Cold-Water Immersion Therapy
The therapeutic effects of ice bathing is enhanced by naturally occurring minerals.
In sports therapy, an ice bath – sometimes known as cold-water immersion or cold therapy, is a training regimen in which a substantial part of the body is immersed in a bath of ice or ice-water. This usually only occurs for a limited time, and is often used to aid with recovery after intense workouts.
Benefits of Cold Therapy
- Increased energy
- Better sleep
- Reduced stress
- Heightened focus & determination
- Increased willpower
- Stronger immune system
The Wim Hof Method
Dutch extreme athlete Wim Hof is known as “The Iceman” because of the multiple records he broke related to cold exposure. He has learned to control his breathing, heart rate, and blood circulation and to withstand extreme temperatures. The Wim Hof Method has three powerful pillars: breathing, cold therapy, and commitment.
A study in 2011 showed that by using his method, Wim was able to voluntarily influence his autonomic nervous system – something which until then was thought impossible. This ground-breaking finding established credibility, rewrote science, and piqued the curiosity of researchers. Since then, many have taken an interest in the potential benefits of the Wim Hof Method. Learn more about the research.
Wim has taught many others to tap into their inner potential by making it his mission to share what he’s learned with the rest of the world. His method makes it possible for people from all over the world to control their body and mind, and to achieve the extraordinary.
Maintaining safety is an important part of taking ice baths to avoid hypothermia, frost bite, or shock.