Cold therapy is a widely used self-care method. It improves a general well-being, tension and fatigue decrease and mood and memory increase. Cold also relieves pain and inflammation in rheumatic diseases. In sports medicine cold exposure improves recovery from muscle injury. Adaptation to cold increases brown adipose tissue amount and activity. The presence of cold-activated brown adipose tissue has been reported to lower body mass index and higher insulin sensitivity.
A new method for whole -body cold treatment has been introduced in Finland (Amandan Healthcare Ltd). The device is adjustable to a standard bathroom, equipped with nozzles that disperse cold water into mist particles. Cold water mist on the skin is more easily tolerated than cold water.