So, as simple as it seems a hip bath is literally when you just sit in a bucket of water for 20 minutes. Yes, thats really it. Sounds silly right? But this ancient form of hydrotherapy has countless health benefits - I really mean countless. After doing this for only 4 days in a row I felt an immense release in low back pain, decreased inflammation of low belly, relief of cramps, better digestion and a sincere calming of the mind.
Why it works:
When you sit in the cold water you are pulling all the blood to go directly to this area of the body, which gives it the attention it needs allowing for a healthier movement of blood circulation and decrease of inflammation which results in the countless health benefits mentioned above.
Try Hip Baths If You Have:
Low back pain
Bad mensural cramps or irregular mensural cycle
Pelvic inflammatory conditions such as cellulitis, sciatica, and ovaritis
Chronic uterine infections
How to Guidelines:
Buy a tub that fits the lower half of your body.
Do your hip bath first thing in the morning when you wake up - even before you shower.
Find an area that feels tranquil - maybe outside - if your space allows it - but inside the bathroom is perfectly fine.
Use cool water to fill the tub so it will cover the lower part of your body when you sit down.
Prepare a warm cup of water to drink as you relax in the tub (drinking warm water is one of the best things you can do for your digestion as well - which means you are hitting it in two ways with this practice!)
Stay in the tub for a 15 - 20 minutes (no longer). Try to take this as a moment for silence or meditation so remove as many distractions as possible.
The key to this practice is repetition and consistency. You will see the best results practicing this over several days in a row - start with one week and see the results - next try 30 days and see the complete transformation!