Cork’s First CryoSPA Unit

c700x420Our top of the range cold hydrotherapy unit is designed to aid amateur & professional sports people in post-exercise recovery.

Experience the benefits of a supersaturated concentration of Epsom salts plus the intense massaging effect of over 40 underwater pressure jets…

“Cold Water Immersion (CWI) – Ice bath hydrotherapy reduces fatigue and consequently reduces injury.”

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When the workout is over and it’s time to recover, we have a short list of things we’d like to do to help us relax: get a full-body massage; take a nice hot shower; maybe sip a protein shake. An ice bath doesn’t immediately come to mind. According to top strength coaches, physiotherapists and pro athletes, soaking in our Cryospa is something that can make a big difference in the way your body recovers.

Cold Water Immersion works:

After a workout, your body needs to “repair” itself to prepare for the next training session. It does so with the help of blood vessels that bring oxygen to your muscle tissue while removing waste products of exercise — the most common being lactic acid.

Too much lactic acid build-up can cause your muscles to function poorly and will often lead to fatigue. An ice bath will immediately reduce swelling while flushing lactic acid out of your body. When you sit in an ice bath — or when you rub a cup of ice on the muscles you just trained — the cold causes your blood vessels to tighten. This helps drain the lactic acid out of your tired muscles.

When you get out of the bath, your muscle tissue warms back up, causing a return of oxygenated blood to help your muscles recover.

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