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Hot vs. Cold

The Therapeutic Powers of Temperature

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Cold plunges, saunas, and cryo — oh my! A quick search for natural therapies for soreness, recovery, and overall mood enhancement often leads to a seemingly contradictory crossroads: the steamy allure of hot therapy such as saunas and infrared light, versus the energizing shock of cold treatment from cryotherapy and cold plunges. Both have their fervent advocates, touting a range of benefits from improved mental health to enhanced physical recovery, and either — or both — may be a great addition to your current self-care regime.

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