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5 Spa Scenarios Designed to Make You Cold

It’s hard to imagine now, but soon, there’ll be a day when you can just walk outside and simply... be cold. But until then, you’ll need some assistance. Enter: these very necessary, very cold spa scenarios. We promise none of them involve ice buckets.

The Pool Piazza at the St. Regis
CHILL FACTOR: 1

The Pool Piazza at the St. Regis

The Treatment: Doesn’t matter. They all gain you access to the pool. And that’s where butlers will mist you with Evian spritzers and ply you with frozen-fruit skewers, iced coconut water and smoothie samplers.
The Result: Chills. You’re getting your face spritzed with Evian by butlers. So... chills.

Rock Ice Room at Jeju Sauna
CHILL FACTOR: 2

Rock Ice Room at Jeju Sauna

The Treatment: You’ll go to a 24/7 traditional Korean bathhouse. You’ll step into a “sauna” that’s kept at about 45 degrees. You’ll think about how the Inuits got it right.
The Result: After a few minutes: numbness. Little physical. Little mental.

Jeju Sauna, 3555 Gwinnett Pl Dr NW, 678-336-7414

Cooling Leg Pedicure at the Posh Spot
CHILL FACTOR: 3

Cooling Leg Pedicure at the Posh Spot

The Treatment: Due to their proximity to the vital organs, your extremities tend to get colder than the rest of your body. Or something. So to intensify that: a pedicure involving cold stones and a peppermint cream.
The Result: A cold that goes all the way to your bones. Mainly your foot bones.

Cold-Crystal Facial at Mandarin Spa
CHILL FACTOR: 4

Cold-Crystal Facial at Mandarin Spa

The Treatment: First, a facial peel is applied. Second, rose quartz crystals are pulled from a cold bath. Third, they’re massaged all over your mug.
The Result: You know those windup chattering teeth toys? That.

A Cryosauna at Icebox Cryotherapy
CHILL FACTOR: 5

A Cryosauna at Icebox Cryotherapy

The Treatment: Three minutes of standing in a gasiform-nitrogen-filled chamber at Icebox’s newer location while wearing no clothing. Something about clothing interfering with freezing.
The Result: All kinds of health benefits. But mainly, feeling less like it’s August.

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