Now available: The ultimate contrast therapy tub
You’re hot then you’re cold — those aren’t just lyrics to a Katy Perry song. Alternating between heat and cold therapy is also the premise of contrast therapy — a practice that has been used for millennia for its healing properties. But contrast therapy has seen something of a resurgence as cold water plunges and therapy go from the sidelines to the mainstream.
If you’re a yes to going hot then cold, though, you typically have to use some combination of sauna, hot tub, cold tub, or ice bath. Alternatively, you could visit a professional facility that offers cryotherapy and infrared sauna services.
But a new product from Michael Phelps Chilly GOAT Cold Tubs by Master Spas combines the power of cold water with the comfort of hot tub therapy.
A contrast therapy tub, the Valaris offers a range of benefits and the opportunity to experience the rejuvenating power of contrast therapy, right in the comfort of your own home.
Contrast therapy tub features
The contrast therapy tub has two unique bodies of water to provide users with the ultimate recovery experience.
On one side, the tub is equipped with a hot water therapy section, complete with 16 strategically placed massage jets. This feature allows users to unwind and release tension, as the warmth of the water helps to soothe muscles and improve circulation.
On the opposite side, the cold water immersion section beckons those seeking the invigorating benefits of cold therapy. Cold water immersion has been proven to reduce inflammation, promote blood flow, and accelerate the recovery process. The tub's cold water section has built-in seating and armrests.
The Valaris is equipped with a dedicated circulation pump for each side of the tub, ensuring optimal water flow and temperature control. The inclusion of UV light and a filter for water filtration further guarantees the cleanliness and purity of the water.
To keep you safe and comfortable, the new contrast therapy tub comes with SoftTread NonSlip comfort flooring, ensuring that you can move around the tub with ease and confidence. Additionally, LED lights create a soothing ambience.
Benefits of contrast therapy
You’ve probably tried out contrast therapy without even thinking about it. Hanging out poolside on vacation, you hop in the cold water, swim a few strokes, and then head over to the resort’s hot tub. Get too hot in the spa? You get out and cool off in the pool for a bit.
Once you headed back to your room, you felt energized and relaxed.
But it wasn’t just getting the chance to escape the day-to-day and enjoy a vacation. Alternating between cold water and hot water can promote physical recovery, health improvement, and overall well-being. The benefits of contrast therapy include enhanced circulation, reduced inflammation, muscle recovery, pain relief, improved mobility, and more.
The Valaris from Chilly GOAT Cold Tubs allows you to easily move between hot water and cold water and incorporate contrast therapy into your wellness routine.
The alternation between hot and cold water causes blood vessels to constrict and dilate, resulting in improved circulation. This increased blood flow can aid in the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to tissues, as well as the removal of waste products from the body.
Cold therapy has anti-inflammatory effects. Applying cold temperatures to an area of the body can help reduce swelling, alleviate pain, and limit the production of inflammatory mediators.
Contrast therapy is popular among athletes for its potential to speed up muscle recovery. In one study, participants reported less perceived pain after incorporating contrast water therapy. In addition, the participants had more dynamic power when performing exercises like squat jumps.
The hot phase helps relax muscles and release tension, while the cold phase reduces muscle soreness and inflammation. This combination can aid in repairing microtears in muscle fibers and reducing localized inflammation after intense exercise.
Alternating between hot and cold treatments can help alleviate various types of pain, including muscle pain, joint pain, and headaches. The thermal shifts can desensitize pain receptors and promote the release of endorphins, which are natural pain-relieving chemicals.
Improved joint mobility
Contrast therapy's ability to enhance blood flow and reduce inflammation can contribute to improved joint mobility and flexibility. This is especially beneficial for individuals dealing with arthritis or joint-related issues.
Immune system support
Exposure to cold water can stimulate the immune system by increasing the number of white blood cells, which are essential for fighting off infections. Regular contrast therapy sessions may help strengthen the body's immune response.
The alternating sensations of hot and cold water can induce relaxation and reduce stress. The experience of contrast therapy is not only physical but also psychological, providing a refreshing and rejuvenating break from daily stressors.
Contrast therapy has been linked to mood improvement and enhanced overall well-being. The invigorating experience of moving between hot and cold water can have a positive impact on one's mental state.
It's important to note that contrast therapy might not be suitable for everyone, especially those with certain medical conditions like cardiovascular problems or Raynaud's disease. It's advisable to consult a healthcare professional before starting any new wellness regimen, including contrast therapy, to ensure that it's safe and appropriate for your individual needs.
How to buy the best contrast therapy tub
Do you want to enjoy the benefits of contrast therapy without buying bag after bag of ice? Having a Michael Phelps Chilly GOAT Cold Tub by Master Spas allows you to realize the impact of cold water and the comfort hot tub therapy. Enjoy clean, clear water on demand. You can click here to find out more about the benefits of incorporating a Michael Phelps Chilly GOAT cold tub into your routine. Start your journey today!