With its therapeutic heat and soothing environment, the sauna has become a go-to wellness solution for those who value self-care and are always looking to boost their holistic well-being.
However, if you want to take your sauna experience one step further, consider taking a cold plunge. While many brands offer cold plunge systems, the Dundalk Cold Plunge Chiller stands out as a game-changing option for both cold plunges and hot soaks.
In this article, we'll delve into the capabilities of the Dundalk Cold Plunge Chiller, explore its benefits and advantages, and suggest some complementary products to pair it with!
What Are Cold Plunges?
Cold plunging is an act of submerging the body in cold water, typically following heat exposure, such as a sauna session or intense workout.
While cold therapy is considered a relatively new wellness ritual, research traces cold water therapy all the way back to 3500 BC.
Back in the day, Greek physician Hippocrates and hydropathists used this technique to treat high fever, numb pain, heal open wounds, and decrease the risk of infections. Today, cold water therapy is used to promote health and well-being.
How do cold plunges work their magic? When you plunge into ice-cold water, your body undergoes physiological reactions initially seen as shocks. Your heart rate increases, your blood vessels constrict, your breath deepens, and your muscles tighten.
Your body goes into survival mode, diverting blood to vital organs. It may seem uncomfortable initially, but you start reaping its incredible benefits once you get past the initial shock.
Benefits of Cold Plunge
The following are some of the health benefits of cold therapy:
Cold plunges can aid in quicker recovery, reduce inflammation, and relieve muscle soreness, making them a favored routine for athletes and fitness enthusiasts.
The Washington Post explains that when you immerse yourself in cold water, your brain releases endorphins, adrenaline, and other neurotransmitters. This chemical rush helps elevate mood, reduce stress, and bring about euphoria and well-being.
Studies suggest that cold plunges may enhance the immune response by stimulating the production of disease-fighting white blood cells.
Alternating between hot and cold (using a sauna and cold plunge in conjunction) can help improve circulation and detoxify the body.
After a comforting sauna session, taking a cold plunge works wonders on your skin. The plunge into the chilly water causes your pores to shrink, preventing the entrance of dirt, bacteria, and germs that could cause breakouts or skin irritation. Research shows that this sudden temperature change also triggers your body to instinctively reroute blood flow to your skin. The result? A pinkish glow and a radiant complexion.
Deep Dive Into Dundalk Leisure Cold Plunge Chiller
Whether you want a quick dip after a sauna session or a rejuvenating plunge after an intense workout, Dundalk Leisure Cold Plunge Chiller is the perfect way to cool down. Let's take a look at its features:
Features of Dundalk Leisure Cold Plunge Chiller
Designed with superb versatility, the Dundalk Leisure Cold Plunge Chiller delivers icy cold water that chills your plunge pool to a crisp three degrees Fahrenheit.
This extreme cooling capacity can be especially beneficial for individuals living in hotter climates, where traditional cold plunges may struggle to maintain their desired low temperatures.
The Dundalk Leisure Cold Plunge Chiller still shines for those living in areas with low ambient temperatures. This chiller can also warm the water to 104 degrees Fahrenheit for use with an electric hot tub. This is great for those who want to alternate between cold and warm dips.
With a responsive user interface, the Dundalk Leisure Cold Plunge Chiller enhances your cold therapy session. With just a flick of a switch, you can power the chiller on and off. The ease of operation ensures you're never left fumbling for controls, even during quick dips.
Not only does the interface grant full power control, but it also allows you to adjust the temperature according to your comfort level, so you won't have to worry about cold shock response, which can be fatal if not treated immediately.
You can toggle easily between Celsius and Fahrenheit. The user-friendly screen displays the water temperature and flow rate clearly so that you can monitor the status of your cold therapy session at all times.
The chiller's user interface revolutionizes remote management with its built-in Wi-Fifeature. Just install the Smart Life App, and voila! You can control your smartphone's settings without stepping out of your comfort zone.
The Cold Plunge Chiller utilizes advanced cooling technology designed to be highly efficient without draining excessive power. It operates on a 110-volt electrical system that perfectly balances exceptional performance and energy conservation.
This chiller can be plugged into any standard electrical outlet and is designed to be used with a garden hose, allowing you to connect and disconnect it from your faucet easily.
Thanks to its state-of-the-art maintenance features, you can rest assured that your equipment will last a very long time.
A built-in circulation pump ensures an even water flow and maintains optimal chilliness. No stagnant water or inconsistent cooling scenarios!
Dundalk has thoughtfully incorporated an ozone filter into the system. This powerful filter removes harmful bacteria and odor from the water, keeping it clean and fresh.
The ozone filter also prevents mold and mildew from forming on your equipment — which is always a plus!
Safety should be your top priority while using any cold plunge chiller. The Dundalk Leisure Cold Plunge Chiller has a robust outer casing that offers protection against any accidental impacts.
Additionally, the chiller features a GFI switch, a critical safety mechanism designed to prevent electric shocks.
These safety mechanisms are discreetly integrated, ensuring they don't comprise the aesthetic appeal of the chiller while still providing solid protection.
Complimentary Cold Plunge Products
While the Dundalk Leisure Cold Plunger Chiller is indeed an amazing product, you can pair them with a handful of equally fantastic Dundalk Leisure Craft additions to supercharge your cold plunge experience.
Dundalk Leisure Craft New Southern Fantasy Tiki Bar
This tiki bar is meticulously crafted with Canadian cedar and has a water-based protective finish that lends a natural, earthy feel to the space. It has a spacious design, accommodating four or five guests with ease.
You and your buddies can indulge in reviving conversations while sipping on Mai Tais, mimosas, and other cocktails with add-on saddle seats and bar stools with backs. This tiki bar presents a three-door cabinet and ample storage for your cherished bottles and equipment.
Dundalk Leisure offers customization options, allowing you to infuse your personal touch into your relaxation spot. You can opt for wooden posts, roof frames, and natural palm thatch.
Plus, it's pretty compact, allowing you to place it anywhere in your outdoor space without taking up too much space. This product comes with a one-year warranty, so you can rest assured that your investment is protected!
Its natural finish and rich texture bring an air of earthy elegance to your outdoor space. This shower is designed to rinse off all dirt, sweat, and cosmetic products before your cold plunge, so you won't have to worry about any allergic reaction or contaminating the water.
The open-air design, along with the compact footprint, add to the overall convenience. You can place it near your hot tub, sauna, or pool to shower under its soothing stream when needed.
This product has many add-on features; opt for an additional handheld shower for flexibility in your cleansing routine. Plus, it features a hot and cold water supply so that you can tweak the water temperature to your preference. Best of all, Dundalk Leisure Craft provides a comprehensive five-year warranty on this outdoor shower.
Possible Side Effects of Cold Plunges and Hot Soaks
While cold plunges and hot soaks have several benefits for health and wellness, they also carry some risks and side effects.
Here are some of the possible dangers of using cold plunge or hot soak:
Cold Plunge Risks:
Cold water can cause shock, hyperventilation, and loss of consciousness, leading to drowning. To avoid this, never plunge alone, avoid breath-holding or hyperventilation, and go feet-first into the water.
Prolonged exposure to cold water can lower the body temperature to dangerous levels, causing shivering, confusion, drowsiness, and organ failure. To prevent this, limit the duration of the plunge to a few minutes, wear a hat or cap to reduce heat loss from the head, and rewarm gradually after the plunge.
Cold water can increase the heart rate and blood pressure, triggering a heart attack in people with heart disease or risk factors. Make sure you consult a doctor before plunging if you have any heart condition, avoid sudden immersion or rapid temperature changes, and monitor your symptoms during and after the plunge.
Hot Soak Risks:
Hot water can scald the skin and cause blisters, peeling, or infection. To prevent this, check the water temperature before soaking, avoid soaking for more than 15 minutes, and apply moisturizer afterward.
Heat causes the blood vessels to dilate, which can lower the blood pressure and cause fainting or dizziness. Drink plenty of water before and during soaking, avoid alcohol or drugs that can affect blood pressure, and get out of the tub slowly and carefully.
Heat can also affect the digestive system and cause nausea or vomiting. Avoid eating large meals before or during soaking; eat light snacks or fruits instead, and stop soaking if you feel sick.
What temperature is a cold plunge?
A cold plunge is typically set to a refreshing and invigorating temperature ranging between 50–59 degrees Fahrenheit. This temperature range allows the body to undergo a deep cleansing while stimulating the nervous system and muscles.
How long should I stay in a cold plunge?
The duration of your stay in a cold plunge can vary based on personal comfort level and tolerance. Generally, you should begin with short plunges of around 30 seconds to one minute, gradually increasing to three minutes.
Is cold plunge safe?
Yes, taking a cold plunge is generally safe for most people. However, it's advisable to talk to a healthcare professional before starting any new health practice, especially if you have health conditions like heart disease, high blood pressure, or pregnancy.
Always listen to your body and climb out if you feel uncomfortable, can't catch your breath, or experience sharp pain.
Is cold plunging good for the skin?
Yes, dipping in cold water can stimulate blood circulation and tighten your pores, giving your skin a healthy flush and smoother appearance.
Cold Plunge Chiller: Conclusion
From its impressive temperature range to its user-friendly controls and energy-efficient design, the Dundalk Leisure Cold Plunge Chiller boasts all the essential features to amplify your relaxation ritual.
Why stop at just the cold plunge chiller? You can further enhance your experience by investing in Dundalk Leisure Craft's tiki bar, hot tub, and outdoor shower.