Head of the Department of Prevention of the Polyclinic 2 of the Central Clinical Medical-Sanitary Unit named after V.I. V.A. Egorova Leisyan Misteeva told how to prepare the body for Epiphany bathing.
“Swimming in an ice-hole is only for the hardened and healthy, and for people with chronic diseases, young children and the elderly, it is better to refrain from this rite,” the expert quotes mosaica.ru.
According to her, in no case should you try to warm up your body as much as possible with the help of physical exercises or simulators, since muscles can get microtraumas in ice water.
After getting out of the water, do not dry yourself off with a towel.
“Active rubbing after bathing, and even in the cold, can damage the fragile small capillaries of the skin. It is advisable to just dab the body with a towel,”advises Misteeva. She also recommended getting dressed as quickly as possible.
Earlier, State Duma deputy, former chief sanitary doctor of Russia Gennady Onishchenko, in an interview with kp.ru, spoke about precautions when bathing on Epiphany.