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A bath in which the individual is immersed up to the neck in water that is slightly cooler than the body’s normal temperature; tepid baths are believed to be useful for anxiety, insomnia and menstrual disorders.
A bath in which no circulatory or thermic reaction occurs, temperature 92° to 97°F (33.3° to 36.1°C).
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n soaking of the body in water that is between 92 F and 95 F, which is the average skin temperature. Used in hydrotherapy to enhance water absorption and kidney function, or to calm an overactive nervous system (usually recommended to patients experiencing anxiety, chronic pain, exhaustion, insomnia, and ner-vous irritability).