Where to Find Cold Plunge Pools and other Cold Body Treatments:
Cold Plunge Pool, Ecos Spa
Cold Plunge Pool, Great Jones Spa
New York City, NY
German Kneipp Wasser Kur International Skin and Body Care
Aquatonic, Kohler Waters Spa
Scandinavian Baths Le Scandinave Spa, Mont-Tremblant
Hana Hydrotherapy Room, Maui Spa and Wellness Center
Boca Raton, FL
Art of Spa, Montage Resort and Spa
Laguna Beach, CA
Arctic Room Qua Baths and Spa at Caesar's Palace
Las Vegas, NV
Cold Plunge Pool and Kneipp Mineral Salts, Spa Avania at the Hyatt Regency, Scottsdale
Purifying Bath Ritual, Sundara Spa
Wisconsin Dells, WI
Cold Water Therapy at Home and WorkTo infuse your day with the benefits of cold water therapy, try these experiences:
Start out with a warm shower, then step out and turn the hot water off. Step in and get your feet, extremities, and face wet; then stand so that the water hits the top of your head for 10 seconds. Work up to a minute. Never do cold water treatments on a cold body; warm the body first to exercise the blood vessels.
For aching legs or swollen ankles, fill the tub half-full of cold water and 'stork-walk', lifting your legs out of the water, for up to a minute. The exchange of warmer air with cold water expands and contracts capillaries.
Take a Kneipp footbath for tired legs, poor circulation, headaches, or insomnia: Fill one bucket with warm water and the other with cold (three-fourths way up your lower leg), alternating warm water for 5 minutes, cold for 10 seconds, and repeat. Dry your feet, put on socks, and take a brisk walk for 10 minutes or go to bed right away. Do not let your legs get cold again.
Go to the restroom and run cold water over your wrists for a minute or fill the sink with cold water and immerse both of your arms to just above the elbows; even 20 to 30 seconds can be a healthier stimulant than caffeine.