Health & Safety
The following is a set of rules that must be followed when performing cold plunge therapy, heat therapy and contrast therapy.
- All personnel involved in the execution of these therapies must have adequate training and certification to do so safely and effectively.
- Only approved equipment should be used for these treatments, and they should be inspected regularly to make sure they are safe for use.
- Appropriate safety measures must be taken before any treatment starts, including checking the temperature of the water or air both before and during any treatment session.
- Where possible, treatments should only take place with the supervision of an experienced technician unless pre-approved by a qualified medical professional.
- Individuals with health problems that may make them vulnerable to adverse effects from cold plunge therapy, heat therapy or contrast therapy should seek medical advice before attempting any of these treatments.
- The temperature of the water in any cold plunge pool must not exceed 10°C and the duration should not exceed 15 minutes unless approved by a qualified medical professional.
- Heat therapy must be applied at temperatures between 40-45°C for no more than 20 minutes at a time.
- Contrast therapy must involve alternating cold and hot applications for no longer than 3 minutes in each phase of treatment.
- Any individual under 18 years old given permission to undergo these treatments must have approval from their parent or guardian before commencing any session.
- In case of any medical emergency during a session, the necessary steps must be taken to ensure the safety and wellbeing of those involved.
- These treatments should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice or diagnosis; they are only intended to aid in relaxation when used correctly.
- All personnel administering these therapies must take all reasonable measures to ensure that no harm comes to any individuals receiving them through misuse or negligence.
- Records of treatment sessions should be kept by the technician giving cold plunge therapy, heat therapy and contrast therapy for future reference if needed.
- It is important to note that everyone will respond differently to these treatments and it is up to the technician providing them to use their judgement and experience to ensure that all individuals receive the best possible care.
- If at any time during a treatment session an individual feels uncomfortable or unwell, then the technician must be notified immediately, and the session should be discontinued.
- These therapies should only take place in a safe, comfortable setting where all necessary safety measures are taken into account.
- Any equipment used in these treatments must be cleaned and disinfected after each use according to established guidelines to avoid potential contamination or infection.
- By adhering to the above rules, technicians can help ensure that cold plunge therapy, heat therapy and contrast therapy sessions are as safe and effective as possible for everyone involved. Following these guidelines will also help create a culture of health and safety within the studio that is essential for both customer and technicians alike. Thank you for taking the time to read this policy – please contact us if you have any further questions or concerns regarding it.
The Health & Safety Team at Contrast Studio