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Yonago Acta medica 2013;56:79–80 Short Communication Effects of Water Temperature during Foot Bath in Young Females

By Masahiro Nishimura, Tatsuya Saito, Toshiaki Kato and Sho Onodera


We examined the effects of environmental and water temperatures of foot baths on pulse rate, blood pressure, mean skin temperature, salivary amylase (SA) activity, relaxation level and thermal sensation during winter. Five females participated in the study. The subjects rested in a chair for 20 min and the above-noted physi-ological reactions during the last 5 min of the resting pe-riod were recorded as baseline (BASE) values. Next, the subjects received a 15-min foot bath in water at 40 ˚C (WT40) or 45 ˚C (WT45), with a 15-min recovery pe-riod. Although SA is thought to be an indicator of stress via the sympathetic nervous system, we did not find a correlation between SA activity and relaxation state. We considered the possible effect of seasonal variation o

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