The increasing-temperature foot bath


The increasing-temperature foot bath is helpful in the case of conditions involving the neck-nose-throat region. Nonetheless, you shouldn't let the water get up to your neck. Ultimately you want to do something good for yourself. When performed properly, you can create a cozy warm feeling with an increasing-temperature foot bath. Relaxation with beneficial effects on health.

What the application does:

  • Helps in cases of chronically cold feet and warms the body
  • Counteracts colds: perform at the very start of a cold, that is, before the first sign of a scratchy throat, sniffles, chills
  • Helps in cases of chronic paranasal and frontal sinusitis
  • Relieves most rheumatic diseases
  • Helps in cases of vasospasms
  • Has a reflexive effect on the abdominal organs
  • Facilitates falling asleep

 Here's how to do it:

  • A good time to perform an increasing-temperature foot bath is before going to bed because afterwards, many people feel rather tired.
  • Have a thermometer ready.
  • Immerse both legs in a foot basin filled with warm water at about 33 degrees Celsius (91 degrees Fahrenheit). Warm up the water with hot running water (for about 20 minutes) to a maximum of 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit).
  • Then dry the feet off well.
  • Enjoy a 20-minute rest in bed. Elevate your legs for relaxation. If it goes over 20 minutes: Sleep well!


You should not perform an increasing-temperature foot bath if you have venous disease, particularly if you have a tendency to develop thromboses and varicose veins! The same applies to persons with heart conditions, severe arterial circulatory problems and diabetic feet.

Add the right Kneipp® bath additives to the water, according to your mood.