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Cold Plunge for Wellness at The DRIPBaR Alamo Heights

Try Cold Plunging to Ease Pain and
Inflammation Near Olmos Park

Is cold plunging a holistic treatment you’ve always wanted to experience? At The DRIPBaR Alamo Heights in San Antonio, TX, near Olmos Park and Terrell Hills, we’re excited to offer this unique and popular natural therapy. Cold plunging may provide benefits for immunity, sleep, mental health, weight balance, anti-aging, and pain and inflammation.

The DRIPBaR Alamo Heights also offers other wellness services that include IV Lifestyle and Health Support Drips, IM Shots, Hydrafacial, Red Light Therapy, Infrared Sauna, and more.

If you’re curious, contact us to take the plunge. Or book your appointment online to start your health journey.

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Nature’s Therapy: How a Cold Plunge Supports Natural Healing 

A cold plunge, or cold water immersion, immerses your body in very cold water for a short time–usually up to 10 minutes. Normally, this takes place in a cold plunge tub with water temperatures between 40 and 60°F. The DRIPBaR Alamo Heights in San Antonio offers a soothing and spa-like cold plunge experience.

Cold plunge therapy mimics natural cold exposure, prompting the body’s cardiovascular system to contract blood vessels and move blood flow from the limbs to preserve core temperature.

This controlled stress triggers physiological responses that are believed to provide both mental and physical health benefits.

Ready to revitalize? Book your cold plunge therapy.

Cold Plunge Benefits

While more research is still needed, cold plunging has been observed to help with:

  • Immune function. Cold exposure may activate the immune response, increasing white blood cell count and antioxidant production.
  • Inflammation and pain relief. Cold plunging constricts blood vessels, limiting blood flow to ease muscle spasms, perception of pain, and inflammation.
  • Mental health. Cold water immersion is believed to increase feel-good neurotransmitters like dopamine and norepinephrine, which may elevate mood.
  • Metabolism and weight loss. Cold plunging may give metabolism a temporary boost as the body works to generate heat and maintain its core temperature.
  • Post-workout recovery. Athletes, trainers, and exercisers often use cold plunges to speed recovery and ease delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS).
  • Premature aging. Cold plunge therapy may help to calm inflammation linked to accelerated aging while improving circulation to support healthier skin.
  • Sleep quality. Cold water may help regulate melatonin production and circadian rhythms, promoting deeper, more restorative sleep.
  • Stress relief. By activating the body’s natural “stress reset” response, cold plunging helps to increase resilience to emotional and physical stress.

Even though cold plunging has emerged as a top wellness trend, it has thousands of years of rich history. Modern research continues to investigate and confirm many of its mental and physical health benefits.

Rebalance your body and mind with cold plunge therapy. Contact us to book your appointment.

Renew with a Cold Plunge and IV Drips Near Terrell Hills 

A cold plunge at The DRIPBaR Alamo Heights in San Antonio, close to Olmos Park and Terrell Hills, can complement our many other wellness services. We also offer a variety of IV Drips, used for immunity, recovery, anti-aging, and more, that can be added to your treatment. Our state-of-the-art cold plunge pools are chilled to optimal temperatures, providing a refreshing full-body reset.

Let us show you how invigorating a cold plunge can be: Book an appointment today.

Common Questions About Cold Plunge Therapy 

Q: Is it safe to do a cold plunge?

A: It’s important to consult with your healthcare provider before starting any new treatment. Those with cardiovascular issues, Raynaud’s syndrome, or other circulatory problems should consult a doctor before cold plunging due to the risks of blood pressure spikes. Cold plunging isn’t recommended for pregnant women.

Q: How long should I stay in the cold plunge?

A: Typically, we recommend plunging for a range of 2 to 10 minutes. If it’s your first time, you may start with 2 to 3 minutes and work your way up from there. Extended cold exposure should be avoided.

Q: Can I hold my breath in the cold plunge?

A: We advise you not to hold your breath for long periods during a cold plunge for a few reasons:

  • Holding your breath can increase strain on your cardiovascular system as your body works harder to maintain warmth.

  • Steady, rhythmic breathing helps relax your body so you acclimatize to the cold more effectively.

  • Holding your breath could lead to a “gasping” response if you reach your limit underwater, causing you to inhale water involuntarily.

The ideal technique is to continue gently breathing through your nose throughout the cold plunge. If the cold makes you want to hold your breath reflexively, focus on breathing slowly and calmly through your nose and mouth to counter that response.

Q: How should I prepare for a cold plunge?

A: Before you visit us for your cold plunge at The DRIPBaR Alamo Heights , please make sure to hydrate well in advance. During your plunge, gradually expose your body to the cold rather than shocking it. It’s also a good idea to bring warm clothing and socks to wear after your treatment.

Q: Will I get frostbite from cold plunging?

A: No, brief cold water immersion carries little risk of conditions like hypothermia or frostbite if done properly. When cold plunging in our professionally regulated facilities, you can trust that all necessary safety precautions are in place.

Q: How often can I do a cold plunge?

A: For most people, cold plunging 1 to 3 times per week with at least a day between sessions is considered safe. As a general practice, always listen to your body, provide ample time to recover, and take extended breaks, if needed.

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