Benefits of hydrotherapy


  • It relieves muscular tension, helping to reduce pain and stiffness.
  • Jets and hoses serve to stimulate blood circulation and lymph drainage.
  • Alternating warm and cold applications stimulate the immune system. Incidence of colds and flu is dramatically reduced with continued use.
  • It releases endorphins, a process that creates a general feelings of well-being.
  • Combined with diet and exercise in metabolic rate promotes weight loss.
  • Mineral or thermal waters have specific properties – for example, sulphur-rich baths are excellent for arthritis and skin disorders, while radon baths have a dramatic effects on rheumatoid and other forms of arthritis.
  • Immersion in water results in increased urine output, or diuresis, and helps to treat fluid retention. At Bath Spa in the United Kingdom a research project was conducted on subjects immersed in water maintained at 35°C (95°F) for two hours. The results was a significant increase in urine output and an average weight loss of 5Kg (11lb). This validates the centuries-old practice of spa treatment for many disease conditions. An interesting finding was that there was no difference between the use of thermal water and tap water.
  • Hydrotherapy is an excellent means of treating stress. A soak in a warm bath, perhaps with added aromatherapy essences, will lower cortisol levels. 



APPLICATION OF COLD WATERAPPLICATION OF HOT WATER
Lowers heart rate.Increases heart rate.
First increases then lowers blood pressure.Increases then lowers blood pressure.
Skin: increases tone.Skin: sweating and fluid loss.
Increases metabolic rate.
Increases muscle tone.Muscle relaxation.
Stimulating effect.Enervating effect
Causes diuresis, with increased urine output.


hydrotherapy

A Vichy shower uses multiple jets to apply alternating hot and cold water. This stimulates the circulation and boosts the immune system.
The hydro pool applies jet massage to specific problem areas such as a stiff neck or tense shoulders. 

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