Refresh & renew with an invigorating session in our new cold plunge—the latest addition to Santa Monica Proper’s wellbeing-focused amenities. With wide-ranging benefits for mind & body, our on-site plunge tub is available to all hotel guests, offering a perfect antidote to combat jet lag, kickstart a busy morning, decrease inflammation, improve sleep, or alleviate stress.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Cold Plunge?

A cold plunge is a small pool filled with cold water, typically maintained at temperatures around 42°F (5°C). It is used for cold water immersion, offering various health benefits like muscle recovery and improved circulation.

Who Can Use the Cold Plunge?

The cold plunge is available to all hotel guests. However, it’s not recommended for individuals with certain medical conditions (like heart issues or high blood pressure). Consult your doctor before use if you have health concerns.

How Do I Use the Cold Plunge?
  • Before entering, shower to remove lotions, oils, or sweat.
  • Enter slowly and immerse yourself up to your neck.
  • Limit your time in the plunge to 5-10 minutes.
  • Exit slowly and towel dry.
Are There Any Safety Guidelines?
  • Always enter and exit slowly to prevent slipping.
  • Avoid using the plunge if you feel unwell or overly fatigued.
  • Do not dive or jump into the cold plunge.
  • It’s advisable not to use the plunge alone.
Can I Use the Cold Plunge After Exercise?

Yes, using the cold plunge after exercise can help reduce muscle soreness and speed up recovery.

How is the Cold Plunge Cleaned and Maintained?
  • The plunge is regularly cleaned and maintained by our staff.
  • Water quality is monitored for cleanliness and correct temperature.
  • Please do not use the plunge if you notice any debris or unusual conditions and alert the staff immediately.
What Should I Do After Using the Cold Plunge?

It is recommended to warm up gradually. You can use a sauna or steam room if available, or simply relax in a warm area.

Is There a Best Time to Use the Cold Plunge?

You can use the cold plunge at any time. However, it’s often most beneficial after a workout or sauna session.

What Should I Wear in the Cold Plunge?

Swimwear is required. Please avoid wearing loose-fitting clothing or jewelry.

Who Can I Contact for More Information or Assistance?

Please contact the hotel’s front desk or the spa manager for further information or assistance.

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