When the body is exposed to hot temperatures, blood vessels dilate, which increases blood flow to targeted areas. This increased circulation can help boost metabolic function by allowing more oxygen and nutrients to be delivered to cells. Conversely, exposure to cold temperatures causes blood vessels to constrict, flushing out toxins and other waste products from the body. This detoxifying effect can also improve overall metabolic function. By combining hot and cold temperatures in contrast therapy, individuals may experience increased metabolic rate and fat loss.
BOOST METABOLIC FUNCTION
INCREASE METABOLIC RATE & FAT LOSS
IMPROVE OXYGEN & NUTRIENT DELIVERY
Help regulate stress by activating the body’s natural relaxation response. Alternating between hot and cold temperatures has been shown to stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system, which slows down heart rate, reduces blood pressure, and promotes relaxation. This helps to counteract the effects of chronic stress, such as anxiety and muscle tension, and can leave you feeling more calm and centered. Additionally, contrast therapy has been shown to reduce inflammation, which is associated with many stress-related health problems.
STIMULATES NERVOUS SYSTEM
REDUCES BLOOD PRESSURE
TRAINS HOW TO HANDLE STRESS
ACCELERATE MUSCLE RECOVERY
Alternating between hot and cold temperatures has been shown to increase blood flow and circulation to the muscles, which can help reduce inflammation, soreness, and promote healing. The hot temperature causes blood vessels to dilate, increasing blood flow to the affected area, while the cold temperature causes the vessels to constrict, reducing inflammation and swelling. This process helps to flush out metabolic waste products that accumulate in the muscles during exercise and can lead to delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS).
REDUCES INFLAMMATION & SWELLING
FLUSH OUT MUSCLE WASTE
AMP CARDIO HEALTH
One of the key benefits of contrast therapy is its ability to improve cardiovascular health. The hot-cold stimulation causes blood vessels to expand and contract, which can help improve circulation and lower blood pressure. This improved circulation can also lead to improved endurance and aerobic capacity, making it a great addition to a cardio workout routine. Additionally, contrast therapy has been found to reduce inflammation in the cardiovascular system, which can lower the risk of heart disease and other related health conditions.
HELP LOWER RISK OF HEART DISEASE
LOWER BLOOD PRESSURE
BOOST IMMUNE SYSTEM
When the body is exposed to hot temperatures, blood vessels dilate and increase blood flow to the skin and organs. The heat triggers the production of white blood cells and antibodies, which are responsible for identifying and neutralizing foreign invaders in the body. When the body is then exposed to cold temperatures, blood vessels constrict and reduce blood flow to the skin and organs. This constriction causes blood to be redirected to the core of the body, which helps to remove metabolic waste and stimulate the production of more white blood cells.
INCREASES PRODUCTION OF ANTIBODIES
INCREASE WHITE BLOOD CELLS
HELPS REMOVE METABOLIC WASTE
The application of heat and cold to painful or inflamed areas works to alleviate pain and stimulate the healing process by increasing blood flow and reducing swelling. Heat helps to dilate blood vessels and increase the flow of oxygen and nutrients to the affected area, which can help to promote tissue repair. Cold works by constricting blood vessels, which reduces inflammation and swelling by decreasing blood flow to the area. Contrast therapy creates a pumping mechanism that stimulates lymphatic drainage, ultimately reducing inflammation and promoting overall healing.
INCREASES FLOW OF OXYGEN
PROMOTES TISSUE REPAIR
STIMULATES LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE
ACCELERATE INJURY HEALING
The heat component of contrast therapy helps to increase blood flow to the affected area, which improves the delivery of oxygen and nutrients, and promotes tissue repair. In contrast, the cold component of contrast therapy works by constricting blood vessels, which reduces swelling and inflammation. By combining hot and cold therapy in a single treatment, contrast therapy creates a pumping mechanism that stimulates lymphatic drainage and circulates blood to the injured area, reducing pain and speeding up recovery time.
IMPROVE OXYGEN & NUTRIENT DELIVERY
CIRCULATES BLOOD TO INJURED AREA
SPEEDS RECOVERY TIME
NURTURE PEACEFUL SLEEP
Exposure to heat, followed by cold, can help regulate the body’s natural circadian rhythm, promoting calmness and relaxation. The heat component of contrast therapy helps to relax muscles and soothe the nervous system. Cold therapy reduces inflammation and stimulates the release of endorphins, which can help ease anxiety and promote relaxation. Additionally, contrast therapy has been shown to decrease levels of cortisol, a hormone that can interfere with sleep when released in excess. By improving circulation, and decreasing stress, contrast therapy helps achieve peaceful sleep.
HELPS REGULATE CIRCADIAN RHYTHM
PROMOTES RELAXATION & ANXIETY RELIEF
HELPS SOOTHE NERVOUS SYSTEM