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Finding Cryotherapy: My Story

How Cryotherapy Changed My World : Cryotherapy South Carolina

Cryotherapy South CarolinaFor 46 years I could not  remember a time when a depressive episode was not around the corner and the anxiety that came with having low self esteem was a constant passenger. I have been diagnosed with childhood PTSD and chronic depression as well as ADHD. I have been given everything  from Zoloft to Cymbalta but it was always there. The last meds I was on was Wellbutrin and Adderall. Taking high doses of each soon began causing side effects that I did not link at the time to taking them like restless leg syndrome, irritability, and an increase in suicidal thoughts among other complications. One other thing to add is that I had been an alcoholic for 20+ years.

Life was beginning to change

At the age of 40 I quit drinking and after a promise I made to my son I  began Crossfit, and at first I hated it, I could not keep up, cried, and actually got in my vehicle and left while the clock was still going. With a lot of help and patience from the coaches I slowly got better and soon fell in love with it so much I became a coach Cryotherapy South Carolina. I still dealt with depression and anxiety but with no more meds to alleviate the symptoms relied on the Box (Crossfit term for gym ) to be my outlet.

And here We go Again

In 2014 I began to feel excessively tired and achy which I attributed to possible over doing it so I cut back but it did not seem to go away. I could not get over it and having dealt with anxiety for so long figured it had to be in my head. It took me until 2016 when the symptoms were getting so bad I could not work out any longer and it was extremely painful to even stand and coach. I would need to lay down between classes in order to even keep going. Symptoms would start in my lower back and eventually reach my toes and at that point it felt as if my feet was being stabbed with needles and my back was going to snap. I began going to the Dr. to find out and after many blood tests and many possibilities such as hypothyroidism, heavy metal toxicity, liver issue, and a couple other things, Fibromyalgia was even mentioned. I had no upper body symptoms so that was out. Having no health insurance had its limits and that was it.

 Never Heard About Cryotherapy 

Had a couple people mention Cryotherapy and never hearing about it began doing Google searches and reading everything I could. In June a good friend and I found a place in Savannah that was owned and operated by 2 of the nicest people you could ever meet. I told them I hated the cold but had no other route at this time so went with it. I felt nothing the first time and from the research I had done and after talking with the owner bought a 10 pack and kept coming back. Finally after the fourth session the pain began subsiding and by the end of the 10 pack I was getting better. So much so I purchased another 10 pack and by the end of that one I was about 80% pain free and able to move around so much so I felt a need to have one closer to home. November 16, 2016 Carolina Chillin’ LLC opened its doors and I was the proud owner of my very own Whole Body Cryotherapy business.

The best was yet to come. The more I went in the chamber the better I felt physically and the more the fog in my head began to lift, the less anxious I became. I began seeing the world differently, feeling better (even great), and for the first time ever I felt at peace with myself and had hopes of a better world. I now feel a deep need to help others, to let them know I care and understand that life is difficult but together we can make it better for ourselves and the loved ones around us. I call more people friends and actually seek out others to be around.

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As of this writing I have had only 3 bouts of depression in 6 months. I know I will be fine now and tomorrow noCryotherapy South Carolina Benefits matter what comes. I have other issues that need attention but I can and will strive every second of every day to be better, live better and all this was possible because of. I will make you one promise and that is when you come in to see me I will be here to help you be the best you can be. I may not know you but I believe YOU are worth it. If you don’t believe me ask your loved ones what they would do to help you get better. I bet you they would do everything they could because you are worth it and so much more.


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Karlene’s Journey to find Cryotherapy

Karlene’s Journey Find Cryotherapy South Carolina

Hello everyone my name is Karlene M. Krista I’m talking to you about cryotherapy. I will give you a somewhat brief background of my physical and medical disabilities. About three years ago , I was diagnosed with a disease which causes your nerve endings to flare, ping sting, and burn with constant numbness and pain.

It is caused by compression of the nerves in my spinal cord along the right side of my body. I have been to the Mayo clinic, Cleveland clinic and there is no cure . Any operation would caused me to be a paraplegic or paralyzed from the neck down. The only thing out there for me is scheduled drugs that work on nerve endings to numb and quiet nerve endings. They do not take away the burning nor do they take away the tingling. The medicine helped considerably but they do not take away the pain that accompanies all of that. In two years time the doses of medicine morphed out of control …….so I thought.  I am allergic to all  scheduled II & III ,IV Narcotic drugs with the exception of pure morphine. There is so more to this story that I cannot interject because it is so involved.

I needed injections in my spine every 3 to 4 weeks and the drugs that I was on caused me to be a crazy person in a body that I did not recognize.  The weight gain was tremendous. I believed my mind to be almost gone. I couldn’t focus,I couldn’t sleep, I couldn’t remember from one sentence to the next, and that was OK with my both of my doctors …..I even went so far to schedule an MRI of my brain to see if I had dementia or Alzheimer’s.

During the Christmas holidays of 2016, I made the  decision to come to Hilton Head for 4 months. Alone.  My reason for doing this, was to go off all my drugs cold turkey.  I did. I was deathly sick for weeks (my niece is an ER nurse and advised otherwise but she kept in touched and helped me mentally.) I did not leave my home for three weeks, not once except to walk the beach.

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Fortunately for me the ocean was 50 yards from where I was staying and the comfort I received from smelling, seeing, and feeling the ocean gave me added strength.

Dealing With Pain Will Sometimes Take
More Than Having A Beautiful View

The fourth and fifth weeks I was  different l realized my brain worked and I could focus and the pain was bearable with lots of Aleve. 

One afternoon I was with a friend in her shop and a customer came in and she had mentioned that she had just come from a cryotherapy session and that it was her fourth session. She said she felt like a new person. When she was finished talking I ask her some questions,  she gave me Albert’s name and phone number and told me to call him and he would explain  how cryotherapy work .  I spoke to Albert that night for a short time, and got an appointment the next day.   

I told my entire story to Albert and had a few breakdowns in our conversation but I knew that he could tell that I was in a great amount of pain and he believed that the cryotherapy would help me. My first session I felt no change, nothing. I believed in Alberts knowledge and he convinced me that if I stuck with it, it would help me. I signed up for 10 sessions and I must tell you in all honesty by the seventh session I still was not convinced this was for me. 

I took a long walk on the beach and thought about what I was doing in each session and why I wasn’t getting the full benefits,,,,, and I got it, I figured it out. When I was in the chamber  I was tense, never once did I just relax and take my head somewhere else and just enjoy what it was doing for me and how it was supposed to heal me.

I went into my eighth session relaxed and my head somewhere beautiful and it worked.  I could feel a difference, a huge difference, Little by little the pain was subsiding, still there but it wasn’t anything like it used to be . I signed up for 10 more sessions and after those 10 sessions I no longer was in pain. I had discomfort but NO pain.  With everyone of those sessions I became stronger mentally and physically .I became ME.

Cryotherapy Did Not Help My Life
Cryotherapy Gave Me My Life Back 

When I left the island to go home I  had 27 sessions of cryotherapy I had no numbness a little tingling and still a small amount of discomfort but nothing like it used to be.

There needs to be a way to bring this healing modality to the forefront.

I am home now, on May 1 I started cryotherapy again. I found a cryotherapy center within 9 miles of my home. The business is only seven months old and the owner is  trying hard to make it work. Helping people is their main objective just as it was for Albert.

I have at least four sessions a week and I constantly improve I can walk down steps, I can ride a bike and soon I’m going to start swimming.  Find Cryotherapy South Carolina


I am so  grateful to Albert for being there for me, and encouraging me to stick with the cryotherapy program that he believes  in with all of his heart, yes Albert I am in deep gratitude to you my friend.

One last thing you should know.  I live in a condo and I have lived here for 26 year and as you might suspect it’s a small great community where everyone knows one another. When I came home at the end of April people came up to me and said

“Oh My God you look so good, what have you done ,your face is different, you look so happy.  Are you still in pain? What did you do.” 

In this short amount of time  being home I have two people that have signed up for cryotherapy where I go.

Thank you Albert.

I want to Thank Ms. Karlene for allowing me to share her story with others so that her journey may help others to embark upon their own towards health and wellbeing. My only goal is to help you reach yours. Albert W Knight

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