Hydrotherapy - A Natural Cure

Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy, also called aquatic therapy (water therapy), is the use of water for treatment of various disease. It differs from swimming in a way it involves some special exercises in a pool or tub. All the three form of water (liquid, steam, ice) can be used depending upon the type of hydrotherapy.
The theory behind the hydrotherapy is the soothing and healing power of water.
  • Water can carry and store heat energy
  • Other substances like minerals and salts can be dissolved in it.
  • Water has soothing, calming & relaxing effect whether you`re in a bath, shower, spray or compress.
  • It can help blood flow
 How Hydrotherapy works?
Hydrotherapy makes use of body`s reaction to the pressure exerted by the water, to hot and cold stimuli, to the sensation of the water itself, to the protracted application of heat. Nerves help the sensation of the skin deeper into the body, it is then vital in stimulating the immune system, improving circulation and digestion, influencing the production of stress hormones, lessening the body`s sensitivity to pain and encouraging the flow of blood.
If an individual is experiencing anxiety or tense muscles, heat is recommended in the shower or bath. For stressed out and tired feeling, it is recommended to take a warm shower or bath followed by a short cold shower to help stimulate the body and mind.
Pain or stress may cause chemical changes in the body (pulse rate, blood pressure etc), hydrotherapy can reduce these symptoms by relieving and relaxing the swollen joints and slowing down the stress reaction.This helps to deal with the pain easily.

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Benefits of Hydrotherapy:
Hydrotherapy can be very useful in treatment of different types of soft tissue and bone injury as well as neuromuscular conditions such as muscular dystrophy.
Benefits of hydrotherapy include:
  • Pain relief
  • Reduction in muscle spasm
  • Increased circulation
  • Re-education of paralyzed muscles
  • Strengthening of weak muscles

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