Cold exposure helps to “exercise” your blood vessels and results in a boosted metabolism, improved energy, improved mood and improved healing. Combining heat and cold together by moving from hot to cold in a short amount of time super charges your hormones and magnifies the benefits of both modalities.
Cold Water Immersion: Cold showers or immersing in cold baths as a form of cold exposure therapy is an effective means to stimulate health benefits and is the fastest way to cool the body. Our Cold Plunge at BPi Post Falls operates at 39-42 degrees F.
Cold Room: Specialized cold exposure chambers or cryosaunas expose the entire body or specific body parts to extremely cold temperatures. At BPi Shops location we use a 0 degree F cold cave to create rapid cooling in a unique environment.
While generally safe, risks include frostbite, cold burns, or exacerbation of certain health conditions. It is important to start gradually, be aware of individual tolerance and consult with a healthcare professional.
Yes, they mean the same thing, and both describe the practice of cooling body temperature for health and performance benefits. Body temperature can be cooled by air, water or contacting a colder than body temperature solid surface.