Cold for weight-loss?
Yes, you read it correctly. There might be a taboo when it comes to using cold as a treatment, but it can be truly beneficial. For example, if you have a sore throat, consuming crushed iced will help your throat feel far better than drinking hot tea since the cold will relieve the irritation while refreshing your throat at the same time. However, we’ll go over that another time. Now we’re going to focus on the relation between ice and weight loss. If you have tried many different techniques using heat and couldn’t manage to lose a single ounce, then you might be interested in trying ice treatment.
Lots of studies reveal that applying ice to certain parts of the body helps burn fat. Apparently, it’s very reliable in reducing size and strengthening skin tissue. If you do not believe it, simply think about how your body feels after taking a cool bath or swimming in an unheated swimming pool.
What is ice treatment?
Perhaps you don’t understand how ice can help you lose weight. Ice treatment is the application of ice to areas of the body that are sagging or overweight in order to firm and slim them. What are the advantages of this treatment?
- Detoxifies the body.
- Tightens and firms tissue.
- Naturally lifts sagging skin.
- Improves cellulitis.
- Promotes blood circulation (must be accompanied with an exfoliating therapy).
- Lowers size in simply a few sessions.
Ice therapy started in Mexico in the early 2000s and is an innovative massage technique, that when combined with a healthy diet and workout, has big effects on the body. Results are seen with the first application since, together with medical plants, it increases the absorption of fats and stimulates the production of new cells.
There are a few different methods to apply ice to the skin and enjoy its advantages. You can use a bag or a gel pack designed for particular areas of the body like the eyes and abdominal areas. You simply freeze these accessories then apply to the corresponding area. If you wish to try ice treatment at home, just put a couple of ice cubes in a bag, cover in a thin fabric, and apply to the areas where you want to lose weight or tighten up the skin.
In big cities in the United States and Europe, there are specialized centers where you can take pleasure in ice therapy. First, a special mud is used to cleanse and exfoliate the skin, triggering blood flow and preparing the area for the next step. An ice massage completes the session. No known side effects have been reported.
Ice treatment is advised for anyone who wishes to firm the skin and slim down. It’s not just for women either, although 95% of ice therapy users are women. It’s especially recommended for women after childbirth and nursing. It’s less intrusive than other strategies, has no contraindications, and can be used right after giving birth. In addition, ice treatment can be used by women over age 40 that are starting to notice a loss of firmness in their chests, buttocks, and abdominal area, etc. In each of these cases, ice firms and invigorates.
There are many different kinds of ice on the market that increase the effectiveness of the treatment if you wish to enjoy it at home. For example, some include different types of oils and natural herbs that offer effects in addition to slimming and firming. You can make:
- Anti-stretch ice
- Ice for a flat stomach
- Ice to reduce size
- Facial ice
- Ice to eliminate sagging
- Ice for after childbirth
How to perform ice treatment in your home
Maybe you do not have the time or the money to go to an ice treatment institute in a big city. Don’t worry! You can enjoy an effective ice treatment session right in the comfort of your own home. You’ll need:
- 3 tablespoons horsetail
- 1 handful rosemary leaves
- 3 tablespoons instant coffee
- 1 handful climbing ivy
- 2 lbs green tea or yerba mate
- ½ liter water
Boil the ingredients for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool to space temperature level. Pour into a plastic container (even much better if you have an ice cube tray) and place into the freezer until frozen. When frozen, use the resulting ice to massage the areas that you wish to reduce or firm, always in circular movements. Please keep in mind if you have very sensitive skin, wrap the ice in a fabric or plastic bag to avoid burning yourself.