cold sponge bath

cold sponge bath

Naturopathy
An alternative to a cold bath, which minimises the shock inherent in ice-water immersion as only part of the body is subjected at one time to low temperatures.
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As a temporary solution to the inconvenience and discomfort of cold sponge baths, a microwave-able hospital-made bath called the "Tottman Technique" could be given.