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Peat Bath Bathing Instructions

Posted Oct 25 2008 4:48pm

CAUTION: Read all instructions. Serious disorders of the central nervous system, acute urethrocystitis, pregnancy, any heart condition, fever, serious inflammatory skin diseases, heat sensitivity, open skin injury, bleeding, oncoids or possible thromboses, please consult with your physician before taking a peat bath. If you feel too hot and dizzy while in the peat bath, sit up and place ice on your chest. Slowly stand up, get out of the tub carefully and lay down on your bed. If you have difficulty walking or standing up, assistance is required for this treatment to get out of the bath. This is a therapeutic treatment – not an idle bathing experience.

NOTE: Do not use the peat bath in jetted tubs.  The peat bath product will clog the jets causing damage.

Product Used:Torf Krasno Balneo Peat Bath. This peat, also known as Moor Mud, is 100% natural, contains no additives, non-pasteurized, tested for contaminants and approved by the Czech Ministry of Health. For more information on Torf Krasno Peat Bath, please visit our Wholesale Spa Product page.

Peat Bath Instructions

1. Best if in the evening or on a lazy day. The peat bath is very therapeutic and relaxing – do not be active afterwards. Count on one hour of laying down relaxation time post peat bath. Also, do not do after a meal. Allow 1 ½ hrs after eating before taking your peat bath. This is necessary as blood flow increases to all tissues while taken away from the digestive system making you not feel well if you ate.

2. If you have a rubber cover for your bathtub overflow, place it on now. If you do not, you can purchase one at a kitchen and bath store for about $5.oo This way you are able to fill the bath up another 5 inches or so before the bath water drains. This 5” makes a big difference.

3. Run a hot bath – about 100 to 104 degrees F. It is best to have a chlorine filter for your bath as peat enhances absorption of what happens to be in the water. Plus, hot water makes the chlorine into a more gaseous state which is harmful.

4. While your peat bath is filling, lay a sheet down on your bed covers. Then place some large towels on top of ½ the sheet. The other ½ of the sheet will cover your body once you lay down. You need the towels as you will sweat immensely after the peat bath. Place a towel on your pillow so you don’t get it all sweaty. Prepare some warm comfortable long cotton pants and a warm long sleeve cotton shirt. Turn the lights down in your room. Have extra blankets at the ready as well to cover yourself with once the sheet is over you – don’t be shy with the blankets. Close the windows. Drafts are not good when you are hot.

5. It is important that you are hydrated as you will sweat immensely. Thus, while your bath continues to run, drink a nice hot cup of herbal tea. Asparagus Tea may promote detoxification. Do not drink caffeine at this time as your heart rate will already increase tremendously from the peat bath.

6. Prepare a large cup of hot water and put it next to your bed. The water will be warm by the time you are finished with the peat bath. Due to the amount of sweat, you must replace your electrolytes. Do not drink cold water. It will shock your system.

7. Head back into the bathroom and check the water level. If near full, turn off water and remove the chlorine filter from the bath. If not, it may absorb some of the peat’s constituents.

8. How much peat to use?

· For a routine light therapeutic effect, place 1/3rd of the tube in the bath.

· For after a tough workout, pain, sore muscles, colds, strains, flu, use ½.

· It is also personal preference. Use more or less.

· Great results have been seen with only 1/3rd the tube.

10. Remain in the peat bath for a maximum of 20 minutes or earlier if you feel you must exit. Careful getting out of the tub. You will be very tired from the treatment. Have someone help you or watch your step.

11. When it is enough, sit up and wash the water around you to remove the gritty peat from your skin. Do not rinse with clean water. This will alter your therapy.

12. Dab yourself dry but do not towel off thoroughly. Dry your hair as you normally would.

13. Stand up and put on warm bedclothes. It is important that you put on these clothes as they absorb the sweat. Sweat is loaded with bodily waste and toxins. It is best that the clothing absorbs them rather than they reenter you.

14. Climb into bed, put the sheet over you, then the blanket. Put another blanket if you desire. It is ideal to keep sweating and to maintain warmth. Make sure head is covered with a towel and ENTIRE body is under the blanket and no windows open. Lay down for at least 30 minutes but preferably an hour. Do not read – just relax. You will continue sweating for a long time. This is very healthy. Your gage is how much you sweat. If you have stopped sweating profusely and you feel like you can take a shower, do so.

15. Do NOT GET COLD!! You will get sick. Your body is very vulnerable at this point as it is very tired. Make certain you stay warm. Your clothes will get very wet so it is vital that you have enough blankets on you. Wool is best.

16. Once you are finished sweating (which may take up to 2 hours or so), take a warm shower and rinse off the sweat. Do not use soap. The benefits of the peat bath therapy will remain active for roughly 12 hours – if you use soap, the benefits of the peat bath are lessened. It is best to use a shower filter which removes chlorine.

17. Dress warmly and comfortably. Have clothes ready in the bathroom so you do not get cold. Put on socks or slippers and a warm stocking cap. Do not get cold or in a drafty area for at least 3 hours.

18. You’re done! Now you may lie down and go to sleep for the night, watch a movie or read a great book! Do not go out on the town or clean the house. It is vital that you rest. If you do not, the likelihood of a mild cold will be upon you.

19. Repeat the peat bath 2 to 3 times a week for 3 weeks. Then discontinue for one week before resuming therapy.

Cleaning the tub:

1. When your energy is back, drain the peat bath water. When bath water gone, rinse out the peat with your showerhead or a bucket of water.
2. Once peat is down the drain, take a damp sponge and wipe the sides of your bathtub.
3. The peat will not clog your drain
4. The peat will not stain your tub

Any questions, please do contact me. Peat bath therapy is an intense procedure and should be done properly. Please seek the advice from your physician should you decide to try it. If your physician has questions, please direct them to me. I will be glad to help.

In health,
Dr Ben

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