3 step relaxation ritual
Thermal experience is also known as Thermal therapy. This ritual originates from the Nordic regions dating back over 2000 years ago.
Thermal therapy involves alternating between hot and cold temperatures, followed by a rest period.
This ritual has been proven to help lower inflammation, reduce stress, alleviate pain, improve blood circulation, stimulates the immune system, slows body aging, eliminate toxins, cleans and tones and tightens the skin, encourages better sleep pattern.
The experience is good for the body but it is also beneficial for the mind and soul. This process has also great effects on the mental health, Encourages relaxation and eliminates fatigue, improves memory and mental alertness.
Step 1, The sauna.
This process will take you about 10-15 minutes (recommended) to go through. This first "hot" cycle will allow your body to start holding heat, open up your pores and allow your body to release toxins.
COLD POOL & BUCKET
Step 2, The cold pool and/or cold bucket
The "cold pool or cold bucket" cycle will take you anywhere from a quick dip, a tip of a bucket, to a full 30 seconds submersion in the pool. This second "cold" cycle will produce a thermal shock and make you release adrenaline from your body.
The Cold Pool submersion process is recommended to be performed for 10 to 30 seconds.
The Cold Bucket process is a very quick and easy one. Stand under the cold bucket of water, pull the leaver and dump it on your body for a quick body cooldown.
During winter months, a quick and fun alternative to these procedures can also be replaced by jumping in the snow or simply walking outside in the cold.
Step 3, The Hot Tub
The "Hot tub" cycle is the last "Hot" process of the thermal experience. This final step will allow for the body to regulate its core temperature, slow down the release of adrenaline and make way for endorphins. This process is recommended to be performed for a duration of 20 minutes followed by a relaxation period of rest in a quiet and peaceful area.