Cold Plunge


from Dr JH Kellogg's Hydriatic Techniques...

15, 10-20°C 2 sec to 2 min or until reaction

  • Leave pool before any chilliness, rub dry and exercise 30 min.
  • Can cause serious injury, know the patient's condition.
  • Skin must be warm before entering from exercise or sweating treatment.

Metabolic Stimulant in:


The plunge can cause serious injury and should be avoided in:


from Dr GK Abbott's Prescriptions...

  • Last round of therapeutic ladder.
  • Patient plunges into 27-30°C water and makes vigorous swimming movements to react promptly.
  • Stay in only 1-2min.
  • Later decrease water temperature and gradually increase time to 5 then finally 15 min.