Hold/Cold Shower Therapy – Have you tried it?
This very simple technique, which involves changing the temperature of your shower water from hot to cold, is an amazing recovery tool!
The idea is to get the blood flowing with warm water since the warm temperatures will open the blood vessels and flush the body with blood. Then switch to cold water, which will drive the blood inward to warm and protect the internal organs from the cold.
This practice is believed to reduce DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) by reducing the amount of lactate in the blood and inflammation.
But it doesn’t stop there! Hot/Cold Shower Therapy can also help to detox the body and make your organs work better due to the blood that gets forced into them from the cold. Ultimately, this contraction and dilation will help the body get rid of toxins too – and boost energy too!
How to achieve these results:
*Let the HOT water run for 3 minutes.
*Follow this by 1 minute of COLD water.
*REPEAT 3-4 times.
Let us know your experiences, or if you do something different that works for you?