silly caucasian girl, likes to play with samurai swords
Ice water is healing. In Scandinavia we do a lot of winter bathing. The cold water sends the blood to the organs, which does wonders for the circulation, as well as flush impurities from your skin. The reason why your body healed when you used cold water, is because the shock of the cold activates your immune system. I do it regularly, and would definitely recommend it. Sorry about your mother.