Dr. Sparks began to test the benefits of sauna and cold plunge in 2022. Immediately he noticed much less soreness and better recovery from workouts, and deeper and longer sleep. Not only does sauna and cold plunge reduce inflammation, but it increases tolerance to stress. When you are placed in a mildly stressful situation (heat and cold), and your body's fight or flight response occurs, you are better able to adapt to other stressful situations. There are also many metabolic benefits, such as white fat converting to brown fat, which increases metabolism and heat production. Sauna has shown through numerous studies to reduce death from cardiovascular events by up to 52%. If you would like to try this wonderful modality, we now have it available at our office.