What is it?
Cold Water Therapy – also known as cold hydrotherapy – is a practice which has been around forever. In recent years it has come back into popularity thanks to celebrities and social media influencers jumping on board.
The idea of cold water therapy is to use water around 15°C to treat certain health conditions, or in many cases, to benefit a person’s wellbeing.
There are many adaptations of cold water therapy, such as taking ice baths, having a freezing cold daily shower, outdoor swimming, or even cold water immersion therapy sessions.
What are the benefits of cold water therapy?
Reports say that there are many ways that the body can benefit from cold water therapy, which can include:
- reducing muscle pain and stiffness after exercise, by reducing swelling and inflammation
- improving risk factors for cardiovascular disease, such as blood pressure and cholesterol levels
- boosting the immune system, helping to lower the risk of infection
- improving general wellbeing, and possibly helping with depression
The Wim Hof Method
A more recent example of cold therapy, as well as other practices, such as breathing techniques, is the Wim Hof Method, which you can read more about using the button below.Go to Wim Hof Method
You can read more about Cold Water Therapy using the links below:Go to Bupa – Cold Water Therapy Go to Healthline – Cold Water Therapy