CoolSpa Individual Ice Bath

The CoolSpa individual ice bath offers affordable ice bath therapy for one person at a time.

The clever design provides individuals with a professional recovery medium incorporating a handheld jet for strategic targeting of soft tissue trauma when required. And all within a reasonable budget.

The digitally controlled chilling is backed up with high specification filtration ensuring the CET CoolSpa salt-water ice bath is easy for the amateur athlete to manage at home.

The CoolSpa can also be suitable for those seeking relief from long term pain associated with many auto-immune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis as well as acute and chronic lower back pain.

 

Benefits for Athletes

  • Easy to maintain saving on labour and cost
  • 50sq ft filtration keeps the water clear
  • Quiet operation
  • Inside step to facilitate entry and exit
  • Short treatment times due to intense cold
  • High quality low temperature digitally controlled chiller
  • High salt concentration aids infection control

Benefits for Staff

  • Air operated switches.
  • Dry run protection to avoid damage to pump and chiller.

Features include

  • Superior filtration
  • Manual attachment for targeted injury treatment
  • Effective continuous chilling
  • Optimum therapeutic water depth
  • High salt concentration to promote healing

You can vary the therapy according to your requirements

  • Simply chill in the water for a less intense ice bath experience.
  • Utilise the handheld massage jets for targeting areas of pain or for treating soft tissue trauma.
  • Three to six minutes for optimum therapeutic effect.
  • Ideal for post-exercise recovery.

Three Treatment Modalities

  • Stand on internal step for submersion to mid-thigh
  • Stand in deep end for submersion to waist depth
  • Sit on internal step for full body submersion

Power

  • 230v / 1 / 50hz
  • 115v / 1 / 60hz

Dimensions

  • CoolSpa:
    c. 1.22m x 0.72m x 1.18m [L x W x H]
    c. 61″ x 32″ x 48″
  • Steps: c. 0.51m x 0.39m (c. 22″)

Weight

  • Empty: c. 200 kg / 441 lbs
  • Full: c. 550 kg / 1210 lbs

Chiller

  • Low noise low temperature chiller

Optional

  • Stainless steel brackets for wall mounting the chiller.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Why do footballers take ice baths?

It is quite commonly stated that ice baths reduce lactic acid but this is not the case. Lactic acid, or lactate, occurs when the body gets into an oxygen debt situation i.e. is functioning anaerobically. When the level of activity ceases, or reduces sufficiently, in simple terms the body can acquire surplus oxygen, which is used to convert the lactic acid back to its normal pyruvate / pyruvic acid state.

According to Gregory Dupont, who presented at the FIFA sponsored Sports Injury Summit held at Wembley in 2013 the main precursor of injury is fatigue. Further research investigated the common strategies for aiding recovery, minimising fatigue and, thereby, lowering the risk of injury.

The conclusion was good diet, good sleep, hydration [all lifestyle factors] plus cold water immersion were the main scientifically proven methods of aiding recovery and minimising fatigue.

The other side of the coin is performance and here we find that fatigue inhibits performance. So if we can manage fatigue by improving fitness and aiding recovery the outcome is improved performance and lowered risk of injury.

What is the purpose of an ice bath after running?

The primary purpose of an ice bath is to aid recovery and reduce the level of DOMS [delayed onset muscle soreness].

The mechanisms include aiding normalisation of body temperature, flushing out muscles due to constriction of blood vessels & compression through hydrostatic temperature, a decrease in metabolic activity, balancing of the sympathetic & parasympathetic systems and a reduction in muscle damage.

Athletes report feeling more energised at the following training session and report reduced muscle soreness enabling them to train more effectively.

The other commonly reported consequence is that fatigue is reduced and fatigue is the main precursor of injury [Gregory Dupont et al]. Therefore, using an ice bath reduces fatigue and lowers the risk of injury.

How long should you stay in an ice bath?

The therapeutic effect is a factor of temperature and time. The colder it is, and the more penetrating that cold, then less time is required to cool the tissue to a therapeutic level.

Traditional ice baths consisted of adding ice to water and depending on the amount of ice versus the amount of water these ice baths could be as high as 10 or 12C [50 – 55F]. In these circumstances, the recommended dosage varied from 10 to 15 or even 20 minutes.

With modern digitally controlled ice baths, or CryoSpas, which chill by conduction and convection [i.e. the jets are creating a ‘wind chill’ effect], the average treatment time is typically 3 to 6 minutes.