Hydrotherapy Provides Many Healing Benefits
Immerse yourself in ultimate water healing, also known as hydrotherapy. The benefits
of hydrotherapy have been appreciated for thousands of years. Still today, hydrotherapy
is the cheapest and safest method for treating ailments.
Buoyancy: Being in water reduces body weight by 90%, relieving
pressure on sore joints and muscles. An added bonus of buoyancy is the feeling of
weightlessness which also brings a sense of peace and relaxation.
Hydrostatic Pressure: Focused whirlpool jets provide a massaging
action, which combined with weightlessness relaxes tight muscles and releases natural
pain killers, called endorphins, into your system. These endorphins energize the
body, strengthen the immune system, reduce inflammation, heal injured tissue, and
Heated Water: Hot water raises your body temperature and causes
blood vessels to dilate. This increases circulation, including circulation of the
immune system's white blood cells, which can speed up you r body’s natural healing
Cleansing Power: Hydrotherapy supplies fresh nutrients and oxygen
to injured tissue and helps with the removal of waste products.
Hydrotherapy Benefits Numerous Conditions
If you suffer from injuries, stroke, respiratory infection (including pneumonia),
arthritis, or stress, hydrotherapy may help reduce your symptoms.
Defend Against Stress with the Help of Hydrotherapy
Hydrotherapy reduces the effects of stress by increasing endorphin production and
blood circulation. A dip in water healing before bed can reduce bouts of insomnia.
And hydrotherapy has been found to help in the prevention of tension headaches.
Add Hydrotherapy to Your Arthritis Prescription
Although hydrotherapy alone has not been proven to reduce joint pain and inflammation
and increases blood flow, studies have shown that patients who use hydrotherapy
in conjunction with water exercises and massage do achieve relief from arthritis
Open Your Respiratory Infection to Healing Hydrotherapy
Individuals who suffer from upper respiratory infections (pneumonia, bronchitis,
influenza, asthma, even common colds) can benefit from hydrotherapy in the form
of hot baths, vaporizers, and saunas. Hydrotherapy opens airways and assists in
the circulation of white blood cells to infected areas, increasing respiration and
Ensure Hydrotherapy Treatments are Right for You
Generally hydrotherapy treatments are safe but there are precautions that should
be considered before beginning any treatment. And it is recommended that you consult
your physician first to ensure you are not at risk. Certain precautions to keep
in mind are as follows...
- Remember to drink plenty
of fluids before and even during hot bath hydrotherapy to prevent dehydration.
- Women who are pregnant should
stay in a hot bath for only 10 minutes or less to prevent risk of overheating.
- Injuries that may be aggravated
by strong motions from water jets may wish to conduct hydrotherapy in a bathtub
without jets or in a whirlpool bathtub with the jets off.
- Exposure to extreme temperatures
(either hot or cold) could worsen conditions of circulation disorder, heart disease,
lung disease, chilblains, or Raynaud's phenomenon.
- Nerve damage that creates
difficulty in perceiving temperature can be harmful if one is unaware of exposure
to extreme water temperatures.