Natural Health and Healing Therapy

Baths Therapy For Holistic Health Healing

There are different forms of Hydrotherapy or water treatment, and baths therapy is one of them.  Baths therapy for holistic health healing, if done correctly, can be very invigorating and beneficial to those who are strong enough to secure a good reaction.



Outdoor Bathing and Swimming For Good Health

The bathing and swimming should not be too long, that is it should not be longer than about twenty minutes. In any case, some important warning symptoms to watch out for is that the patient feels chill, cold or exhausted, and this is a signal that something is not right and the activity should be immediately stopped. If the reaction is good there should follow a feeling of comfort and warmth, especially of the hands and feet, and there will be a good appetite and sound refreshing sleep.



Foot Bath And Bare Foot Walking Therapies As Preventive Medicine

The patient should try his or her best, depending on strength, to stand in cold water that is up to the ankles for 1-2 minutes.  Then he or she can dry the feet with a towel. This can be followed by rubbing the feet vigorously with the hands, or even walking briskly for a few minutes.

Another good mode of therapy is the barefoot walking in the dewy grass or walking on wet pavements or slabs. The wet grass or pavements make a good conductor for the transmission of earth magnetism into the body of the patients. The barefoot walking should be followed by drying the feet thoroughly and the patient should then take a brisk walk in dry shoes and stockings.



Mud and Clay Packs To Heal Diseases

The material used can be different with some substances which are mild acting.  For instance, you can try things like mud, linseed, clay water, flaxseed, or even cottage cheese.  You should experience similar effects from these various forms of wet packs. These beneficial effects is due to the cool moisture in the packs as it relaxes the patient's skin pores, draws the blood to the surface, relieves the inner congestion and pain, and promotes heat radiation and elimination of morbid matter.


Generally speaking, applications using water produces good results as mud, clay, or other material.  It has an obvious advantage of being cleaner and easier to apply. Nevertheless, in certain cases, such as chronic inflammation due to internal diseases, sprains or bruises, clay packs have proved to be of great benefit, seemingly because they are able retain coolness and moisture for a longer period compared to water pack or compress.

Application of Clay Packs

One of the better way in the application of clay packs is as follows: One can take yellow, or you can even choose Potter's clay (blue), and then mix it in warm water until it is reduced to a smooth paste. Spread this over a strip of cloth wide enough and long enough to cover the part to be treated; then surround the clay bandage with a few wrappings of flannel protecting material. The packs or bandages may remain in place until they become hot or dry.



Mud or Clay Bath To Rejuvenate The Body

These baths are basically applied in a very similar way like clay packs.  But on a larger scale, for instance, to the whole body from the patient's neck to his or her feet. The mud or clay must be first mixed and then sifted with the purpose of removing all pebbles, stones, or other foreign materials. The siftings are then mixed with hot water and reduced to a smooth paste. Mud or clay does not heat on the body as readily as a water pack; therefore it is better to heat the clay to about 70F before it is applied. The warm paste is then spread on a sheet and this is wrapped around the body. One or two blankets are then wrapped around the mud pack. The bath must be followed by a cleansing warm spray and finished with a quick tonic cold spray.



Hip Bath Alternative Health Therapy

The hip bath is very similar to the sitz bath, only it contains more water. In the sitz bath the water should only be five or six inches deep, or, in other words, just deep enough to cover the lower orifices of the body. In the hip bath, however, there must be enough water to cover completely the patient's hips. The patient's legs should rest on the floor, or it can be against the side of the bath. And his or her abdomen can be massaged while taking the bath. When the reaction has been well established, dry with a towel.  Then one can pat and rub the skin with the hands and this do not have to be long, just a few minutes will suffice.



Sitz Bath As Natural Health Therapy For Healing And Relaxation

The first step is to pour a few inches of water (temperature has to be natural) into the sitz bath.  Then ask him or her to dip into the water until the patient experiences a good reaction. That means that the patient can feel first the sensation of cold followed by a warmth feeling. This may take from a few seconds to three or four minutes, according to the temperature of the water and the individual's power of reaction. If the bath is large enough, it is also beneficial for the patient to flex the legs and put his feet in water.

When the reaction is well established, the patient can start to dry the parts with a towel.  He can then rub and pat his skin with the hands. This will help him to maintain some good reactions. Also, another practice he or she can perform is deep breathing exercises.  Do this for a few minutes, alternating it with some internal massage.

The sitz bath has a relaxing effect, and some even feel that it has the effect of quieting the mind. And it is quite beneficial if it is taken just before sleep because cold water has the effects of drawing blood away from the patient's brain, including the spinal cord.  This will ensure better sleep and rest. Also, it has a cooling and relaxing effects on the abdominal organs, orifices, and sphincters. And it also stimulates very gently the action of our bowels and urinary organs. In this way it is also quite effective when applied in cases of chronic constipation.

The sitz bath can be regularly taken if there is no complain of bad after-effects. However, some may become quite stimulated when this bathing method is practiced.  Their sleep may be disturbed instead of becoming more relaxed. In such circumstances, sitz bath can be performed in lukewarm water or can be entirely omitted.  It will not be suitable for such persons.

No Cold Sitz Bath During Menstruation

Women should avoid taking cold sitz bath during their menstrual period. Also, they should stop using cold water applications few days before their menses.  They should not resume until a days few days after the menstrual period.


Retention of Urine Due to Mechanical Obstruction

These obstruction of the urine may be caused by stones, or even large clots of blood, and sometimes by profuse excretions of mucous matter. In these circumstances, hot or warm sitz baths may be beneficial because they have a relaxing effect on some of these tissues of the patient's urinary organs. In addition, these baths should be added with some gentle downward massage or manipulative treatments.

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