Hot and Cold Showers
Water can be used to stimulate circulation and to boost your skin’s eliminative function, as well as that of deeper organs of the body. Hot and cold showers should be used on a daily basis for best results. If you have sluggish kidneys or a congested liver, pay more attention to these areas. The contrast in temperatures will effectively mobilize your body’s healing energy and decongest and reduce inflammation. Start with moderate temperatures, you will find that you can quickly progress to greater extremes of hot and cold.
HOW TO PERFORM HOT AND COLD SHOWERS
• After you have performed dry skin brushing, get into the shower or bath.
• Shower as normal.
• Then direct the water, as hot as you can tolerate for between 30 seconds and 1 minute, all over your body, paying attention to any areas that may need extra attention.
• Then, with the water as cold as you can take for between 30 seconds to 1 minute, direct it all over the body.
• Perform this alternating process 7 times.
• In the morning finish with colt to stimulate and wake you up. In the evening, end with hot to sedate and relax you.
• This procedure will take approximately 10 to 15 minutes, but you will feel like a new person when it’s over.
Saunas, steam baths and accompanying cold plunges have the same therapeutic effect.
Hypermobile joints should not be overheated and rheumatic joints should not be overchilled.