Hydrotherapy indications

 

What is hydrotherapy?

Hydrotherapy is the use of water to produce therapeutic benefits. This can be done through administering liquids (warm water), solids (ice), or gas (steam). When combined with aromatherapy, the therapeutic effects are enhanced. Hydrotherapy is becoming increasingly more popular as an alternative to drug therapy.

What are the benefits of warm hydrotherapy?

Since the heat dilates the blood vessels and increases circulation, benefits of warm hydrotherapy are:

  • Decongest head and chest
  • Reduces pelvic congestion
  • Speed healing in almost any infectious or inflammatory disease

What benefits are derived from combining warm hydrotherapy and massage?

For hydrotherapy to be the most beneficial, it should be used in conjunction with a body massage. Its therapeutic effects are:

  • Relaxation and loosening of tight muscles
  • Soothing of aches and pains
  • Reduction of stress and tension
  • Stimulation of circulation

What about benefits of flotation hydrotherapy?

A fairly new aspect of hydrotherapy, flotation derives most of its benefits by adding no undue force against the body. This is particularly beneficial for those using hydrotherapy as a pain reducer.

 

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