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Ice discs in a steam bath

Ice discs in a steam bath are an interesting and beneficial addition to the traditional sauna ritual. These are small ice discs used to create a contrasting thermal effect on the body. This method combines the beneficial properties of hot steam and cold ice, significantly enhancing the health effects of the sauna.

Benefits of Ice Discs in the Sauna

  1. Hardening the body: The contrasting exposure to hot steam and cold ice helps strengthen the immune system. This contributes to increased resistance to various infections and colds.
  2. Improving blood circulation: The change in temperatures stimulates blood circulation, improving the supply of oxygen and nutrients to tissues. This has a beneficial effect on the cardiovascular system and overall well-being.
  3. Toning effect: Cold ice after hot steam causes a surge of energy, improves skin and muscle tone, and helps relieve fatigue and stress.
  4. Reducing swelling: Ice discs help reduce swelling and inflammatory processes in tissues, which can be especially useful after physical exertion or for chronic joint conditions.

How to Use Ice Discs in the Sauna

  1. Preparation: Prepare the ice discs in advance. You can use special ice molds or regular plastic containers. Fill them with water and freeze.
  2. Contrasting procedures: After heating in the steam bath (usually 10-15 minutes), take an ice disc and gently massage your skin. Pay special attention to areas where you feel tension or fatigue.
  3. Combining with a broom: To enhance the effect, you can alternate the use of ice discs with a broom massage. First, warm up well and use the broom, then apply the ice.
  4. Repeating the cycle: Repeat the procedure several times. Start with short time intervals for ice exposure and gradually increase them as your body gets used to it.


  1. Do not overdo it: Do not abuse the cold, especially if you have chronic illnesses or cardiovascular problems. Consult a doctor before using contrasting procedures.
  2. Monitor your body's reaction: If you feel discomfort, dizziness, or other unpleasant symptoms, stop the procedure and rest.
  3. Use clean water: For freezing, use only clean drinking water to avoid skin irritation.


Ice discs in a steam bath are an effective way to diversify the sauna ritual and enhance its health benefits. Proper use of contrasting procedures helps strengthen health, improve mood, and overall well-being. Try this method in your sauna and enjoy all its benefits!