HOT + COLD = HEALING POWER
InPickleball Magazine discusses the benefits of a recovery treatment called contrast therapy, or hot and cold immersion, after playing pickleball and includes guidance from Todd McGrath, MD, sports medicine physician at HSS.
The treatment involves exposing the body to hot temperatures (via a hot bath or shower or a sauna) followed by an ice-cold plunge or shower. Alternating between heat and cold has a healing effect.
According to Dr. McGrath, “The idea is that the temperature change and the [water] pressure can have a positive impact on recovery after exercise and potentially be good for your overall health.”
The article appeared in the September 2022 issue of the magazine.