Breathwork & Cold Exposure Therapy
Michael offers a 1:1 guided breathwork and cold exposure journey. This 60 min session will incorporate 4 rounds of deep breathing, breath holds, and energetic releases. Then we will walk you through a 3-5 minute ice bath, teaching you submersion techniques and proper breathing. This session will conclude with a 10 min rewarming exercise.
Appointment Length: 90 min
Cost: $170 l St. Petersburg, FL.
Breathwork & Cold Exposure Benefits
- increased energy
- better sleep
- reduced stress levels
- heightened focus and determination
- increased willpower
- stronger immune system
- mental health
These techniques are also scientifically proven to:
- voluntary influence of the nervous system and immune system
- anti-inflammatory effects
- decreases in flu-like symptoms
- increased levels of nervous system neurotransmitters
- reductions in altitude sickness
- improved oxygen delivery during exercise
For a complete list of benefits a scientific research please visit: https://www.wimhofmethod.com/benefits
What Happens During The Breathing?
When we practice Breathwork, our body releases old toxins, emotional blockages, and trauma and also brings new energy into our system. Unlike meditation, where we are aware of our mental chatter, breathwork allows us to disconnect from the mind and reconnect with our body and energy. From this elevated state of awareness, we are able to heal, grow, and expand.
Normal sensations may include:
- Tingling in feet, hands, or face
- Increased body temperature
- emotional feelings
What Happens During The Ice Bath?
Ice baths reduce inflammation and improve recovery by changing the way blood and other fluids flow through your body. When you sit in cold water, your blood vessels constrict; when you get out, they dilate (or open back up). This process helps flush away metabolic waste.
Going into the cold also helps to stimulate the chemicals in our brain that dictate how we feel & focus.
A handful of studies show a link between cold exposure and upticks in various brain chemicals associated with well-being. For example, one study found that immersion in cold water raised people’s blood levels of the neurotransmitters noradrenaline (by 530%) and dopamine (by 250%).
Noradrenaline helps counter anxiety and depression, and dopamine plays a crucial role in feelings of motivation and reward. In addition, other research indicates that higher levels of noradrenaline could reduce inflammation. By enduring cold temperatures, you also increase “brown fat,” associated with lower body fat percentage and body temperature regulation, along with immune system support!