticipation, uncertainty and nervousness, just to name a few. But when you do take to the skies again, the giddiness of getting pampered at 35,000 feet can most certainly wash away the surrealness of the past year and a half — at least for the duration of a long- haul flight — as you sip Champagne and slip your feet into plush slippers. While some global airlines have paused or pushed back plans for upgrades and refreshes to their premium cabins, others have introduced exciting changes that await in your pod or lie-flat bed in first and business classes. What’s more, amenities like privacy screens, sliding suite doors and space to spread out all serve a dual purpose as methods to luxuriate in the air while keeping social distance. Here are some nice- ties to expect now and in the near future, from retrofitted seat configurations to updated décor to Michelin-starred meals:
History and culture are etched into every corner of Greece. Beginning with its language, the oldest written language still in existence, and moving from the traces of passing civilizations and religions to pre-historic findings and works from many movements, there’s a wealth of culture to discover on your next trip to Greece.
United Airlines is making international travel more accessible. United announced the largest trans-Atlantic expansion in its history, including 10 new flights and five new destinations including Amman (AMM), Jordan; Bergen (BGO), Norway; Azores (PDL), Portugal; Palma de Mallorca (PMI), Spain; and Tenerife (TFS) in the Spanish Canary Islands. All new routes, set to begin in spring 2022, are not served by any other North American carrier.
San Francisco’s The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel has a new offer honoring the history of Frederick C. Clift, the visionary behind the property. The Live Like Frederick offer includes fine amenities for four people, beginning with a two-night stay in the hotel’s Private Apartment and the connecting junior suite for quad occupancy.
Since its prestige for attracting the world elite grew in the 1960s, Greece remains the go-to destination for glittering holidays. Each step of the journey is enrobed in luxury, from culinary traditions with the highest standard of execution and name-brand, high-end shopping to first-rate wellness locales and elite accommodations, like 5-star hotels, private villas and yachts.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Walker Hotel Tribeca is blushing pink with an exclusive offer benefitting the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Throughout the month, guests can book an all-pink guestroom, among additional amenities.