About Nordic Exposure
Nordic Exposure provides sauna and cold bath events and rentals. All proceeds help fund the Circle the Earth Recreation Organization nonprofit. dedicated to promoting the rejuvenating and transformative benefits of cold baths and saunas for both physical and mental well-being.
We're dedicated to promoting the rejuvenating and transformative benefits of cold baths and saunas for both physical and mental well-being. At these events, you participate in sauna and cold tub cycles. Check out our events tab to join us! We also rent out the saunas and cold tubs. We bring them right to your location! Or if you have a group of friends or coworkers that want a unique and fun night, contact us to set up a private event down at The Hub in Old Town Mankato.
At Nordic Exposure, we believe in the power of ancient Nordic traditions that have withstood the test of time and continue to enrich lives across the globe. Our mission is to share these time-honored practices with the world, helping individuals unlock their true potential and embrace a healthier, more balanced lifestyle.
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The Healing Power of Cold Baths and Saunas
For centuries, the people of the Nordic regions have embraced the therapeutic practice of immersing themselves in cold water and basking in the warmth of saunas. These age-old rituals are more than just cultural traditions; they are pathways to improved health and vitality.
Physical Health Benefits
Cold baths and saunas offer a multitude of physical health benefits. The contrast between hot and cold temperatures stimulates blood circulation, which can aid in reducing inflammation, promoting muscle recovery, and enhancing overall cardiovascular health. Regular cold water immersion has been shown to boost the immune system, increase metabolism, and even contribute to weight loss. At Nordic Exposure, we believe that nature has provided us with the tools to optimize our physical well-being, and we're here to guide you on your journey to better health.
Mental Health and Wellness
But the benefits of cold baths and saunas extend far beyond the physical realm. These practices are renowned for their positive effects on mental health and well-being. The serene environment of a sauna or the invigorating shock of a cold plunge can provide profound stress relief, reduce anxiety, and foster mental clarity. The sense of accomplishment and the release of endorphins that come with these experiences can leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated, ready to take on life's challenges with a clear mind and a strong spirit.
Our Commitment to You
Nordic Exposure is committed to making the transformative power of cold baths and saunas accessible to everyone. We offer educational resources, workshops, and community events to help you integrate these practices into your daily life. Our passionate team of experts is dedicated to providing guidance and support as you embark on your journey toward improved physical and mental well-being.
Join us at Nordic Exposure and discover how the ancient wisdom of the Nordics can help you lead a happier, healthier life. Embrace the cold, embrace the heat, and embrace a better you. Together, we'll explore the incredible potential that lies within these time-tested traditions.
Nordic Exposure Physical Health Benefits
What are the benefits of the Nordic Exposure hot/cold event?
Benefits go way back to the Nordic cultures who originated the technique: a 20-minute sauna session, followed by a cold water dip or cool shower. It is indeed intense, but the combination of hot and cold has some definite health benefits. The benefits of the Nordic Exposure are both physical and psychological, and immediately noticeable. It benefits your body and mind in numerous ways.
People with inflammation-related ailments can experience joint relief with the Nordic Exposure.
Improved Blood Flow
For some the cold water exposure after a hot sauna can improve blood flow. Any cold shower enthusiasts claim that a cold shower is rejuvenating simply because of increased blood flow.
The hot/cold exposure elevates heart rate, adrenaline, and the release of endorphins. This has proven to actually ease pain and lighten mood.
The hot and cold technique has a way of triggering lymphatic circulation. This allows for boy waste to be eliminated and for a “flushing” process to have a detoxifying effect on the body.
Sauna heat is noted to decrease muscle aches and soreness. Cold can also help joint aches and pains.
The hot saunas/cold plunge stimulates blood flow and therefore influences skin health.
*These claims are not our own, rather, gathered from extensive research by experts. We are not doctors and don’t claim to be. Hot/cold exposure should be done at your own risk and is not recommended for pregnant women or those with high blood pressure issues or other major health concerns.*
Nordic Exposure Mental Health Benefits
Cold baths and saunas offer a remarkable array of mental health benefits that have been cherished for centuries by cultures around the world. These practices not only provide physical rejuvenation but also offer profound effects on the mind and emotional well-being. Here are some of the key mental health benefits of indulging in cold baths and saunas:
One of the most immediate and noticeable effects of saunas and cold baths is their ability to reduce stress. The warm, comforting atmosphere of saunas and the refreshing shock of cold water immersion both have a calming effect on the mind. They help release tension, ease anxiety, and promote a deep sense of relaxation.
Cold baths and saunas stimulate the release of endorphins, the body's natural feel-good chemicals. These endorphins can lead to a sense of euphoria and improved mood, making them an excellent choice for individuals dealing with mild depression or seasonal affective disorder.
Regular sauna use, particularly in the evening, can help improve the quality of sleep. The relaxation and increase in body temperature followed by a cooldown mimic the body's natural sleep cycle, making it easier to fall asleep and stay asleep.
Saunas and cold baths encourage mental clarity and focus. The contrast between hot and cold temperatures trains the mind to adapt and stay present, enhancing cognitive function and sharpening mental acuity.
Embracing the challenging sensations of cold baths and saunas can foster mental toughness and resilience. Overcoming the initial discomfort helps individuals build confidence in their ability to face life's challenges.
Cold baths and saunas encourage mindfulness by requiring you to be fully present in the moment. This heightened awareness of your body and its sensations can improve self-awareness and emotional regulation.
Many cultures view saunas and cold baths as communal spaces where people come together to relax and connect. These social interactions can combat feelings of isolation and loneliness, contributing to overall mental well-being.
The physical detoxification that occurs during saunas can also have a positive impact on mental health. As your body eliminates toxins and impurities, you may feel a sense of lightness and clarity, both physically and mentally.
Remember that the mental health benefits of cold baths and saunas may vary from person to person. It's essential to listen to your body and consult with a healthcare professional if you have underlying medical conditions. Incorporating these practices into your routine can be a valuable addition to your holistic approach to mental well-being, providing a natural and enjoyable way to nurture your mind while caring for your body.