So why do we this? That’s a fair enough question.
THE PHYSICAL BENEFITS
Cold exposure soothes muscle soreness and reduces inflammation. Heat exposure promotes full-body circulation and cardiovascular function. Together, the heat and ice can help boost immunity and increase metabolism. To your body, this is active recovery – even though you will mainly feel relaxed and soothed.
THE MENTAL BENEFITS
Aside from the physical recovery, Fire & Ice is a journey into breath work and meditation as tools for stress management. The ice bath and sauna each produce their own stress response in the body, and learning how to self-regulate in these environments is mentally transformative. Our class starts the moment your body hits that ice; but the real work begins when you leave Mekanix and take these benefits to the rest of your life.