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Monday, July 16, 2007


We are delighted to call on some current users of the ECB Cold Spa to let you know why they choose cold spa therapy.

“I found using the cold spa has been of huge benefit to me. It helps me get through injury and prepares me properly for big match in extra quick time”
Steve McDonnell, Armagh GAA Footballer – All Ireland & National League winner / All Star

“It’s highly recommended not only for recovery of injuries but also to be used to keep the legs fresh”
Niall Ronan – Munster rugby player

“I’ve been using the cold spa for recovery and prevention of injuries with huge success. It’s brilliant”
Brian Calvey - All Ireland BU21 Hurling Medalist

“During the 2006 6 Nations Tournament we used the ECB Cold Spa. It was used as an integral part of our training and recovery program. It is difficult to quantify the benefits the system provides but the facts are that the players requested to use it on a more regular basis as the tournament progressed. They felt it decreased the soreness and fatigue they felt post-game and training.
It is a convenient system to use, easy to operate and maintain, (especially in comparison to filling baths with bags of ice!) and offers a high degree of control in terms of the temperature of operation, the depth to which players require submersion and degree of agitation of the water. The Spa has become a vital part of our preparation which we intend to use as part of our on-going preparation”
Mark Bennett BSc Hons - National Conditioning Coach for Welsh International Rugby Team

The Therapeutic Effects

What can the ECB Cold Spa bring to you?

ECB Cold Spa solution is maintained between 2°c and 4°c (35f), to minimise heat and inflammation. This provides analgesic pain management.

Salt Concentration
The salt solution acts as a hypertonic poultice as well as having a natural healing effect on wounds. Water density increases with salt concentration, which in turn increases pressure to aid fluid and waste dispersal.

Water aeration has a massaging effect on the leg and increases the dissolved oxygen content of the spa solution.

The depth of the water is proportional to the pressure exerted on the leg which aids fluid and waste dispersal.

Biological Control
With water hygiene levels continually being maintained which a combination of fine filtration, chlorination, cold water and salt, the ECP Cold Spa allows numerous successive treatments.

Dissolved Oxygen
Water at temperatures below 6°c (48f) has a higher ability to carry oxygen and with the ECB solution also being aerated, the oxygen content is increased dramatically. It is believed that the Spa has similar effects on internal leg injuries to the use of hyperbaric chambers.

How It Works

For hundreds of years, the use of sea water has been recognised and hailed as an aid to the treatment and prevention of leg problems. Cold sea water in particular boasts an anti-inflammatory effect which facilitates healing and helps protect against injury. As a result people have been trying for decades to re-create the effects of exposure to cold sea water in a controlled manner.

The Cold Spa succeeds fast, long term, hydrotherapy treatment thorough a combination of various factors.

· The cold water (set between 2°c and 4°c)
· aeration (providing the massaging element)
· salt (greatly renowned as an established general healer and acts as a poultice, drawing out

Clinical trials have shown that all of these together provide an unusually high level of oxygen in the water, which is thought to aid healing further still. Crucial is the ultra-cool temperature and the ultra salinity of the water, which together improve upon the therapeutic qualities of either sea water or running fresh water in their natural states.