Cold water immersion

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Cold water therapy, as it has come to be known, can take the form of outdoor swimming – in lakes, rivers or the ocean – cold showers or even ice baths. It has traditionally been used by sportspeople as a way to reduce muscle soreness and speed up recovery time – with people typically spending about ten minutes after exercise in cold water that’s usually 10-15°C. 

Period30 Jun 2023

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  • TitleCOLD WATER IMMERSION: A Cure for Depression or Nature’s Placebo Effect?
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletThe atlantic dispatch
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    DescriptionHow much do we really know about cold water immersion though, and its apparent benefits? Is it a miracle cure for depression, or is it simply nature and popular culture’s placebo effect? And how safe is it? To find out more, The Atlantic Dispatch sat down with Heather Massey.
    PersonsHeather Massey