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Top Tips For Safe Cold Water Therapy.

30 July 2023

Top Tips For Safe Cold Water Therapy.

Lately, I've been receiving a few messages about my ice tub, I want to share some important information with you so that anyone interested in trying it can do so safely. It's crucial to understand that cold water therapy takes time and patience. Even though you may see people on Instagram doing it for long durations, there's a lot more to it than meets the eye. It's not as simple as jumping in and staying in for 20 minutes. It can be dangerous if not done safely.

I've put together some top tips to help you navigate cold water therapy in a safe and enjoyable way:

1️⃣ Start Slowly: Begin by splashing your face with cold water or taking short cold showers. Gradually increase the duration and intensity of your exposure as you become more comfortable.

2️⃣ Listen to Your Body: Pay attention to how your body feels during the exposure. If something doesn't feel right or causes discomfort, respect your limits and take a step back.

3️⃣ Proper Breathing: Focus on slow, deliberate breaths to regulate your heart rate, oxygenate your body, and promote relaxation.

4️⃣ Gradual Progression: Increase the duration and intensity of your cold exposure over time, but only when you feel ready. Rushing into longer or colder sessions can strain your body and increase the risk of adverse reactions.

5️⃣ Safety Precautions: Ensure you are in good health without any medical conditions that could be aggravated by cold exposure.

Remember, everyone's journey is unique, and it's important to honour your own pace and comfort level. Cold water therapy is a personal experience, and the benefits come from embracing the process rather than pushing yourself beyond your limits. So, stay safe, take it slow, and enjoy the invigorating journey of cold water therapy! 

Article Source - Lisa Elsworth Co-Founder of Bee Sober CIC