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Cold water immersion is one of the best things you can do for your health and wellness. In just a few minutes, you'll trigger the autonomic nervous system and unlock a flurry of cold plunge benefits with this ancient practice. People have been taking cold baths in cold soaking tubs for centuries due to the powerful health benefits.
A cold plunge is a profoundly effective way you can take ice baths to transform your overall health, mental wellness, and recovery goals. Cold therapy has taken the world by storm with limitless advocates, including Wim Hoff fans, athletes, celebrities, medical practitioners, and so many more..
The benefits of Cold Plunge are truly powerful and compelling. Not only do ice baths help reduce inflammation and speed recovery of sore muscles, they strengthen your immune system due to an increase in leukocytes (white blood cells that fight sickness). Your lymphatic system will contract and force fluid through the lymph nodes which helps detoxify the body.
Baseline dopamine levels will increase to help you stay more focused, motivated, and confident. Get a 5x boost in norepiniphrine (neurotransmitter) to improve mood and help relieve pain. Cold therapy reduces cortisol (stress hormone), as well as anxiety. Not only will a cold soak help you feel healthier and more energized during the day, you'll sleep better at night too, and for longer. Take the plunge and experience the benefits of ice bath.
Regular cold plunging will help deliver faster results and more significant changes. How often you plunge should be determined by your personal needs and goals. We generally recommend at least 1-2 ice bath session per week to achieve optimal results, but making cold plunge a part of your daily wellness ritual can have profound mental and physical benefits. Some like to plunge to kickstart their day, like a morning coffee/tea routine. Others like to recover from a workout or unwind from a long day in our private cold water bath in the South Bay. The uses are endless.
If it is your first time doing cold therapy, we recommend breaking down your session into multiple plunges (in and out of the cold plunge tub) as you develop your strengths and comfort levels with ice water immersion, steadily increasing the duration of each cold water tub submersion through experience. Spending a combined total of 5-10 minutes in an ice water tub has shown to be an effective goal and recommended by many health professionals.
We also strongly recommend combining the use of Infrared Sauna and Cold Plunge in your own prviate Contrast Therapy suite at Be Spa South Bay. The additional benefits gained by alternating services are profound. Be Spa also offers Awaken, a Specialty Service that allows you to do a 30 min Contrast (or 40 min LED) to kick things off, followed by a 60 min Float.
Set a desired goal with sincerity and deep intention.
Breathe. Journey out of your comfort zone and plunge into glory.
Arise refreshed, rejuvenated, and energized.
"To go deep within and confront your inner being is a powerful act.
Going deep and developing the willpower is the only way."
Cold Plunge benefits
Improved Mood | Mental Wellness | Elevated Energy
Enhanced energy, mood, and cognitive function
Increase in baseline dopamine levels for improved motivation, confidence, and focus
5x boost of norepiniphrine (neurotransmitter) to improve mood and relieve pain.
Longer sleep duration and a deeper night sleep
Overcome Fear and Lower Anxiety
Cold therspy can help you manage your reactions to feelings of stress and other emotions
Greater presence and heightened awareness
Strengthened mental endurance and reconditioning
Faster Recovery | Relief from Pain and Inflammation
Promotes faster healing and rehabilitation
Faster muscle recovery
Improved post-surgery rehabilitation
Immunity Boost | Detox
Triggers an autonomic nervous response
Increase in white blood cell count
Lymphatic contraction and release of fluid through the lymph nodes help detoxify the body
Drain lactic acid
Reduced Cortisol levels (stress hormone)
Release of endorphins
Improves focus and can help improve ability to identify negative thought patterns
Sleep for longer periods
Achieve deeper sleep
Sttrengthened response to stress allows for bettter control of relaxation and sleep
How often should I plunge?
Regular cold plunging will help deliver faster results and more significant changes. How often you plunge should be determined by your personal needs and goals. Many people make plunging a part of their daily or weekly routine. We generally recommend at least one ice bath session per week.
How should I prepare for my first Cold Therapy treatment?
Remove any makeup, oils, creams, lotions, and other skin products. You will take a light shower prior to plunging. If it is your first visit to Be Spa, you must check-in at least 10-15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time. This is to complete paperwork, receive instructions, and recommendations before your treatment. If you are late for check-in, you will NOT be able to participate. All treatments start promptly on a fixed schedule.
I'm pregnant. Can I plunge?
No. Do not participate in a Cold Plunge treatment if you are pregnant.
What are some other common contraindications?
Individuals with cardiovascular conditions or problems, extreme sensitivity or insensitivity to cold temperatures, congestive heart failure, impaired coronary circulation, or those who are taking medications which might affect blood pressure. If you are using any prescription medication, are a senior or elderly, or have an existing medical condition, or using a pacemaker or defibrillator, please consult your physician. Other contraindications include, but are not limited to, various chronic conditions including Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, Central Nervous System Tumors, Raynaud's disease, Lupus, Diabetes with Neuropathy. Always consult your physician.
Do I need to bring anything with me?
We should have everything you need!
Ice Bath Near Me
If you're looking for the best Cold Plunge experience in the South Bay, look no further.
Be Spa Redondo Beach is here!
Located in South Redondo Beach by the Redondo Beach Pier and King Harbor. Next to Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Palos Verdes, and El Segundo. Be Spa Redondo Beach is in close proximity to Torrance, Gardena, Hawthorne, Carson, and Long Beach.
Book a cold therapy session and experience the benefits of an ice bath today!
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