Enjoy the Cold Water Therapy programme at Three Mile Beach this winter

A couple surfing in Cornwall As the positive benefits of cold-water immersion continue to garner widespread intrigue, Three Mile Beach - a collection of luxury beach houses on the North Cornish coastline - has recently launched a Cold Water Therapy programme. It's a three-night experience incorporating various ways to enjoy the reinvigorating and restorative properties of water and is available for individuals and private groups.

Through bracing surf lessons, adrenaline-fuelled coasteering and newly-introduced private Wim Hof Method workshops - a synergy of breathwork, hot & cold therapy, restorative yoga, sound healing and meditation - guests will experience first-hand how this combination holds transformative psychological and physiological health benefits, from improving mental health to boosting the immune system, reversing inflammation, and increasing metabolism.

The first day of the programme starts by taking advantage of Three Mile Beach's unrivalled location just a stone's throw from Gwithian Beach, as guests take to the seas with a talented instructor from next-door surf school, Global Boarders, for a morning private surf lesson. Over two hours, guests will uncover the therapeutic nature of surfing that has recently been hailed as a driver for treating anxiety, stress and even PTSD, with the sport now prescribed by the NHS for effectively improving confidence, resilience, and self-esteem*. Come early afternoon, the programme continues in the privacy of guests' own beach house with a dedicated Wim Hof Method workshop led by a qualified instructor from Cornwall-based health and wellbeing movement, Soul Sweats. In this five-hour workshop, guests will be introduced to the three powerful pillars of the Wim Hof Method: Breathing Technique, Cold Therapy and Commitment. The workshop will begin with conscious breathwork as guests are guided through rhythmic inhalations and exhalations that encourage command over the body leading to a deep state of relaxation. This practice is combined with hot and cold therapy on the outdoor wrap-around terrace, as guests flow between an ice filled oak barrel and their private cedar-wood barrel sauna. A meditative sound bath on the beach will follow, as guests are taken on a journey of self-discovery, healing and connection, before a restorative yin yoga class, encouraging inner focus, grounding and support of the body's digestive system.

The following day will see guests take the plunge with a three-hour guided coasteering session in the picturesque fishing village of Mousehole, aimed to ignite adrenaline while offering a unique perspective of this spectacular stretch of Cornish coastline. As one of the fastest-growing adventure sports, coasteering is one for the daring, combining wild sea swimming with low-level traversing, bouldering, and steep cliff rock jumping. Physically challenging and mentally exhilarating, guests will put their recently learnt breathing techniques into action to calm the heart rate and blood pressure, mirroring how to cope with the body's reaction to stress in other aspects of life. Connecting with nature's blue spaces, guests will also discover how the rise and fall of the tides affect the coastal landscape, from the creation of tidal whirlpools to sea caves filled with natural wonder. Come afternoon, guests can explore the three miles of golden sands backed by dunes and coastal grasses with a picturesque coastal hike, opt for a bracing wild swim, or head back to the comfort of their beach house for a sumptuous soak in their private sunken cedarwood hot tub, soothe aching muscles in the barrel sauna or warm cold toes in front of the roaring log burner.

To book: The Cold Water Therapy Programme starts at £403 per person, based on six people sharing a three-bedroom beach house and includes three nights' accommodation, a full day workshop with Soul Sweats**, a two-hour private surf lesson and a three-hour guided coasteering session; or £578 for four nights' accommodation, a two-day workshop with Soul Sweats, surf lesson and coasteering session. 


**The Wim Hof Method Workshop in partnership with Soul Sweats can be extended to two-days as per guests' wishes. www.threemilebeach.co.uk

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