Cold Shower Therapy Health Benefits

Fountain of Youth

Posted by Andrew (London, UK) on 03/22/2007
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Cold showers have had a very positive effect on my health. Can't do without them now and hot showers almost seem repellent to me. The following has occurred since i started taking them 3 months ago: better circulation, less sweating, no colds/flu/infections,clearer mind, cleaner skin (blackheads have cleared up), no body odour...miraculous. I can vouch for cold showers and best of all it's totally free! I am definitely an addict.

Posted by Robert (Waterbury, CT) on 12/24/2006
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Read about it on this site. Have been taking cold showers for several months now. Having well water its very cold even in the summer. If i stick my head into the stream of water first the initial shock is not bad at all. Then it just feels super you feel so refreshed and awake. Seem to be very good for the skin and have not had a cold since . I look Forward to it now.

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.

Posted by Monica (Marietta, GA) on 08/16/2006
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I came across cold shower benefits because of this war and the HIGH gas prices. I used electric heat in the winter but continued to use gas for my hot showers. After receiving a gas bill about $100 for some hot bath water I was DONE! It actually wasn't that bad when I started. I would adjust the hot water as if it was there - Mental thing...LOL! My skin was already nice but NOW it is sooo much smoother and soft! I feel so energized after my cold showers. I notice that when I get ready for one my body actually increases in temperature. I feel hot and can't wait to get in there. I do still take them that time of the month - It doesn't bother me at all. I am glad I am not the only one doing this...I was feeling crazy! But I am glad that it really does help with other things. This is really great!

Posted by Gracie (Pasadena, CA) on 08/08/2006
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My body hums, vibrates with energy, after a cold shower, very obviously so when I take one just before bed .I lie down on nice clean sheets with a fresh feeling that honestly makes me feel like a kid again. I feel sensual, youthful, trim and slim after a cold shower. As a professional artist my color palette has become brighter, cleaner and more like freshly squeezed fruit juice than in past. My ideas have opened up, become more playful and light hearted. I have opened up more to other people which has attracted new clients into my business life. I have no interest in hot showers. The thought of standing under hot water is actually unpleasant to me now. I love stepping under the flow of water that feels like plunging into ocean. You get the same rush of electricity from a cold shower as you do in large bodies of water. I wish that I had known about them years ago .They have changed my entire outlook on life which is helping the world because I am more loving,open and kind to the people that I come into contact with. I am also more tolerant of situations that used to drive me into states of serious anxiety.

Posted by Jameson (Costa Rica) on 05/30/2006
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OMG, I feel like I've discovered the HOLY GRAIL! I'm taking 5 cold showers a day, sometimes 4. I didn't expect to be in the city again and have temporarily ended up in San Jose, Costa Rica, after having been in the country near Nicaragua for 3 months chillin' in nature. It's an armpit of a city and very noisy and my nervous system goes into overdrive in this kind of environment and I get rashes! Anyway, I know 5 cold showers might seems excessive but it totally calms me down, brings me to life, washes away a lot of the over stimulation feeling (which can drive a person mad with hyperactivity) and keeps the rashes down to ZERO! WOOHOO! Whenever I start to feel messed up, i just hop in the shower and zZIP, I've got a whole new body and outlook!

Posted by Ron (Lompoc, CA) on 03/21/2006
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Definitely try the cold shower along with the cold bath to lower blood pressure. My wife knows this Russian secret for youth and longevity. This is it. I am more vigorous, awake, and relaxed after a cold shower or cold bath. Also, try the cold warm rotation method. Sit in the cold bath for a few minutes (yes, submerge your head for a few seconds) and then have the shower fairly warm and do this several times. WOW!!

Posted by Bec B (Victoria) on 03/19/2006
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Recently I have just started taking cold showers. Now after 3 months, my mood and health feel incredible! I'm addicted to cold showers, they feel so refreshing and relaxing, it feels like i'm under a waterfall. Before I started taking cold showers, I used to suffer from fatigue and after the first cold shower my mood and health feel 100%.

Posted by Willem (The Netherlands) on 03/01/2006
5 out of 5 stars

I know a man who suffered a heart attack at the age of 45. He lives near the beach and started to take a bath in the ocean every day, even in the winter. He is 93 now! He claims he never even had a cold since he started.

Posted by Herman (Nogales, Sonora) on 01/07/2006
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For some accidental reason in winter time even with snowy weather I started taking chilling water showers about 15 years ago 7 days a week and since then I have never gone through any type of cold illness or anything related with it. It made me tolerant to cold weather. I never thought of it as a therapy until now I came up with this web page and made me curious about its benefits,,,would like to know more about its benefits. I thought I was the only nuts person doing this,,,feels great!!!!!

Posted by Jim (UK) on 11/26/2005
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for 40 years I have cold showers regularly (2 of 3 times/day), sleep nude and never wear underclothes -and feel great!

Posted by Edwin (New York)
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I have been doing cold shower therapy now for about 3 weeks; I shower twice a day. I feel great, look great, and feel a sense of well being all around. I also started using Pure Almond Oil, and my wife says that my skin never felt so a baby! I'm 51 years old and to have skin feel soft like a know the rest.

Posted by Garin (Oregon)
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I believe by taking cold showers, you will live longer. This is because warm to hot water will age your cells, and by taking a cold shower it will improve your cells and make you look and feel great. I am 18/Male and everyone says that I look great, I don't think it's because of taking cold showers. But taking cold showers does play a role in looking good. The best way to look great is to workout and don't worry about over training. I was a gymnast for 6 years and I worked out for 3 hours everyday. Now that's over training to some people, but to me that's not over training because there is no such thing as over training. Your body needs as much exercise as it can get. I have studied about Bruce Lee and he worked out constantly everyday. He was strong, good looking and healthy, until he took too many supplements and it killed him. That 3 hours of working out everyday helped me to burn a lot of calories, that would of turned in to fat if I didn't workout.

Posted by Mindy (Miami, FL)
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In Miami, the weather is, humid, sweltering, blistering sunshine. Still, plenty of people here take hot showers. They look at me like I've lost my mind when I say that cold showers are awesome. I started taking cold showers earlier this year & I've noticed a few benefits. 1) The most obvious: it helps me to feel cool, fresh, & hydrated in this hot weather. Something a hot shower simply wouldn't do.

2) I'm a young woman who is very conscious of her appearance and cold showers have definitely made an improvement in both my skin & hair. My skin has more of a glow to it, I smell more pleasant, and I'm silky all over! Hardly any more blemishes. My hair is more silky, lustrous, & manageable.

3) Cold showers are a simple, cost-effective, holistic approach to health. I have fewer illnesses & my allergies, while still there, aren't as severe as they used to be. My sinuses don't bother me as much anymore. I feel more comfortable & clear-minded after I've had a cold shower.

Frozen Shoulder

Posted by Teresa (Bentonville, Ar) on 09/05/2010
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15 days ago I came down with all the symptoms of frozen shoulder. This is an extremely painful condition in the shoulder that makes it feel sort of like its falling off. Every movement hurts, and no movement hurts. Sleep is all but impossible, because its so hard to find a place to rest your arm that does not hurt. This condition can last for 8 months to 3 years, and may not go away at all. My sister had frozen shoulder several years ago, so I'd seen the condition first hand with her. After 4 days of frantic searching, I'd found the cold showers remedy. I started taking them 3-4 times a day when I realized it was helping with the pain. Its been 15 days, I'm down to 2 cold showers a day. My mobility is getting close to normal. I missed my second shower yesterday, and the night time pain was back so at 4 in the morning I'm cold showering again. I will not miss again for a while. I told a nephew who is overweight about it, he has severe hip pain, and he said its really helping him as well. Just water... Go figure!