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In addition to all the benefits of Infrared Sauna and Ice Baths, Contrast Therapy helps with lymphatic circulation, speeds recovery, and boosts immune function. Cycle between hot and cold therapies with your own private infrared sauna and ice bath. Be Spa is one of the few boutique wellness spas in the Los Angeles area with a private Contrast Therapy Suite.
The key to Contrast Therapy are the rapid changes in your circulatory system when you alternate bewteen hot and cold temperatures. The infrared sauna will directly heat the core of your body and cause vasodilation, a widening of the blood vessels resulting from the relaxation of smooth muscle within the vessel walls (particularly the large veins and arteries, and smaller arterioles). As you transition to your private ice bath for a cold plunge and immerse yourself into refreshing cold water, your body will cool down and cause vasoconstriction, resulting in a narrowing of the blood vessels. This series of hot sauna and cold water immersion therapy improves local blood circulation so you can heal faster, detoxify, and boost your immunity. You'll feel healthier and less stressed, be more confident and focused, and sleep better too.
What's even more profound about Contrast Therapy is its ability to induce lymphatic circulation and speed recovery. While the heart plays an integral role as a central pump for the circulatory system, the lymphatic system (consisting of the lymph nodes) does not have its own natural pump. Due to the dilaiton and contraction of the lymphatic vessels made possible through Contrast Therapy, stagnant fluid can be removed from injured areas, reducing inflammatiton and healing damaged tissue.
Hot Cold Threapy can have a tremendous impact on your life. Whether your recovering from exercise, healing an injury, channeling your inner Wim Hoff, or just looking to add something new to your wellness ritual – hot and cold contrast therapy at Be Spa may be just what you need.
Regular contrast therapy will help generate faster results and more noticeable changes. How often you do Contrast Therapy should be determined by your personal needs and goals. We generally recommend at least 1-2 contrast therapy sessions per week to achieve optimal results, but making contrast therapy a part of your daily wellness ritual can have profound mental and physical benefits.
If it is your first time doing contrast therapy don't worry, you will begin to develop your strengths and comfort level with both ice water immersion and infrared sauna, steadily increasing the duration of each series through experience. Many users swear by the benefits of Contrast Therapy, as both infrared sauna and ice baths have shown to be effective therapies and recommended by heatth professionals.
First, sweat it out in the infrared sauna for 7-9 min.
Next, take a 1-3 min plunge in the ice bath.
RELAX & Repeat
Let your body return to homeostasis. Repeat cycle as necessary.
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Contrast Therapy benefits
Faster Recovery | Relief from Pain and Inflammation
Promotes faster healing and rehabilitation
Faster muscle recovery
Improved post-surgery rehabilitation
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
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 do Contrast Therapy?
Regular Contrast Therapy will help deliver faster results and more significant changes. How often you do Contrast Therapy should be determined by your personal needs and goals. Many people make contrast therapy a part of their daily or weekly routine. We generally recommend at least one hold cold therapy session per week.
How should I prepare for my first Contrast Therapy treatment?
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Although alternating between extreme temperatures plays an important role in your Contrast Therapy treatment, it is very important to stay hydrated before, during, and after each session. We have a curated selection of healthy, hydrating beverages that may be purchased in the lobby, or we can provide complimentary filtered water. (Each year Be Spa donates a portion of all merch to The Jed Foundation, the nation's leading organization dedicated to young adult mental health and suicide prevention).
Remove any makeup, oils, lotions, and other skin products. You will take a light shower before entering the sauna and ice bath. We also recommend eating a light to moderate snack, 1 to 2 hours before your contrast therapy session.
I'm pregnant. Can I do Contrast Therapy?
No. Do not participate in a Contrast Therapy treatment if you are pregnant.
What are some other common contraindications?
Individuals with cardiovascular conditions or problems, extreme sensitivity or insensitivity to hot or 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, a recent joint injury (should not be heated for the first 48-72 hours after injury or until the hot and swollen symptoms subside), metal pins, rods, artificial joints or any other surgical implants in the body, pregnancy, or being under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Make sure you are hydrated before, during, and after your visit. Always consult your physician.
Do I need to bring anything with me?
We should have everything you need!
Contrast Therapy Near Me
If you're looking for the best Contrast Therapy 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 hot cold therapy session and experience the benefits of contrast therapy today!
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