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Cold water therapy is more than a TikTok trend.
The practice of cold-water immersion can help treat muscle aches, stress and anxiety and can offer relief on incredibly hot days — and it’s not just for athletes. In 2019, Lady Gaga took to Instagram to share an icy, post-show recovery routine.
“Post show routine: ice bath for 5-10 min, hot bath for 20, then compression suit packed with ice packs for 20,” Gaga captioned a photo of herself submerged in ice after hitting the stage for her Las Vegas Residency.
Thinking about taking the plunge? This bestselling portable ice bath is on sale for under $100 at Amazon. If you’ve been looking for a basic ice bath to start your cryotherapy journey, the Cold Pod is a multi-layered, 85-gallon portable ice tub that features a PVC inner layer, nylon on the outside and a middle layer of Pearl Foam.
Designed to fit most body types, the portable ice bath stands 30 inches tall, nearly 30 inches wide and is recommended for people measuring up to 6 foot 7 inches tall.
“Plunging is an important part of my self-care routine, as it helps reduce inflammation, it boosts my immune system, and it lifts my mood as well,” noted an Amazon shopper who was “pleasantly surprised” by the Cold Plunge. “Honestly, for what I paid I didn’t expect much. Yet, when I received the product, I was pleasantly surprised at how thick the exterior material felt, and by how easy it was to assemble. Within ten minutes I had it set up on a foam exercise mat in my garage and I was filling it with water.”
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Cold plunging has benefits but also risks. As noted by American Heart Association, jumping into cold water can shock the system and increase your heart rate, but ice baths allow for a more controlled form of cold-immersion versus diving into freezing cold water.
According to the product description, Cold Pod can decrease inflammation, increase circulation, calm the central nervous system, help your body recover faster with less muscle aches, and can also promote better sleep and improved mental health.