Ice Bath Galway
Hot Tub & Plunge Pool (Contrast Therapy)
As well as being super relaxing, there are a whole host of physical and mental benefits to hot tub use!
The heat widens blood vessels, which sends nutrient-rich blood throughout your body. Warm water also brings down swelling and loosens tight muscles. And the water’s buoyancy takes the weight off painful joints. A dip in the hot tub might also help your mental state!
Immersing the body in cold water is an efficient way of cooling down multiple groups of muscles at the same time. It reduces swelling and muscle damage from exercise by constricting blood vessels and decreasing metabolic activity. It also reduces strain on the cardiovascular system and brings down hyperthermia (elevated body temperature), which can reduce fatigue.
Another beneficial part of the process comes after the cold stimulus has been removed. During this warming period, there is a return of fresh blood to the body, which floods the cells with nutrients and oxygen, and helps to flush out the waste products of tissue breakdown!
WHAT IS CONTRAST THERAPY
- Lessens muscle fatigue
- Decreases pain
- Reduces swelling and inflammation
- Reduces lactic acid build-up after exercise
- Boosts immune system
- Can alleviate anxiety and depression symptoms in some people
BRINGING A GROUP?
We love to have groups visit us! When booking a group session for the Hot Tub & Ice Bath Suite it’s totally up to you how you spend your time! If you want to spend the full session in the Hot Tub or you want to go between both, that is totally up to you. If you want to try out contrast therapy, just let your staff know and they will be happy to explain to you the process.
We can accommodate a maximum of 3 people in the suite. If you would also like use of the Indoor Sauna, let us know and we can find a time that works for you. If you would like to try any other services when you visit us just let us know in advance and we can arrange a package for you and your group.
A single session is priced at €45 for 45 minutes, we offer a discount for any additional guests of €22.50 per person extra.