cold plunge

cold plunge

Embrace the bracing allure of the Cold Plunge, where a dip into its invigorating depths awakens a vitality that courses through your veins. The icy waters stimulate blood circulation, enlivening every cell and promoting a sensation of renewed aliveness. A hidden pathway to wellness that’s both refreshing and transformative.

mental resilience

boosted immune

enhanced recovery

cold plunge Menu

15 minutes

Submerge yourself in your own private cold plunge tub to awaken your mind.

$ 30 / Session
  • 3 pack: $75

15 minutes unlimited

Submerge yourself in your own private cold plunge tub to awaken your mind.

$ 200 / Month

How it works

Embrace the Chill

Step into our CEO Cold Plunge (often between 50-59°F or 10-15°C) for a period ranging from a few seconds to 20 minutes, depending on tolerance, individual limitations and health considerations.

activate and energize

Cold exposure triggers a surge of adrenaline and endorphins. Your metabolism accelerates, blood circulation improves, and your body is invigorated.

revitalize and renew

Exiting the cold water brings a rush of blood back to the skin’s surface. This oxygenates tissues, aids in recovery, and releases endorphins, leaving you revitalized and uplifted.

The experience

MECHANISM OF ACTION:

  • Vasoconstriction: Cold water causes blood vessels to constrict (narrow), which can reduce swelling and tissue breakdown. 
  • Reduction in Metabolic Rate: The cold slows down physiological processes, which can minimize tissue damage post-exercise. 
  • Nervous System Stimulation*: Cold exposure stimulates the nervous system, potentially increasing alertness and clarity.

BENEFITS:

  • Reduces Muscle Soreness: Cold water immersion can help alleviate delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) after intense workouts. 
  • Decreases Inflammation: The cold can reduce inflammation and swelling in injuries. 
  • Improves Recovery: By reducing muscle soreness and inflammation, athletes may recover faster between training sessions. 
  • Boosts Mental Toughness: Regularly subjecting oneself to the discomfort of cold water can help build mental resilience. 
  • Enhances Circulation: Alternating between hot and cold (like going from a sauna to a cold plunge) can improve blood flow, bringing fresh nutrients to organs and muscles. 
  • Boosts Immune System: Some studies suggest regular cold exposure can boost white blood cell count, which can improve immunity. 
  • Increases Energy and Alertness: The initial shock of cold water can result in increased heart rate and adrenaline, leading to a feeling of invigoration. 
 
Safety and Considerations
Cold plunges might not be suitable for everyone. People with certain medical conditions, such as heart problems, hypertension, or Raynaud’s disease, should consult with a medical professional before attempting. Prolonged exposure can lead to hypothermia. – It’s crucial to listen to your body and avoid pushing yourself too hard or staying in the cold water for too long.

CONTRAST THERAPY: CEO SAUNA & COLD PLUNGE EXPERIENCE​

  • Vasoconstriction: Cold water causes blood vessels to constrict (narrow), which can reduce swelling and tissue breakdown. 
  • Reduction in Metabolic Rate: The cold slows down physiological processes, which can minimize tissue damage post-exercise. 
  • Nervous System Stimulation*: Cold exposure stimulates the nervous system, potentially increasing alertness and clarity.

How contrast therapy works

WALK ME THROUGH THIS:

Step 1: Warm-up in Sauna

Begin by spending around 10-20 minutes in the sauna. This will allow your body to heat up, promote sweating, and induce vasodilation (expansion of blood vessels).
 
  • If you’re new to saunas or sensitive to heat, start with shorter durations and work your way up. Breathe deeply and relax. Listen to your body, and if you start to feel too hot or dizzy, it’s time to step out. 

Step 2: First Cold Plunge

After your initial sauna session, immerse yourself in the cold plunge pool for about 30 seconds to 2 minutes. This will cause vasoconstriction (constriction of blood vessels), pushing blood towards your core. 
 
  • If you’re new to cold plunges, start with shorter durations. 
 

Step 3: Repeat

You can alternate between the sauna and cold plunge multiple times, depending on your comfort level. Typically, 2-4 cycles are recommended for optimal benefits.

  • Gradually, you can increase the time you spend in the sauna and cold plunge as you become more accustomed to the temperature shifts. 

Step 4: Cool Down and Hydrate:

After your last cold plunge, give your body time to cool down and stabilize. Rest for 5-10 minutes.

  • Drink water or an electrolyte drink to replenish fluids lost during sweating and to rehydrate. We offer Alkaline water for purchase at front desk.

Combined Benefits:

  • Improved Circulation: Alternating between vasodilation (from the sauna) and vasoconstriction (from the cold plunge) can act like a pump, pushing out blood loaded with waste products and drawing in fresh, oxygenated blood.
  • Reduced Muscle Soreness: The combination can help alleviate delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) after intense physical activity.
  • Strengthened Immune System: The contrasting environments can stimulate the immune system, potentially increasing white blood cell production.
  • Mental Resilience: Moving between the intense heat and cold can strengthen mental toughness and resilience.
  • Enhanced Detoxification: The sweating from the sauna, followed by the flushing effect of cold water, can aid in detoxification.
  • Skin Health: The hot-cold cycle can improve skin texture and tone, cleanse the pores, and promote cellular repair.
  • Release of Endorphins: The sudden temperature changes can stimulate the release of endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers and mood elevators.

Safety and Considerations:

• Always start slowly, especially if new to either practice, to see how your body reacts.
• It’s essential to hydrate before, during, and after this regimen because both sauna and cold plunge can be dehydrating.
• Prolonged exposure to either extreme can have adverse effects, such as overheating or hypothermia. It’s crucial to listen to your body and take breaks as needed.
• People with certain medical conditions or those on specific medications should consult a healthcare professional before attempting this combination. The contrasting experiences of a sauna and cold plunge can be invigorating and offer numerous health benefits. However, as with all wellness practices, they should be approached with awareness and in a manner that respects individual limits and health considerations.

FAQ

Frequently asked questions

We recommend wearing a bathing suit or underwear.

It's important to be well-hydrated before entering a cold plunge. 

Practice deep and steady breathing before entering the cold water. Controlled breathing can help manage the initial shock and keep you relaxed during the plunge.

The frequency of cold plunge sessions can vary based on your personal preferences and goals. For many individuals, incorporating cold plunging into their routine a few times a week can provide noticeable benefits.

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