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Personally, I'm a big believer in the Mammalian Diving Reflex.Whenever I have to swim in a cold pool or use a cold shower, I have to get my FACE in the water first, then the coldness is barely noticable.


Do some sport or exercises before going under the cold water :) push-ups, stationary jumps, abs ... your body will get warmer, and you will be able to bear this pouring icy water a lot more easily :D


Here's something to inspire you. The video is a song from an old Hindi language Indian movie. The first few lines roughly translate to: (Dad) One should shower with cold water, (Son) One should sing, irrespective of whether one can. (Dad) Son, clap your hands While I sing Qawali Let me strike a chord And turn on the shower Hold this bucket Make it look ...


What I find works best is a imitations the watering the chest method and getting to love cold water method. Deal with the Shock Water your feet and water your chest Turn the cold shower slowly on so its like rain initially Put a major limb in IE arm or leg and get used to the water hold your breath, man up and take the plunge. Good luck!


First, starting to take a cold shower from toe to the head, by doing this you will takes half the simulation bring by the cold water, then test if the water is still cold, if cold, brings up the temperature a little bit, until your body feels comfortable, then, finish the wash in less then 5 minutes only, so you could barely forget the shower and create less ...


This is the technique I use when I have had to deal with the hot water supply being cut off (for whatever reason). My basis for this is that you need to deal with the more sensitive areas of your body first and then the rest will be easier. Start by allowing only a very small water flow, so that the rest of your body is not in contact with the cold water. ...


I've spent many years with scouts bathing in cold rivers, and it never gets pleasant. I don't think this will ever change, mostly because we western people got used to bathe in huge amount of water wasting it, while you don't need much water to clean yourself. My method was to enter the cold water for a second, then apply soap to the wet skin and rub, then ...


I'll go ahead and advise turning on the shower, spraying a small amount of water on your chest and then quickly entering the bathtub/shower area. Explanation: The shock from the small amount tells your brain that you've contacted cold water, but tells it not to worry because of the small amount. Then, when you quickly enter the shower, the brain already ...


A few years ago I made a conscious decision to start taking cold showers. I didn't go cold turkey: I would start with a normal shower, but not a steaming-hot shower. After I was done, I would tun on the cold water and stand under it for a few seconds. After a few weeks, I was able to wash off the soap with the cold water. A few weeks after that, I was ...


Since I arrived in Japan in April this year I have been taking a cold shower almost every day. At first I did it because I didn't know how to enable the hot water, now because I got used to it. For me it is easier to do so after exercising (going for a run, weight based exercises like pushups/crunches), as the cold shower will feel like a reward.


While growing up I had to turn on the heater before taking a shower and sometimes when its getting late, you really don't have time to do that. Here's some advice which might help. I'm going to go ahead and assume that any hot water source is unavailable and you are in a frame of mind where the water is too cold!!! Step 1 - Making Peace with the Cold Water ...


Bathtubs of any kind aren't actually all that common in Japanese hotels. The cheaper ones, especially business hotels and the like, tend to have only showers, and most minshuku/ryokan and all capsule hotels don't have any in-room bathing facilities at all, only large communal and/or reservable onsen baths. If you're staying in branded Western chain hotels, ...

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