The Chilling Benefits of Cold Water Therapy

Written By Timothy Te

04th August 2022

Cold water therapy, also known as cryotherapy, is a type of therapy that uses cold temperatures to treat a variety of conditions. Cryotherapy can be used to relieve pain, inflammation, and muscle spasms. It can also be used to reduce swelling and bruising. Cold water therapy is often used in combination with other therapies, such as physical therapy and massage.

To use cold water therapy, you will need to fill a tub with cold water and ice. Yep, you read that right, fill a tub with cold water and ice, remember those sports movies where athletes that immerse themselves in a giant tub filled with ice? Yep! You will then need to immerse yourself in the tub for a period of time. The length of time you stay in the tub will depend on your condition and the severity of your symptoms.

You might be thinking to yourself, wow, how (or where) will I ever get enough ice to fill my pool or spa with enough ice to cool it down to be effective? Well, we have a solution for that! But first, let's talk about the benefits of cold water therapy, chilled ice baths, cold plunges, or whatever it is they're called nowadays.

How to use cold water therapy

  • Fill a tub with cold water and ice.
  • Immerse yourself in the tub for a period of time.
  • The length of time you stay in the tub will depend on your condition and the severity of your symptoms.
  • You can also use a cold compress or an ice pack to help relieve pain and inflammation.
  • Be sure to drink plenty of fluids after your cold water therapy session to prevent dehydration.

What are the benefits of cold water therapy?

  • Cold water therapy can help relieve pain, inflammation, and muscle spasms.
  • It can also be used to reduce swelling and bruising.
  • Cold water therapy is often used in combination with other therapies, such as physical therapy and massage.
  • It can also help to improve circulation and increase energy levels.
  • Cold water therapy can also help to boost the immune system.
  • Cold water therapy can also help to improve skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.
  • It can also help to relieve stress and anxiety.
  • Cold water therapy is a safe and effective treatment for a variety of conditions.
  • It is important to consult with your doctor before starting any new treatment, especially if you have a medical condition.

Tips for using cold water therapy effectively

  • Make sure the water is cold enough to be effective, but not so cold that it is uncomfortable.
  • Start with shorter immersion times and gradually increase the time as you become more accustomed to the cold temperature.
  • Drink plenty of fluids after your session to prevent dehydration.
  • Be sure to consult with your doctor before starting any new treatment, especially if you have a medical condition.
  • If you experience any discomfort during your session, stop immediately and consult with your doctor.

Making cold water therapy easier

Cold water therapy sounds great, doesn't it? Except for the part where you fill a tub with cold water and ice right? Lucky for you there's an easy solution for that with the Water TechniX Paradise Inverter heat pump.

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While the Water TechniX Paradise Inverter heat pump is known for its industry-leading energy pool heating efficiency, what many people don't know is that it also comes with a cooling function! That's right, the Water TechniX Paradise can cool your pool water down to a chilly 8 degrees. The recommended temperature for cold water immersion is around 10C to 15C, which makes the Paradise more than capable of chilling your spa down to the required temperature.

What's even better is that you can precisely set the temperature to the desired level on the control panel and you'll rest assured that when the time comes, you can have your cold water plunge whenever you feel like it!

Save time and money on cold water therapy

One of the things that many people find to be tiring about cold water therapy is getting the water down to the right temperature. Think lugging around enough ice to cool down a tub of water. That means purchasing bags and bags of ice, driving home, getting water (melted ice) all over your floors and your car, and cooling your tub of water down for single use, because let's face it ice really doesn't last that long under the Australian sun!

On the other hand, press a few buttons on your Water TechniX paradise heat pump to set the temperature and schedule, and then you're done!

Added Benefits of the Paradise heat pump

Now, people will say that heaters and heat pumps only get used for half a year when the weather gets too cold to use the pool comfortably. But with the cooling function of the Water TechniX Paradise heat pump, you can actually bring down and keep the water temperature cool and refreshing! That's right, nothing worse than wanting to cool off on a really hot summer day and then jumping into a warm, muggy, and unrefreshing pool.

With the Water TechniX Paradise heat pump, you can have a truly Goldilocks pool! Not too hot, not too cold (unless you want it to), but a pool that is refreshing and just right the whole year round!

The benefits of cold water therapy are numerous. If you are suffering from pain, inflammation, or muscle spasms, cryotherapy may be able to help. It is also effective at reducing swelling and bruising. If you are looking for a natural way to treat your condition, cold water therapy may be the answer.

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Written By

Timothy Te

Pool Guru at Mr Pool Man

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