full-immersion bath

full-immersion bath

Naturopathy
A bath in which the patient is completely immersed in hot or cold water. Full-immersion baths are said to enhance the therapeutic effect achieved by a bath that encompasses a smaller surface area.
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Another possible consideration is that, in some areas of the country with water shortages, water usage is a major cost factor; a tub that uses 40 gallons for a full-immersion bath can provide a major cost advantage over one that requires over 100 gallons.