The Remarkable Benefits of Hot & Cold Therapy

Hot and cold therapy harnesses the power of temperature to alleviate pain, promote healing and boost well-being. This holistic contrast method involves the strategic use of hot and cold treatments, which offer numerous health benefits when used together. We’re excited to announce that Release Well-Being Center’s new urban oasis in Boston will be equipped with top-of-the-line saunas and cold plunges to promote whole-body healing and well-being through hot and cold therapy.

Sweat those toxins out of your skin with a sauna session while reducing chronic muscle pain and stiffness at the same time.Then, shock your metabolism and reduce inflammation with a cool and soothing dip in one of our cold plunges! 

Infrared and traditional saunas both serve as excellent heat therapy options. While traditional saunas heat the air first, infrared saunas use infrared light to penetrate and heat the body directly. Both types restore mental and physical health, but preliminary research has shown that infrared saunas penetrate deeper into the muscles, leading to more noticeable pain relief. 

Immediately jumping into one of our cold plunge tubs will extend muscle recovery benefits and ease any additional pain you might be feeling. While cold plunging is a challenge for the mind and body, its benefits are truly endless: discover decreased stress level, an improved mood, and better sleep patterns.

When Is The Best Time To Use Hot And Cold Therapy?

Hot and cold therapy can be beneficial after a mild injury, for overworked muscles, or if you’re experiencing flare-ups of chronic pain. Even if you’re not injured, you can still participate in this type of therapy to experience a wide range of other benefits such as:

  • Stimulate the lymphatic system: Contrast therapy is one of the best ways to detoxify and stimulate the lymphatic system. Heat treatments dilate blood vessels, while the cold will constrict them, causing your lymphatic system to flush toxins out your muscles, tissues, and organs.
  • Improve flexibility and mobility: Heat therapy is great for loosening and mobilizing stiff joints, as it allows your body to provide better circulation. Cold therapy causes a soothing effect on your musculature, improving your flexibility and letting your muscles stretch farther. 
  • Improve mental well-being: Embrace the optimal version of yourself! This treatment triggers the release of anti-depression hormones, further elevating your mood. This revitalizing sensation will leave you feeling rejuvenated, clear headed, and equipped to conquer stress.
  • Enhance skin tone: Heat offers remarkable benefits by promoting collagen production, while prompt adoption of cold therapy can aid in reducing pore size and minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

As always, we highly recommend speaking to your physician before self-treatment, pain management, or starting a new wellness routine.

Five Petal Holistic Healing Center
Ready to unlock such benefits for yourself? There’s more to come at our new location in Back Bay. In the meantime, book a self-care day at our Westborough Spa or secure a Bliss Spa gift card for a friend. Contact our team or visit our website to learn more about our services and wellness options.