A contrast bath is a process of soaking your hands in tubs of hot (test first!) and cold water, for alternating cycles of twenty minutes.
As I was doing the dishes that morning – hot for washing – cold for rinsing, I noticed that my hands began to feel better. I was creating a contrast bath without being aware that I was doing-so!
Who doesn’t like a two-for-one deal? Dishes done. Fingers flexible.
So, when your hands are puffy and hot, forego the dishwasher. Load a basin of cold water alongside your hot wash water and do as Madge suggests – soak in it!
Image courtesy of Kaan Tanriover.