A sore throat, runny nose and cold feet - these may be the first signs. High time for a rapid response. A cold relief bath doesn’t just relax you, it can work wonders during colds. Before the viruses really attack you, you need to provide support to your immune system in good time and combat the first symptoms rapidly and effectively. But how does a cold relief bath actually help?
How a cold relief bath helps
A hot bath (35-38 degrees) increases the supply of blood around your body. This allows the body to warm up properly, dilating blood vessels that the cold has constricted and allowing the blood to reach even the smallest arteries. Cold hand and feet are then a thing of the past. The increased blood supply also prevents bacteria and viruses from establishing themselves on the mucosa and spreading even further. The body’s defense systems are mobilized and supported, too.
It’s not just the water temperature that provides cold relief, but also the bath additives used. A typical cold relief bath is supplemented by essential oils such as eucalyptus, camphor, spruce or pine needle. These can stimulate circulation and free the airways.
Don’t spend too long in the bath
Keep time spent in the cold relief bath down, too. Just ten minutes is enough to benefit the body. You shouldn’t spend more than 20 minutes in the bath to avoid overstraining your already weakened circulation. Important: After the bath you should rest wrapped up in a dressing gown for at least another 20-30 minutes.
Tip: As a preventive measure we recommend Kneipp applications.