From ice baths to cryotherapy, cold immersion is rising in popularity, but have you heard of a cold plunge? Cold Plunging involves immersing yourself in a plunge tank that contains water as low as 42 degrees for up to 3 minutes.
Cold Plunging uses powerful cooling, filtration, and sanitation to give you cold, clean water whenever you want it, making it far superior to an ice bath or chest freezer. Cold water immersion is hands down the best thing you can do for your health. In just a few minutes, you’ll get these Amazing Benefits and More.
- Increases Energy Levels
One of the main benefits of a cold plunge is an increase in energy levels. When you expose your body to the cold for a short period of time, it changes hormone secretion. It has been found that cold exposure increases the secretion of norepinephrine which is a hormone that regulates energy, focus, and attention.
- Pain Relief & Muscle Recovery
The boost in norepinephrine you’ll get from consistent ice baths has been shown to be up to 5x. This neurotransmitter can dramatically reduce inflammation and help with chronic pain. Cold plunge 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.
- Boosts the Immune System
Being immersed in cold water stimulates leukocytes, the white blood cells that help fight off sicknesses. It 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.
- Increases Discipline
By submerging yourself in ice-cold water, you will build discipline and mental strength. The fact is that getting outside your comfort zone is extremely beneficial for your body. Jumping Into freezing temperatures may seem brutal and challenging, but it allows you to overcome fear and become mentally stronger.
- Helps Your Mood
The moment you jump into the cold water, you will win the toughest battle and feel a sense of victory. It will help you get in the right mood and enjoy the rest of your day. Cold plunging has also shown the ability increase your baseline dopamine. Dopamine is the molecule in our brain and body that is linked to motivation.
- Reduces Stress
Cold water therapy has been shown to be an effective supplemental treatment for stress relief by decreasing the stress hormone cortisol. A study found that regular cold showers and ice baths helped reduce anxiety and improve the mood of participants.
At Float Coppell, we offer affordable pricing and packages on cold plunging so you an incorporate this ritual into your weekly wellness regimen. Looking for the ultimate experience? Check out our Fire & Ice contrast therapy that combines cold plunge and infrared sauna.