Immersion bath


IMMERSION BATH

(COMPLETE BATH)


      Immersion bath is called complete bath and it is taken in the tub made of china soil and fiber glass. The connection of cold water in the tub should be proper while taking bath in the tub by which the patient can be bathed by cold, neutral, warm, less, much temperature and graduated water.

Cold immersion bath-

Water temperature-

        Water temperature should be 18-24 degree Celsius for cold immersion bath. 

Bath timing-

        This bath should be taken about for 15 minutes.

Technique-

        Before taking bath in the tub, wet chest, neck and head with cold water. Thereafter, tie wet towel on the head. The patient should sit in the tub to take normal bath of immersion. Rub patient’s body with force while taking bath. If the patient feels cold, don’t give bath to him. Mop patient’s body just after giving bath and wrap warm blanket and give bath according to weather.

Beneficial-

        Take cold immersion bath regularly. This bath keeps the body temperature fit in fever. It is very useful in case of acidity and obesity (fatness). It makes the blood circulation normal. Time of this bath should be 3-15 minutes.

Precaution-

        Old persons and small children should not take this bath. The persons, who have been suffering from offeritis, endometritis, anteritis, peritonitis and gastritis or fever due to cold, should not take this bath. 

        The persons, who have been suffering from diabetes, should not this bath because it is a symbol of disorder in the case of urine or kidneys disorders. In this condition, take warm bath for sometime and thereafter take cold friction, rubbing by wet sheet and cold wrapping for many times. The patient of sinusitis and asthma should not take this bath.

Cold immersion bath with friction-

Water temperature-

18 to 24 degree Celsius

Bath time-

        Take bath only for 2-5 minutes.

Technique-

        Make the patient lie down in tub and other person (relative of the patient) should massage upwardly from the feet of the patient by wearing gloves made by Turkish cloth. This massage should be done for 2-5 minutes or until the skin becomes red. After that, the patient should take bath for 30 seconds and his head should be washed. Thereafter, mop his body (just after taking bath) and blanket should be wrapped on the patient’s body. Softness of the skin sustains for 15-30 minutes. The patient should avoid his body from cold water or cold air until the technique completes.  

Benefits-

        If the patient suffers from high fever, he should adopt this technique for the treatment of fever. This bath should be taken 2-3 times to reduce warmth, which has been absorbed by the body in excessive sun heat or warmth. This bath is beneficial to make the blood circulation normal. Our body skin is beautiful by it. Therefore, this bath should be taken in all types of disorders and problems of the skin as psoriasis in which there is no swelling on the skin. It is also useful in the treatment of paralysis, tuberculosis of muscles and problems of nerves and muscles.

Precaution-

        The patient, who has been suffering from weakness, heart problems and kidneys disorders, should not take this bath.

Neutral immersion bath-

Water temperature-

32-36 degree Celsius

Time of taking bath-

        This bath can be taken for long time because the temperature of the body and water is equal in it. If any person is under the treatment of insomnia disease by this technique, he can treat himself from 15 minutes to one hour and the person, who has been suffering from fever, should take bath in the water of 26-28 degree Celsius.

Technique-

        The patient should drink one or two glasses of water before treatment. Thereafter, wrap a cold towel on the head of the patient and make him lie down in the tub. The patient should mop his body to dry just after taking bath.

Benefits-

        The patient gets relief in all the types of diseases soon by this bath. The working capacity of the kidneys and body skin becomes strong by neutral bath, so doctors advice of this bath to the patient in these diseases. Besides it, this bath is also necessary in case of locomotor atacsiya, chronic swelling in the brain and spinal cord, paraplegia, rheumatism, arthritis and many same chronic diseases.

        When this bath is given on 30 degree Celsius for 30-60 minutes or more than 60 minutes, the patient gets much relief in the treatment of dropsy, which occurs due to heart or kidneys disorders and in which taking support of other treatments is not good. Neutral bath of this bath gives help in getting rid of miltpil-neurights, habits of drinking wine or other intoxicating medicines neurasthenia, chronic vomits, peritonitis and chronic infection of the stomach by which treatment with cold or warm water is not good. In this condition, this bath should be taken for 15-30 minutes regularly. This bath is necessary in praritis just whether the patient is suffering from jaundice or not. It is also beneficial in many diseases, which occur due to acidity.

Precaution-

        The patient, who has been suffers from skin disorders, eczema or other diseases, should take neutral bath. This disorder becomes serious because of the touch of water. If the patient has been suffering from heart weakness, neurasthsia, he should not take this bath.

Warm immersion bath-

Water temperature-

        The temperature of water should be 40-42 degree Celsius for taking warm immersion bath. 

Bath time -

        Its period is decided according to the condition of patient. By the way, 2-10 minutes are spent for this bath. This time should not be increased much.

Technique-

        This bath is started from 37 degree Celsius temperature water and the temperature of the water is increased till definite position by mixing warm water slowly. Before the bath, the patient should drink cold water in enough quantity and his head, neck and shoulders should be made wet with water. The patient should keep wet towel on the head while taking this bath.

Beneficial-

        Take this bath for ten minutes and take bath with the water of 40-44 degree Celsius temperature. It is beneficial to bring out the sweat from the body. This bath provides relief in bronchitis and bronchial pneumonia of the children.

        If any child or person has been suffering from pneumonia or woman has been suffering from disturbed menses, he or she should take bath with the water of 37-40 degree Celsius for 30-45 minutes. This bath can be given to the suffering woman for 2-3 days as the menses start. The patient of dysmenoria should take bath with the water of 40-44 degree Celsius temperature for 15 minutes for the treatment.

Benefits-

        This bath should be taken for ten minutes and the temperature of the water should be kept 40-44 degree Celsius. Wrap dry cloth on the body after taking bath. It is useful for sweating on the body. This bath is beneficial in providing relief in bronchitis and baronial pneumonia of the children. By giving bath with 40-42 degree Celsius temperature water to the patient for 5-15 minutes is useful in case of blood congestion.

        If a woman has been suffering from disturbed bleeding during pneumonia and menses, give bath with 37-40 degree Celsius temperature water for 30-45 minutes to the woman. This bath should be given to the woman at the onset of menses. This technique should be taken for 2-3 days. Take bath with 38-44 degree Celsius temperature water for 25 minutes for the treatment of dismenoria. Taking bath with of 40 degree Celsius temperature water is necessary in case of chronic rheumatism and obesity (fatness). This bath can be taken for 10-15 minutes regularly. If a person has been suffering from pain due to jaundice, bladder or kidneys stone, he should take bath with warm water to get quick relief.

Precaution-

        Patients who have been suffering from militis, riklorosis, spinal cord disorders, high blood pressure and heart problems, should not take this bath because it is not beneficial to them.   

Half neutral bath-

        This bath is taken in immersion bath tub easily.

Water temperature-

        Water temperature should be 32-36 degree Celsius.

Bath time-

        This bath should be taken for 15 minutes.

Technique-

        To take this bath, fill water in the tub in the depth of 6-8 inches. The patient should tie a cold towel on the head after drinking 1-2 glasses of water. After that, the patient should spread both the legs in the tub after sitting in the tub and his arms and hands should be put on the tub sides.

Benefits-

        The patient of high blood pressure should wrap cold towel on the chest while taking this bath. The patient gets relief in the chest and blood circulates properly in the lower parts of the chest by this bath. The patient gets relief in riplex zone present in the legs by it. Its good effect affects heart, lungs and brain senses. This bath is also useful in case of high blood pressure, varicose veins, veins problem in the legs, insomnia, bronchial, asthma, arthritis in the lower parts of the body, lumbago and other diseases.

Graduatage immersion bath with Epsom salt:

Water temperature-

        Water temperature should be of 40 degree Celsius to take this bath.

Bathe time period-

        This bath should be taken for at least for 30 minutes.

Technique-

        Fill water in the tub in the depth 4-6 inches to take this bath. Dissolve one pond Epsom salt in the water. Give one glass of cold water to the patient for drinking and tie a cold cloth on the head. Thereafter, make the patient lie down in the tub. Now, open the tap of warm water in the tub to increase water level in the depth of 8-10 inches. Keep water temperature 40 degree Celsius. After that, the patient should come in relax position and the tap of cold water should be opened by which the water becomes cold slowly. Water temperature will be 30 degree Celsius after filling water in the tub. The patient should take rest in the tub for 10-20 minutes.

Benefits-

        This bath is useful in all the types of arthritis but the patient should not become the victim of fever. The person urinates clearly and its adoption is also beneficial in the swelling, dropsy all the diseases of the kidneys. The patient gets relief in the whole body by taking bath by this technique. 

Precaution-     

        The person, who has been suffering from high blood pressure and weakness, should not take this bath.

Asthma bath-

        Fill water in immersion tub half and water temperature should be 37-38 degree Celsius. Thereafter, mix warm water in this water so that the water temperature may become at least about 40-42 degree Celsius. Start this work with left foot and after that rub left arm, stomach, chest, right back, legs and spinal cord. Close tap with warm water after rubbing. After that, make the patient sit straight and say to exhale long breath. After it, pour one bucket of water on the patient’s chest. After that, say to the patient to lie down in the tub again for 2-4 minutes.

        This activity is repeated 2-3 times. Water temperature should be 37-38 degree Celsius. At last, the patient should take bath with cold water for two minutes.

Benefits-

        This technique helps in increasing the depth of breathing and it ends the contraction of the lungs’ blood.

Whirlpool bath-

Water temperature-

        Temperature of cold water should be 18-24 degree Celsius and the temperature of neutral water should be 32-36 degree Celsius.

Time of bath-

        This bath should be taken for about 15 minutes.

Technique-

        The water moves like whirl in a big tub in this bath. When the patient sits in this tub, tub water (which is moving like whirlpool) massages the patient’s body slowly. A common person of good heath can take this bath with cold water.

Benefits-

        This technique is beneficial for muscles, blood circulation and all the body parts. After taking bath with water, blood circulation of the body becomes normal fit but this technique brings much sweat. It improves the working system of the heart and other parts of the body. Blood circulation becomes high by taking bath with cold water. Therefore, the patient of high blood pressure should take bath with warm water.

        This bath is very useful in kidneys and liver disorders. If the patient has been suffering from weakness due to the lack of nutritive elements in the body, he should take this bath to get benefits. After steam bath, sun bath, sauna bath of warm water, the whirlpool bath can be taken for sometime.

        Neutral whirlpool bath is beneficial for the patient like other neutral baths. This bath brings out all the poisonous substances from the muscles’ tissues. It is also very useful in case of inflammation in the brain nerves and muscles systems. 

Pressure bath under the water-

        This bath is new in the treatment of water. The body temperature remains fit by this bath, which falls on the body by fast stream of water.

Water temperature-

        The temperature of cold water should be 18-24 degree Celsius or the temperature of neutral water should be 32-36 degree Celsius.

Technique-

  • This bath is taken in the tub made especially in which there is a jet pipe. The patient drinks 1-2 glass of cold water before starting the treatment at the time of neutral massage in the body under the water of stream. After that, the patient’s body attracts by the light trembling originated in the water. Thereafter, give pressure on the waist and chest of the patient by the jet pipe.
  • After neutral massage under the water, cold water is poured on the patient’s head. Thereafter, say to the patient for taking rest for 30-40 minutes.
  • In the cases of paraplegia, poliomyelitis and paralysis, cold massage under the water is a very precious treatment. By it, not only the skin works but also increases all the activities of the complete nervous system. Therefore, this massage avoids muscles from all the types of weakness. Massage under the water makes the digestive system fit and it also generates quantity of gastritis juice in the body. Therefore, this massage is beneficial for those patients, who have been suffering from loss of appetite due to low flowing of the gastritis juice in the body.
  • Give massage under the water at the temperature of 32-36 degree Celsius and give rest to the body after excessive physical activities as exercise and walking. After taking part in games, tired muscles get relief by this treatment. It is beneficial in case of insomnia and the patient gets help in strengthening muscles and nervous system. Neutral massage under water is also beneficial in the problems of spondolitis bones, scoliosis, sciatica, arthritis etc.