- In this method, the patient should keep his or her legs in a tub or bucket filled with hot water at a temperature of 40 degree C to 45 degree C.
- Before taking this bath, a glass of water should be taken and the body should be covered with a blanket so that no heat or vapor escapes from the foot bath.
- The head should be protected with a cold compress. The duration of the bath is generally from 5 to 20 minutes.
- The patient should take a cold shower immediately after the bath. The hot foot bath stimulates the involuntary muscles of the uterus, intestines, bladder and other pelvic and abdominal organs.
- It also relieves sprains and ankle joint pains, headaches caused by cerebral congestion and colds.
- In women, it helps restore menstruation, if suspended, by increasing supply of blood especially to the uterus and ovaries.
CATHERINE SHALINI RAJA
CARDIO RESPIRATORY PHYSICAL THERAPIST
FITNESS & SPORTS REHABILITATION SPECIALIST.