Once exclusive to professional athletes seeking to push their bodies beyond limits, ice baths or cold-water immersion have gained widespread popularity in recent times. As we’ve discovered their potential to enhance performance and promote health by releasing stress hormones and alleviating tension, more individuals are now open to trying them out.
Join KHAMSA in discovering more about the benefits of an ice bath, as well as the best spots for it in Dubai!
How does an ice bath work?
Exposure to cold water induces vasoconstriction, directing blood toward organs and promoting oxygen and nutrient gathering. The subsequent vasodilation, upon emerging from cold water, aids in removing waste and reducing inflammation. Cold water therapy, known to lower inflammation, may benefit various health concerns by addressing pain and disease. Regular use could provide long-term benefits for the heart and blood vessels, acting like strength training for the muscles around blood vessels, potentially enhancing circulation.
While it can be done at home or in various settings, seeking guidance from healthcare professionals is advisable for specific conditions, such as recovery from injuries or addressing chronic pain. If you wish to experience these advantages, consider exploring some of the following locations in Dubai for ice baths!
١. Excellency Centre
Reserve your spot in advance at this rehabilitation centre in Downtown Dubai to partake in a brilliant ice bath session. For AED 120, you’ll have the opportunity to use an ice-filled bathtub, under the expert supervision of a trained professional.
Location: Building B201, The Opus by Omniyat, Business Bay
Operating hours: Mon-Fri 10:00 am – 08:00 pm | Sat 10:00 am – 06:00 pm (Sundays closed)
Package: AED 120
٢. Endorphins Method
Endorphins Method is a hub that provides guided sessions and packages to prepare your body for the intense cold of an ice bath experience.
Location: Al Manara, Umm Suqeim
Operating Hours: schedule varies (weekly sessions)
Package: AED 250-350 per session
٣. Recovery Rooms by DXB Sports Massage
Providing expertise in optical health and fitness goals, DXB Sports Massage offers a well-balanced ice bath experience, tailored to all kinds of needs and requirements.
Location: 17 B St, Al Quoz
Operating Hours: Monday to Friday, 08:00 am – 08:00 pm and Saturday to Sunday, 09:00 am – 05:00 pm
Package: AED 80 per session, 30 minutes duration
Contrast is rooted in the idea that true health originates from within, emphasizing the balance of mind, body, and spirit. The concept blends hot and cold therapy, inspired by traditional healing, creating a harmonious modern experience. Explore Contrast for an icy cold water immersion, complemented by infrared and regular saunas for a holistic wellness journey.
Location: Golden Mile 6, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai
Operating hours: 07:30 am – 09:30 am
Package: From AED 95 per session
Visitors may choose this structured training method at Boxica to regulate the nervous system and exercise the vagus nerve, associated with the parasympathetic nervous system. Suitable for everyone, ice baths are advised to be maintained between 10 and 15 degrees Celsius. This regimen aims to enhance mood, achieve mental clarity, alleviate inflammation, alleviate muscle soreness, and overcome fear.
Location: The Hive Building, Dubai Studio City
Operating hours: Monday to Thursday, 6:00 am – 8:30 pm
Package: The sessions are priced at AED 100 for Boxica members and AED 150 for non-members.