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Ice Barrel is a cold therapy training tool that offers an easy way to bring ice baths to your routine. With a lightweight design and functional features, The Ice Barrel is portable, durable, compact, and looks cool!
We’ve designed our product to fit most body types, while also allowing you to sit in an upright position, which allows the body and mind to focus and relax.
The Ice Barrel is made of 100% recycled material.
Using The Ice Barrel is simple: just fill with water and ice, then take a plunge to reach new heights mentally, emotionally and physically.
- Made from 100% recycled material
- Holds 105 gallons of water
- Easy-to-Use Drainage System
- 42" high by 31"wide
- 25" opening
- Made in the USA
How is the Ice Barrel made?
Ice Barrel is a product of several years of research and development. We manufacture Ice Barrel in the United States using advanced rotomolding technology.
Rotomolding is a production process that allows us to rapidly produce a consistent and high-quality product that our customers love! Through this technology, we are able to produce highly durable, thick-walled barrels. This means that you don’t have to worry about the Ice Barrel failing or breaking down over time.
What is the Ice Barrel made from?
The Ice Barrel is made from high-quality recycled materials composed primarily of LLDPE (low linear density polyethylene), a lightweight and durable non-toxic plastic. This is the same type of plastic used in food and medical-grade products. And polyethylene can be recycled whenever the valuable life of your Ice Barrel is finished— though it’ll be a long time before that becomes the case.
Our team of industrial designers has spent years identifying and solving many challenges associated with cold therapy.
Ice Barrel is a cold therapy training tool that offers an easy way to bring ice baths to your wellness routine. With a lightweight design and functional features, the Ice Barrel is portable, durable, compact, and looks cool! We’ve designed our product to fit most body types, while also allowing you to sit in an upright position, which helps the body and mind to focus and relax. Our product is ideally designed for people under 6’6″ and 250lbs (105 gallons).
How do I get the cold water and keep it cold?
Maintaining the water temperature greatly depends on your regional climate. For example, customers in Texas, Arizona, and Florida typically need more ice in the summer, spring, and fall months. However, customers in Canada and northern states will likely require less ice in the summer months due to colder temperatures and groundwater.
During the winter, many customers don’t need to add ice.
Our typical customer reports that during the summer, they need 40-100lbs of ice to achieve the desired temperature range of 40-55 degrees F. The Ice Barrel’s lid and cover help maintain the temperature for 1-3 days after adding ice. Keeping your Ice Barrel out of the sun will help with maintaining the water temperature.
What is cold therapy?
Cold therapy is short term cold stress that activates the body’s healing mechanisms. There are several different methods and Ice Barrel uses cold water immersion. This involves immersing the body at least to the abdomen but preferably including the neck into approximately 15 degrees Celsius (about 60 degrees Fahrenheit), generally for 5-10 minutes and no more than 15 minutes. This can be done daily as part of the lifestyle for wellbeing or for reduction of adverse impacts from physical exertion. The other primary method of cold therapy requires a clinical setting and a cold air chamber typically set at -110 degrees Celsius.
How do I clean and maintain the Ice Barrel?
Ice Barrel requires very little maintenance. We recommend changing the water every four (4) weeks or as preferred. Water cleanliness can be extended by using water stabilizers or treatments such as hydrogen peroxide, chlorine, or UV purifier. You can clean your Ice Barrel using your preferred soap or detergent.
While cold therapy has been an accepted treatment for acute injuries and post-exercise recovery for over 30 years, new research is showing that cold therapy is safe and effective for chronic diseases and general well-being.
Cold therapy provides systemic anti-inflammatory relief, increases positive immune response, and parasympathetic nervous system stimulation. Cold therapy is being applied to provide non-pharmaceutical support for patients with depression and mood disorders, reduction of daily stress and general well-being, chronic disease support including rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia among others, and disease intervention.
Cold therapy has been shown to reduce depression, anxiety, and stress as well as improving mood and general brain function(Galliera et al., 2013; Hayashi et al., 1997; Jungmann et al., 2018; Kinoshita et al., 2006; Lange et al., 2008; Metzger et al., 2000; Misiak & Kiejna, 2012; Polizzi, 2019; Rymaszewska et al., 2020). The brain releases norepinephrine during cold stress, which is shown to reduce depression and anxiety. Heart rate and heart rate variability are linked to reductions in stress as well, with reductions in heart rate and heart rate variability occurring with cold therapy. Mood and brain function improve through stimulation of the parasympathetic nervous system.
Physiological effects are likely mediated by stimulation of the Vagus nerve and modulation of hormones(Jungmann et al., 2018; Lange et al., 2008; Metzger et al., 2000; Polizzi, 2019). This includes weight loss by stimulating growth of brown fat and lowering white fat. Brown fat, often referred to as “good” fat, increases energy burning and is responsible for body thermoregulation. In part through stimulation of the Vegas nerve complex, cold therapy reduces inflammatory responses throughout the body and thus stimulates the body to heal as well as increasing positive immune response for fighting disease and infection. This beneficial response may be what reduces symptoms and inflammatory markers present in blood from autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia.
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