Salt compresses, Sole-soaked shirt, Sole-soaked socks

Salt can be applied externally as a warm or cold compress: Whatever makes you feel good here is right for you.

Warm salt compresses treat such chronic complaints as muscle tension, spinal column problems and degenerative joint pain.

Cold salt compresses can bring relief to inflammatory and acute symptoms.

Salt Compresses

Instructions for Hot Salt Compress

Heat a salt compress briefly in the oven at about 50° to 60° C (120 - 140° F) and then apply it to the painful area for about 20 minutes.

Instructions for Cold Salt Cushion

Place a salt cushion in the freezer for about 30 minutes and then apply to the painful area.

Sole Compresses

Use only a one percent Sole solution for open wounds. For soft tissue injuries and joint pain, however, you can use a sole concentration of 3 to 10 percent. Cold leg compresses with salt water have a stronger effect on fever than compresses with regular water. Take a clean linen or cotton cloth and immerse it in a concentrated Sole solution. Wring out the cloth and place it on the affected area.

Sole-Soaked Shirt

The Sole-soaked shirt is a special variant of the Spanish cover by the famed naturopath Sebastian Kneipp. It is an excellent detoxification method and stimulates the metabolism. In addition, the Sole-soaked shirt has been used as a remedy for flu-like infections with high fever.


Dip a cotton shirt into a three percent sole solution - that is 30 grams (6 teaspoons) of salt in one liter (4 cups) of water. Then ring it out and put it on.

Wrap yourself in a dry towel and lie well covered in bed. After half an hour you will begin to sweat.

After 60 to 90 minutes, take off the towel and shirt, then shower off the sweat.

Sole-Soaked Socks

Sole-soaked socks work like the Sole-soaked shirt and have shown benefits especially for those with chronically cold feet and with gout.


Dip a pair of cotton socks into an approximately three to five percent sole solution - that is 30 to 50 grams (6 to 10 teaspoons) of salt per liter (4 cups) of water. Wring excess water from the socks and put the socks on. Wrap your feet in a dry towel.