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What is better, showers or baths?

Discussion in 'Cold Thermogenesis' started by laertes, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. Pardus

    Pardus New Member

    Agreed, cold showers are pretty uncomfortable. Up north here in Canada, the water still comes out pretty cold during the winter at around 40-50 degrees. I've been taking daily cold walks and cold showers for about 5 weeks.

    I find that the initial shock of a shower can be reduced if I spend a couple minutes doing face dunks as a warm up (cool down?) beforehand. Then when I get into the shower, I stick my face under the stream first while holding my breath, using the dive reflex to counteract the gasping. I've tried the showers with feet and legs first as a comparison to this method, and noticed that going "head first" method seems to be a little less shocking. You pay more attention to the cold on your face because it's more sensitive, and comparitively the cold on your body isn't as bad.
  2. LinD

    LinD New Member

    Thanks for the pic! I just don't think I would like to be crammed into the small space. Do you stand up frequently?
  3. eva

    eva New Member

    Inger, the tub looks excellent! decided id stay in the shower this moring untill i get literally too uncomfortable. i didnt have enough time - had to get out at 25 min and make a run for work. i think an additional 5-10 min next time

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