Cold Plunge

Conveniently located to serve San Jose, Los Gatos, Campbell and Saratoga

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Take wellness to a whole new level with a Cold Plunge in San Jose. The Cold Plunge is a wellness tub that utilizes cold hydrotherapy to elevate your energy, enhance muscle recovery, strengthen your immune system, boost your mood, and so much more.

What Is the Cold Plunge?

Cold hydrotherapy existed all the way back in 3,500 BCE. It started in Egypt and is one of the earliest known medical treatments for physical ailments.

Nowadays, cold hydrotherapy can be expensive. Founders Michael Garrett and Ryan Duey created a more affordable option—the Cold Plunge.

Cold Plunge Benefits

The Cold Plunge provides numerous health and wellness benefits:

  • Quickly boosts daily energy
  • Used in sports medicine for faster muscle recovery
  • Strengthens the immune system by stimulating white blood cells
  • Increases dopamine (the motivation hormone)
  • Balances hormones and reduces depression
  • Reduces inflammation and chronic pain
  • Relieves stress, decreases anxiety, and improves overall mood
  • Promotes better relaxation and sleep
woman bathing in the cold water among ice cubes

How Does the Cold Plunge Work?

Cold water immersion at temperatures between 38℉ to 45℉ stimulates white blood cells, or leukocytes, in the body. Leukocytes are responsible for fighting off illnesses and diseases. Think of them as the body’s army traveling through the bloodstream.

Immersing the body in cold water also causes the lymphatic system to contract. This system keeps body fluid levels in balance while also defending the body from infections.

Hormones that the Cold Plunge boosts include dopamine (the motivation hormone) and norepinephrine (a neurotransmitter hormone that maintains blood pressure). The Cold Plunge also reduces cortisol, also known as the stress hormone.

Am I a Good Candidate for the Cold Plunge?

Anyone can take a cold plunge! There is no age limit for using the wellness tub for relaxation. It is designed to provide health benefits while challenging the body with cold temperatures.

Just remember that your safety is a priority. Only stay immersed in cold water within your cold temperature tolerance. Do not stay longer than you can if you feel unsafe. Make sure to let your body get accustomed to cold baths. Start with higher temperatures before trying the lower ones.

People with altered skin sensation or impaired circulation must not try the Cold Plunge, since this can risk overall health. Consult with us to explore alternatives.

Close-Up Shot of a Man Fully Immersed in Ice Bath

Medical Professionalism


Our medical spa is managed by the team at Cupertino Facial Esthetics. This means you’ll receive premium care using only FDA-approved hyaluronic acid fillers, and all services are offered by our experienced team of medical providers.

At Cupertino, our approach to anti-aging starts with the foundation of your skin: Promoting collagen stimulation and allowing your body to regenerate its own natural collagen and elastin. We begin to lose collagen and elastin starting in our early 20’s. If we can work on restoring that naturally with treatments such as PROFOUNDRF, Potenza RF, Microneedling with PRP, or biostimulators, such as Sculptra Aesthetics, dermal fillers can then be used minimally—as we can create, shape, and sculpt a more naturally enhanced you.

This approach leaves you with longer-lasting results, and a more effective treatment.

Our consultation process starts with a complete analysis and assessment of your skin and your short-term and long-term goals. This leads us toward a custom treatment plan consisting of proper medical-grade skin care and the treatments that are right for you. *As a member of The Cakery Infusions, you can enjoy 10% off all Cupertino Facial Esthetics treatments and services!

Schedule your complimentary virtual or in-person consultation to get started on achieving a more refreshed and rejuvenated you.

Your Cold Plunge Session

A Cold Plunge session is very straightforward—just be brave and take the plunge! Remember to set a timer if you’re aiming to plunge for a specific time.

The Cold Plunge offers three protocols that have benefits like reducing joint pain, boosting metabolism, and optimizing digestion. Schedule a consultation with us to learn more.

Black Woman Enjoy the Sensation of the Freezing Water

Cold Plunge Aftercare

After your Cold Plunge, do not shower right away. Let your body warm up on its own. Cover yourself with a blanket, wear a sweatshirt, or sip a warm drink to speed up your body’s recovery after a Cold Plunge. You can also walk around to help your body generate heat.

If your body still doesn’t warm up after several minutes, you may take a warm shower. It is highly recommended to let your body gently adjust to changes in temperature.

Frequently Asked Questions

What distinguishes a Cold Plunge in a medspa setting?

In a medspa, a Cold Plunge is often curated for a luxurious and therapeutic experience. It combines the rejuvenating effects of Cold Therapy with the ambiance of a spa.

How is Cold Plunge integrated into medspa services?

Cold Plunge hydrotherapy in medspas are designed as part of a holistic wellness package, often complementing other services such as facials, massages, and relaxation techniques.

Can Cold Plunge enhance skin health?

Yes, the cold immersion during a Medspa Cold Plunge can promote skin tightening, reduce puffiness, and contribute to a radiant complexion, making it a sought-after beauty treatment.

Does age impact how effective Cold Plunges are?

While generally suitable for various age groups, older individuals or those with pre-existing health conditions should consult a healthcare professional before incorporating thermal shock practices into their routine.

Are there variations in Cold Plunge temperatures?

Cold Plunge temperatures can vary, but they typically range 50 to 59 degrees Fahrenheit. Adjustments can be made based on personal preference and tolerance.

Can Cold Plunge be combined with other wellness practices?

Absolutely. Cold Plunges can complement practices like meditation, yoga, or sauna sessions for a holistic approach to physical and mental well-being.

Can pregnant women engage in Cold Plunges?

Pregnant women should consult their healthcare providers before attempting Cold Plunges due to potential risks and the need for personalized guidance.

How does Cold Plunge impact the immune system?

While research is ongoing, some studies suggest that Cold Plunges may stimulate the immune system, contributing to overall immune health.

Contact Us to Learn More

Start your Cold Plunge journey in San Jose and contact The Cakery Infusions. Our priority is to provide quality med spa treatments and help you achieve your wellness goals.

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The Cakery Infusions is uniquely posed to offer you the total package. If you are looking for a wellness lounge in and around San Jose, Los Gatos, Campbell, and Saratoga, schedule your tour today and discover what all the hype is about. Book an appointment to learn more about our services.