Contrast therapy is a type of treatment that involves alternating between hot and cold temperatures to promote healing and restoration while improving circulation and faster recovery.
Along with all the isolated benefits of the ice bath, magnesium hot pool, infrared sauna and traditional sauna and steam, you will also receive added benefits by alternating between hot and cold temperatures.
How Does COntrast Therapy work?
The cold water causes blood vessels to tighten or constrict, sending blood closer to your core and heart to maintain warmth. Circulation is then accelerated causing accelerated muscle recovery. Research shows a cascade of health benefits including:
Contrast therapy helps to reduce inflammation in the body, which can be beneficial for conditions such as arthritis, tendonitis, and muscle strains.
Increases blood flow
The hot-cold contrast causes a pumping action in the body, which helps to increase blood flow to the affected area. This increased blood flow can help to reduce pain and speed up the healing process.
Reduces muscle soreness
Contrast therapy can help to reduce muscle soreness and stiffness after a workout. The hot-cold contrast can help to flush out lactic acid and other metabolic waste products that can contribute to muscle soreness.
Boosts immune system
The changes in temperature during contrast therapy can stimulate the immune system, helping to improve overall health and wellness.
Contrast therapy is often used by athletes and fitness enthusiasts to help enhance recovery and improve performance. The increased blood flow, reduced inflammation, and reduced muscle soreness can help to speed up recovery time and improve overall performance.
Contrast therapy protocols:
2-3 mins cold immersion / 5-10 mins sauna /2-3 mins cold immersion / 5-10 mins steam / repeat to suit your needs
OR 5 mins cold immersion / 10-20 mins steam or sauna / 5 mins cold / repeat to suit your needs