Hydrotherapy uses water to treat the body by stimulating and redirecting the flow of blood and carrying waste products away from the cells. Hydrotherapy has many benefits and one is that it uses water to treat conditions. Our bodies are made up of about 70 percent water, so any treatment that includes water is always beneficial. Just drinking water can help cure or reduce some minor health issues. By stimulating the blood and carrying waste products away from the cells, hydrotherapy helps nourish cells and promotes regeneration of tissues helping the body to heal from sicknesses or physical injuries.
Hydrotherapy works by using water to carry heat and cold to the body. Hydrotherapy consists of alternating between applying hot and cold compressions to the body to stimulate blood and lymph. Applying warm or hot water causes arteries and veins to expand, which allows additional blood and lymph to a specific area. It also allows blood and lymph to flow more easily in the veins and arteries. Cold water makes the arteries and veins constrict, pushing blood and lymph away from the area. This transportation provides fresh oxygen and nutrients like protein to remove toxins and waste. There are many ways to benefit from using hydrotherapy. Taking showers, baths, swimming, and applying towels to the area are just a few methods.
Hydrotherapy can also be used as a preventive measure instead of a solution. Taking showers daily applying hot and cold water to the spine can stimulates the nervous system, which improves circulation to various parts of the body including the back, heart, and lungs. The benefits of hydrotherapy can almost help any health condition because it involves water, an essential element in our body and that works to help improve our system. Using hot and cold compression on the body reduces inflammation, swelling, and infection. Many physicians underestimate the benefits of hydrotherapy but trained physicians in hydrotherapy encourage the treatment.
Hydrotherapy involves noting more than water, so it is completely safe with absolutely no side effects. However, those with diabetes should not use this therapy because one of the symptoms of diabetes consists of a pain or dulling sensation in the limbs that may make them unable to tell when the water is too hot, which can result in burns. One important thing to remember when applying hydrotherapy is to not end the treatment if you are cold, which can make conditions worse. Always end the treatment when your body is warm.