Cody grew up surfing in Mission Viejo, California, where water temperatures can get down to 55°F in early spring – that was his version of cold plunging when he was young. When he moved to Utah in 2009, he plunged into colder water at the mouth of Provo Canyon.
But his first experience with contrast therapy was at the Zermatt Resort in Heber on an anniversary getaway. Zermatt has a sauna, steam room, and cold shower. He loved the experience, though getting under the cold shower was more shocking for him than soothing.
Now, however, Cody enjoys the cold plunge nearly as much as the sauna. After several PLUNJ sessions, Cody has been able to build his tolerance to the cold.
“It honestly gives me a physical and mental high,” Cody said. “My body feels loose and relaxed for the rest of the day. Nothing else puts my body and mind in that same state.”
According to Cody, PLUNJ itself, just like its service, is a place of contrasts.
“The facility is luxurious yet accessible," he said. "I feel like I’m at a high-end resort, but I can let my hair down. I’ve talked to people in the sauna from all walks of life. You get granola-campy-earthy folks, corporate business-y wellness people, and everything in between. I’ve never had a mediocre experience at PLUNJ.”
Cody said he’s usually a skeptic when it comes to things like contrast therapy. But after trying out PLUNJ, he was no longer skeptical.
“I don’t know what contrast therapy is doing to my body or how it works,” he said. “I just know I love the results.”