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How to start Ice Bathing?

januari 19, 2023

How to start Ice Bathing?

The best and actually easiest way to start cold therapy is taking cold showers. You can implement taking cold showers at home, during your daily morning or evening routine. But -just as with most things- this too needs to be built up so that your body and mind can get used to the cold at their own pace. 

You can start by slowly lowering the temperature after a warm comfortable shower. The average lowest temperature of tap water is around 10 degrees. Slowly lower the temperature until you?ll get that uncomfortable feeling that makes you want to get out of there as soon as possible. Try to stay under that cold water for approximately 30 seconds. 

If you really want to start taking ice baths, try to keep up this routine for 5 days a week. In the second week you can practice the cold shower for 1 minute after every hot shower. In the third week 1,5 minutes of cold water at the end of a hot shower would be desirable. And try to reach 2 minutes in the fourth week. 

Always keep in mind to really listen to your body. 

When you notice that you are becoming comfortable with the colder showering temperatures, you can try to emerge yourself completely into cold water by taking a dip or a swim into natural water. Never plunge straight into icy water without preparing. Cold water exposure is intense, so always make sure to take it easy. Try swimming in the summer months first, choosing hotter days.

Please also take the below safety advices into account:

  • Do not swim alone (the first times), make sure you go with someone
  • Choose a safe place to swim
  • Don?t stay in the water too long: do not become overconfident 
  • Preparation and organization: make sure you have the right gear to use and wear after the cold water immersion
  • Make sure you have a place to warm up afterwards. 

If you’re excited for a frequent and easy cold water immersion, the CoolCube can offer the solution. You can simply install the device on every bath / tub or pool both in and outside and just set the desired temperature between 0 and even 35 degrees. Happy ice bathing!



Celebrites and Cold Therapy

Traveling the world, practicing and performing, it all takes a lot of mental and physical strength. Nowadays more and more celebs focus on rest and recovery, in a bid to keep healthy in body and mind and therefore add cold plunges to their routine. 

Harry Styles, for instance, claims that a bath filled with ice water is his post-show recovery routine. This cold treatment is aiding the recovery process of his body and makes live performances easier to handle.

Lady Gaga has said that an ice bath is not only her post-show routine but also her pre-show routine. She specifically says it helps her to manage the symptoms of her fibromyalgia, a serious health condition that she suffers from, which includes chronic pain, fatigue, and poor sleep quality and quantity.

She wrote: ?When my body goes into a spasm, one thing I found really helps is the infrared sauna. In order to not overheat my system and cause more inflammation I follow this with a VERY cold, ice-cold bath (if you can stand it, it?s worth it)? And: ?It helps me to keep doing my passion, job and the things I love even on days when I feel I can?t get out of bed.?

Also Zac Efron has been open about his use of both hot and cold therapies. He has posted videos where he?s been sitting in a hot sauna set to 156 degrees Fahrenheit (69 degrees Celsius) before running out and immediately plunging into an ice cold bath. More than just a way to keep fit, Efron admits he likes to keep consistent with the routines, due to the overall benefits it offers both his health and wellbeing as well.

Chris Hemsworth, best known for his muscular physique and role as Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies, knows all about intense workout regimens. As a result, he claims he often practice cold therapy to help speed up his recovery and reduce fatigue after a tough workout

Taking an ice bath is actually a part of his daily morning routine. Hemsworth claims if he is stiff or sore, he will often ?loosen up the muscles? in a sauna, and then do ?an ice bath to give me a shot of adrenaline?.

Another huge fan of cold plunging would be Joe Rogan, which he practices on a daily basis for years now. He devoted a lot of podcasts and social media posts, while sitting in an ice bath talking about how the plunge has helped him overcome inflammation and body soreness. He also explained that he is now able to withstand the grueling process better than before:

“When I first started doing the cold plunge it was difficult for me to just get like a minute and a half, I was freezing. And I’m just as cold, but now I understand it…I know what it is. I can overcome it, and I know the benefits.”

Rogan continues the story with naming the various benefits for him:

“The benefits for resilience, the benefits for my mind and for inflammation for my body. My body feels so good. All my soreness, that was generally just an ordinary part of everyday life, a massive amount of that has been dissipated… It’s just this sauna and cold plunge routine that I do, it has made a giant difference.” 

Other celebrities who love the ice water are Oprah Winfrey, Justin Bieber and Gwyneth Paltrow. Even the 64-years old ?Queen of Pop? Madonna emerges herself in freezing-cold water, calling it on Instagram the ?Best treatment for injuries!!?.

But the use of cold-water immersion has become not only increasingly popular for performers like actors or singers, but also for athletes who are looking to soothe pain from sore muscles after heavy workouts or competitions. 

Mike Reinold, a physical therapist and the former head athletic trainer for the Boston Red Sox, states that he recommends this method for all athletes:

?Ice baths help people move and feel better, which can help them to recover.?

And the athletes seems to agree:

When tennis player Andy Murray won a long and grueling match during the U.S. Open in New York all he longed for afterwards was an ?emergency? ice bath.

Naomi Osaka is a fan of the cold treatment too.  ?I just want to go into an ice bath? she said after a three-set battle at the tournament. 

Also Usain Bolt celebrated his victory in the ice water after conquering the world yet again by claiming a gold medal at the IAAF World Track & Field Championships.

Other great athletes who are taking ice baths just after a game or competition are Lebron James, Rafael Nadal and Cristiano Ronaldo. It instantly helps them to reduce swelling and tissue breakdown and increase circulation for a more speedy recovery.

Immersing the body in cold water is a very efficient way of cooling down multiple groups of muscles at the same time. Just like an ice pack, it reduces swelling and muscle damage from exercise by constricting blood vessels and decreasing metabolic activity.

All these benefits of cold therapy and famous people practicing it, might increase your curiosity to practice it yourself.

But please take into account that ice baths are not for everyone. Some medical conditions like heart disease, high blood pressure or diabetes can have negative and potentially dangerous effects since cold water constricts the blood vessels. 

So it?s always a good idea to check with your doctor beforehand if you have any concerns about ice baths. 



Happy New Year 2023

december 31, 2022

Happy New Year 2023

The New year will be extraordinary and filled with happiness for you. We wish you and your family a wonderful new year!



Merry Christmas

december 23, 2022

Merry Christmas

Warm wishes on Christmas to you and your loved ones. Wishing you a holiday season full of celebrations.



Cold water remedies

maart 25, 2022

Cold water remedies

Migraine

Eén van de belangrijkste oorzaken van migraine is een overgevoelige bloedsomloop en daaruit voortkomende ontstekingen. Koud water koelt het bloed af, vermindert ontstekingen en vernauwt de bloedvaten, waardoor de neurotransmissie van pijn naar de hersenen kan verminderen.

Brandwonden

Het is bijna een instinctieve reactie: bij brandwonden direct onder de koude kraan. En met goede redenen! Koud water vermindert de ontsteking en verlaagt de temperatuur wat voorkomt dat de hitte van de brandwond het letsel blijft verergeren.

Immune system

De functie van witte bloedcellen is om schadelijke stoffen als virussen, bacteriën etc. in je bloed/ lymfe aan te vallen en vernietigen. Veelvuldige blootstelling aan koud water activeert de witte bloedcellen, hierdoor verbetert je immuunsysteem en ben je minder vaal ziek.

Mental strength

Koud water voelt (op het begin) onprettig. Maar als je niet toegeeft aan je eerste ingeving om er vandaan te gaan, maar deze gedachte juist keer op keer negeert, begin je een sterke discipline te ontwikkelen. Je wordt getraind om de chaos in je geest tot zwijgen te brengen en je adem onder controle te houden. Dit leidt tot meer focus en zorgt ervoor dat je makkelijker met stressvolle situaties om kunt gaan.

Ook voor de ijdeltuiten is koudetherapie aan te raden:

Healthy hair

Warmte onttrekt vocht, hierdoor wordt huid droog en pluizig. Bij kou is het tegenovergestelde het geval: de haarschachten sluiten zich waardoor vochtverlies wordt voorkomen en het haar zacht blijft. Bovendien zorgen deze gesloten haarschachten dat het licht beter wordt gereflecteerd waardoor het haar glanst.

Healthy skin

Omdat poriën bij warmte open gaan staan, komen huidoliën vrij. Het verlies van deze oliën zorgt voor een droge huid. Koud water behoudt deze oliën en versterkt de huid doordat de bloedcirculatie wordt bevorderd. Naast de strakheid van de huid zorgt een betere circulatie er ook voor dat cellulitis en andere afvalstoffen makkelijker afgedreven worden.

De laatste gratis tip is dat je koud water kunt gebruiken om je nagellak snel te laten drogen als je geen tijd meer hebt. IJskoud water hardt je nagellak uit, waardoor deze snel droogt.
Doe er je voordeel mee ?



Another happy client

november 24, 2021

Another happy client

Another happy client



Check out this cool setup from Next Step Training

This gym has made a cool construction for his CoolCube. Tubes below the ground, fixed IN/OUT etc. Very nice @Next Step Training : link: https://www.facebook.com/nextsteptraining/



Kun je onderkoeld raken door koudetherapie?

When you’re new to cold training, the benefits seem endless, but are there any downsides to cold therapy? You may be wondering if you can get hypothermia from cold therapy. In this short article we explain this topic.

Wat is onderkoeling?

Hypothermia, or hypothermia, can occur when you expose your body (long-term) to extreme cold without training. With hypothermia, the central body temperature drops below 35 degrees. This can have all kinds of dire consequences, from frozen toes and fingers to loss of consciousness. Hypothermia can even be fatal, so it’s definitely something to watch out for.

Koudetherapie opbouwen

Als je begint met koudetherapie is het daarom belangrijk dat je dit langzaam opbouwt. Door koud te douchen en de tijd in een ijsbad langzaam op te bouwen, zorg je ervoor dat je lichaam bruin vet opbouwt. Bruin vetweefsel dat ervoor zorgt dat je minder snel onderkoeld raakt. Bruine vetcellen bevatten veel mitochondriën, het geeft het vet de bruinige kleur. Je kunt mitochondriën zien als mini-energiecentrales die vetzuren en suiker verbranden om warmte te genereren. Naast het rustig opbouwen van blootstelling aan kou, is het ook raadzaam om koudetherapie te beoefenen in gezelschap. Niet alleen gezelliger, maar ook veiliger wanneer er toch iets gebeurt. Ga geleidelijk het koude water in, het elimineert de kans op koudeschock. Eenmaal in je ijsbad bouw je de tijd langzaam op naar 2 minuten. Deze korte tijd geeft je al de gezondheidsvoordelen van koudetherapie.

Thuis beginnen met ijsbaden

Informeer jezelf goed voordat je begint met het nemen van ijsbaden. Je kunt bijvoorbeeld een workshop volgen bij een koudetherapie-instructeur. Overleg ook met je huisarts; ijsbaden zijn niet voor iedereen geschikt.

Benieuwd welke CoolCube past bij jouw bad? Neem contact met ons op of bereken het via de calculator op de homepage.



Koudetherapie en COPD begrijpen - Waarom vertrouwen op toepassingen voor watertherapie

Water wordt in verschillende vormen en bij verschillende temperaturen gebruikt om het menselijk lichaam ten goede te komen. Je kunt water consumeren om essentiële mineralen te krijgen, de stoom in verdampte vorm inhaleren of in de vorm van ijs om een ​​lichaamsdeel te ontspannen. Toepassingen met warm en koud water hebben geleid tot de komst van ongelooflijke technieken zoals hydrotherapie en koudetherapie.

Misschien ben je professionele atleten tegengekomen die in een bak met ijs of koud water zitten. Het is een perfect voorbeeld van schijnbaar koudwaterbehandeling. Koudwatertherapie, ook wel cryotherapie genoemd, is een techniek waarbij uw lichaam gedurende enkele minuten in koude temperaturen wordt ondergedompeld. U kunt aan de slag met koudwatertherapie door te investeren in zakken ijs, een cryokamer, koelvloeistofsprays of een apparaat zoals CoolCube , die aan de top staat van cryo-technologie.

This technique is widely used in the sports world and healthcare institutions. If you are ready to embrace cold water technology, you shouldn’t look back as there are proven benefits to know. Have a look:

  1. Sneller letsel en spierherstel

Cold water or ice has a pain-killing effect and will relax the muscles and reduce pain after an injury. Cold therapy is recommended if you struggle with post-surgical rehabilitation, arthritic pain, inflammation, or chronic strain injuries like tendonitis, shin splints, carpal tunnel syndrome, and plantar fasciitis.  Cryotherapy helps soothe the muscles or affected areas.

  1. Mejora el sistema linfático

The lymphatic system relies on muscle contraction to pump the lymph fluid, and if you don’t exercise, the system becomes inefficient, and slow leading to toxins build up. You will experience joint pain, infections, or colds that can be treated via cold water therapy.

  1. Verbetert de bloedsomloop en de gezondheid van het hart

Een slechte bloedstroom zal de bloedsomloop in gevaar brengen en leiden tot hartgerelateerde complicaties. U kunt last krijgen van hoge bloeddruk, vermoeidheid, hoofdpijn en spierkrampen. Het goede ding is dat onderdompeling in koud water de bloedstroom kan stimuleren en een goede gezondheid van het hart kan bevorderen.

  1. Stemmingsstoornissen behandelen 

Vriestemperaturen kunnen fysiologische hormonale reacties veroorzaken, zoals het vrijkomen van endorfine, adrenaline of noradrenaline. Deze veranderingen kunnen een positief effect hebben als je worstelt met stemmingsstoornissen.

  1. Helpt bij afvallen 

Blootstelling aan koude kan helpen om de extra calorieën in het lichaam te verbranden, wat leidt tot gewichtstoename. Trainen in koud water zal helpen om het overtollige vet te verbranden en op een gezonde manier gewicht te verliezen.

  1. Behandel huidaandoeningen en atopische dermatitis

Cryotherapie helpt het antioxidantgehalte in het bloed te verbeteren en ontstekingen te verminderen. Koud water kan de symptomen van jeukende en droge huid die gepaard gaan met atopische dermatitis en gerelateerde huidcomplicaties verminderen. De koudwatertechnologie helpt ook bij het versterken van haar en nagels.

Watertherapie voor mensen met COPD 

Cold temperatures push the body to work hard to stay warm, putting strain on the lungs and heart. You may start experiencing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) symptoms like chronic cough, wheezing, and shortness of breath. Many COPD patients opt for anti-inflammatory drugs or bronchodilators, oxygen therapy, or surgery. But did you know hydrotherapy can help? 

Hydrotherapie is een techniek waarbij je je lichaam onderdompelt in heet of warm water. De technologie heeft bewezen effectief te zijn in het verbeteren van het gebruik van zuurstof in het lichaam.

Veel longspecialisten of ademhalingstherapeuten zullen op water gebaseerde therapieën aanbevelen omdat ze behoorlijk effectief zijn in het omgaan met COPD.

Warm temperatures are essential for those struggling with COPD as warm oxygen or air is easier to breathe. Immersion in warm water helps improve the use of oxygen in the body, and it’s great for fighting respiratory complications. Warm water therapy helps enhance the immune system, lowers respiration infections that cause COPD, and improves the quality of life. Cryotherapy sprays for COPD are also approved by FDA and should be used as recommended. 



Customer opinion about COPD

augustus 17, 2021

Customer opinion about COPD

One of our clients, named Isabel, has SEVERE COPD.
After a year of practicing with her COOLCUBE ice machine, she has improved substantially. Out of her gratitude I wanted to share her story with us, here it is:

I-N-C-R-E-I-B-L-E :

Incredible this is the word that defines the CoolCube ice machine, it has absolute healing power.

8 years ago as a consequence of a tuberculosis in a very advanced stage, I had very severe sequelae, generating a COPD forever.

They have been very hard years, with corticosteroid treatments, inhalers (up to five different ones in the same day) biological treatments, and my health got worse every day: greater difficulties in breathing, to have a normal life, without exercising, without being able to climb stairs, without being able to play with my children, my greatest wish in this life was to be able to take 20-minute walks with my children and climb one-story stairs without drowning.

Thanks to Win Hof I got to know the KHIONE CoolCube ice machine, at first being an unknown world for me I distrusted its effectiveness but my need to recover a small part of my normality led me to invest in my health, and as soon as I get it and start it, notice its result, a year later and having improved my health incredibly this year I thank God every day for having this opportunity to practice ice bath therapy with the KHIONE COOLCUBE machine.

Every day I plug in my ice machine and after a month of use I was able to take 20 minute walks and climb stairs without dying in the attempt, and of course my breathing has improved in an absolute way, and after a year it is wonderful and incredible how good my health is.

It is incredible because thanks to the use of COOLCUBE, I keep my inhalers and corticosteroids in a drawer, I have managed to have a 100% quality of life without using any medication, I just apply Cold Therapy every day with the ice machine.

Name: ISABEL RODRIGUEZ
Star Rating: 5 Star

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