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Offline Asif.Hossain

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Contrast Bath
« on: November 09, 2014, 01:09:13 PM »
Contrast bath therapy, also known as "hot/cold immersion therapy", is a form of treatment where a limb or the entire body is immersed in ice water followed by the immediate immersion of the limb or body in warm water. This procedure is repeated several times, alternating hot and cold. This treatment involves the combination of alternate immersion in hot and cold baths.
Temperature of Hot water - 40° - 45°C
Temperature of cold water - 15° - 20°C

Where useful?
1.   Pain in the extremities (Legs and Hands)
2.   General Relaxation

Where it should not be used?
Individuals with lack of sensation to hot and cold temperatures (in case of Nerve damage) for example some diabetics.

Advantages

1.   Relief of Pain
2.   Relaxing Effect


Source: medindia
« Last Edit: November 10, 2014, 10:45:40 AM by Asif.Hossain »
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Offline Ferdousi Begum

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Re: Contrast Bath
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2015, 03:39:53 PM »
Never heard of it before, east to get so.