Ancient Forms of Hydrotherapy
The use of water for therapy has been around for hundreds of years, as far back as 4500 BC. Ancient Egyptians, Romans and Greek Civilizations depended on water for routine treatments. The Egyptian Royalty bathed with essential oils and flowers. The Romans had their bathhouses. Water therapy is an important part in many traditional medicine systems. Since the first century, aromatic massages and baths have been part of the healing culture.
How Does Hydrotherapy Work
Hydrotherapy works on the healing properties of its thermal and/or mechanical effects. It makes use of the body’s reaction to the pressure used by the water (Jacuzzi jets), hot and cold temperatures, the sensation of water itself, the buoyancy of water helps reduce the effect of gravity, and the prolonged application of heat. Hydrotherapy stimulates the immune system, improves circulation and digestion, reduces the body’s sensitivity to pain and encourages blood flow.
In general, heat helps to soothe and quiet the body, and reduces the activity of our internal organs. Cold temperatures are used to rejuvenate and stimulate thereby increasing the internal activity within the body. If you are feeling stressed, anxious or have accumulated tense muscles, heat is a wonderful therapy. Joint or muscle pain and stress can create an increased pulse rate and blood pressure. Regular hydrotherapy treatments help in reducing these symptoms by relieving and relaxing the swollen joints, tight muscles and slows down the process of stress reaction.
Benefits of Hydrotherapy
Hydrotherapy is an outstanding treatment for relieving or reducing long-lasting pain.
Hydrotherapy significantly increases the elimination of waste assisted by detoxification.
Hydrotherapy helps loosen tight, tense muscles and encourages relaxation.
Hydrotherapy increases the digestion and metabolic rate.
Hydrotherapy hydrates the cells and improves muscle and skin tone.
Hydrotherapy helps in boosting the immune system allowing it to function more efficiently.
Hydrotherapy stimulates the blood supply improving the function of the internal organs.
Hydrotherapy can rehabilitate injured limbs, treat burns and frostbite, lower fevers, soothe sore or inflamed muscles and joints, soothe headaches, clear up skin problems, ease labor pains and promote relaxation.
Natural Treatments of Hydrotherapy for Several Medical Conditions
Hydrotherapy has been proven to be a highly effective type of natural therapy that works by stimulating the endorphin's that help to alleviate tension and control pain.
Hydrotherapy has an extraordinary and almost miraculous ability to improve circulation by providing nourishment and oxygen to entire cells and tissues.
The Immune System
Detoxing with Hydrotherapy leads to a stronger immune system.
Hydrotherapy helps in breaking the stress cycle of everyday life and can treat stress-related illnesses such as digestive complaints, high blood pressure, anxiety attacks, depression, headaches, insomnia, etc.
Hydrotherapy helps in regulating the body’s temperature by improving the efficiency of perspiration of the glands. Sweating will help in releasing the toxins from the body leading to a healthy glowing complexion. Hydrotherapy will help reduce fluid retention and even decrease cellulite.
Hydrotherapy is fantastic for treating stiffness and joint pain related to arthritis.
Back pain is an epidemic in our society. There are many causes for back pain. Relaxing in hot water with or without Jacuzzi jets will reduce or alleviate back pain. As the body becomes weightless in water it will help with Sciatica by relieving the constant pull of gravity when submerged in a hot tub.
Hydrotherapy is very helpful to cure sleep disorders. The warm water from the bath raises body temperature and helps bring on relaxation for sleep.
The natural benefits of water therapy have been around for generations. At Hop In The Spa we have gone further to incorporate medicinal herbs, hops, oils and minerals to the MicroBrew Soaks to enhance the therapeutic effects of hydrotherapy. Start by choosing your MicroBrew Soak and add a massage to gain the maximum benefits from this form of therapy.