Let’s start with an overview of what is involved with the Wet Sock Treatment. Basically, before you go to bed you soak your feet in warm water, dry them off and put cold damp socks on. There will be more detailed instructions at the end of this post.
Although it may sound uncomfortable, for those that try it, it actually feels quite nice.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Your body wants to keep itself at a constant temperature. When you soak in warm water for a while and then switch to a cold environment your body will send blood from the internal organs to your feet. In a nutshell, it increases blood circulation throughout the entire body. This also increases activity in the lymphatic system (immune fighter cells).
WHAT YOU NEED:
A bucket (or your tub)
A small towel
A pair of thin cotton socks
A pair of thick wool socks
HOW TO DO IT:
Get your cotton socks ready and soak them in cool water, you can even throw them in the fridge.
Get your feet in a warm bucket or tub. You can soak them for about twenty minutes. (This step is optional, but will maximize results.)
Pat your feet dry.
Wring out your cotton socks just to the point that they are not dripping, but still damp (and cold) and slip them over your dry feet.
Cover your feet and damp cotton socks with a dry pair of wool socks.
Go to bed with your double socks on.
If you feel a sniffle or any other signs of a cold this will help boost your immune function. You may feel results the very next day, but go ahead and try it for a few nights in a row.