Cold water immersion constricts the body’s blood vessels and aids in flushing toxins from the body. It also has immense benefits in the reduction of inflammation and swelling throughout the body. After exiting the Ice Bath your body naturally begins to heat itself back up and the blood vessels that were constricted now expand to allow blood flow. This constriction and expansion of the blood vessels can have a lasting effect on blood pressure, overall circulation, and health throughout the body.
Oftentimes people report having a better night’s sleep after an ice bath. This is due to the sympathetic nervous system getting a work out in the ice and your overall central nervous system de-regulating itself.
The physical benefits are incredible but pushing the limits of the body helps train and strengthen the mind. Combine the entire process with breathwork and you’re off to a new you in no time.
View Full Ice Series Information Document Here: Dreampod Ice Series Info Doc
What size room do I need for my bath/barrel?
We recommend using a room at least 3000 mm x 2000 mm (10 ft. x 6 1⁄2 ft.). This is ideal for the standard bath. The barrel can fit in a smaller space if needed. Both can
fit through any standard doorway
What is the size of the chiller unit?
The chiller unit can be placed fairly close to the pod. We would recommend some space around the chiller. This is to provide space for the radiator in the chiller unit to dissipate heat from the water.
How does the chiller connect to my bath/barrel?
The chiller unit is connected to the bath/barrel via 2 hoses. This would bring water away from the pod, through the filter, UV and chiller unit, and then sent back into the pod.
How do I drain my bath/barrel?
There is a spring loaded floor drain at the floor of the bath/barrel. This is connected to a length of draining tube, which you can use to direct the water from the pod down your nearest drainage.
How long is the draining tube?
The draining rube is about 3 meters long, and you can connect/link it to another hose to extend the draining range. The draining tube is similar to that of a washing machine, and it is gravity driven, allowing it to be drained anywhere, as long as the drainage point is at a lower level than the barrel.
How often should I drain and refill my bath/barrel?
We recommend that you drain and refill the Ice Barrel at least once per month. In between the water change, you will want to ensure that you maintain and test the water's pH levels and add chemical sanitizers to ensure that the water is kept clean and hygenic over the month. UV alone is not sufficient in keeping fresh water clean. You need it to be working in conjunction with a chemical sanitizer (chlorine or H2O2) with the filter to ensure it's clean.
How often do I need to change the filters?
Filters should be changed once per month to ensure that the chillers can work in their most optimal condition.