It can be hard to keep up with all of the weird and wonderful beauty treatments on the market these days, so we’ve done the hard work for you and rounded up some of the best.
CRYOTHERAPY AT CRYOPERFORMANCE
We’re sure you’ve seen this one all over social media – your favourite celebrity, with only their head visible, shrouded in smoke in a large white machine. It’s called ‘cryotherapy’, and it’s said to be revolutionising the way people treat their pain, reduce inflammation, reduce their cellulite and even lose weight. Cryotherapy involves treating all or part of your body with extremely cold air – liquid nitrogen makes temperatures drop to as low as -140 degrees – either in a chamber or with a hand-held device. Treatments, it goes without saying, are short, but their reported effects are seriously impressive. Elite athletes use cryotherapy to heal injuries faster, while the physiological and mental benefits have been said to help treat anxiety, depression and even visible signs of aging. It’s totally natural – that ‘smoke’ is safe-to-breathe fresh air, not a chemical or artificial substance – and, Mark from Cryoperformance says, always put a smile on your face at the end of the treatment. The cold promotes the release of endorphins, the ‘happy hormones’, that will keep you coming back time and time again.
FISH SPA AT BAREFOOT FISH
Letting a school of fish feast on your feet might not be your idea of a relaxing beauty treatment, but it’s actually an incredibly popular way to get soft, supple feet – and even treat some long-term skin conditions, like eczema and psoriasis. Simply called ‘fish spas’, this treatment will have you submerging your feet into warm, fresh water, ready to be nibbled on by toothless fish – about the size of minnows – who will remove all of the dry and dead skin. The result? Refreshed, healthy feet in less than 20 minutes. At Barefoot Fish, Surfers Paradise’s newest fish spa, it is a requirement that all feet be sterilised before being put into the tanks, and the water is also continuously cycled through a powerful filtration system to ensure the process is hygienic as possible. As for the tickle factor? You may want to bring a friend – you’re definitely going to need a hand to squeeze for the first few minutes.
VIBROSAUN AT P3
Want to get the effects of exercising all while lying down? With the Vibrosaun, you can! This therapeutic dry sauna consists of a padded vibrating bed and circulates dry heat through the unit and over your body – your head stays outside the machine. The result of a long, intensive study between a medical physician, a chiropractor, an osteopath and a design engineer, the Vibrosaun simulates exercise without putting any strain on your body, instead using massage therapy to achieve mind-blowing when used regularly. According to P3, the Vibrosaun has helped people reduce muscle tension, increase flexibility and joint movement, improve their skin tone and circulation, drain their lymph nodes, reduce depression and anxiety and assist with sleeping patterns. Sign us up!