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Contrast Water Therapy

contrast water therapy


For Your Body & Mind

Contrast Water Therapy (CWT) is used for chronic pain, joint replacements, and other injuries.

Alternating between hot and cold magnesium pools expands and contracts blood vessels, increasing blood circulation and reducing inflammation.

Rapid blood flow carries extra oxygen and nutrients to muscles, aiding in repair and decreasing pain, while also increasing metabolism.

Extreme changes in temperatures increase heart rate and activate a pump mechanism that flushes out lactic acid and toxins.


Magnesium from the pools is absorbed through the skin, regulating optimal magnesium stores in the body, aiding in muscle recovery and reducing soreness, inflammation & better sleep.

CWT helps to reduce stress by regulating cortisol levels and improves your mood by increasing endorphin production.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is contrast water therapy good for?
    Benefits include the soothing of sore muscles and joints, decreased anxiety and stress, reduced swelling, improved mobility and reduced pain. Plus, the magnesium from the pools that is absorbed through the skin helps to further aid muscle recovery by reducing soreness and inflammation.
  • How long should you stay in the magnesium pool?
    We recommend alternating between our hot and cold magnesium pools in four-minute cycles for three rounds. This means you could stay in the cold pool for four minutes, switch to the hot pool for four minutes and repeat this at least three times. With roughly 24 minutes in the pools, you could easily complete a full contrast water therapy session in just half an hour if you’re short on time.
  • What temperature are the pools?
    The temperature of our hot pools are set at 39 degrees celsius. Our cold pools are a cool 8 degrees celsius.
  • What is a magnesium pool?
    Our contrast water therapy magnesium pools differ from a regular swimming pool. They are designed specifically to treat a variety of conditions and elevate your recovery and wellbeing. The concept of hot and cold contrast therapy involves alternating between the hot and cold magnesium pools. It’s this contrast of temperature that causes your blood vessels to constrict and expand which increases blood circulation and reduces inflammation. The rapid blood flow carries extra oxygen and nutrients to your muscles to assist with repair, decrease pain and also increase your metabolism. Additionally, magnesium in the water is absorbed through your skin which helps to regulate optimal magnesium stores in your body – this further aids in muscle recovery; reducing soreness and inflammation.
  • Is there an age limit to use the pools?
    Yes - Children between 10-14 need adult supervision and we don't allow children under 10 years of age to use our services.
  • How long does a session go for?
    Each session is 45 minutes - including all the pools and steam room access
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