Have you seen athletes using ice baths and thought to yourself… that's crazy!
Well, there's a reason they are doing it, and it goes beyond just experiencing relief from sore muscles. People are starting to recognize the benefits of Hydrotherapy (the therapeutic use of water) to boost energy and aid mental health and physical well-being. This is a therapeutic technique that multiple cultures worldwide have used for millennia. What is great about this technique is that you can start doing it today at home!
Some benefits of cold hydrotherapy include:
- Some benefits of cold hydrotherapy include:
- Decreases pain & muscle soreness
- Increases your energy & helps your overall mood
- Eases symptoms of depression & anxiety
- Boosts your immune system
- Raises your metabolism, which may aid in weight loss
Here's how you can try this today.
While taking a shower, alternate between hot and cold temperatures — making the difference in temperature as great as you can comfortably bear — three to four times. If you can, end on cold for a final blast of wakefulness. The temperature difference causes your blood vessels to contract and dilate, boosting circulation and energy. Unlike an extra-large dose of caffeine, the treatment won't leave you jittery or irritable. You can also take ice baths, or if you have access to a cold exercise pool, with supervision, you can immerse yourself and get some movement in to start your day. Keep the sessions brief, and let us know when you are doing this.
ACTION: The next time you shower, use cold water and see how it affects your energy and sleep patterns.
SHARE: Pass this tip on to a family or friend.
We hope this helps, and we look forward to seeing your results with this simple lifestyle hack!
Your Douglas County Chiropractic Team
Health Revolution Chiropractic
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