It’s ice bathing—a mind-blowing, body-boosting practice that will change the way you think about luxury health spa treatments.
Here at Phuket Cleanse, we have our very own plunge pool that serves as a dedicated ice bath. Throughout the day, we throw in huge blocks of ice to keep the temperatures low and the benefits flowing.
One dip in our ice-filled pool will shock the senses, fire the will, and kickstart your holiday. After a few immersions in our cold bath, you’ll be able to recover faster, work out harder, and focus better.
Why Would Anyone Bathe in Ice?
It’s not because we want to pretend we’re on a polar expedition or reenact a scene from Frozen. It’s because ice baths are the perfect way to rejuvenate our bodies after a tough exercise. Reducing body temperature through full immersion also helps us burn fat, release toxins, boost thyroid function, and even condition the mind. In other words, ice baths are a killer method for improving both physical and cognitive performance. How could a little cold water do all that? Let’s tackle the benefits one by one.
Give Your Muscles an Icy Treat
Most people hit the ice for one simple reason: to reduce inflammation and accelerate muscle recovery after exercise. Just as you might stick an ice pack over an injured or inflamed muscle, so, too, can you submerge your whole body in frigid water after a particularly intense workout.
How does it work? It’s simple: The ice bath reduces your temperature, which decreases blood flow to the area. That reduces inflammation of the muscles, thereby easing pain associated with vigorous exercise while helping your body recover from small muscle tears.
Rather than focusing on one muscle, you can target the entire body or as much of the body as you wish. Perhaps that’s why the world’s top athletes make ice bathing a regular part of their wind-down routine.
That’s also why the team at Phuket Cleanse devotes so much time to perfecting the art of ice bathing. We believe in pushing the body to its limits, then helping it recuperate. Our fitness activities, which range from Muay Thai Cardio to Raw Hot Yoga, will help you reach the next plateau of strength. The ice bath is there to facilitate recovery and enhance performance.