The power of contrast

If you’re curious about contrast therapy, you’ve come to the right place. Join us for an exploration of what happens when ice and fire join forces.

It’s an idea that’s been around for centuries and practiced in many forms. Originating in Nordic countries where hot saunas are followed by dips in an icy lake or rolling in the snow. This knock-out combination of hot and cold, surrounded by nature has an intoxicating effect. So, it’s no surprise that Norway ranks as the happiest nation in the world, closely followed by other Scandinavian countries. So what’s going on?

We’ve teamed up with Sunlighten UK, masters of the infrared sauna, to create a contrast therapy e-book to unravel the incredible benefits of both the heat and the cold.

New to contrast therapy?

Contrast therapy is the practice of moving the body between two temperature states to gain acute health benefits, naturally. First, heating the body to produce a deep sweat, before rapidly cooling it in cold water on a repeated cycle.

What we explore…

  • We dig into the reasons behind contrast’s mood-boosting effects and explore why it makes us feel so awake, so focused, helps our sleep and supports weight management.

  • We explore how it provides a cardiovascular workout as your vascular system works hard to pump blood away from your skin and back to the surface again to regulate your body’s heat.

  • We share a beginner’s guide on how to start your contrast therapy practice with help and advice on how to stay safe.

It’s getting hot in here…

There are hot saunas and then there are infrared saunas. Infrared saunas work on a cellular level delivering energy directly to the cells in our body to produce a deep sweat. You can stick around much longer in an infrared because the temperature is lower but the sweat is more productive, detoxifying more thoroughly while extracting less water from your body than a traditional sauna. And that’s just the beginning of the benefits.

Who wrote it?

Joie Risk, European MD of Sunlighten, a Global leader in light therapy saunas, and Dan Bosomworth one of our co-founders at Brass Monkey, got together to combine their knowledge in our comprehensive guide to your contrast therapy practice. Together, Brass Monkey and Sunlighten share a common commitment to the health and wellbeing of our customers, making us the perfect partners to explore a new avenue of your wellness journey.

Made to match

We’ve partnered with Sunlighten UK, masters of the infra-red sauna to bring you a powerful heat contrast therapy experience. Our collaboration range of Ice Baths and Plunges is made to match your Sunlighten sauna to create a complete wellness suite in your own home. Using the same rich eucalyptus and basswood, our beautifully natural materials calm the senses whether you’re in the heat or the cold.

Download contrast therapy ebook