As more and more folks are discovering the authentic sauna experience, more and more folks are understanding that sauna is not just about the hot room. Matter of fact, the benefits of a proper cool down are being recognized as ability to:
- Equalize body temperature (as a pre-set for next sauna round, or to go to bed)
- Enjoy fresh air and nature (while in the garden all misty wet with rain)
- Reduce inflammation
- Increase Adrenaline and Endorphin rush accentuation (“omg, i feel great”)
- Boost immune system
- Improve mental health
Athletes, like football players, use cold plunge for relief, after beating the shit out of each other. Wim Hof applies cold plunge therapy as a key part of the Wim Hof Method. Those with cabins and lake cottages cut holes in the ice, where winter cold plunge retreats are warmly received.
Finns have been enjoying and benefiting from winter swimming, Avanto, for many generations. Americans are recognizing the value of cold plunge between our sauna rounds.
With more and more people enjoying their own backyard sauna retreats, farm and garden stores are seeing an uptick in 100 gallon stock feed sales.
Once back home, we are able to carve out our cold plunge within our backyard sauna cool down zone:
Resourceful right brain thinking allow for many adaptations of the backyard cold plunge.
How have you been enjoying cold plunge between your backyard sauna rounds?