whole-body ablution

whole-body ablution (hōlˑ bäˑ·dē ·blōōˑ·shn),

n hydrotherapy technique in which a practitioner vigorously rubs a coarse washcloth or loofah dipped in cold water across the client's body one section at a time to create friction. The rubbing is done in sequence with the patient lying supine. Performed as a tonifying treatment. Also called
cold friction rub.
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