Things you need to know about the benefits of ice-cold treatments
The healing power of cold temperatures to reduce inflammation and soothe aches and pains has long been embraced by the Finns, who consider a plunge in icy water after a sauna to be not merely a luxury, but a necessity.
Cold water and ice contain more oxygen than hot water – promoting alkalisation and detoxification. Yes, unlike a hot steamy bath, showering in cold water prevents toxins from getting clogged in your skin. Hello tight pores, bye-bye acne and wrinkles!
Ice treatments not only induce teeth chattering, but also get your blood flowing! When exposed to cold external temperatures, your arteries and veins constrict temporarily, allowing blood to flow at a higher pressure and increasing circulation. Aside from improving cardiovascular health, it also boosts the immune system and aids in battling depression.
The Acqua Perla Spa taps into this ice-cold trend by offering the sensuous detoxification delights of the 45-minute Sensorial Hydro Trail treatment, whose seven stages include a hot volcanic steam cave where you grab a handful of snow from the snow fountain to rub onto your body.
The mention of “ice treatments” may send shivers down your spines at first. But brave the cold, and you will emerge back into the heat of Bali refreshed and rejuvenated.