A LOT has been written about Cold Water Therapy. So what IS all the fuss about??
I’m sure you will have heard of Wim Hof the Dutch super athlete who is famed for his Cold Water records.
It was my introduction to his techniques that made me explore the benefits of cold immersion more in depth.
There are many potential benefits to Cold Water Therapy including:
- Reduced muscle soreness and inflammation
- Improved cardiovascular health
- Increased energy levels
- Improved mood
- Improved sleep
- Increased immune function
- Increased pain tolerance
- Increased mental focus and clarity
However, it is important to be aware that cold water immersion is not without risks, and it is important to consult with a doctor before starting any new Cold Water Therapy programme. As a qualified Cold Water Therapist I always take a full consultation before I offer Cold Water Therapy to potential clients.
Here are some of the potential benefits of Cold Water Immersion:
- Reduced muscle soreness and inflammation:
When you immerse yourself in cold water, your body’s blood vessels constrict, which can help to reduce inflammation and swelling. This can be helpful for people who experience muscle soreness and inflammation after exercise or other strenuous activity.
- Improved cardiovascular health:
Cold water immersion can help to improve your cardiovascular health by reducing blood pressure and cholesterol levels. It can also help to improve your circulation and reduce the risk of blood clots.
- Increased energy levels:
Immersing in Cold Water can help to increase your energy levels by stimulating the release of adrenaline and noradrenaline. These hormones increase your heart rate and blood pressure, which can give you a boost of energy.
- Improved mood:
Dipping in the cold can help to improve your mood by increasing the release of endorphins. Endorphins are hormones that have mood-boosting effects.
- Improved sleep:
Cold water immersion can help to improve your sleep by increasing the release of melatonin. Melatonin is a hormone that helps to regulate your sleep-wake cycle.
- Increased immune function:
Cold water dipping can help increase your immune function by stimulating the production of white blood cells. White blood cells are the body’s first line of defense against infection.
- Increased pain tolerance:
Cold water immersion stimulates the release of endorphins – this in turn can help increase your pain tolerance. Endorphins are hormones that have pain-relieving effects.
- Increased mental focus and clarity:
Want to increase your mental focus and clarity? Cold water immersion stimulates the release of norepinephrine. Norepinephrine is a hormone that helps to improve alertness and attention.
If you are considering trying cold water immersion, it is important to start slowly and gradually increase the amount of time you spend in the cold water.
As a qualified Cold Water Therapist I can help you with your first immersion into this wonderful therapy – and help you into the cold! Preparation is the key – let me guide you!
If you’d like to experience all the wonderful benefits why not contact me??
My name is Julie Elder. I am an holistic therapist and yoga teacher who specialises in utilising the body’s ability to heal itself using a variety of techniques including Bowen Technique, Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy, Cold Water Therapy and Kinesiology. I am also an Aromatherapist, Reflexologist, Reiki master and an advocate for pursuing an organic lifestyle. I am also fully qualified in Yoga/Meditation and Breathwork Teacher
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