Immersing yourself in cold water has numerous health benefits that we replicate here in the ‘Cold Water Therapy’ field. Taking cold showers or ice baths can improve your circulation, deepen your sleep, spike your energy levels, and reduce inflammation in your body. Cold Water can also reduce muscle soreness and boost the immune system.
The practice also releases norepinephrine, rapidly setting off a cascade of adaptive effects that influence aspects of metabolism, brain function, and genetic expression. It’s a BIG wake up to your mind, body and spirit.
It is certainly also a big wake up to the mind as it has also been found to alleviate depression. Due to the high density of cold receptors in the skin, a cold shower is expected to send an overwhelming amount of electrical impulses from peripheral nerve endings to the brain, which could result in increasing endorphins, or the feel-good hormones in your brain.
Cold water also makes you consciously attune to discomfort. Allowing ourselves to immerse into the discomforting reaction from our bodies and attuning to the temperature of the water. Doing this consciously, allows us to more easily endure the hardships of life and push forward with a strong mind. Cold water therapy builds resilience.
The fields in this audio replicate the stimulation of cold water and all these benefits as well.