To perform the treatment, fill a basin with cold water and add some ice – the more you add, the better. The water needs to be ice cold before you soak your feet in it. Keep the feet submerged for only 10-15 seconds and repeat the process every night before going to bed for best results. This method works great on people with weakened immune system – if you’re one of them, you need to perform the method every 4 hours. The method sparked interest in the scientific community, and a recent study conducted at the University of Virginia showed that icy water stimulates norepinephrine production which is an important hormone that will reinforce your immune system.
Besides this, ice cold water can:
Ease sore muscles
Soak the aching muscles in cold water to relieve the pain.
Makes your hair shine
The ice-cold water will make your hair shine as it closes the follicles and makes your hair smooth.
Cold water therapy will energize your skin by tightening your pores and cuticles and prevent further clotting.
Thanks to the impact on the cold receptors in the skin, ice cold water will improve your mood and reduce the symptoms of depression.