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Cryotherapy – Cordova
The powerful benefits of whole body cryotherapy
By Eric Montgommery
I’m Eric Montgomery, and I’m the owner/operator of US Cryotherapy-Cordova.
As with most stories, this one began with a girl.
Back in March of 2015, Michelle (my then fiance) and I had our wedding coming up fast and furious in September, and as I imagine a lot of couples do, we found ourselves in a last minute rush to begin “shreddin’ for the weddin'”. I was interested in trying out CrossFit, and I lured her on board by promising her fun new workout clothes. We guzzled down the kool-aid and fell in love with the community and the workouts, and soon found ourselves working out five to six times a week.
Well, we did all that after being rather…sedentary for some time. I’d ruptured my achilles tendon and had surgery to repair in 2012, and when we began CrossFit I was about four months out of shoulder surgery for a slap tear. Michelle was, of course, perfect and simply hadn’t been exercising, because, I guess that’s one of those things you don’t have to do when you’re already perfect. Needless to say, we found ourselves living in a steady state of aches and pains.
Our CrossFit coach mentioned something I’d just begun reading about (Whole Body Cryotherapy) as an alternative for loading up on medication, and told me I had to come check it out with him next time he went. So I did, and while I loved it, I wanted a little something more. You see, as you’ll be learning when you come out to our recovery center, so far as I know we’re the only franchise offering electric, full body walk-in chamber cryotherapy. Everyone else uses nitrogen to get their temperature low, and you can’t breathe pure nitrogen; so you’re left standing in this shoebox sized cylinder, barely able to move, with your head sticking out so you don’t asphyxiate. Fans then attempt to blow the cold air from where it’s entering near your feet up and around the rest of your body. For me, the end result was my waist down was freezing, but everything else was, meh.
So I began searching for what, in my head, I thought of true whole body cryotherapy, thinking maybe there’s something out there. I quickly came across what I was looking for…in Europe. Electric whole body chambers can be found plenty of places, including in hospitals, as this an area of therapy they’re ahead of us in. I kept searching, determined to find the end of the internet, and came across this small family run company out of Sacramento that’d just begun building their own electric chambers right here in the states, and were beginning to franchise.
I began tugging on that string, and really it seemed like the next thing I knew I was a business owner with no clue as to what I was or should be doing.
Scurry forward because I’m getting kind of long here, it’s definitely the stories from the customers I love the most. First time reactions can be a lot of fun, and we get some neat folks that come out to see us (UofM football players, Redbirds pitchers, Thaddeus Young from the Pacers, Zach Meyers from Shinedown), but you get to hear all these very different stories from very different people from very different walks of life. And who doesn’t love a good story?
As for our services, they keep evolving as we try and feel a segment the average American is really just starting to understand the importance of: recovery. So we’re always asking for feedback and reading up on new technology and techniques that we can incorporate into our recovery center to best help our customers.
Currently, I believe we offer the only whole body cryotherapy treatment in the Mid-South, very likely the state of Tennessee, and most likely you’re having to go all the way to Florida, Ohio, or Texas until you find another such offering (and they’re also going to be US Cryotherapy Centers).
So take that Nashville, you’re behind the bluff city on this one!
We also offer localized, targeted cryotherapy that lets us drill into a specific problem area; i.e. the knees, shoulders, lower back, etc. We get knew requests for that one all the time. We have the Theragun, which is a high frequency, high amplitude, percussive therapy device; it’s really easier to say percussive massage tool, but to do so understates how amazing and popular this little guy is. If I’m not mistaken, you’ll see and hear them whirring along the benches at a ‘Grizz game. A customer favorite are our NormaTec Compression sleeves. They look and feel a lot like a giant blood pressure cuff, and feel like a private massage for your legs. Think of that one time you walked Disney World, or decided you needed to do an extra heavy leg day, and then came the DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness), and you immediately regretted that terrible decision. We have customers tell us they feel like it never happened after a session with these beauties.
We carry several LightStim products, all of which carry FDA approvals for various functions: pain, acne, and anti-aging (yes, the FDA put a stamp of approval on a publicly available anti-aging device).
And our most recent addition is something we were simply getting asked about a lot, and it’s a combination slimming and toning therapy. It’s called Cryoskin 2.0, and our average customers loses half and inch to two inches off their waste during their first treatment, which takes around half an hour. Get your attention? In our opinion it’s the newest, most effective, and affordable non-invasive slimming treatment available. It can also tackle cellulite, and provide an outstanding face lift that’ll make you rethink putting botulinum toxin into your body.
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If you want to reach out to us to make an appointment for some extra attention, don’t be shy, but we adore walk-ins. We have a first time special designed to take you through all four of our core services that’ll leave you wondering why you waited so long to come check it out for yourself.
750 N Germantown Parkway, Suite 105
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