Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Contrast Showers

Contrast showers are a fantastic way to improve your health and vitality!

Contrast showers are a form of hydrotherapy (healing with water) that promote circulation of the blood as well as the lymphatic system. Overall, contrast showers are a part of building a solid foundation from which health arises. They are a health habit I think everyone should adopt.

They are fantastic for improving circulatory and vascular conditions, immune system function and generalized detoxification. Contrast showers can specifically help with fatigue, varicose veins, and prevention of infections.

Improve your circulation and the function of your immune system by taking a contrast shower every day:

Take your regular warm/hot shower but at the very end, turn the faucet to cool for 30 seconds. The more contrast you can do, the better - but do whatever you can tolerate. You don't have to have it so cold that you're clenching your teeth or cursing me.


Alternate a hot shower with cold water sprays throughout. Give yourself a 15-30 second cool blast three times during your shower. Always end your shower on cold.

Trust me, this feels great! And since your circulation has been given a kick start - you warm up much quicker once you get out of the shower.

And...one of the best things about hydrotherapy is that its free!

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