Hydrotherapy has a plethora of benefits that go beyond the improvement of circulation that the thermal temperatures induce. This form of water-based therapy also helps enhance stimulation in the lymphatic system while it works on flushing out toxins that are present within the system. The jets that are often present work by massaging the body, helping aid in the stimulation and opening of the blood vessels. Not only can hydrotherapy help in muscle tension, but it can also be used as a treatment method for a week immune system or high stress levels.
- Water has been used for therapy for centuries and right now, it forms part of traditional medical practices.
- Water has healing properties and a number of therapeutic treatments and approaches draw on this properties to aid in pain relief through the body’s reaction to stimuli.
- Cold and warm water has different reactions to the body. Cold water is used to stimulate and invigorate while warm water is used to calm and soothe.
“The increased blood flow and circulation of white blood cells around the body allows lymph (an immune system fluid that helps collect and get rid of unwanted materials from the body) to be moved through the body more efficiently and therefore strengthens the immune system, helping to fight colds and illnesses.”