The Wet Sock Treatment is a form of hydrotherapy.  Hydrotherapy uses hot and cold water to relieve pain and improve overall health, and has been used for centuries.

What conditions can the Wet Sock Treatment benefit?

  • Congestion.
  • Upper respiratory tract and sinus infections; colds and flu.
  • Sore throats.
  • Earaches and headaches.

How long should I continue this treatment?
Ideally, this treatment is performed for several days. The duration will vary depending on the condition.

What are the benefits?

  • It may increases circulation.
  • It can reduce congestion in the chest and head area.
  • It helps stimulate the immune system.
  • It can enhances sleep.


  • 1 pair of cotton socks
  • 1 pair of thick wool socks
  • 1 towel

These steps should be performed just before going to bed. Take a pair of cotton socks and soak them in cold water. Wring out so the socks are not dripping, and put on feet. Take a dry pair of thick wool socks and place over the wet cotton socks. Go to bed immediately and wrap a towel over the feet to keep the bed dry. Go to sleep. When performed correctly, the feet should begin to warm up within a few minutes. Within a few hours, the socks should be completely dry.

Some individuals may find the wet socks uncomfortable at first. This is normal. The feet will soon warm up and the cold, wet sensation will not be as noticeable.