Herbert W. Turk House - Table of Contents
Sitz bath -
Herbert W. Turk House
AKA Minot Tanner House
A sitz bath (also called a hip bath) is a type of bath in which only the hips and buttocks are soaked in water or saline solution. Its name comes from the German verb "sitzen," meaning "to sit."
The sitz bath is a European tradition in which only the pelvis and abdominal area are placed in water, with the upper body, arms, legs, and feet out of the water. The water can be warm or cool and one or two tubs may be used.- Health A to Z (online 2007)