Summer hot springs soaking at Astoria. Astoria is currently fundraising for a new cold water immersion pool. Photo: Shannon Corsi

JACKSON, Wyo. — If you’ve had the opportunity to soak at Astoria Hot Springs, then you know there are five separate hot pools from which to enjoy unique views while you relax. Now, Astoria is seeking to add one more pool through a community-supported fundraiser. This new pool will bring a totally different experience to the park: a cold water immersion pool!

The community has an opportunity to support this initiative by donating online now through Aug. 16. Donations made now through Aug. 2 will receive a dollar-for-dollar match from a generous donor in order to help meet the $40,000 fundraising goal. Make your gift count 2x by supporting this effort today!

A plunge pool would offer soakers the opportunity for a quick cool down on hot summer days, but more importantly, cold water immersion benefits will add to the wellness experience already offered by the hot springs. Once installed, the new cold water immersion plunge pool, when used correctly, can help:

  • Increase endorphins and relieve stress
  • Soothe nerves surrounding your joints and muscles
  • Increase natural antioxidant levels in the body
  • Strengthen the immune system
  • Improve circulation

These benefits can have an even greater impact when cold water immersion is paired with hot soaking. And it doesn’t take much! If you’re new to immersion therapy, Astoria recommends a plunge of up to one minute after your hot soak for increased circulation, pain relief, and improved digestion. You can learn more about water therapy wellness on Astoria’s website.

Astoria invited two local experts on cold immersion therapy to Astoria talk about how this pool will benefit our community:

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Learn more about this community-supported crowdfunding campaign online, and don’t forget to donate before Aug. 2 in order to take advantage of the generous match opportunity.