It seems like everyone is obsessed with ice baths right now, and for good reason. It’s a decades-old practice that’s believed to aid in active recovery, muscle and joint pain and central nervous system responses. But how can you experience these benefits for yourself? Here are six places to try ice baths on the Gold Coast.

Riggs Recovery

Whether you’re aiming to optimise your performance as an athlete, searching for relief from pain and injury or looking to give your overall health and vitality a serious boost, Rigs Recovery has everything you’ll need – ice baths included. Enjoy a refreshing dip (though maybe ‘enjoy’ isn’t the right word?) before heating up in the sauna or steam room.


P3 Recovery

It stands for ‘Prepare, Prevent, Perform’, which makes complete sense when you step into P3 Recovery in Burleigh Heads. Their carefully selected wet and dry recovery therapies are all backed by evidence-based research and designed to help you optimise your own health and wellbeing naturally.


Soak Bathhouse

Ice baths aren’t just for athletes. At Soak Bathhouse, you can enjoy a more spa-like experience. Based in Mermaid (with a second Brisbane location in West End), Soak Bathhouse focuses more on relaxation and indulgence than recovery. Enjoy a massage, then take a dip in the ice bath to wake back up – followed by a session in the hot tub, steam room or sauna.


RMC Recovery and Massage Centre

Since 2012, RMC has satisfied all your recovery and massage needs in one place. Traditionally offering a wide range of allied health services including acupuncture, osteopathy, remedial massage, sports massage, relaxation massage, hot stone massage, dry needling and traditional cupping, they have now also introduced four mineral pools for optimum hot and cold therapy.


Greenhouse The Bathhouse

Like Soak Bathhouse, Greenhouse The Bathhouse offers an indulgent escape – though this one is in picturesque Tallebudgera Valley. Their new location on an expansive new property allows visitors to immerse themselves in the personable and intimate service that Greenhouse the Bathhouse is known for. They’ve extended their facilities and rejuvenated their packages, and even have an on-site restaurant set to open its doors by spring.


Miami Aquatic Centre

The Miami Aquatic Centre is more than just a pool. Did you know that their health club offers gym equipment, boutique strength and recovery spaces, infrared saunas and hot and cold spas? It’s truly a one-stop shop for all things health and wellness, and you can dip your toe (literally) with a free trial pass.


Buy your own

Did you know that you can set your own ice bath up at home? There are versions available on websites like Amazon suited to your style and budget. Or, if you’d like to support a homegrown business, check out Icebolt Recovery. Based on the Gold Coast of Australia, Icebolt strives to provide a convenient and affordable solution to ice baths and cold water recovery that you can access any time you choose. For a more up-market alternative, Fjord Ice Baths (also Gold Coast-based) provides beautiful ice baths for your business or backyard.



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