Cold Shower in Summer

A cold water shower can be a highly revitalizing experience particularly if you are staying in a hot climate. The practice of taking cold showers in the morning is extraordinarily enriching and even has been used therapeutically across the world for thousands of years.

A cold water shower could also have a therapeutic effect. If used properly it could act as a Cold Water Massage Therapy. This in turn would be one of the healthiest and inexpensive of therapies!

How to have a cold water shower

Simple massage the body with almond oil before taking a shower

  • Shower in cold water until your body temperature rises and no longer feels cold, but toasty and warm
  • Make sure the bathroom is heated.
  • Never get out of a cold shower into a cold room

A word of caution

A cold shower should not be taken during a women’s time of menstruation as she needs extra rest and gentleness during her menses. Instead she should have a lukewarm shower.

Advantages of having cold water shower in summers

Cold showers have the following positive effects:

  • Brings blood to the capillaries, therefore increasing circulation throughout the body
  • Cleans the circulatory system
  • Reduces blood pressure on internal organs
  • Provides flushing for the organs and provides a new supply of blood
  • Strengthens the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems
  • Contracts the muscles to eliminate toxins and poisonous wastes
  • Strengthens the mucous membranes, which help resist hay fever, allergies, colds, coughs

Many health problems are reduced or even eliminated over time by providing proper circulation of the blood to the affected area using the cold shower massage. A term called “Ishnan”( very cold showers) when people in olden days in India used to take bath in cold waters.

“Ishnan” is the point at which the body, by its own virtue, creates the temperature that it can beat off the coldness of the water. This happens when the capillaries open with the onset of the cold water. They close again during the course of the cold shower and it is at that point that all the blood rushes back to flush the organs and the glands. This process allows the glands to renew their secretions and “youth”