Cold water immersion is a popular therapy being used since ancient times, and presently used for various therapeutic effects, like sports recovery. Different methods of cold water therapy are being used, like dipping in a tub of ice, taking a cold shower, plunging into cold river or lake, to modern cooling systems etc. On the other hand, icing an injury has been under a lot of controversy. For some, icing impedes healing, it is harmful & detrimental, and a host of other demonizing statements are commonly seen on the net. How can something, so universal, and so basic, be under such questioning ?
This book will delve deep into various modalities of cold water therapy, like Cold Water Immersion (CWI), Contrast Bath, Winter Swimming, Cryotherapy, Fat Freezing and their effects on immunity, fat burn, mental health etc. We will also discuss the truth about the concept of RICE, which stands for Rest-Icing-Compression-Elevation, is one of the most recommended treatment for major muscular injuries, like sprains or strain, to reduce inflammation.
- COLD WATER THERAPY – HISTORICAL EVIDENCE
- CONTRAST BATH
- COLD WATER & MENTAL HEALTH
- COLD WATER IMMERSION
- READ THIS BEFORE YOU TRY A COLD-WATER DIP
- COLD WATER & FAT BURN
- COLD WATER THERAPY & IMMUNITY
- WINTER SWIMMING & POLAR BEAR PLUNGE
- ICING – ARE THE DAYS OF ICING POST INJURY, OVER?
- FAT FREEZING/CRYOLIPOLYSIS/COOLSCULPTING