- Cotton Ankle socks
- Heavy wool socks/ski socks
- Bathtub or shower
What to do:
Step 1: Soak feet in warm water in a bathtub for 10-15 minutes. You can do this immediately after a warm bath or shower of 10-15 minutes duration. Dry feet and body.
Step 2: Get a pair of thin white cotton ankle socks, run them under cold water, wring them out, and put the wet socks on your feet.
Step 3: Put on a pair of heavy wool or ski socks on top of the wet socks and go directly to bed.
Step 4: Cover well and sleep tight with both pairs of socks on. The cotton socks should be dry the next morning.
Step 5: Remove socks and proceed with life as scheduled!
Use caution if you have the following conditions. Please consult your physician first.
- Raynaud’s phenomenon or syndrome
- Arterial insufficiency
- Advanced intermittent claudication
You can also do this procedure over the chest or throat. Just use a white cotton t-shirt covered with a heavy fleece or sweater for the chest, or a thin towel or cloth covered with a scarf for the throat.