How do I set up Freeze-O?

The Freeze-O ice pod is easy to set up by simply taking the 6 P pvc legs and inserting them into the designated holes on the ice pod. Then using the hand pump inflate the white ring.

Then simply fill the pod with water and dump some ice packs into the water. leave to sit for 5-10min and you are good to go. 


How safe is cold therapy? 

Cold therapy is generally safe, but there are some risks involved. Make sure you consult with your doctor before starting any cold therapy regimen, especially if you have any medical conditions. People with heart problems, diabetes, or high blood pressure should be particularly careful, as cold therapy can cause these conditions to worsen. 


How long should I stay in the cold water for? 

Most experts agree that you should not stay in cold water for more than 10 minutes at a time. This is because prolonged exposure to cold water can cause your body to go into shock. However we advise staying in the water for no longer than 2 minutes if you are new to cold therapy. If you start to feel weak or dizzy, get out of the water and warm up immediately. 


What are some negative side effects of cold therapy?

Although the benefits far outweigh the negatives, some people may experience a few negative side effects, especially after long cold therapy immersion. 

The most common side effect of cold therapy is skin irritation. Other side effects include cold burns, frostbite, and hypothermia. These risks can be minimised by not staying in cold water for too long. 

We advise doing your first few extended cold plunges with someone watching over. 


Does cold therapy help with work/studying? 

Apart from the physical benefits discussed in 'Benefits' page, there is a lot of scientific evidence to support the use of cold therapy for concentration and focus. One study published in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience found that whole-body cryotherapy can improve cognitive function in healthy adults. The study found that after just three minutes of exposure to cryotherapy, participants showed improved task performance on a computer-based assessment of attention and concentration. 

Cold therapy works by stimulating the body's natural responses to cold temperatures. When the body is exposed to cold temperatures, the blood vessels constrict and the body starts to produce more of the neurotransmitter norepinephrine. Norepinephrine is responsible for the fight-or-flight response, which is what helps us to focus and be alert in times of danger. So, by stimulating the body's natural response to cold temperatures, cold therapy can help to improve focus and concentration. If you are looking for a drug-free way to boost your cognitive function, cold therapy is definitely worth considering.