Why Cold Therapy?
There are quite a few benefits of cold therapy AKA, cryotherapy. We know that is has a profound impact on physical recovery and that athletes have been utilizing ice baths and other forms of cryotherapy to recover and return to competition in the quickest time possible. Cold therapy also has shown to have systemic benefits such as boosting the immune system and improved mood. According to thecoldplunge.com, cold therapy may reduce depression, increase baseline dopamine levels, and stimulate leukocytes. We feel that taking the Plunge relieves stress and helps you get better sleep.
4 Step Plan to Cold Therapy
Make an appointment below for one week from today. Start preparing by switching your shower over to cold water for 30 to 60 seconds each day.
Aim For 1 Minute
On the day of, don’t eat within 2 hours of your appointment and hit the bathroom before you take the Plunge. Aim for 1 minute to 90 seconds at your first appointment.
In subsequent appts., aim to increase your Plunge by 1 minute per appointment until you reach around 4 to 8 minutes depending on your tolerance.
Some leading health and fitness professionals around the world love cold therapy, check out this video from Dr. Andrew Huberman
Dr. Andrew Huberman, American neuroscientist and tenured associate professor in the Department of Neurobiology at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
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