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Hot And cold therapy

Hot and Cold Therapy

Cold therapy is commonly used in the treatment of injury to lower inflammation and lessen pain. This practice, called cryotherapy, constricts blood vessels. This, in turn, causes muscle contractions and minimizes inflammation. However, it is essential to note that an excess of cold can lead to additional muscle tensions and spasms.

Heat therapy works by widening the blood vessels, which minimizes cramping and relieves pain in the process. When the blood flows more freely as stimulated by heat, more of the healing components of blood can reach a problem area. 

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Your Hot/Cold session at Float Valley

Spend 60 min in our Fire & Ice room at Float Valley by yourself or with up to 2 guests.  At Float Valley, we recommend doing multiple cycles or rounds of sauna and ice bath.  A good way to start would be by alternating between 15 mins of sauna followed by 3 mins in the ice bath and repeating 2-3 times.

After the session you will feel a sense of fulfillment, joy, and empowerment like none other. Shower off and enjoy a cup of tea in our waiting area.

The Benefits of Hot/Cold Therapy

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Mood Booster

  • 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 and sauna can help, if combined with a proper diet and exercise routine, to burn calories for hours after exposure. Repeated hot/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 hot/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. Hot/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

Hot/Cold Exposure is a safe and natural alternative to achieving anti-aging results without expensive surgical procedures. The benefits of hot/cold therapy include tightening skin and stimulating collagen production. Hot/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

Hot/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 hot/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

60-Minute Single Person: $80+ HST

60-Minute Two People: $100+ HST

60-Minute Three People: $120+ HST

3 x 60-Minute Single Person: $215 + HST

6 x 60-Minute Single Person: $399 + HST

10 x 60-Minute Single Person: $639 + HS6

Red Light /Infrared Therapy

Enjoy complimentary red light and infrared therapy in the same room after your hot and cold cycle. Bask in the red light lamps that are installed in the fire and ice room and enjoy a range of benefits before starting your next round in the room.

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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