Tucked away in the plaza on the north westcorner of Wiles Road and 441 in Coconut Creek sits a storefront that belies its amazing capabilities. Together with the compassion, kind words and the gentle touch of Proprietor Lauren Lombard, the atmosphere at Fire and Ice has a “cool” vibe with modern decor and machinations that are cutting edge and proven to improve the health of clients.
Lauren is a beautiful and energetic mother of two who is extremely passionate about what she does. “One of the main things about me is helping people. I’m doing what I love and, even better, I’m helping people feel good about themselves.” She enjoys meeting new people and educating the community about their options for maximum health. “Not everything has to be about taking pills and having surgeries. We are the alternative to that.”
Cryotherapy is an innovative procedure where the body is briefly exposed to very cold temperatures ranging from -220°F to -240°F in order to stimulate multiple health, fitness, weight-loss, healing, and beauty benefits. Elite athletes as well as well-known personalities have discovered the benefits of Cryotherapy in its many forms. In use for more than three decades in Europe and Japan, some believe it was first utilized in the seventeenth century. Incredible muscle-recovery properties benefit users from every lifestyle. In addition, many are looking to Cryotherapy for its positive effects on the visible signs of aging, mood and sleep disorders.
“My husband, who is a highly accomplished professional athlete (UFC Middleweight Contender and Olympian, Hector Lombard), wound up loving the machines and we bought out a previous partner and took over the business,” Lauren tells us. Fire and Ice serves to make a difference for everyone regardless of their profession, age or current health. Lauren continues, “We have all different types of athletes from 11 to over 50 years old, and we also serve housewives and people who have the usual aches and pains.” Fire and Ice also does spot treatments on pets, which Lauren says has shown great success.
Medical studies conclude that Whole Body Cryotherapy reduces inflammation and helps to alleviate chronic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, ankylosing spondylosis, psoriasis, dermatitis and osteoporosis. Cryotherapy sessions can be used locally or on the whole body. Localized treatments including facials, fat freezing or targeted pain relief, are conducted with an ice stream machine that emits a torrent of frigid air. The full-body experience takes place in the cryosauna, a chamber for one in which the user wears socks, booties and mittens, but nothing else. The exposure to the extreme cold tricks the body into thinking that it is in hypothermia, causing it to increase metabolic rate and protect the core. Although the body is not at risk, this process causes the body to “burn” between 500-800 calories. Most clients notice a sound night’s sleep and the release of endorphins into the body leaves many clients with an immediate feeling of being energized.
Because of their incredible success and Lauren’s passion to educate others about its benefits, Fire and Ice will soon be turning the key on a mobile Cryo RV, which will go to events and offer treatments at various locations.
Please visit Fire and Ice at 4651 N State Rd 7, Suite 8, Coconut Creek, or call 954-906-5656. For more info, visit www.fireicespa.com