To respect the steps of the thermal cycle and to draw maximum benefit, it is essential to cool your body after the intense heat of the sauna. The transition from hot to cold produces a thermal shock, which will close your skin pores and release adrenaline, a hormone that stimulates the body.
Various options are available to complete this step, which certainly seems difficult to understand before doing it. Nonetheless, it is healthy and even essential after the sauna step. From 10 to 15 seconds is enough to cool your body. Briefly submerge yourself in one of the cold pools, walk under an icy waterfall, or spray or shower yourself with cold water. If possible, put your head under water for a more complete experience. A walk in the cold air can also be enough for a gentle experience.
Go ahead, take the plunge. Live the full experience and overcome your limitations. The feeling of well-being that will fill your whole body will convince you to begin another thermal cycle after you have completed the rest step. You have never felt so relaxed. It’s a revelation! Your life has changed!
The transition from hot to cold creates a thermal shock, which raises your heart rate, closes your pores, and releases adrenaline. Adrenaline is a hormone that is usually secreted in response to stress. It responds to your body’s need for energy. This is why you feel energized and alive like never before after immersing yourself in cold water!