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Flow State Offers Cold Therapy and Wellness Services in Spartanburg

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – If you’ve been on social media lately, you’ve likely seen people doing cold therapy or cold plunging. Spartanburg now has a place where you can experience it yourself. Flow State, located at Drayton Mills, offers cold plunging, sauna sessions, and breathwork. Living Upstate Host Jamarcus Gaston recently spoke with Reid Johnson, one of the owners, to learn more.

When you visit Flow State, you will complete three guided-rounds of sauna, cold plunging, and breathwork.

“When you come in, you’re doing all three modalities in your 30 minute session. And what this is doing is it’s regulating the central nervous it’s increasing circulation in the body. You’re having muscle recovery. You can actually have weight loss. It ramps up the metabolism. Cold water is one of the fastest ways to lose weight out there. And so it’s amazing for the body. But it’s also amazing for the mind when you tap into that central nervous system, it calms anxiety. You can overcome depression, and it’s a wonderful, wonderful modality,” Reid explained.

The first step of the flow is to sit in the sauna, and Flow State’s sauna is the hottest in the Upstate at 230 degrees.

“When you get into the sauna, it’s ramping up the heart rate and providing a cardiovascular workout equivalent to running three miles,” Johnson explained. “Then you move into the cold, shrinking the vascular system and giving your body an internal massage. So it’s actually reviving your body as you do these modalities.”

After the sauna, you will cold plunge in 45-50 degree water for roughly 3 minutes. After that, you will be guided through a breathwork routine before starting the process over again.

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Johnson highlighted the historical roots of these practices.

“This is thousands of years old. This is not just a fad. I know it’s super popular right now on TikTok and Instagram, Joe Rogan and some major figures in media are swearing by this stuff. But there’s a reason for that. This has been around for thousands of years, and so the cultures have always practiced the contrast for those reasons,” he explained.

Flow State is the first of its kind in Spartanburg. It offers a 30-minute session for $10 and monthly memberships for $99.

Flow State is located at 1802 Drayton Rd. Suite 125 in Drayton Mills Marketplace next to Habit Beverage Lounge, where you’ll check in for your session. Book your session at vagaro.com/flowstatespartanburg and follow along on Facebook and Instagram.

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