WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF CONTRAST THERAPY?
Looking to start your health and wellness journey? With an abundance of benefits, contrast therapy helps reset, restore and rejuvenate both your body and mind.
Mixing hot and cold contrast therapies, the treatment dates back to the practices of the ancient Romans who built bath houses featuring steam rooms, hot tubs and cold baths. Today, Hollywood A-listers Jennifer Aniston, Lady Gaga and Gwyneth Paltrow are all advocates of contrast therapy, whilst elite male and female athletes also use the treatment to aid their recovery process.
From stimulating your immune system to alleviating fatigue and reducing muscle inflammation, read more on the mind and body benefits of contrast therapy,
Benefits of contrast therapy on your health
Stimulating your body’s circulatory and immune systems
A key benefit of contrast therapy is the positive impact it has on your immune and circulatory systems. As heat expands and cold contracts, contrast therapy collectively flushes out any unwanted toxins and improves immunity, minimising your chance of becoming ill.
You’ll also reap the health benefits of a stimulated circulatory system, as your body cells become fully oxygenated which improves your overall blood circulation and cell health.
Supporting weight management
Contrast therapy can help stimulate your metabolism, which enables you to burn calories and help you on your journey towards achieving your weight management goals.
Cryotherapy can help burn in excess of 500 calories and thermotherapy can burn between 500 to 800 calories by boosting your metabolic rate in the contrasting hot and cold therapies. When contrast therapy is partnered with a healthy diet and exercise regime, amazing weight loss results can be achieved.
Benefits of contrast therapy on your body
Repair and recovery of any aches and pains
If you’re suffering with any form of aches, pains or tensions in your muscles, contrast therapy offers the perfect mix of treatments for you.
Using a mixture of hot and cold treatments, contrast therapy helps reduce muscle inflammation and swelling, and repairs and rebuilds any damaged muscles. It also promotes as fast recovery time following exercise.
Anti-aging effect on your skin
Contrast therapy benefits the overall appearance of your skin, especially when it comes to the signs of aging.
Not only can the treatments firm, tone and lift your body and face, contrast therapy helps tighten skin and muscle tissue to result in a smooth and youthful appearance. Penetrating through deeper layers of aging skin, it also assists with uneven skin tones and texture, such as cellulite.
Benefits of contrast therapy for your mind
Boosts and elevate your mood
Through cryotherapy and thermotherapy treatments, your body becomes stimulated and produces endorphins and adrenaline – both of which can promote an overall sense of wellbeing and boost your self-esteem.
Regain clarity of mind, brain function and concentration
Perfect if you’re leading a busy life, contrast therapy offers the opportunity to relax and rejuvenate your mind. Through a combination of thermotherapy, cryotherapy and light therapy, you can work towards improving your overall mental state to its optimum wellness, allowing the ‘brain fog’ to part and enabling you to think and act with clarity of mind.
Find out more about our contrast therapy treatment and its benefits here.
Fire & Ice’s wellness destination is the only premises in the UK to offer cryotherapy, thermotherapy and wellness therapies under one roof, using the latest technology to boost your health and wellness. Book your appointment for contrast therapy in Leeds today.