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Contrast Water Therapy

Contrast bath therapy, also known as "hot/cold immersion therapy", is a form of treatment where a limb or the entire body is immersed in warm water followed by the immediate immersion of the limb or body in ice water. This procedure is repeated several times, alternating hot and cold. Note that the treatment should always end in the ice water, as heat will induces the body's inflammatory response, while cold helps to decrease inflammation.

It might be used in conjunction with Cryotherapy

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Exercise Recovery Musculoskeletal outcome
Exercise Recovery

Notable Increase

Evidence: Low

2 studies

Blood Flow Cardiovascular outcome
Blood Flow

Notable Increase

Evidence: Low

1 study