A big recovery strategy for many professional athletes is a “Cold Plunge” after a game, event, or hard workout.  

A “cold plunge” refers to a practice where an individual immerses their body in cold water for a short duration. This practice is often associated with hydrotherapy and is believed to have various health and wellness benefits. Cold plunges are typically done in cold water, such as in a cold plunge pool, natural bodies of cold water, or even by using ice baths.

The water in a cold plunge is intentionally kept at a cold or icy temperature. The exact temperature can vary, but it is generally below normal body temperature. Additionally, cold plunges are brief, lasting only for a short period. Common durations range from a few seconds to a couple of minutes.

Advocates of cold plunges claim several health benefits, including improved circulation, reduced muscle inflammation and soreness, enhanced recovery after exercise, increased alertness, and potential immune system stimulation. Cold exposure is thought to trigger adaptive responses in the body.

Many of the heat pumps for swimming pools have a reverse cycle for cooling the pool water in the dog days of summer. With pro athletes leading the way, many “less than pro” athletes are also using cold plunge therapy for recovery! 

Central Florida Homes and Pools installs heat pumps with the reverse cycle option. This means the system can be put in spa mode and the water can be chilled into the 50-degree Fahrenheit range for a cold plunge! 

Be sure to contact us for more details about our heat pumps! 

Disclaimer: Please note that while many people find cold plunges invigorating, it’s important to approach them with caution. Extreme cold exposure can pose risks, especially for individuals with certain health conditions. It’s advisable to consult with a healthcare professional before incorporating cold plunges into a wellness routine.

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