Since the pandemic hit, my intuition has been nudging me to take a weekly sauna, and to shower in cold water between the heat sessions. Hydrotherapy is used in many cultures as preventive medicine. Going from extremes of hot and cold is very healing and strengthening. Over time, the cold water no longer shocks you. You build up your tolerance.
When I lived in Europe, the general public visited the sauna bads regularly. After showering, we would start with a warm jacuzzi. From there we would head into the hot sauna, and then plunge into the cold water. I own a wonderful custom built sauna here at the cabin. It was carefully crafted by the same German man who constructed the house. It's a marvelous luxury to finally have. I had always dreamed of having my own personal sauna at home.
My sense is that using hydrotherapy is also an effective preventive measure during this pandemic. The more we can do to stay relaxed, healthy, and balanced, the better. Sweating helps release toxins from the body. When we are young, we tend to sweat every day, if we exercise regularly. We still need this release for our health as we age.
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