What is hydrotherapy?
Hydrotherapy is the use of water to treat a disease or to maintain health. The theory behind it is that water has many properties that give it the ability to heal:
- Water can store and carry heat and energy.
- Water can dissolve other substances, such as minerals and salts.
- Water cannot hurt you, even if you are sensitive to your surroundings.
- Water is found in different forms, such as ice, liquid, or steam. Ice may be used to cool, liquid is used in baths and compresses at varying pressures or temperatures, and steam is used in steam baths or when breathing in.
- Water can help blood flow.
- Water has a soothing, calming, and relaxing effect on people, whether in a bath, shower, spray, or compress.
- Exercise in water takes the weight off a painful joint while also providing resistance.
What is hydrotherapy used for?
People use hydrotherapy to treat many illnesses and conditions, including acne; arthritis; colds; depression; headaches; stomach problems; joint, muscle, and nerve problems; sleep disorders; and stress. People also use it for relaxation and to maintain health.You can also use hydrotherapy to reduce or relieve sudden or long-lasting pain.