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Cold Water Immersion

Cold Water Immersion (CWI)

Cold Water Immersion (CWI) is a technique that has been used by humans for thousands of years to assist with improving health. While this form of recovery became very niche in the past couple hundred years, there is a resurgence of proponents using cold immersion for its therapeutic benefits. 

Cold water immersion involves submerging your entire body in water that is below 15˚C. This quickly lowers your body’s internal temperature and can provide you with a lot of different health benefits.

Your CWI session at Float Valley

Take a meditative shower as you prepare yourself for the cold immersion tub. As you lower yourself into the 1-3C water your body will tell you to get out but your host will guide you along and will be right there by your side encouraging you to stay. After the first 30 seconds, you will regain control of your breath and your body will settle into the sensation.

The host will continue to be by your side sharing with you what is taking place in your body and all the benefits that come with that. The experience will include music to help you focus on your breathing. When you are ready you will slowly rise up and step out of the tub feeling a sense of fulfillment, joy, and empowerment like none other. Shower off and head into the infrared sauna or enjoy a cup of tea in our waiting area.

The Benefits of Cold Water Immersion

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Mood Booster

Within two minutes of being in the ice bath you will start to feel amazing! Your brain will receive a rush of chemicals (nor-epinephrine) produced within the body due to the shock of being cold.

  • Increases Awareness & Focus
  • Helps with symptoms of depression
  • Reduces feelings of anxiety
  • Increases in noradrenaline and dopamine production
  • Increases energy and overall positive mood states
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Metabolic Rate

Although regular exercise and healthy eating are major factors in maintaining a healthy weight, ice baths can help, if combined with a proper diet and exercise routine, to burn calories for hours after exposure. Repeated cold exposure can help to reset the body’s metabolic rate and naturally increase the body’s metabolism for many hours after each session.

  • Increases circulation and elimination of toxins from the blood and body
  • Boosts metabolic rate
  • Resets the body’s natural metabolic level
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Sports & Fitness

The benefits of cold exposure for athletic recovery have been seen by pro-athletes, weekend warriors, and competitors of all levels as an effective technique to alleviate inflammation after strenuous exercise and training. Cold therapy speeds recovery by inducing the natural anti-inflammatory effect of cold on muscles to elevate the body’s ability to recover and reduce post-workout fatigue.

  • Reduced inflammation, swelling and pain
  • Enhanced energy and endorphin release
  • Improved muscle and motor unit activation
  • Improves blood circulation
  • Improves cardiovascular health
  • Greater testosterone levels in men

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Beauty & Anti-Aging

Cold Exposure is a safe and natural alternative to achieving anti-aging results without expensive surgical procedures. The benefits of cold therapy include tightening skin and stimulating collagen production. Cold therapy increases blood flow to the skin to help reduce toxins and rejuvenate the skin, including the reduction of visible cellulite.

  • Improved collagen production which reduces visible signs of aging by helping to even skin tone and reduce cellulite & wrinkles.
  • Reduces the damage of oxidative stress by increasing blood flow to the skin and removing unwanted toxins.
  • Healthier complexion and the amelioration of skin conditions such as psoriasis, blemishes and acne.
  • Improves immune system function
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Rehabilitation

Cold Exposure benefits individuals who are recovering from surgery where reduced inflammation and increased blood flow will assist in reducing recovery times. Consult your physician before beginning Cold Therapy and Ice Bath treatments.

  • Can reduce pain in people with chronic pain syndromes
  • Reduces muscle inflammation
  • Natural pain relief due to analgesic effects of endorphins released
  • Improved circulation to facilitate healing and removal of toxins

Pricing

20-Minute Single Person: $25+ HST

20-Minute Two People: $40+ HST

20-Minute CWI + 30-Minute Infrared Sauna Single Person: $50+ HST

20-Minute CWI + 30-Minute Infrared Sauna Two Person: $80+ HST

Precautions

  • Those with type 1 or 2 diabetes, preexisting cardiovascular disease, or high blood pressure should avoid ice baths.
  • First-time bathers shouldn’t do more than 3 minutes maximum.
  • Listen to your body
  • Step in and out of the tub slowly

What to Bring?

  • Swimsuit
  • Water Bottle