Gardner also cites evidence that soaking in an ice bath following strenuous activity can postpone the onset of muscular pain compared to basic rest.
According to a study published in the Journal of Athletic Training, a cold shower (similar to an ice bath) can help alleviate exertional hyperthermia.
Ice baths may also have mental health benefits. "At first, the ice bath experience is unpleasant for the majority of people.
The cold water has a beneficial effect on the central nervous system, "which helps you sleep and feel better after ten to fifteen minutes," he says.
Ice baths can aid in recovery and reduce soreness, thereby promoting recovery.
This enables you to be better prepared for your subsequent workout, which may be of higher quality.
There is some scientific evidence that ice baths can strengthen the immune system.