Usage of pass

Take a fresh white cloth. Dip it in water for a while. Take it out and squeeze water out of it. Ask the patient to lie/sleep on his front. Pass the cloth gently over his back for about 15 minutes.

Can someone please tell me if the above para sounds natural? Any alternative for pass? Also, does squeeze water from it work?

Take a fresh white cloth, dip it in water, and then wring it out. Ask the patient to lie on his front/stomach. Rub/Wipe the cloth gently over his back for about 15 minutes.