The increasing-temperature foot bath


The increasing-temperature foot bath is helpful in the case of conditions involving the neck-nose-throat region. Nonetheless, you shouldn't let the water get up to your neck. Ultimately you want to do something good for yourself. When performed properly, you can create a cozy warm feeling with an increasing-temperature foot bath. Relaxation with beneficial effects on health.

What the application does:

  • Helps in cases of chronically cold feet and warms the body
  • Counteracts colds: perform at the very start of a cold, that is, before the first sign of a scratchy throat, sniffles, chills
  • Helps in cases of chronic paranasal and frontal sinusitis
  • Relieves most rheumatic diseases
  • Helps in cases of vasospasms
  • Has a reflexive effect on the abdominal organs
  • Facilitates falling asleep

 Here's how to do it:

  • A good time to perform an increasing-temperature foot bath is before going to bed because afterwards, many people feel rather tired.
  • Have a thermometer ready.
  • Immerse both legs in a foot basin filled with warm water at about 33 degrees Celsius (91 degrees Fahrenheit). Warm up the water with hot running water (for about 20 minutes) to a maximum of 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit).
  • Then dry the feet off well.
  • Enjoy a 20-minute rest in bed. Elevate your legs for relaxation. If it goes over 20 minutes: Sleep well!


You should not perform an increasing-temperature foot bath if you have venous disease, particularly if you have a tendency to develop thromboses and varicose veins! The same applies to persons with heart conditions, severe arterial circulatory problems and diabetic feet.

Add the right Kneipp? bath additives to the water, according to your mood.