Health & Wellbeing

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.

 

Combating depression

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.

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What benefits would a CryoSpa ice bath have for your spa facility?

  • Take advantage of the increasing trend toward embracing cold water therapy for mental & physical health benefits.

  • Attract new clients and improver their wellbeing while generating additional revenue.

  • Help clients manage their chronic & non-chronic pain conditions such as lower back pain & rheumatoid arthritis. *

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More than 10,000 members of the public used CryoSpa therapy on a pay per use basis in the last year

60+ independent therapy clinics generate well in excess of £1m annually in the UK & Ireland

Generate income in excess of £40,000 / €45,000 / $50,000 annually per CryoSpa

Frequently Asked Questions

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How can I benefit from CryoSpa ice bath use?

Cold water immersion or ice baths, help reduce tissue swelling due to muscle breakdown and micro tears that occur during intense or lengthy physical activity and, also, help to control inflammation.

Some inflammation is a good thing but too much can result in secondary damage or hypoxic injury.

The mechanisms include aiding normalisation of body temperature, flushing out muscles through the combination of hydrostatic pressure and cold induced blood vessel constriction, a decrease in metabolic activity, balancing of the sympathetic & parasympathethic systems and a reduction in muscle damage.

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.

How can I generate revenue from a CryoSpa?

CET have many clients charging sporting & non-sporting members of the public for CryoSpa therapy on a pay-per-use basis.

These clients are typically sports therapy & physical therapy clinics, health clubs, gyms, recovery & wellness facilities and hotels.

A single CET CryoSpa unit can generate over £40,000 / $50,000 / €45,000 per annum while improving athlete outcomes and growing your existing business.

* Medical use may be limited in some countries. Please ask for details.