Essentially, hydrotherapy is the use of water for restoring, maintaining and regulating health.
Treatments include steam baths, saunas and hot and cold compresses are among the various forms of hydrotherapy.
Water is then used both internally and externally in many different forms, such as steam, liquid or ice. Many people use hydrotherapy in many different ways, and it can be carried out both by a professional or it can be done at home.
Types of Hydrotherapy Treatment
To combat hot summer weather or the change of life flushes, and just for overall invigoration, water stepping is an effective form of hydrotherapy treatment.
- Fill the tub up to calf level with cold water. (This treatment is never done with warm water.)
- Walk back and forth in the tub, always lifting one leg out of the water.
- Walk like a stork, one leg high up out of the water (high stepping all the time). The alternation between air and water is what makes this treatment effective.
- Ten to 15 seconds might be all you need. By no means stay in the water longer than comfortable.
- Afterwards dry your legs; put on warm socks and take a walk
Warm water baths or hot bath, means soaking in warm water infused with elements like aromatherapy oil, Epson salt, mineral mud, moor mud, ginger, or Dead Sea salt.
An enclosed and purposely heated room to promote sweating by exposing the skin to high heat in order to boost blood circulation relax muscles and soothe the mind.
As the heart pumps blood at a faster rate to the skin’s surface, it also moves nutrients through the body and vital organs; thus, improving functions in the kidneys, heart and liver.
Deep sweating opens up the skin’s pores and pushes out toxins, dead skin cells, and other debris that may be clogging them.
Sauna rooms can provide temporary relief from arthritis, asthma and respiratory conditions, and may even help in the healing process of sinusitis, bronchitis, chest congestion, and laryngitis.
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