Cold Shower Therapy Health Benefits

Beautiful Skin
Posted by Steve (Santa Rosa, CA) on 10/01/2007
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I have been taking cold showers for about a month. I also started a self massage with almond oil, especially on scalp. Hot showers and baths now feel like they drain energy. I take cold showers in the morning and at night. My hair and skin look and feel wonderful! I will never take hot showers again, unless I am coming out of a cold lake or something.


Fountain of Youth
Posted by Susan (Huntersville, NC) on 08/14/2007
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I'm having a hard time finding a beginning to describe what cold showers has done for me!

First of all, this seems insane for me because I'm such a cold natured person. But since I've tried this i find that I'm not so cold anymore! I work out every day and play tennis twice a week, but first let me say i'm in my mid 40's, i have 4 children (two in their 20's and two are not yet school age) so keeping fit and appearance are very important to me! I've always been told i look half my age, but what i've noticed more than anything is my skin!! The improvement in tone is just amazing to me.

The first few days (after showering in the cold) i just kept looking at my face in the mirror. Only after a few days of cold showers i noticed a difference in the way i felt, my energy, metabolism, skin, and my pain!!! i had a hip injury almost 8 months ago and i've been doing strengthening exercises and therapy to help this slow healing process, but after taking the showers i've had almost NO pain!! that has been the most amazing part to me.

I'm hooked. I'll never go back to warm showers (except when necessary) I only wish i had known about this years ago! But i can tell you, it's never too late!!!


Best Sleep Ever
Posted by Leon (Wichita, KS) on 08/11/2007
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I like taking cold showers at night. It helps to sleep and I feel confident getting up in the morning. I encourage everybody to take a cold shower at night. It really helps with insomnia.


Mood Enhancer
Posted by Gwen (Baltimore, MD) on 06/26/2007
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Let's keep it moving. I am still taking the cold showers. I went on a retreat, and felt like i would be cheating if I took a hot shower just because it was available. Well, I tell you I have no regrets. I love taking cold showers. The problem I have is getting out of the shower because it feels so great once you get started. I have been feeling wonderful, full of zest for life. More positive thougths. I search this site everyday. I am looking to hear more from you all. Keep the faith, we are ahead of the game/gang.


Fountain of Youth
Posted by Komal (NJ, USA) on 05/25/2007
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I am 28 and have been a vegetarian all my life. I have been taking cold showers for the last 12 years. I have a way of doing it. I start from my head and keep the water dripping on the head for a few seconds and I feel the rest of the body warming up. then i get into it.

Talking about the advantages, Where can I start.

Cold showers helped me get over the anxiety of the teen age, they have helped me concentrate in studies, feel confident when facing challenges and the list goes on. The recent example is when I had to undergo a knee reconstruction. It is a painful surgery and I was strongly advised by my surgeon to have pain killers for the next few months (I was told not to be brave and have a pill every time I was in pain). I had a better way out. It's been 6 months and not even 1 painkiller and no pain as well. I know there must be a number of factors but cold showers are the greatest. So keep the hot knob closed and keep the warmth coming out for good.


Cold Shower Tips
Posted by Ryan (Lansing, MI) on 01/11/2007
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I am LOVING the cold showers (in addition to the baking soda/molasses/acv cocktail, which is amazing as well).

I just wanted to share an insight: I'm still acclimating to taking cold showers, although I'm really starting to enjoy them. Something I HAVE noticed that may help others who can't imagine a cold shower is to slowly reduce the temperature of the water and, when it feels uncomfortable cold, to spray it on your underarms. Just put them right up by the shower head so they are taking the brunt of the spray. I don't know if it's the nature of the skin there, it's proximity to your vitals or what, but it takes the body "sting" out of the cold temperatures. Just a few seconds of armpit cold and you can start to enjoy the energy of it all.

Hope this helps others:)


Fountain of Youth
Posted by Sven (Stockholm) on 12/05/2006
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I have been taking cold showers for 3 years. I am 22 now. For 3 years I did not have any illness. I start with feet, legs, then arms and finally all my body. My skin got much beautiful and my hair looks very healthy. It also gives a particular mood to me, and makes me feel very good.


Mood Enhancer
Posted by Daniel (Melbourne, Australia) on 11/12/2006
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I'm a 16 yr old boy, whom my father is a health "freak", fruits all day and fresh salads in the evenings and last but not least COLD showers each night and morning. My dad finally convinced me to just try cold showers each morning to see if it would help me function during the day. AMAZINGLY, i'm hooked and love cold showers every morning and evening i have cold showers, this really helps me through my day. Right now i feel i cannot function without having a cold shower. This site also helped me into my first step in trying out a cold shower.


Cold Shower Tips
Posted by Emrah (Turkey-Ankara) on 09/25/2006
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For 3 months i've been taking cold showers once in a day. My dad taught me that if you keep some water in your mouth while taking cold shower, you will avoid the trembling. Cold showers helps you learn faster. Look after yourself, you super human being.


Anxiety
Posted by Roxanne (Miami, FL) on 08/31/2006
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I took my first cold shower today, after reading about cold shower benefits on your website. It really does feel good! I was a little scared and started with lukewarm water. Brought it down as most as I could tolerate it. But man, the other people are right - it really does give you a ton of energy! I suffer from depression, anxiety and panic attacks, and this shower seemed to my anxiety in check. Thank you!


Eliminates Body Odor
Posted by B C (Willow, AK) on 02/04/2006
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Another factor that you may not realize is that cold showers reduce, if not stop, the vaporization of chlorinated water that is in most municipal water systems.

I have for years now taken luke warm showers at the start and after rinsing off soap I end the shower with a cold rinse. In the summer up here in the last frontier I bath in the creek behind my cabin with just the sand gravel from the bank while using baking soda for washing my hair. I have noticed that I have no B O even without any soaps or deodorants.


Chronic Sinusitis
Posted by Sachin (Mumbai, India) on 12/23/2005
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I never knew about Cold Water Therapy when I started taking cold water showers. It made me feel great. I also observed that the chronic sinusitis I have been suffering from (because of which I used to sneeze 20-30 times every morning) gradually disappeared since the day I started taking cold water showers. It is then that, just out of curiosity, I searched the net to know if there are others who have experienced the same effects of cold water and here I am. Now I know that there is a therapy dedicated to Cold Water and there are a bunch of other crazy guys who have been practicing it. This motivates me to continue with it and spread this information.


Helps Bipolar Depression
Posted by Trevor (Cambridge, NY) on 08/04/2005
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My hot water tank malfunctioned recently so I had to take cold showers. At first I dreaded the idea but have since found that tepid showers invigorate my spirit and lighten my mood. I'm bipolar and have crushing depressive episodes. Believe me when I say that I feel my cold showers mitigate the effects of my dark moods and project a feeling of well being and joy throughout my whole body and mind!


Best Sleep Ever
Posted by Deepak (Valencia, Spain) on 07/15/2005
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I have been taking cold showers since the last two years(summer and cold winters), the feeling is simply unbelievable. After the shower, you have so much of energy injected into you keeping you fit till the end of the day and at night another shower before you sleep, giving you the best of sleep throughout the night, which i would like to recommend to everybody that this is one the most effective and cheapest investment towards health. There is nothing like being healthy.


Invigorates Mind and Body
Posted by Cindy (Illinois, Usa) on 08/29/2020 337 posts

I've tried this but wasn't aware that it got easier so didn't pursue it. I don't actually "bathe" - like with soap - anymore but I am SOOOO going to do this with what is basically just a "rain" shower! And it makes sense because, obviously, there aren't many hot water sources in nature, lol, and will definitely report back! Unless I'm more of a wuss than I think I am. Thanks to Sid and all you other bubbas!! SWAK


Energized
Posted by Al (Atlanta, GA)
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I've been taking cold showers for two years now, every morning, and sometimes in the evening. I am addicted. I start my day with an energy level that is not possible to attain in any other fashion of which I am aware. I don't get sick in the winter, even when I go out without a shirt on. I don't take warm showers at all anymore. I used to think that I was a little nuts, but now after visiting this web site I'm relieved. I've only told a couple of my closest associates about my addiction to cold showers since most people would find it hard, if not impossible to appreciate or understand. I have also dispensed with air conditioning in my auto and home. I find myself returning to the days of my youth when such modern conveniences were non-existent. I walk a lot also. I practice the separation of mind and body, and cold showers assist me in taking control of the body through the power of the mind. I readily confess that cold showers are now a way of life for me and I feel blessed that I accidentally found out about this magnificent therapy when our heater went out and I was forced to take my first cold shower. Take care and God bless. It's time to take my shower! Al Jefferson



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