Ancient civilizations have long known about the benefits surrounding hydrotherapy, but physicians did not recognize it as a legitimate medical approach until the 19th century. Hydrotherapy works by a patient immersing themselves in water that reads 33-36℃. These thermal temperatures end up opening up the small blood vessels that are present all over the body, which naturally leads to improved circulation and blood flow. This ends up aiding in hormone regulation, stress reduction, and effective pain management.
- The term hydrotherapy directly translates to water used as a form of therapy, and there are several approaches in how it is used.
- Although the benefits of water therapy had been highly speculated throughout history, physicians didn’t start using it until the 19th century.
- When a human is exposed to heat for prolonged periods of time, it naturally slows down your internal organs.
“The warmth of the water helps open up your capillaries (the small blood vessels in your body that are closest to tissues) which leads to increased blood flow and circulation, helping your body oxygenate and heal tissue better and get rid of toxins faster.”