Day 1: Tuesday, 13 September-
Cold water therapy: An engine for subjectivities, bodies and credibility?
Session convener: Robert Meckin, University of Manchester
This interactive session involves three short presentations followed by an open discussion on the subject of researching cold water therapies and wild swimming for mental health. The purpose is to explore and better understand different ways of apprehending alternative and complementary therapies (CAT) and integrated medicine through the phenomena of cold water therapy. The session is aimed to highlight different methods and methodologies used to produce knowledge about cold water therapy and invites those with an interest in mental health, sports science, physiology and evidence-based medicine to contribute to the discussion.