Body Detox with Contrast Shower
Detoxifying the body daily with the help of Contrast Shower is getting increasingly popular with people all over the world. More and more physicians are suggesting it to those looking for a pleasant way to rid the toxins out of their body and get detoxified. The best thing about this procedure is that it is very easy to perform and almost does not cost anything. This kind of body detox approach is termed as hydrotherapy (use of water in the treatment of illnesses or injuries) or more specifically hydrothermal therapy where the temperature of the water is manipulated, as in steam baths or hot baths. Contrast shower stimulates the circulation of blood and lymph, which greatly helps the system to detoxify.
The lymph system filters harmful organisms and toxins from lymph fluid for removal and excretion.
Contrast shower is basically shower that alternates between hot and cold water. Higher temperature dilates the vessels and encourages the flow of lymph and blood. As the result, toxins can be eliminated in areas where the circulation of these fluids had been sluggish. Heat also boosts body functions such as our metabolism and heart rate, and subsequently stimulates our body processes, and thus enhancing detoxification. When cold water is applied afterward, the vessels constrict and squeeze the fluids and toxins to move along for excretion. In addition to boosting circulation, you will also feel revitalized and rejuvenated by practicing Contrast Shower.
Here is exactly how you can detox your body with a contrast shower. After taking a hot shower and feeling warm, turn down the temperature so that it gets cooler and then wash your body in this cold water for about a minute. Then switch back to the hot shower for the next two to three minutes. Repeat this cycle at least three times with each cycle ends with the cool shower.
You can do this once or twice a day when you take your regular shower.
When you have specific areas where you feel pain or when there are sore areas in your body, you can focus the shower onto those parts to stimulate circulation. The duration of the hot shower has to be longer and after the final rinse you need to dry yourself up as quickly as possible.
A very important thing you should know about this Contrast Shower body detox procedure is that the sharper the contrast is between the hot and the cold water the better the effects will be. However, it is not advised that one takes too high temperatures or does more cycles to start with but rather after getting used to this procedure for quite some time should one increase the repetition and the temperature. You should start with about 102 degrees F (39 degrees C) and the lowest at around 70 degrees F (20 degrees C) and gradually widen the difference as you get more comfortable.
A Jacuzzi with a hot and a cold pool often available in spas or gyms can also be utilized to perform a “Contrast Dip”. Perform the cycles like you would a Contrast Shower.
It is always a good idea to consult your physician before you go ahead and try out this procedure as there are certain medical conditions which do not go along well with this detox process. Those with heart problems, asthma, diabetes, Raynaud’s Syndrome, cold-induced hemolysis, any sort of vascular problems and for the ladies who are pregnant, Contrast Shower is not recommended.