Frequently Asked Questions

Ice Bath & Cold Therapy FAQ's

What is cold therapy?

Cold therapy involves immersing the body in cold or ice water to stimulate health benefits and treat various conditions. Here at ThermoFlexTub we believe in the superior benefits of ice baths based on studies and research.

When and how often should I use an ice bath?

The frequency depends on your goals—before, during, or after training for endurance, or a post-training soak for general health benefits. Studies show as little as 11 minutes weekly has a significant impact on metabolism.

What is the optimal ice bath temperature?

Experts recommend 8-15 degrees Celsius/46.4-59 degrees Fahrenheit for 2-20 minutes. Start with a higher temperature and adjust as you build resilience. ThermoFlexTub chiller machines can chill as low as 3 degrees Celsius/37.4 degrees Fahrenheit.

Why are ice baths superior to cold showers or cryo-chambers?

Ice baths create a more intense and effective experience, triggering a protection response. Hydrostatic pressure aids heat transfer more efficiently than a shower or cryo-chamber, making cold water immersion the most beneficial for exercise recovery.

How long should I soak in an ice bath?

It varies, from 2-20 minutes based on temperature and personal tolerance. The experience should be challenging yet safe. Start at a higher temperature and adjust as you build resilience.

Are ice baths just for athletes?

No, ice baths offer physical and mental health benefits for anyone. They're great for resilience training, helping individuals overcome stress in a controlled way.

Does cold therapy improve your mental health?

Research shows improvement in symptoms associated with depression, anxiety, insomnia, addiction withdrawal, and more. This is due to the release of norepinephrine and dopamine.

Product Info

How do I get the water cold?

You don’t – ThermoFlexTub's water chiller's do it for you, maintaining a consistent ice-cold temperature.

How do I clean it?

Inspect the filter every 1-2 weeks, change the water filter cartridge every 1-3 months, and clean the tub based on usage. Connect the garden hose to the chiller outtake for easy drainage.

Can I use it outside?

Yes, both the tub and chiller are suitable for outdoor use, even in -10C/14F weather. Ensure shelter from direct rain to extend the chiller housing's lifetime.

Differences between barrel and classic tub options?

Both options work with our chillers or ice. The barrel design offers a smaller footprint, popular among athletes. The classic tub is ideal for a traditional, horizontal dip, accommodating up to two people.

Is it hard to use or maintain?

No, setting up and maintaining the water chiller system is easy. The portable, all-in-one system eliminates the need for ice, ensuring a hassle-free cold therapy experience.

Why invest in ThermoFlexTub products over other products?

Because we offer the same quality as the competition but at a fraction of the prices.

Should I buy the system or just the tub?

The choice is yours. We recommend the entire tub and chiller combo for a hassle-free experience, eliminating the need for ice and simplifying your cold therapy routine. But if you want to first invest in a tub and use ice, then start there!

Please contact us if you have any other questions!