Improved Immune Function
Firstly, cold water therapy is fantastic for the body’s immune system.
The immune system is made up of many different cells and processes, which work together to prevent cellular foreign invaders attacking the body. If your immune system is efficient, then it will get to work seamlessly at containing and destroying any potential threats that leak through into the body. On the flip side, if your immune system is simply not working optimally, the invader breaches the ‘security’ only to manifest and proliferate itself, causing all kinds of unwanted illness. Taking an icy shower has been proven to engage and up-regulate certain cellular variables within the body’s immune system and therefore may reduce the risk of developing illness.