Ice Baths and Cold Plunge Pools are a type of equipment used for cold water therapy, typically employed to aid in body recovery, therapy, inflammation control, and relaxation. It is a deeply personal journey, which aids both the mind and body. Most cold plunge users experience water temperatures usually ranging between 8 to 15 degrees Celsius. Sports, wellness, and fitness professionals will often go to much lower temperatures as low as 3 to 5 Degrees.
The primary benefits of using a Cold Plunge Tub include:
- Muscle recovery: The cold water immersion can reduce muscle fatigue and soreness after exercise, enabling athletes to recover faster and return to training.
- Improved blood circulation: Cold therapy can help constrict blood vessels, increase blood circulation, and boost the body’s metabolism.
- Enhanced immune system: Cold therapy can also stimulate the body’s immune system, enhancing its self-repair function and helping to alleviate illness and inflammation.
Cold water therapy can also be used in conjunction with saunas or hot water spas to achieve “hot-cold contrast therapy.” In this therapy, the body alternates between immersion in cold and hot water to promote blood circulation, relieve muscle fatigue and pain, and facilitate body recovery and relaxation.
Ice Baths and Cold Plunge Pools are very useful pieces of cold water therapy equipment, that can aid in body recovery and health. However, it should be used with caution and with medical consultation, especially for those with heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, pregnant women, and the elderly.