Hydrotherapy - What's it Good For?
November 11th, 2013
The term hydrotherapy has been around for hundreds of years, and now forms an integral part of traditional medicine practises. Nonetheless, many of us are unfamiliar with the concept of hydrotherapy and how exactly it can benefit our health and wellbeing. Hydrotherapy also known as water therapy is the use of water (hot, cold, steam or ice) to relieve discomfort, treat disease and promote physical wellbeing.
Hydrotherapy is commonly used for relaxation and to maintain a person’s state of health. It is excellent for reducing or relieving sudden or long-lasting pain.
Surprising conditions that can be aided by Hydrotherapy:
- Stomach problems
- Joint, muscle and nerve problems
- Sleep disorders
Benefits of Hydrotherapy:
- Dramatically increase the elimination of waste, assisting detoxification
- Loosening tense, tight muscles and encouraging entire body relaxation
- Increasing the metabolic rate and digestion activity
- Hydrating the cells, improving skin and muscle tone
- Boosting the immune system, allowing it to function more efficiently
- Improving the function of the internal organs by stimulating their blood supply