What doesn’t freeze you makes you stronger
One ice block at a time, a Swiss man is defrosting people’s bodies and minds and reconnecting them to nature
As the morning sun bakes the orange dunes of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) desert, a man lowers himself into a tinkling tub of ice.
Weathering such extreme discomfort is an attempt to boost the body’s immunity and connect with an inner strength.
“The temperature difference increases your immune system,” said Benoit Demeulemeester from Switzerland, who runs the ice-bath and breathing sessions in the region. “You stress your system for a short period of time, which makes you stronger.”..