5 Différences entre les bains de glace et les douches froides

5 Différences entre les bains de glace et les douches froides

Ice baths and cold showers are both methods of body cooling using cold water, but there are some differences between them:

1.Cooling rates in water baths, bains de glace

An ice bath is the immersion of an object in a mixture of ice and water. Because of the low temperature of the medium (near 0°C or 32°F), it provides a very intense and rapid cooling effect. Ice baths quickly lower skin temperature, promote vasoconstriction, reduce muscle pain and inflammation, and increase the body’s rate of recovery.

En revanche, cold showers are usually slightly warmer, usually between 10°C (50°F) and 20°C (68°F), and have a slightly weaker cooling effect than ice baths, but still provide a cool and soothing sensation.

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2.Type of immersion

An ice bath is a complete immersion of the body in ice water, usually in a bathtub or vat.