Life At Nature's Pace

Cold Immersion

Cold water therapy is the practice of using cold water to support health and well-being by encouraging the release of healing hormones, changing neural pathways and creating adaptations within the body.. There is a long history documenting the benefit of cold therapy for human health; and research continues today. Many cultures have utilized this practice around the world to ease muscle pain and fatigue and to support health and wellness. Today, we take this ancient healing modality and apply it to our life through ice baths, wild swimming, cold immersion and cold showers. 

This practice of cold water therapy has many benefits including:

:: boosts immune system

:: improves cellular function

:: increases metabolic function

:: decreases pain & inflammation

:: supports recovery and healing

:: benefits circulatory system & blood flow

:: improves response to stress

:: boosts energy and improves mood

:: increases confidence and resiliency

:: improves sleep

Practicing cold therapy floods the body with norepinephrine; a hormone and neurotransmitter found and released naturally in the brain and body during a fight/flight response. This response increases energy, mood, attention and focus while decreasing inflammation and bringing blood-flow to vital organs and retaining heat through vasoconstriction.

In addition to the list of physical benefits, cold exposure creates the space for deep, true connection to self. Controlled uncomfortable situations support us overcoming our stress response and teach us how to tap into our inner strength and resiliency. This benefits us in the cold water, and in life. 

Outdoor Cold Immersion with Hike and Breathwork

When: Saturday October 8, 2022 

Time: 10am to 11:30am

Investment: $25.00 (includes HST)

Who: Adults, ages 18 and over

Where: Orono Crown Lands, 535 Ochonski Road, Clarington, Ontario L0B 1M0

Facilitator: Kim Corrigan

Join me for an afternoon hike, guided breathwork and a cold plunge. 

We will hike to our plunge spot, a fairly easy and comfortable hike on well-groomed trails. Once there I will guide you through a 10-to-15-minute breathwork session before we step into the cool waters of Wilmont Creek for a 2-to-5-minute immersion in the cold. We will conclude our time together with discussion and support, and a short hike back to our cars. 

Spaces are limited! Only eight spots open! Register soon.

To register, please connect with Kim at [email protected]

Please refer to the policies page before registering. 

Next Cold Immersion Dates

Saturday October 22, 2022 2pm to 3:30pm