Action Point has it all, literally! Here you can even find a steam room – used as herbal sauna – and an ice bath. Probably the best equipped fitness resort in Phuket.
Ice Bath Room
The general theory behind this cold therapy is that the exposure to cold helps to combat the micro trauma (small tears) in muscle fibers and resultant soreness caused by intense or repetitive exercise. The ice bath is thought to constrict blood vessels, flush waste products and reduce swelling and tissue breakdown.
Subsequently, as the tissue warms and the increased blood flow speeds circulation, the healing process is jump-started. The advantage of an ice bath submersion is that a large area of intertwined musculature can be treated, rather than limiting the cold therapy to a concentrated area with a localized ice pack.
Herbal Sauna & Steam Room
Using our steam room will help open your pores, soothe sore muscles, increase circulation, and provide a generally relaxing and healthy experience. People have indulged in steam baths for centuries, as this practice spread across and among continents. Now, modern technology has enabled the installation of efficient, carefully controlled baths at spas, fitness centers, meditation rooms, and in personal residences.
For a very wet and hot healthy treatment, athletes often seek out a peaceful steam bath combined with herbal oils. This usually takes place in a sealed room with wooden benches, similar to a sauna, which is kept at an even temperature and filled with mist. There is a narrow range of optimum temperature for humans, around 112° F (44° C), that raises our body temperature without causing overheating.