If you live in Melbourne and are looking to try out an ice bath for the first time this summer, then look no further! Studies show that ice bath/cold plunges have a variety of health benefits, from reduced inflammation to improved mood. People are raving around Australia that ice baths are a great way to invigorate your body and mind. Here are five of the best places to try an ice bath in Melbourne today:
Located in the Docklands area, The Icehouse is a popular destination for locals looking to try out hot and cold water therapy. Their ice baths are kept at an optimal 10-12 degrees Celsius (the ideal range) and each session lasts for 3-5 minutes. Prices start at $35 for a single session.
Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre
The Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre (MSAC) is a state-of-the-art sports and recovery facility that provides access to ice baths (among other things). Their ice baths Prices start at $15 for a single session, with discounts available for bulk purchases.
South Melbourne Physiotherapy Clinic
If you’re after a more personalized ice bath experience, schlep it down to the South Melbourne Physiotherapy Clinic. Their ice baths are designed for recovery for injuries or athletes. Each session lasts for 2-3 minutes, and prices start at $30 for a single session.
If you're looking for a more immersive ice bath experience, the Recovery Station in St Kilda is a great option. Their ice baths are set in a private, spa-like environment and are more focused on the wellness side of things. Each session lasts for 10 minutes, and prices start at $49 for a single session.
In the comfort of your own home with a VITALICE Ice Bath
For the same price as 2-3 sessions at one of the private clinics above, you could order an at-home ice bath (with DIY Ice Blocks for your freezer) and try the ice bath experience wherever is most convenient for you! Delivery is fast and free - and if you don’t love the experience VITALICE offers free returns within 10 days of purchase.