Cold Water Benefits
Elevated Energy : We all have our own ways of waking up; a workout, a cold brew, and so on. If you are looking for a new method to add to that list, using a cold tub may be just the answer. Many people look to cold tubs for a boost in energy!
Immune Support: Cold underwater compression stimulates leukocytes, which are the white blood cells that help us fight off sicknesses. Cold water also causes the lymphatic system to contract, forcing fluid through the lymph nodes. This process aids in detoxing the body and strengthening your immune system. A study has shown to substantially lower upper respiratory tract infections.
Boosted Mood, momentum, enhanced recovery and performance: Coldtubs have shown the ability increase your baseline dopamine. Dopamine is the molecule in our brain and body that is linked to motivation. According to Dr. Andrew Huberman dopamine can enhance our depth of focus and lower our threshold for taking action towards our specific goals. Coldtub benefits extend beyond the mental and chemical aspects of your body too. Sports medicine has utilized cold water therapy for years, to help the active recovery of your muscles. Researchers have known for a while that it connects to our daily energy. In particular, there is lots of evidence that hormone inbalance can contribute to depression, meaning that cold water might help to reduce depression and improve overall mood! Don’t take our word for it though, just ask anyone who has ever used a COLDTUB™!
Expect pain relief, stress relief, and better sleep!
Ice baths and cold water therapy are proving to be a necessary part of serious athletic training and rehab programs. Here at COLDTUB™ we design and manufacture cryotherapy equipment for professional sport teams, universities, serious athletes and the US military.
Like any type of therapy, detail is key. Precise temperature control is essential when prescribing specific therapy. COLDTUB™ products can be cooled to 42°F (5.5 C) degrees with a touch of a button. They can be set and maintained within +/- 2 degrees. Compare that to our tests of traditional icebath therapy where the temperature typically ranges from 58°F degrees to as low 32.5°F degrees (frost-bite risk).
How long to coldtub for?
After an intensive workout or just general wear and tear on your body, there is a need to treat the limbs and joints and professional sports people will always use an Ice Bath.
Here’s how they get the maximum benefit from their ice bath – and you can too!
Straight after training (as soon as possible) run your ice bath or have it prepared before you begin your exercise
Stay warm while the ice bath is being prepared. Double up on clothing while you wait, (consider staying warm with a hat and even mittens!). We don’t want you to cool down before using the ice bath.
Slide into the Ice bath (and try to squeal like a baby!). Consider keeping your top on to ensure that the upper half of the body stays warm.
Sit in it for approximately 5 – 10 minutes. (Some professionals recommend 12 minutes as the magic number but do not force yourself to sit that long, you can gradually build up to this time if it is too cold to begin with).
Sit upright and stretch your legs out in front of you allowing any swelling of the joints to be reduced.
When your ready, slide out of the ice bath, peel of your top( if you decided to keep it on) and take a VERY BRIEF shower with tepid water – 30 seconds to 1 minute. Scrub quickly!
Grab a bite to eat (some healthy sandwiches are perfect) and begin a post-excercise stretch. Some people prefer to do their stretch before using the ice bath, this is entirely up to you and you should try both ways to find out what gives you the best result.