Originally Posted by Steven Low
There's something about these any type of ice or hot or contrast stuff that helps significantly anecdotally but rarely shows any effect in the studies.
I honestly don't think the placebo effect is really THAT strong though... there has to be something that is being overlooked in the studies.
Anyway, if it helps or seems to help you should do it especially in regards to this stuff. Screw what the studies say for "no benefit"
Something I haven't seen mentioned in the studies is the nutrient density of the blood during vasodilation. That has to play a role in the recovery effects.