I played 6 sets yesterday, 3 singles then 3 doubles, in 95+ heat, probably closer to 100+ on the court. Needless to say, I was aching all over afterwards, and I knew that if history was any indicator, I was looking at being sore for quite a while afterwards. Though I'd heard about it, I never got the guts to try, but I finally got the courage to fill my tub with cold water, pour in lots of ice, and soak. The first 2 minutes were the hard part. Getting in was very very hard to get myself to do. But, after I got used to it, it wasn't so bad. Next time, I'll get in the cold water, and then slowly add the ice so it isn't such a shock. I stayed in for about 20 minutes, and the difference was incredible. I didn't ache at all last night, and I feel very fresh this morning. I never thought I could recover from 4.5 hours of tennis so quickly.