Dr. Zaslow weighs in on the purported benefits of Ice Baths in this NY Time article.
Article Link: The $4,990 Ice Bath – The New York Times (nytimes.com)
Cold-plunge devotees say the practice offers all kinds of benefits, including mental clarity, pain management and even weight loss, citing proponents like the Dutch motivational speaker Wim Hof and the Stanford neuroscientist Andrew Huberman.
There are few scientific studies on the practice, but Tracy Zaslow, a 48-year-old sports medicine doctor at Cedars Sinai in Los Angeles, said there is data that suggests cold exposure can at least help with muscle soreness. The science on whether regular cold plunges can help with anxiety and weight loss is less clear.