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Ice Ice Baby: The Best Cold-Water Therapy Treatments Around

Following the release of the new hit TV series, Freeze the Fear with Wim Hof, we have rounded up the best cold water therapy treatments to get as close to the Italian mountains sub-zero conditions as possible. From Cryotherapy at Fairmont Windsor Park to Velaa Private Island in the Maldives’ very own snow room and cold swimming and cryotherapy at Chenot Palace Weggis, there is something for everyone all around the world.

Fairmont Windsor Park: Cryotherapy 

Fairmont Windsor Park offers guests the opportunity to experience Cryotherapy in Fairmont’s very own elegant Spa and Wellness centre. Electric powered, nitrogen-free Whole-Body Therapy (WBT) that uses air to maximise the experience. A systemic anti-inflammatory treatment involving skin exposure to ultra-low temperatures up to -110°C for a brief, controlled time, inciting vasoconstriction and leading to a vast array of physical and mental benefits. Previous guests who have undergone Fairmont Windsor Park’s Whole-Body Cryotherapy say they experienced a multitude of benefits, including feeling rejuvenated, a feeling of wellbeing, improvement in athletic performance and having more energy. Designed to supplement health and wellness programmes whether used for sports, wellness or medical treatments, applications include anti-ageing, mood enhancing, recovery from muscle pain and better sleep. 

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Velaa Private Island: Snow room

Nestled within the constellation of islands that form the Noonu Atoll in the Maldives, Velaa Private Island takes exclusivity to the next level with facilities and service that go beyond traditional resorts. Velaa Private Island offers guests the ultimate experience of complete relaxation in the Velaa Spa. Guests can choose from a range of treatments such as personalised facial treatments and massage rituals. Velaa Spa holds meditation sessions, Hatha yoga classes and features the unique CLOUD 9 pod which sways and cradles guests into a state of deep relaxation. Velaa Private Island is also home to the Maldives’ first and only snow room which aims to promote positive health benefits including detoxifying the body and improving quality of sleep for full body regeneration.

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Chenot Palace Weggis: Wild swimming and Cryotherapy

As the demand for ‘ecotherapy’ and nature immersion holidays to improve both physical and mental wellbeing are on the rise, Chenot Palace Weggis embraces the beauty of its natural surroundings by encouraging wild swimming, the perfect exercise to complement their bespoke programmes. 

Surrounded by the beautiful and tranquil Lake Lucerne in Switzerland, Chenot Palace Weggis boasts its own idyllic stretch of beach accessed via an underground tunnel connecting the indoor spa to the fresh open water. The perfect spot for restoring calm in nature, guests are invited to dive in and feel the effects of wild swimming which has not only been proven to boost the immune system, and increase endorphin levels by elevating the senses, but also to reduce inflammation. Frequent freshwater swimming has also been known to soothe aching muscles and reduce blood pressure through the effects of cold water, as well as relieve symptoms of depression. 

In addition, Chenot Palace Weggis offers the most comprehensive facilities in the Chenot portfolio including a whole body cryochamber at -110C. This treatment is very effective in aiding the reduction of chronic-inflammatory diseases, but it is also pleasantly refreshing, psychologically enlightening, performance enhancing, pain relieving, skin glowing, recovery and sleep improving. When indicated by the medical doctor, the whole-body is progressively exposed at minus -110°C in the cold chamber for a maximum of 3 minutes. This short-lasting physical treatment has a long-lasting effect and is often combined with other treatments to effectively maximise the wellness benefit of other treatments.A seven-night minimum stay at Chenot Palace Weggis, including one of the extensive Chenot wellness programmes starts from 8,030CHF (approx. 6,750 GBP) per person. For more information or to book, please visit

Published 12th April 2022

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