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Contrast bath therapy
also called "Hot/Cold Immersion therapy"

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  1. is a form of treatment where a limb or the entire body is immersed in ice water followed by the immediate immersion of the limb or body in warm water

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    created by user picturefactobot on March 3, 2009
  2. Contrast bathing can be used to reduce swelling around injuries or to aid recovery from exercise

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  3. The theory behind contrast bath therapy is that the warm water causes vasodilation of the blood flow in the limb or body followed by vasoconstriction

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    created by user picturefactobot on March 3, 2009
  4. The effect is to pump out inflammation — although this has been called into question

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