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November 18, 2011

Dishing It for Relief

It was a particularly tempestuous night.  The rapid changes in barometric pressure resulted in a storm outdoors, but also one inside – my body.

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.

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