Embrace the Elements: a cold water therapy event

A free event celebrating the sea and sea swimming, plus the extraordinary benefits of cold water therapy, is coming to Folkestone on Saturday 24 September.

Join local practitioners and creatives at the upcoming ‘Embrace the Elements’ event, as they share their experiences and inspiration from the sea, working together to enjoy, protect and respect our oceans. 

Neuroscientist and sport and exercise scientist, Dr Julia Jones will introduce Neuron Smart Wellness Hub and live Bacteria Bar and share extracts from her new book F-Bomb: Longevity Made Easy, explaining the science of cold water therapy. 

Organic ocean-friendly skin care range, Natural Skin Care Deli will introduce their products, which have been specifically developed for sea swimmers. There will also be express natural facelifts available on the day.

Local sea swimmer and certified open water coach, Kirsty Hogben will be on hand to offer advice and guidance on sea safety and training, for anyone keen to experience sea swimming or simply improve and feel safe in the sea.

Finally, multi-disciplinary visual artist Sue Bridge will be displaying beautiful and evocative semi-abstract paintings inspired by local sea swimming and swimmers.

‘Embrace the Elements’ is just one of many events forming part of the ‘SALT + EARTH: Festival of Landscape, Seascape & The Environment’, taking part 23-25 September 2022. Other events include a Steam Punk Sauna, an artistic re-envisioning of The Channel and a collective sea dip on Sunday 25 Sep at 4.30pm.

‘Embrace the Elements’ is a free event, taking place 11am-4pm on Saturday 24 September at Neuron -Smart Wellness Hub & Live Bacteria Bar, 23-25 Tontine Street, Creative Quarter Folkestone CT20 1JU

The event forms part of ‘SALT + EARTH: Festival of Landscape, Seascape & The Environment’, which returns from Friday 23 to Sunday 25 September 2022. In a new expanded format, the festival is delighted to be collaborating with Folkestone Fringe and Kent Downs AONB to present a weekend of artworks, walks, workshops and community gatherings.

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Jo is the Gear Editor for Outdoor Swimmer and also writes news and features for the website. A keen open water swimmer and long-distance walker, she loves seeking out lakes and lidos close to her home in the Mendip Hills, Somerset. She is the author of The Slow Traveller, editor and founder of independent magazine, Ernest, and has previously tested outdoor clothing and kit for BBC Countryfile Magazine, BBC Focus and Ernest Journal.