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Alternating Hot and Cold Showers

Take a cold shower! Really!!!! Cold water has so many benefits! And when you do “Alternating Hot and Cold Shower” it can do amazing things for your body, here’s how...

Hot water has a stimulating effect on the body. It causes blood vessels to open, allowing better blood flow. It also increases oxygen absorption and carbon dioxide excretion making it important for detoxification. The heat from the water is directly transferred to your body.

Cold water also has a stimulating effect on the body. It causes blood vessels to constrict and body heat is directed inside to protect the organs. After some time the vessels will open again and the cold water further increases oxygen absorption, carbon dioxide excretion, it helps stimulate the body’s metabolism and red and white blood cell production. So cold water boosts our circulation and immune system, and also helps to detoxify the body.

Here’s how to do an Alternating Hot and Cold Shower

  1. At the end of your shower stand under hot water for 3 minutes.

  2. Switch to cold water (as cold as you can tolerate) for 30 seconds.

  3. Repeat 3-4 times

  4. Always end with cold.


If you would like more information, book an initial appointment online with me to discuss how hydrotherapy can help you.

Best in Health!


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