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Known Benefits of Sauna and Cold Plunge

Feb 20, 2024

By Truett Hanes

Both saunas and cold plunges offer unique health benefits, and when used together, they can create a powerful contrast therapy. 

Contrast therapy, also known as hot-cold therapy, involves alternating between hot and cold temperatures to stimulate the body's natural healing mechanisms and promote health benefits. The typical method involves exposing the body to heat, such as in a sauna, followed by exposure to cold, such as in a cold plunge. 

Contrast therapy is believed to work by causing changes in blood flow and circulation. When exposed to heat, blood vessels dilate, allowing more blood to flow to the skin's surface and muscles. This increased blood flow can promote relaxation, relieve muscle tension, and facilitate the removal of toxins through sweating. Conversely, exposure to cold causes blood vessels to constrict, reducing blood flow to the skin's surface and muscles. This constriction can help reduce inflammation, numb pain, and promote recovery after exercise or injury.

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Here are some of the benefits you can expect from both products:


warm therapy



  1. Relaxation and stress relief: Saunas promote relaxation by increasing circulation and releasing endorphins, which can help reduce stress and promote overall well-being.
  2. Detoxification: Sweating in a sauna helps the body eliminate toxins through the skin, promoting detoxification and cleansing.
  3. Improved circulation: The heat from the sauna causes blood vessels to dilate, increasing blood flow to muscles and tissues, which can help improve circulation.
  4. Muscle recovery: Saunas can help relax muscles, reduce soreness, and promote faster recovery after exercise or physical activity.
  5. Skin health: Sweating in a sauna opens up pores and helps cleanse the skin, promoting a healthy complexion and potentially reducing the risk of acne and other skin conditions.
  6. Boosted immune system: Regular sauna use has been associated with improvements in immune function, potentially reducing the risk of infections and illnesses.


cold therapy


Cold Plunge:

  1. Reduces inflammation: Cold immersion can help reduce inflammation in the body, which is beneficial for recovery from intense exercise or injuries.
  2. Muscle recovery: Cold plunges can help reduce muscle soreness and speed up recovery by constricting blood vessels and decreasing inflammation.
  3. Enhances circulation: Alternating between hot and cold temperatures can promote circulation by causing blood vessels to constrict and then dilate, improving blood flow throughout the body.
  4. Boosts mood: Cold immersion triggers the release of endorphins, neurotransmitters that can improve mood and reduce feelings of stress and anxiety.
  5. Increases metabolism: Exposure to cold temperatures can stimulate the production of brown fat, which burns calories to generate heat, potentially aiding in weight loss or weight management.
  6. Improves cardiovascular health: Cold plunges can help improve cardiovascular function by training blood vessels to adapt to different temperatures, potentially reducing the risk of heart disease and improving overall heart health.

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