Our Wellness & Sports Recovery Centre has a Hot & Ice Bath either used together or separately. These spa baths aren’t just great for sports recovery they are also great for mental health, your immunity and general wellbeing.
Our Contrast Therapy is using the Hot & Ice Baths together and achieving double the benefits. The Hot Bath is around 38-40 degrees and the Ice Bath around 8 – 13 degrees. Using both spa baths your body will open and close your blood vessels which has many benefits to your body.
Athletes can use Contrast Therapy before a sporting event to help you feel refreshed and recover from fatigue or after a sporting event to help your muscle recover and prevent soreness.
Benefits of Hot Spas
The Hot Spa is hot enough to get you sweating. Immersing yourself in Hot Water opens your blood vessels, benefits include helping with sore aching muscles, helps to relax the tissues around arthritic joints, which can reduce stiffness and inflammation. Other benefits include helps with stress relief and anxiety, improves mood, can help you sleep and detoxification.
Benefits of Contrast Therapy
Contrast Therapy is when you use both Hot & Ice baths in the same recovery session. We recommend 30 minutes of Contrast Therapy, starting and finishing with the Hot Spa.
Immersing yourself in both spas, the key is the change with your circulatory system. Opening and closing the small blood vessels is called vasoconstriction & vasodilation.
Benefits include helps with post game/training fatigue, decreases muscle soreness, removes excess lactic acid and can decreases swelling