What is Hydrotherapy and How Does it Work?

what is hydroptherapy

on October 25, 2013 in Health

So maybe you just had a hard day at the office, or walked too far carrying your tired toddler. Perhaps you just got home from a rough pick up soccer game with friends, or even finished a long day of yard work. Your muscles are sore, your back aches, and all you want to do is take a second to relax. What you need is a good session of Hydrotherapy. But what exactly is Hydrotherapy and how does it help? We’re here to answer that.

Formerly hydropathy, hydrotherapy it is a part of occupational therapy and physiotherapy. The object of hydrotherapy is to deliver pain relief through the use of water, hot or cold. The therapeutic method uses water, pressure, and temperature to stimulate the circulation of a person’s blood and help treat symptoms of various diseases.

Hydrotherapy has been around since the Egyptians, Persians, Greeks, and Romans. At some point, all of these civilizations used hydrotherapy to cure or maintain the health of their people. Egyptians used oils and flowers to bath royalty while Romans had communal baths for men and women. In more current times, hydrotherapy can be found at spas throughout the world. While more medical uses of hydrotherapy are seen less these days, the methods are used to help burn victims as well as rheumatic diseases.

For personal use, hydrotherapy is a great way to relax muscles, comfort joints, and help circulate blood to the entire body. The use of hot water on a body can relax and alleviate pains, while powerful jets that push water and air against the body can massage the muscles.

Hydrotherapy can help a number of conditions that a person may have throughout the day. Here are a few:

  • Acne or Blemished Skin
  • Arthritis and Sore Joints
  • Colds and Sinuses
  • Depression
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Nausea
  • Insomnia
  • Stress

Hydrotherapy is key for allowing a person’s body and mind to relax. It helps promote a healthy lifestyle by alleviation and mediation.

However, hydrotherapy is not just a mental vacation, it has real benefits that can help cleanse and refresh the body. It can dramatically help eliminate waste and dead skin cells on the body. It has the ability to loosen tightened muscles. Hydrotherapy is also able to increase ones metabolism and digestive activity along with hydrating the body’s cells and improving skin tone. It can also help improve the immune system and stimulate a body’s blood supply to organs to help them function better.

With all of these great benefits to hydrotherapy, you’re probably wondering how to start. Its simple. Hydrotherapy can be performed with the use of a hot tub. Thermospas’ Healing Spa is an incredible option to help relax muscles, joints, and your all around mental state. The Healing Spa comes with the full line of therapeutic features that has never before been seen together on a hot tub, and has earned the prestigious Ease of Use Commendation from the Arthritis Foundation.

With the ability to control the pressure of the jets, the Healing Spa uses a variety of Therapy, Swirl, Whirlpool, Laser, Pulsating, and Shoulder Jets all to relieve the specific needs of your body. As well, the Healing Spa has included the Patented Pillow Jets which deliver an unbeatable neck massage. With the ability to control all of these jets’ intensity, you’ll be certain that your hydrotherapy sessions work every time.

If you’ve had a long day, and need a break from the stressful duties of life, look to Hydrotherapy to help cure your pain. With mental and physical benefits, it’s a great way to relax and feel at one with yourself.

If you have any questions on how you can start the process to owning your personal hot tub and hydrotherapy sessions, contact Thermospas today, we’re happy to help.



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