The last thing you’d want to do on a snowy day would be to jump in a pool that’s thirty four degrees Fahrenheit. Well that’s exactly what I did last Monday when my and my girlfriend went to the Wall Street Bath & Spa.
Upon entering the establishment we were met with a thick hot air that sharply contrasted the slush covered streets that we had came from. Once we had put all of our belonging in a locker and undressed into our swimsuits we entered the Russian sauna area which was a dense one hundred and seventy one degrees. I can tell you that I’ve never sweat like that before in my life.
Once we became acclimated to the high temperature we could choose to take a dip in the plunge pool, which had a thin sheet of ice over the top of the water. I, of course being the gentlemen that I am, let my girlfriend take the first dip.
After we had cooled off we entered the Schvitz, which was another sauna where the temperature was less extreme. You were able to take buckets of water into the Schvitz to help you cool off rather than running to the plunge pool when you felt too hot.
I’d never thought i’d jump into freezing cold water on a snowy day. But now that I have I can say that I thoroughly enjoyed it. If you need to keep warm during this winter you might want to hit the sauna but if you’re tired of the cold then maybe don’t jump into the plunge pool.