A little bit of cold water does wonders for your body. Cold water therapy is shown to increase metabolism, enhance immunity, reduce pain, balance sleep cycles and boost mood-improving endorphins. It’s like a wonder drug, without the drug.
“The calming effect can be attributed to the switching off of the vegetative nervous system as well as the stimulation of the so-called sensitivity centers in the basal areas of the central nervous system. After the warm-cold contrast, the vegetativum switches to the “trophotrope” phase, which is characterized by regeneration and relaxation processes and is accompanied by balancing mood,” explains Prof. Eberhard Conradi.
Cold water specifically on your face is particularly calming. Splashing cool water on the whole face causes the parasympathetic nervous system to kick in, in a process known as the Mammalian Diving Reflex. This has an immediate calming effect on the heart rate and nervous system.
This easy hydrotherapy of a cold shower after a round in the sauna is one the best wellness programs that exists. In particular during the hot summer months, you should not leave out this specific enjoyment. If you visit the sauna all year round at least once a week, it regenerates the body systems perfectly, it has a lasting effect on the immune system and the body can adapt more efficiently to the summer heat. You have to try it to believe it.