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Balneotherapy, Hydrotherapy

Alternating Temperature Bath

What is an alternating temperature bath

This treatment is similar in principle to the stepping bath and is based on Kneipp’s principle of hot and cold water alternately washing the body. You sit comfortably on a chair with your feet in a basin whilst a gentle jet of water is sprayed onto the feet at a warm temperature with intervals of cold water. The same procedure is repeated for your wrists and hands in the arm sink. The procedure lasts 15 minutes.

How an alternating temperature bath helps

This treatment stimulates the autonomous nerve system that regulates all basic body functions. Therefore it improves circulation and metabolism in all extremities, stimulates the immune system to be more efficient, and leaves one with a rejuvenated feeling.

Advisable for:

Musculoskeletal diseases, orthopaedic and accident rehabilitation, stress, fatigue, neurological diseases, immune disorders, modest cardiovascular disorders, vegetative dystonia

Not advisable for:

Infectious diseases, fever, acute inflammation, severe cardiovascular disorders (unstable angina, heart failure, shortness of breath), epilepsy, acute thrombosis, phlebitis, leg ulcers and other skin defects, incontinence, pregnancy, psychosis, alcohol or drug abuse, malignant tumours and blood disorders


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