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  • What are ice baths, infrared saunas, and contrast therapy?
    Cold water therapy (typically referred to as ‘ice baths’ or ‘cold plunge’) is the act of immersing oneself in water typically colder than 15 degrees celsius for any duration of time. Infrared saunas utilize infrared light to heat the body directly, unlike traditional saunas which heat the air around you. These saunas emit infrared rays that penetrate the skin, warming the body from within. This gentle heat promotes relaxation, detoxification, and numerous health benefits. Contrast therapy involves alternating between periods of hot and cold temperatures. This allows you to maximize both benefits, as a recovery technique to treat physical pain, injuries, and soreness among other benefits.
  • Why infrared saunas?
    Infrared Saunas were designed to create a sauna experience for the user to stay in for a longer period of time, therefore increasing the amount of time the body will spend detoxing. Many may be familiar with more of a traditional ‘wet’ style of sauna where you splash water on rocks etc. Those saunas will feel MUCH hotter, making it much more difficult to stay in for longer than 15-20 minutes at a time.
  • What are the benefits of ice baths and contrast therapy?
    Beyond its physical benefits, cold water therapy is also believed to promote mental clarity and relaxation by stimulating the release of endorphins. Infrared saunas are known to aid in stress reduction, muscle relaxation, improved circulation, and detoxification through sweating. Additionally, they may help alleviate muscle and joint pain, promote skin health, and support overall well-being. As with any therapy, consulting with a healthcare professional is advisable, particularly if you have any medical conditions or concerns. Exercising between both cold and hot will help strengthen your overall blood flow and heart health through the constriction and dilation of your blood vessels.
  • Are ice baths and contrast therapy safe?
    This therapy has been utilized for centuries and is renowned for its potential to aid in recovery, alleviate inflammation, and enhance overall well-being. Athletes often turn to cold water therapy to expedite muscle recovery, reduce soreness post-workout, and improve performance. It's important to note that while cold water therapy can be highly beneficial for many individuals, it may not be suitable for everyone, particularly those with certain medical conditions. Consulting with a healthcare professional before beginning cold water therapy is recommended, especially if you have any underlying health concerns.
  • Who can benefit from ice baths and contrast therapy?
    Athletes and Fitness Enthusiasts: Both cold water therapy and contrast therapy are commonly used by athletes and fitness enthusiasts to aid in recovery after intense workouts or competitions. These therapies can help reduce muscle soreness, inflammation, and fatigue, allowing athletes to recover more quickly and perform at their best. People with Chronic Pain: Cold water therapy and contrast therapy may provide relief for individuals dealing with chronic pain conditions, such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, or back pain. The cold temperature can help numb pain receptors and reduce inflammation, while the contrast between hot and cold can improve circulation and promote healing. Individuals with Injuries: Cold water therapy and contrast therapy are often used as part of the rehabilitation process for injuries, such as sprains, strains, or tendonitis. The cold temperature can help reduce swelling and pain, while the contrast between hot and cold can promote healing and improve range of motion. Those Seeking Stress Relief: Both therapies have been shown to have stress-relieving effects, promoting relaxation and reducing tension in the body. The calming sensation of cold water therapy and the soothing warmth of contrast therapy can help alleviate stress and promote a sense of well-being. People Looking to Improve Circulation: Cold water therapy and contrast therapy can help improve circulation by causing blood vessels to constrict and dilate. This can enhance blood flow to the muscles and tissues, promoting healing and reducing the risk of cardiovascular issues. Individuals Seeking Overall Wellness: Even for those without specific health concerns, cold water therapy and contrast therapy can be beneficial for promoting overall wellness. These therapies can invigorate the body, boost energy levels, and improve mood, leaving individuals feeling refreshed and revitalized.
  • How long do sessions typically last?
    Sauna sessions typically last between 20 to 45 minutes, Cold water immersion sessions can last anywhere from 1 to 15 minutes. To experience the full benefits of cold water therapy the minimum recommendation is 12 minutes per week. Our Cold Water Therapy appointments give you 15 minutes in the room as well as our Contrast Therapy appointments will give you 45 minutes in the room
  • How often should I use ice baths and saunas for optimal results?
    To experience the maximum benefits of Cold Water Therapy it is recommended to plunge for a total of 12 minutes a week Some studies have shown that a minimum usage of the sauna for 20-40 minutes a week is required to experience the full benefits.
  • What should I wear during an ice bath or contrast therapy session?
    Please wear a comfortable bathing suit for all appointments. Underwear is strictly prohibited. We recommend wearing a toque to keep you warm during ice baths. Water-specific gloves and socks will be available for purchase also if need be.
  • How do we maintain water quality?
    Our cold plunge features an advanced water purification system, incorporating ozone technology, a micron filter, and efficient circulation to guarantee impeccably clean and clear water, delivering an invigorating and hygienic immersion experience. Ozone is highly beneficial for cold plunges as it serves as a potent disinfectant, efficiently eliminating harmful microorganisms, improving water clarity, and minimizing the need for chemical additives, thus ensuring a safe, clear, and refreshing immersion experience for users. A micron filter is invaluable for cold plunges as it efficiently removes particles and debris from the water, guaranteeing a clean, clear, and hygienic immersion experience for users while reducing maintenance efforts and preserving water quality. A prefilter is beneficial in cold plunges as it acts as an essential first defense against larger particles and contaminants, safeguarding downstream filtration systems, prolonging equipment life, and ensuring a consistently clean and efficient water treatment process.
  • How often is the water changed / sauna cleaned?
    The water in Contrast Therapy rooms are changed daily, as well as the Saunas themselves are cleaned and disinfected between appointments throughout the day. Ice baths tubs are sanitized and disinfected in between appointments.
  • How cold are the ice baths, and how hot are the saunas for contrast therapy?
    Ice bath temperatures will range from 3-12 degrees celsius. Infrared sauna temperatures range from 120 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit, providing a comfortable and rejuvenating experience.
  • Can I use both ice baths and saunas during the same visit?
    Contrast Therapy appointments give you private access to both services in one room in which you are free to alternate between the two at your own leisure. We recommend alternating on a 5 minute cold plunge to 15 min sauna session.
  • Do I need to book appointments in advance?
    Appointments must be pre booked in advance to ensure reservation at your preferred time. Appointments can be pre booked up to one week in advance. We do accept walk-ins for all appointments based on availability.
  • Can anyone use ice baths and saunas, or are there any contraindications?
    Almost any individual from a wide age range can take advantage of our services. Contraindications for water-based treatments include fear of water, open wounds, bladder or bowel disorders, skin diseases and high fever. Guests with underlying heart conditions should not partake in either hot or cold therapy. As with any forms of therapy, consulting with a healthcare professional is advisable, particularly if you have any medical conditions or concerns.
  • What should I expect during and after a session?
    1. Check In at Front Desk of Evolve Strength Fitness to Redeem Session 2. Go to Change Room Shower & Leave Your Belongings Should You Choose To 3. Enter Designated Room You Will Be Given a Number 4. Enjoy Your Service! Reminder, Cold Plunge Services are Reserved for 15 Minutes and Contrast Therapy Sessions are 45 Minutes. Being late will deprive you of your service time so the next client is not left waiting. 5. Dry Off and Head Out or Back to Change Room You are required to leave all linens, such as robes and towels, in your treatment room. You will be provided a complimentary reusable bag for your wet bathing suit on your first visit only. 6. You may experience a boost of energy when finishing a session. We recommend going for a walk or partaking in a workout after a cold therapy session to help stimulate more blood flow and help you warm up faster.
  • What is the difference between drop-in rates and memberships?
    Drop in rates are available if you would like to try these services at your leisure. Membership options are available for guests looking for a more consistent routine and regular usage of our services, with massive savings.
  • Can I share my membership with someone else?
    Memberships cannot be shared or transferred between individuals. Members that would like to bring a friend for a shared service will receive a discounted drop-in rate for their guest for their first visit.
  • Can I cancel or modify my order?
    You are free to cancel your membership at no extra cost after the first 30 days of signing up. You are able to upgrade your membership at any time.
  • How can I track my order or service appointment?
    All memberships can be tracked through our online portal showing you how many service credits you have left for that month.
  • What are your business hours?
    Monday to Friday we are open from 5:00am to 10:00pm Saturday and Sunday we are open from 7:00am to 8:00pm
  • Where are you located?
    We are located with Evolve Strength Fitness at 8888 Country Hills Blvd. NW #600 T3G 5T4, Calgary AB, Canada
  • Do you offer gift cards or vouchers?
    We do offer gift cards that can be used towards drop-in services or memberships.
  • What is your return or refund policy?
    There is no minimum commitment to our memberships, however there will be a cancellation fee for guests who cancel within 30 days of signing up. There are no refunds on services. All products are final sale unless defected.
  • How can I contact customer support?
    Please email for any questions or concerns
  • What payment methods do you accept?
    We accept all major credit cards and debit of payment for services and memberships available through our website
  • Are there any discounts or promotions available?
    We are currently offering an introductory promotion for our first year with maximum savings: LAUNCHPRICE2024 - $15 Off 1st Package (Valid 1 Year and will renew at that price as long as your plan is not cancelled) Members of either service will receive a discount on other drop-in services as well as all retail items: CWADDON - 50% Off Monthly Cold Water Therapy with Contrast Therapy Package ($39 Savings) Evolve Gym Members also get exclusive pricing that is available in store by purchasing through our front desk. If you bring a friend for their first visit, they will save $5 on their drop-in rate. This can only be redeemed through our front desk.
  • Are your products or services environmentally friendly or sustainable?
    We are proud to offer a chemical-free ice bath experience. We clean and sanitize all equipment with environmentally friendly products.
  • Do you have any job openings or career opportunities?
    Reset Hydrotherapy is always interested in hearing from anyone interested in potential collaborations or partnerships. Some job openings may be available depending. Email for further inquiry.
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