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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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There are 1 benefit of Contrast Water Therapy, including:

Exercise Recovery Musculoskeletal outcome
Minor increase risk of Exercise Recovery
Musculoskeletal system

2 studies

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