Balneo Peat Series Bathing Instructions:
The Balneo Peat Bath is a therapeutic full body treatment. When properly prescribed and performed, patient safety is met and beneficial outcomes result.
Patient Instructions Day BeforeBath(Pre-PeatBathProtocol):
Physician Instructions Evaluating Patient:
Bathing Instructions (for in-office hyperthermia treatment):
In Office Bathing Equipment:
First Time Bathers:
· Tell them the ‘day before’ peat bath rules – as stated above
· Bath water temperature no hotter than 104 F
· No more than 20 minutes in the bath
· Do not use more than 1/3 rd liter balneo peat
· Fully explain to them not to ‘tough it out’ – if they get any of the feelings of: dizzy, lightheaded, odd feeling, sleepy, not quite right, eyes glazing over – they must tell you and get immediately out of the tub.
o Note: not many patients can last a full 20 minutes their first bath – usually last around 12-15 minutes)
· Tell them someone must be with them to help them out of the tub before and after bath (if in-office) and if at home, have someone help them out.
o Note: have patient sign a waiver understanding that they must have an assistant if using the balneo peat at home (sample below- edit as needed)
Likely Patient Post-Bath Remarks:
Additional Supportive Treatments while performing the Balneo PeatBathSeries:
Healthy Forms of Electrolytes:
Contraindications of Balneo Peat Baths:
Depends on the physician and their comfort level.
Absolute contraindications: renal failure, severe hypertension, DIC, cachexia, pregnancy, breastfeeding, fever, open wounds, respiratory difficulty, uncontrolled diabetes
Possible contraindications (balneo peat may help or may harm):
Acute autoimmune flare-ups, moderate hypertension, anxiety, epilepsy, tremors, profound chemical sensitivity, congestive heart failure, cancer
Disclaimer: Physicians must follow their own comfort level in treating patients. Author assumes no liability as information provided is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.
Therapeutic Home Peat Bath
I, _________________________ (patient) of _________________ (clinic or doctor), have been properly informed and understand the risks of at-home peat bathing. The doctor has explained that I must:
o have an assistant to help me in and out of the bath
o have a light complex carbohydrate snack before the bath
o have healthy balanced meals 12 hours before the bath
o have avoided caffeine, refined sugars and recreational drugs before the bath
o have a non-slip mat on the bathroom floor
o have the temperature of the bath water no hotter than 104 F
o have a light on for the duration of the bath
o have no relaxing music playing while in the bath
o have an ice-water bowl with cold hand towel to place on my head or chest
o have a bed or table to lay on post-bath near the bathing area
o have warm water with electrolytes in the bathroom and drink often
o have a thermometer and use it every 2 minutes and get out of the tub if my oral temperature reaches 103 F
o have a means to measure my pulse and get out of the bath if my pulse reaches 120 beats per minute
o have the notion to get out of the bath at 20 minutes maximum duration and earlier if feelings of dizziness, light-headedness, headache, tiredness, irregular heart rhythm or other related symptoms occur.
o have long sleeve cotton shirt and pants to put on post bath and lay down on a bed for at least one hour post-bath covered with warm blankets.
o have windows closed to avoid cold drafts
o have ample warm filtered water with electrolytes to drink during the post-bath sweat.
o have a telephone nearby should I need to get in contact with anyone for medical assistance.
I hereby release all liability from the doctor and clinic with regards to the Therapeutic Home Peat Bath. I abide by the requirements listed by the above bullets.
Patient Name Date