Winter swimming – feel the rush
The cold blast boosts your metabolism, strengthens your immune system and makes you “happy as a clam”. When you bathe in cold water, a lot of neurotransmitters are released in the brain such as endorphins, serotonin and dopamine. It provides an energy boost so you feel “high” after your ocean dip. Blood rushes around the body and the renewed energy can be felt hours later. Many also experience a special sense of victory when they have conquered their first trips as winter swimmers.
Combine an ice-cold dip in the sea with a trip to our hot sauna and you’ll indulge all your senses. The interaction between the cold water and the sauna is an effective way of cleansing stress hormones, for example. If you do this regularly, you will also reduce inflammation in the body. That’s true self-love.