Our Cold Plunge in Colorado Springs can help decrease muscle pain
WHAT IS COLD PLUNGE?
Cold Plunge therapy is the practice of using water that’s around 59°F (15°C) to treat health conditions or stimulate health benefits. It’s also known as cold hydrotherapy. The practice has been around for hundreds of years, but has really gained more attention recently with individuals looking for quick ways to jump-start their health. It can help lower muscle pain, help prevent your body from overheating, strengthen your immune system, stabilize blood pressure, improve mood, and help improve circulation.
The reason cold water helps with pain is that it causes your blood vessels to constrict. This reduces blood flow to the area which helps reduce swelling and inflammation.The cold water causes your body to release chemicals known as cytokines, which can also help to boost the body’s ability to fight off harmful bacteria and viruses. Cold water triggers the autonomic nervous system, which controls involuntary functions, such as heartbeat and breathing. The autonomic responses strengthen with each exposure. This stabilizes blood pressure, improves circulation and balances other bodily functions, such as the sleep and wake cycle.
WHO BENEFITS FROM COLD THERAPY?