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.