Beyond our bodies we possess some of the most remarkable abilities. While it’s important that we nurture each and every aspect of our physiology—it is our minds that offer an unbeatable sense of power.Going into the cold helps to stimulate the chemicals in our brain that dictate the way we feel, our focus and attention. That’s why Cold Water Immersion is such an important component to naturally and effectively create balance and increase the levels of neurotransmitters like feel-good serotonin.
How ice bath therapy works
Benefits of Ice Baths
Lift your mood and mental state
Ice baths naturally create balance and increase the levels of neurotransmitters
like dopamine and feel-good serotonin.
Enjoy a good night's sleep
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Drive your body further
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Reach beyond your limits
Mood & Mental state
Lift your mood
Cold water immersion can trigger a floodgate of mood-enhancing chemicals in the brain by awaking a natural ‘fight-or-flight’ response.
This response to ‘environmental stress’ conditions our brain to cope better with the stressors of everyday life and helps decrease the production of inflammatory cytokines which are linked to anxiety and depression.
By exposing your body to colder temperatures, you’re able to build up a higher tolerance to stress.
Immune System Regulation
Shift your immune system into gear
Repeated cold water immersions, which has been shown to increase the metabolic rate in humans due to activations of brown adipose fat (BAT) and shivering, also elevates blood concentrations of neurotransmitters dopamine and adrenaline.
Growing numbers of research studies support that short-term physiological stress such as cold exposure, prepares the immune system to fight infections.
With regular exposure to physiological stressors, cold water swimming challenges your body to function beyond its comfort zone, affecting immune function.
Drive your body further
With an exposure to physiological stressors, the ice bath method challenges your body to function beyond its comfort zone, hence its direct effect on immune function. Not only that, but the body sets off a response to the nervous system affecting oxygen intake, which helps deliver an increase in energy.
Cold water immersions have been shown to trigger ‘recruiting’ which means your body can take white fat cells and turn them into brown fat cells.
Unlike the tissue in white fat cells, the tissue in brown fat cells converts energy into heat. It’s a process called thermogenesis, and it’s been shown to help with metabolic function, blood glucose levels, and the prevention of weight gain.
Doing ice baths over time may help your body transform from the inside-out, with more of fat cells that burn energy to generate heat and less fat cells that store energy to be released as a back up in case your body needs it. Just imagine your body helping you maintain weight for a change instead of working against you!
Enjoy a good night’s sleep
Rest habits are triggered and regulated by the brain and the nervous system and ice bath therapy has been shown to have a direct effect on both. After the initial cold water temperature shock, your body is able to calm down and becomes more resilient to changes in our environment. This translate into you building up a higher tolerance to stress by regulating your cortisol levels helping improve the symptoms of depression and reducing the instance of sleep-related disorders.
Improve Muscle Recovery
Mastering the extreme conditions of the iCool ice baths unlocks hidden abilities that enhance your performance and recovery. Not only does cold water immersion (CWI) improve recovery from exercise-induced muscle injury it is more likely to positively influence muscular power performance and soreness after high-intensity exercise than passive recovery. The iCoolsport ice baths speed up the process by mitigating inflammation and delayed-onset muscle pain (enhancing the removal of serum creatine kinase) by offering ice bath therapy exactly where and when you need it most.
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