from Hydrothermic Remedies...
A shower that begins at about 38 °C and temperature gradually raises to tolerance.
- Tonic or Stimulating 5 minutes or less, longer than 5 minutes may be depressing.
- A fine spray will have a counter-irritation effect.
- For the relief of pain in Neurological Conditions
- Can be used as refresher, and for cleansing and stimulating purposes.
- Excellent as preparation for a Cold Shower.
- Heart Diseases
- Kidney Failure
- Severe Arteriosclerosis
- Hyperthyroidism or exophthalmic goiter/goitre
- Nervous System Irritability
- Hot spray should not be directed over the area of Varicose Veins.
- Stool - non-rust
- Shower Cap
- Rubber mat on floor of shower so patient doesn't slip
Preparation for Treatment
- Turn on shower and adjust to proper temperature.
- Make sure patient's feet are warm before entering shower.
- Use shower cap if patient wishes.
- Have stool on hand in case patient becomes faint.
- Have patient get into shower.
- Begin about 38 °C and gradually raise temperature to 43 °C to tolerance.
- Hold for 2 minutes
- Cool rapidly to faucet/tap - cold (as long as tolerated)
Completion of Treatment
- Friction with a towel, fan with a sheet.
from Dr GK Abbott's Prescriptions...
- At the end of sweating treatment, to prevent thermic reaction
- Before leaving hot treatment apply Cooling Compress to head
- Begin at 42-43°C, quickly raise to 46-48°C, maintaining until patient feels well warmed and ready to welcome the cold
- Gradually lower to between 27-32°C, maintaining for 2-4min.
- Dry as quickly as possible and see the patient is not exposed to drafts or cold for at least 1 hour