VERY BRIEF TECHNIQUE SUMMARY

(APPLY AT OWN RISK!)

Kyle Grimshaw-Jones ND, RT www.conscioushealing.com.au

(this document is extracted from the larger document Body Hydropathy)

1.ABDOMINAL ICE PACK (AIP)


The pages at the end of this document from Johanna Brandt's book The Grape Cure describe this. The important points are:


  • a double layer of towelling in between the ice and the skin

  • placement is over the Coeliac Ganglion, or Solar Plexus

  • I usually wet the skin surface of the towelling with a dash of cold water so the action of the compress starts sooner.


2.WET SHEET PACK (WSP)


Please see the description in the pages from the document Hydropathy; ... Used for thinner weaker patients who would not do well with the Whole Body Compression (WBC).


  • You can "T-bar" two wet sheets so as to cover the persons arms (unless claustrophobic)

  • Tuck dry towel around neck if person has wool allergy

  • Use pure wool and pure cotton preferably

  • Precede with BRIEF Steam Bath if person chilly or slow to react

  • A dry sheet placed on blankets before wet sheet prevents the blankets from getting so wet

  • Four stages - tonic, sedative, heating, sweating

  • Give water to sip if sweating stage is reached

  • Only launder sheets in bio-compatible washing agents

  • If person claustrophobic, this is not necessarily a contraindication, if they are ready to work through it, and re-experience the suppressed memory that underlies it.


3.WHOLE BODY COMPRESSION (WBC)


  • Only used for strong patients with well-built bodies

  • Mineral supplementation ESSENTIAL (Also some salt sometimes)

  • Discontinue when sweat breaks out on face (historically)

  • Please read description in "Hydropathy;..." but note that the blankets used were dry.