Bathing is the immersion of the body in fluid, normal water, or
an aqueous solution, such as the Asses' milk favored by Cleopatra
VII from Egypt. Some spa facilities also provide bathing in various
forms of liquids such as chocolate or mud, and there have been examples
of bathing in the champagne. Additionally, revealing the body to
open air is sometimes measured bathing, for instance, in sunbathing
or in moon bathing.
The oldest form of medical treatment knows hydrotherapy, formerly
known as hydropathy. It involves the use of water for calming pains
and treating these diseases.
The appliances and arrangements by way of which heat and cold are brought
to bear on the economy are:
Hot And Cold, General And Local, Sweating And Cooling
Air And Steam Baths
Baths, Of Hot Water And Cold
Spinal, Head And Foot Bath
(or known as compresses), Wet And Dry
And Poultices, Hot And Cold, Sinapisms, Stupes, Rubbings And Water
Potations, Hot And Cold
The full pack contains of a wet sheet enveloping one’s body,
with a number of dry blankets packed strongly over it, plus a macintosh
covering or may not. In an hour or less these are soon removed and
a common bath administered. The pack is an offshoot, tranquilizer,
sudorific and even stimulator of cutaneous excretion. There are
numerous alterations of it, particularly the cooling pack, where
the wrappings are actually loose and scanty, permitting evaporation,
and the application of imprecise time, the sheet being again wet
as it dries. This is of great value in prolonged for febrile conditions.
Hot Air And Steam Baths :
Hot air baths is the chief of which the Turkish (properly, the Roman)
bath carries of two or more chambers ranging in the temperature
from I 20 to 2f2 or higher, but normally used at 150 for curative
purposes. Exposure is from twenty minutes up to two hours according
to the result required, and is followed by a common bath, and rarely
also by soaping and shampooing. It is stimulating, derivative, depurative,
sudorific and even alterative, impressively promoting tissue change
by way of increasing the natural waste and repair. It determines
the blood to the surface, dipping internal congestions is a strong
diaphoretic and through the limits of heat and cold is an effectual
anxious and vascular refreshment and tonic. Morbid growths and emissions,
as even the uraemic, gouty and rheumatic diathesis, are helpfully
influenced by it. The full pack and Turkish bath have amid them
usurped the place and improved the function of the one time familiar
hot bath. The Russian or steam bath and the light bath are very
prehistoric and also inferior varieties of the modern Turkish bath,
the atmosphere of that cannot be too dry and pure.
General Baths :
General baths consist of rain (or needle), spray (or rose), shower,
shallow, plunge, douche, wave and other common morning sponge baths
with the dripping sheet and hot and cold sponging are combinations
as a rule of hot and cold water. They are inspiring, boost, copied
Local Baths :
Local baths encompass the sitz (or sitting), douche (or spouting),
spinal, foot and with head baths of hot or cold water, singly or
in the combination, successive or could be alternate. The sitz,
head and footbaths are normally used flowing on occasion. The application
of cold by Leiters tubes that is effective for reducing inflammation
(e.g. in meningitis and in sunstroke), in these a network of any
metal or India rubber tubing is then fitted to the part affected,
and this cold water is kept continuously flowing through them. Rapid
alternations of hot and cold water have a good effect in vascular
stasis and lethargy of the nervous system and for absorbents, yielding
valuable results in local congestions and chronic inflammations.
Bandages (or compresses) are made of two kinds, cooling, of wet material
left bare for vanishing, it is used in local inflammations or during
fevers; and heating, of the same, covered with any waterproof material,
used in congestion, external or could be internal, for short or
long periods. Poultices, warm, of bread, linseed, bran, &c.,
distorted but twice in the twenty-four hours, are the same in action
with the heating bandage and it is superior only in the greater
warmth and resulting vital activity their closer application to
the skin ensures.
Fomentations and poultices, hot or cold, sinapisms, stupes, rubefacients,
irritants, frictions, kneadings, calisthenics, gymnastics, electricity,
&c., are additions largely employed.
Reasons For Bathing
Most bathing is done in the hot water or hot steam. However, splash
baths function like a cold shower to assist people cool off on any
hot day. A jogger is shown, in this many exposure picture, running
through the Dundas Square splash pad to cool down.
Bathing serves several purposes:
and the tidy physical look of cleanliness.
from chemical, biological, nuclear or few other exposure-type hazards.
(e.g. hydrotherapy), healing, and for relaxation (e.g. Blessed Rainy
or, less frequently, other ceremonial rites
and socialization for e.g. running through fountains after winning
the World Series, or jumping through a hole cut in the ice over
a lake on the New Year's Eve. After Canada won the World Cup hockey
game in the year 2004 September 14th, hundreds of euphoric fans
splashed around in the Dundas Square fountains, which is also known
as "Times Square North". Some brought chairs with them
and sat for 15 minutes or more at right on top of the fountain sprays.
Additionally, the requirement (either by social convention, or by
inconvenience of having wet clothes) of removing at least some clothing
to bathe, reduces the formality of the situation. This is said to
allow the people to get to know one another better.
people are free of few items such as weapons or other contraband.
In Chicago, Russian baths are very safe meeting place for rival
gang leaders. Weapons are difficult to hide on a nearly naked body.
If the meeting resulted in settlement, the gangs will meet upstairs
for bagels, cream cheese and borscht. Many homeless covers and almost
all prisons have intake ability or other intake process that includes
a supervised shower with change of clothes to make sure that no
illegal imports or contamination enters the facility.
Bathing is normally done in any bath (i.e. a place designed for
bathing), but might also be done in other places not specifically
intended for bathing, such as rooftops (sunbathing and wind bathing),
a lake, river, or could be at sprinkler connected to a garden hose.
One town known for its baths is Bath (Aquae Sulis), a Roman city
at England well known for curative hydrothermal springs, and most
lately for the Bath Spa Project consisting of a rooftop pool ignoring
the city of Bath, plus four circular clear glass steam baths.
Kinds Of Baths
There are various kinds of baths that include:
- Private Baths
- Public Baths
- Whirlpool Baths
- Swimming Pools
(also known as Swimming Baths)
- Shower Baths
- Steam shower
- Sauna or Infrared
- Hot Baths
- Cold Baths
A Private Bath is generally a bathtub only for one person,
often found in any privacy of one's own bathroom. A public bath,
such as a municipal swimming bath (e.g. the Roman thermae), might
be used for leisure bathing. Some municipal swimming baths may even
have steam baths placed near the main swimming bath.
A Shower Bath is a system that pours water down
on a bather from above, other than having the bather lower him,
or herself into the water. It has the reward of being more space
and water efficient.
A Steam Bath is a hot room where bathers sit and
a hot steam at a temperature of about 49°C (120°F) is forced
into the room.
A Sauna Bath is a bath of dry heat, and thus not
actually a bath according to the definition of bathing, other than
the fact that at times water is thrown on the rocks, which form
the thermal ballast of the sauna heater. This results in a steam