Dry Blanket Pack

includes Blanket Wrap and Dry Pack


from Hydrothermic Remedies...

same as Hot Blanket Pack except the wet blanket is replaced by a dry sheet.


Or after heating treatment use use,

Blanket Wrap


Wrapping the body except for the head in blankets after a hot treatment.

Physiologic Effects

  1. Sweating
  2. Increase circulation in the skin
  3. Increase metabolism
  4. Elevate body temperature
  5. Relieve congestion of internal organs
  6. Relieve pain stiffness or fatigue
  7. Strengthen the immune system


  1. Coryza
  2. Influenza
  3. Fatigue
  4. Insomnia
  5. Visceral Congestion in chest, pelvic or abdominal infections, early fevers, sinusitis.
  6. Repeated Infections
  7. After heat treatments such as Russian Bath, Hot Tub Bath, Revulsive Shower Fomentations to the chest and back.


  1. Severe Cardiac Disease
  2. Skin: Inflammations, Eczema or Eruptions


  1. One large sheet
  2. two blankets
  3. equipment for a tonic cold treatment such as cold mitten friction or pail pour


Preparation for Treatment

  • Drape a bed with a blanket up to the neck level and then cover the blanket with a dry sheet.
  • Complete the heat treatment. Make sure the patient is warm and dry


  • Have the patient lie on the bed and quickly wrap the sheet around the body as for a wet sheet pack.
  • wrap the blanket firmly around the patient making sure the neck closed and no air enters.
  • make sure the patient is comfortable
  • spread a blanket over the patient up to the neck
  • leave until there is profuse sweating, this will be about 20 minutes.
  • finish with a cold mitten friction or other cold tonic treatment.

Completion of Treatment

  • Have the patient rest for 30 minutes.


from Dr JH Kellogg's Hydriatic Techniques...

Kellogg called this a Dry Pack

Restorative Antiphlogistic Spoliatives Analgesic local Eliminative

  • Room temperature at least 21°C
  • Drink 250ml of hot or cold water before then 150ml every 15 min
  • Pillow and three blankets arranged as for Wet Sheet Pack
  • Applied to naked patient, tuck in well
  • Use Hot Water Bottle or dry heat over sheet if feeble
  • To accumulate heat before cold, vigorous rubbing of limbs and remove before sweating
  • For sweating continue from 2-5 hours - 1-2x a week, no more

For Heating or Antiphlogistic in:

Spoliatives, Eliminative or Analgesic

local, sometimes general, remove some or all wrapping when sweating profusely, in:


follow with partial Cold Mitten Friction or slowly cool off by slowly removing wrapping, in:


in chronic cases of


from Dr GK Abbott's Prescriptions...


Local Dry Pack to chest

  • Dry flannel wrapped, as if a heating compress around the chest. A comfortable warm finely woven, tight fitting vest will produce the same result
  • Used for frail or thin
  • Apply over a thin singlet
  • The skin under the pack should be warm, and gently perspiring.