Well, I guess I should start with "have you ever heard of a sitz bath?" first. This type of hydrotherapy has been used in Germany for centuries to tonify the pelvic region. It's such a simple yet powerful natural remedy for so many conditions that it's still as valid today as it was many years ago.
How do you do it? The classic way is to heat the water to approximately 100 to 104 degrees F ( or what is tolerable for you), add a handful of epsom salt or your fave essential oil like eucalyptus or tea tree oil and enjoy! Soak your bottom, upper thighs, and lower abdomen for about 3 to 30 minutes (what is tolerable for you)
Make it hot if...
- You have cramping
- You can't sleep
- Your stomach hurts
Make it cold if...
- You want to reduce inflammation
- You have constipation
- Intense menstrual cramping
Mix it up if...
- You have chronic bladder infections
Keep it neutral (body temperature) if...
- Your mind is going 100 miles an hour and your totally over stimulated
- You feel like you might be getting a bladder infection
If you feel brave...
try alternating between 5 minutes hot water and 1 minute cold water. This is will really get the blood flowing and stimulate the healing process.