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This service is available at our Oakville Location

Rehabilitation and Cold Plunge Therapy

Cold Exposure benefits individuals who are recovering from injury or surgery where reduced inflammation and increased blood flow will assist in reducing recovery times. Consult your Doctor before beginning Cold Therapy.

  • Natural pain relief due to analgesic effects of endorphins released

  • Reduced Pain and inflammation

  • Improved Circulation

  • Removal of toxins

  • Improved post-surgery recovery up to 40%

Weight-Loss and Cold Plunge Therapy

  • Increase circulation and elimination of toxins from the blood and body

  • Boosts metabolic rate after multiple treatments

  • Resets the body’s natural metabolic level – natural increases the body’s

Although regular exercise and healthy eating are the major factors in maintain a healthy weight, cold plunges can help!

If you combine with proper diet and exercise routine to burn calories for hours after exposure. Repeated cold exposure can help to reset the body’s metabolic rate and naturally increase the body’s metabolism for many hours after each session.

Beauty, Anti-Aging and Cold Plunge Therapy

Cold Exposure is safe and natural alternative to achieving anti-aging results without expensive surgical procedures. The benefits of cold therapy include tightened skin and stimulated collagen production. Increased blood flow to the skin to help reduce toxins and rejuvenate the skin, including reducing the visible signs of cellulite.

  • Improved collagen production which reduces visible signs of aging by helping to even skin tone and reduce the cellulite and wrinkles

  • Reduces the damage of oxidative stress by increasing blood flow to the skin and removing unwanted toxins

  • Healthier complexion and the amelioration of skin conditions such as psoriasis, blemishes and acne

Sports and Fitness With Cold Plunge Therapy

Cold Exposure for athletic recovery has been used by pro-athletes, competitors of all levels and weekend warriors as an effective technique to alleviate inflammation after strenuous exercise and training. By inducing the natural anti-inflammatory effect of cold on muscles to elevate the body’s ability to recover and reduce post-workout fatigue

  • Reduced inflammation, swelling and pain

  • Enhanced energy and endorphin release

  • Improved muscle and motor unit activation

  • Greater testosterone levels in men

Mood Boosting With Cold Plunge Therapy

A few minutes in the Cold Plunge and you’re bound to feel amazing! Your brain will receive a rush of chemicals (nor-epinephrine) produced within the body due to the shock produced by the cold that will have you getting our feeling empowered with a big smile on your face.

  • Increases Awareness & Focus

  • Helps with symptoms of depression

  • Reduces feelings of anxiety

The Cold Phase

During the cold phase, the body is exposed to a cold stimulus, usually by immersing in cold water or taking an ice bath.

The cold temperature causes vasoconstriction, which is the narrowing of blood vessels. This constriction helps reduce blood flow to the area, thereby decreasing inflammation, swelling, and pain. It also numbs the tissues and provides a numbing effect, relieving any sensations of discomfort or soreness.

The Hot Phase

Following the cold phase, the body is exposed to a hot stimulus, typically by using a sauna, hot water immersion, or warm towels.

The hot temperature causes vasodilation, which is the dilation or widening of blood vessels. This dilation increases blood flow to the area, promoting nutrient and oxygen delivery, as well as waste removal. It also relaxes muscles, enhances flexibility, and induces a sense of relaxation.

Contrast Therapy Formula
  • Start with a warm-up: Use the sauna to warm up your body before beginning the contrast therapy session.

  • Enter the cold: Start with the cold phase by immersing yourself in an ice bath or cold water for 1-5 minutes. Ensure your body is fully submerged and focus on deep breathing to manage any discomfort.

  • Transition to heat: After the cold phase, move to a sauna or hot bath for 3-15 minutes. Allow your body to adjust to the heat gradually and stay hydrated throughout the session.

  • Repeat the cycle: Repeat the cycle of cold and hot phases 2-4 times, depending on your comfort level and tolerance. Aim for a total session time of around 20-30 minutes.

  • End with cold: Conclude the session with the cold phase to constrict blood vessels and reduce any potential inflammation caused by the hot phase.

  • Hydrate and rest: Drink plenty of water after the session to rehydrate your body. Allow yourself time to rest and recover.

It’s important to note that contrast therapy may not be suitable for everyone. Individuals with certain medical conditions, such as circulatory disorders or heart conditions, should consult a healthcare professional before attempting contrast therapy. Additionally, always listen to your body and adjust the durations and temperatures based on your comfort level.

Book an appointment at Still Dynamics for Cold Plunge Therapy!

Our Cold Plunge Manual Practitioners can help you with the results you need.  Request an appointment and let them know what therapy you are looking for.

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