Open cold water swimming has gained massive popularity in recent times but not everyone is fortunate enough to live near the sea, and in the summer the sea and lakes are often too warm to provide the real benefits of cold water immersion.
Benefits of cold water immersion
Boost Immunity Levels & Improve Sleep Patterns
Regular exposure to the cold is associated with improved immunity levels. By applying cold, a type of stressor, the body gets used to these regular low level stressing events and, much like training your muscles in the gym, the immune response improves over time. In addition to an improved immune system, cold therapy can improve sleep patterns which is essential for long term wellbeing.
Cold is also known to trigger the release of dopamine and other chemicals in the brain, so-called happy chemicals, which are responsible for a lift in mood.
Research published by Christoffer van Tulleken of University College, London in December 2018 in the British Medical Journal (link) demonstrates how cold water immersion aided recovery from post-natal depression. The patient, who had suffered for nearly 7 years with no response to prescribed drugs, has been medication free for over a year following weekly cold water swimming.
Weight Loss & Combating Cellulite
Many weight loss regimes now incorporate cold therapy to stimulate brown fat which is now considered beneficial in promoting weight loss.
When the body is cold it needs to find a way to stay warm, so the body increases the metabolic demand by burning the stored calories or fat cells. Exposure to cold temperatures can make your body burn off blood glucose very quickly as a way of warming up the body and can prevent blood glucose from getting sent to the liver and turned into fat. (https://drjohnrusin.com/cryotherapy-fat-loss-recovery/)
Following the cessation of a cold stimulus such as cold water immersion the brain sends blood to the extremities to warm them up thereby stimulating improved circulation, which is proven to help combat cellulite that is partially a result of poor circulation.
Why should you choose CET CryoSpas?
CET CryoSpas facilitate the application of cold therapy in a controlled, hygienic environment on a year-round basis, thus making them suitable for both wellness spas, hotels and home use. There may be an opportunity to provide the therapy to members of the public on a pay per use basis, or it could be incorporated into a broader wellness program.
By choosing one of the CET CryoSpas, you will benefit from a state-of-the-art and cost effective ice bath without constant cleaning or the inconvenience and expense of ice, thus saving precious time as well as being a potential income generator in some facilities.