If you've been searching for somewhere to do cold water immersion, you don't have to go far. As a leading provider of therapeutic wellness products, Airpuria is a proud authorized distributor of high-quality cold plunge tubs that can help you achieve your health and wellness goals right at home.
An Overview of Cold Plunge Therapy
A cold plunge, or cold therapy, involves briefly immersing the body in water between 50°F and 68°F. This cold water exposure provides a variety of benefits by causing physiological responses in the body.
When you immerse yourself in a cold plunge tub, the cold water rapidly constricts blood vessels, sending more blood to your vital organs while decreasing blood flow to your extremities. Your heart rate also increases to keep your core body temperature regulated. This flood of freshly oxygenated blood provides a boost to your circulatory system.
Repeated cold water immersion trains your blood vessels and nervous system to better handle stress. You'll find your circulation improves, inflammation reduces, and your body becomes more resilient. The cold also activates your sympathetic nervous system, releasing norepinephrine and endorphins that leave you feeling invigorated.
The Benefits of Cold Plunge Therapy
Here are some benefits of using a cold plunge tub:
Improves circulation - The cold water causes vasoconstriction, forcing blood to your core to maintain warmth, and then vasodilation to increase blood flow afterward, improving circulation long-term.
Reduces inflammation - The cold constricts blood vessels, limiting blood flow to injured or sore areas to decrease swelling and inflammation to accelerate recovery.
Boosts immunity - The cold water stimulates white blood cell production while contracting the lymphatic system to push lymph fluids through nodes. This lymphatic circulation aids in the removal of toxins and pathogens and boosts the immune system.
Increases alertness - The nerve-activating cold water kickstarts a release of norepinephrine and endorphins. This leaves you energized and feeling amazing after a plunge.
Elevates mood - In addition to the endorphin release, cold plunging reduces cortisol and other stress hormones after your session. This can help improve symptoms of mental health disorders such as depression.
Aids workout recovery - The anti-inflammatory effects combined with increased circulation make cold plunging ideal for reducing sore muscles and speeding up post-workout muscle recovery.
Promotes weight loss - The cold is thought to stimulate brown fat activity, which helps burn calories. Repeated cold exposure may also boost metabolism.
Improves sleep - Lower core body temperature initiates sleepiness. Cold plunging can help lower your temperature at night to help you fall asleep faster.
Optimizing Your Cold Plunge Routine
Once you have your own cold plunge, it's time to start using it for optimal benefits! Here are some tips for building an effective cold plunging routine:
If new to cold exposure, take time to gradually acclimate your body. Start with very short 10-30 second plunges before building up to 1-3 minutes. Consistency is key, so begin cold plunging 1-2 times per week and work your way up to daily sessions.
Listen to your body and take it slow. You may feel lightheaded or breathless at first. Never force yourself to stay in if you feel excessive discomfort. Over time, your circulation and nervous system will adapt.
Combine With Sauna Therapy
Pairing cold plunges with hot sauna sessions is an excellent combination that will maximize the cold plunge benefits. The sauna dilates blood vessels while the cold constricts them. Rotate between hot and cold for a few rounds to give yourself sauna-cold plunge contrast therapy.
As a proud authorized distributor of world-renowned sauna brands, Airpuria offers a wide selection of saunas to complement your cold plunge. Check out the infrared saunas for deeper tissue penetration or the steam saunas to open airways.
Time It Strategically
The best time to cold plunge depends on your goals. First thing in the morning plunges boost energy and metabolism for the day. Pre-bed plunges can improve sleep quality by reducing core body temperature.
Post-workout is ideal for flushing away lactic acid, reducing muscle soreness, and speeding recovery. Just be sure to wait 20-40 minutes after your workout before plunging to allow your heart rate to lower.
Hydrating well is key before and after cold water immersion to maintain electrolyte balance and prevent drops in blood pressure or dizziness. Drinking electrolyte-rich fluids before or after a cold plunge can help replenish lost minerals, maintain proper hydration, and support the body's ability to regulate its temperature efficiently. Avoiding alcohol or caffeine prior to plunging will also support thermoregulation.
Monitor Your Body
Stay in tune with your body throughout your plunge session. End your session immediately if you feel chest tightness, difficulty breathing, or muscle cramping. Consider investing in a smartwatch to track heart rate. If you're a beginner, never plunge alone, have someone present to monitor and assist if needed.
Warm and Cold Showers to Develop a Tolerance
To help your body get used to the cold, take warm showers followed by five minutes of cold water. Repeat this over days or even weeks until you feel you are ready for your first cold plunge.
Combine With Breathing Exercises
Deep controlled breathing during cold immersion engages your parasympathetic nervous system, helping your body handle stress. Focus on your breath by inhaling through your nose and exhaling slowly through pursed lips while you stay calm.
End on a Positive Note
Give yourself 10-15 minutes after exiting your cold plunge to reflect on the positive benefits. Notice improvements in your circulation, energy levels, and mood. A brief meditation can help amplify these benefits.
Consistent daily cold water immersion delivers the most profound long-term adaptations and health boosts. But, listen to your body and take rest days as needed. Even brief plunges a few times a week can provide great benefits. The key is regular exposure.
Optimizing your routine takes some trial and error. Keep track of your energy, soreness levels, and sleep quality to assess the impacts. Cold plunging should feel invigorating - stop immediately if you feel otherwise.
Purchasing a Cold Plunge From Airpuria
Airpuria offers medical-grade cold plunge tubs designed by doctors and engineers to provide optimal therapeutic benefits. Their selection includes:
For standard-size adults up to 6'1" and 275 lbs
For extra large adults up to 6'6" and 350 lbs
Heavy-duty commercial model supporting up to 375 lbs
These self-contained, plug-and-play cold plunge tubs allow you to enjoy the benefits of cold water immersion from the comfort of your own home or business. They don't require any special plumbing or electrical work, just add water and plug it in to get started!
Cold plunges offered by Airpuria are designed for optimal safety and effectiveness. The temperature reaches just above freezing at 37°F, which research suggests is ideal for cold therapy. Advanced insulation accelerates cool-down time while an ultra-fine filtration system keeps the water pristine.
You can place your cold plunge indoors or outdoors to use whenever you want. The durable, military-grade shell protects against all weather conditions from rain to snow and UV rays.
Investing in your own cold plunge means you can cold plunge whenever you want! Avoid the inconvenience of a facility and make cold therapy a consistent part of your self-care routine in your own home.
Customize Your Cold Plunge Experience
Several Medical Frozen™ cold plunges offered by Airpuria come with extras, depending on which product you purchase. Some of these features may include:
Accessories package - Includes a heavy-duty stepping stool for safety and weather resistant counter to hold your towel and belongings.
Essential oil steam - Enjoy relaxing aromatherapy by adding a steam generator with your choice of essential oil blends.
You can also purchase a sauna from Airpuria's website to pair with your cold plunge for the ultimate hot-and-cold therapy experience. You will feel the benefits of alternating between the extreme heat of a sauna and the freezing cold water.
Financing Your Cold Plunge Purchase
Ready to add a cold plunge to your home for convenient cold water immersion therapy? Consider financing your purchase to make this wellness investment more affordable.
Airpuria offers 0% interest financing for up to 18 months for individuals that qualify - no hard credit check is required. Simply submit an application to get pre-qualified. Businesses can also apply for tailored financing programs.
While approval is not guaranteed, financing gives you a budget-friendly way to purchase your own cold plunge now and experience the benefits right away while paying it off slowly over time.
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Bring the Wellness Benefits of Cold Plunging Home
Cold water immersion offers an array of wellness benefits, but traveling to appointments at a facility can limit your ability to make it a regular habit. Invest in your own cold plunge for your convenience, your privacy, and the opportunity for ensured hygiene.
Customize your cold plunging routine with sauna add-ons and aromatherapy features for a truly indulgent at-home spa experience. And take advantage of flexible financing options to add this wellness boost into your life finally.
Experience the rush of Medical Frozen™ cold plunges offered by Airpuria. Your session will reduce soreness, speed recovery, and elevate your health. Browse the selection today to find the perfect model to bring the benefits of cold therapy home.
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I wear during a cold plunge?
It's recommended to wear swimwear like a swimsuit or trunks. Avoid cotton materials that will stay wet and cold. Bring extra towels and robes to immediately warm up afterward.
How long should I stay in a cold plunge?
Beginners should start with short 10-30 second plunges and work up to 1-3 minutes. Once a person is acclimated, plunges of 5-15 minutes are suitable, but always listen to your body and get out if feeling any pain or discomfort.
Can I cold plunge if I'm pregnant?
Cold plunging is not recommended during pregnancy due to the risk of inducing labor from the cold shock. Check with your doctor before attempting cold water therapy while pregnant.
Is cold plunging safe if I have a heart condition?
Those with heart conditions should consult their doctor before cold water immersion, as the cold can raise heart rate and blood pressure. Carefully monitor your body and avoid plunging if you feel any chest tightness or pain.
Will I get sick if I cold plunge?
Contrary to the myth that being cold causes sickness, cold plunging actually boosts immune function! The cold exposure activates white blood cells and flushes lymph nodes removing pathogens.
How often should you cold plunge?
It's ideal to cold plunge 11 minutes per week, or a few minutes every other day, to get the most benefits. Consistency is key, so create a sustainable routine. Some people enjoy cold plunging first thing in the morning and/or before bed.
Is cold plunging safe to do alone?
It's recommended to always cold plunge with someone present in case assistance is needed. Stop immediately if feeling lightheaded or having trouble breathing. Consider investing in a smartwatch to monitor heart rate.
Can I drink alcohol before cold plunging?
You should avoid drinking alcohol prior to cold water immersion since it can negatively impact your body's ability to regulate temperature and increases risk when plunging alone.
Will I get hypothermia from cold plunging?
Hypothermia is characterized by a core body temperature under 95°F and begins to set in after 10-15 minutes in frigid temperatures under 40°F. Cold plunge tubs offered by Airpuria go down to 37°F and are safe for short plunges.
How can I warm up after a cold plunge?
After cold water immersion, completely dry off and dress warmly. Consume a hot drink. Move your body with light exercises or stretches. Pairing your cold plunge with a soothing sauna is also highly effective.
Experience the Rush of Cold Plunging at Home
Are you ready to take the plunge? With a Medical Frozen™ cold plunge offered by Airpuria, enjoy benefits like reduced inflammation, increased circulation, faster workout recovery, and an energy boost, all from the comfort of home.
Experience the pure rush of near-freezing water immersion along with a luxurious aromatherapy steam generator to customize your experience.
You can finally create your own oasis of wellness with a medical-grade cold plunge offered by Airpuria!
Choose from standard, extra-large, or commercial models designed by doctors to safely optimize cold therapy. Or, contact us at email@example.com or 773.337.8822 and our team will help you find the perfect one to bring the rejuvenating benefits of liquid cryotherapy home.