Have you ever wondered what the benefits of water therapy actually are? Have you tried this treatment and felt confused about what’s the right way, or what kind of water is the best. Today we’re talking in detail about water therapy or hydrotherapy. A combination of physical therapy with restorative properties that starts with a warm bath. Goodness knows we could all use some relaxation in our busy lives. So today I’m going to share my experience with water therapy as well as a few other options and fill you in on some of the benefits swirling around this healing treatment that involves water.
The origins of water therapy can be traced as far back as Egyptian and Greek civilizations. The Egyptian queen Cleopatra used to bathe in donkey milk, which has skin softening properties. The Greeks had elaborate bathing rituals with separate rooms for sweating, bathing and swimming.
The Romans took bathing to a whole new level with their luxurious public baths that were more akin to spas than anything else. The Turkish baths built across Europe during the 16th century are also a testament to the popularity of water therapy. In India, Ayurveda is based on hot water therapy and it is used in treatment of several ailments from arthritis to depression.
There are several types of hydrotherapy including water massage, steam room, sauna, whirlpool bath and underwater shower massage. Water massage is often performed using heated water jets that knead your body through a special chair or bed. Steam rooms help remove toxins and waste materials from the body though sweat while saunas use infrared rays instead of steam for a similar effect.
A whirlpool bath is essentially a hot tub in which jet sprays create water currents against your body while an underwater shower massage uses jets at different heights to give you a full-body massage.
What is water therapy?
Water therapy has been used since ancient times and was developed to cure many diseases. It is a natural treatment with few side effects, which includes the use of water in its different forms (liquid, ice or steam) as a form of daily hygiene, as well as for medicinal purposes.
How does water therapy work?
To start the day with renewed energy and better concentration, it is important to drink a glass of room temperature water with lemon (rich in antioxidants) when you wake up. In addition, taking a shower with cold water in the morning can help you to wake up more easily.
And if you want to lose weight faster, another good advice is to drink two glasses of water before each meal and not to eat anything else for at least half an hour after drinking it. This causes the feeling of satiety to be greater, so that less food will be ingested and therefore it will be easier to lose weight.
Water therapy is a very popular treatment in the medical field as this therapy offers many benefits to our body.
Water has a very positive effect on your health and well-being. It is one of the most important things for human beings, we are made up of 60% water, so we need it for the proper functioning of our body.
The use of water for therapeutic purposes dates back to ancient times, but it was Hippocrates who incorporated hydrotherapy as a viable treatment option. Today, it is used as an alternative medicine treatment to cure various ailments and disorders.
Water therapy is one of the oldest and most widely used methods of healing. It has been around for thousands of years, so it’s no wonder that its benefits are still being researched today.
It’s safe to say that water therapy can do more than just hydrate your body. The following are some of the more common benefits we have discovered:
Boosts immunity and helps fight infections
Improves skin tone and evens skin tone
Improves digestion and relieves symptoms of digestive disorders
Reduces swelling, improves circulation, and helps with headaches
Provides relief from arthritis pain
Improves joint function with osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis
Improves mental focus and creativity
Provides pain relief from migraines, as well as chronic tension headaches
Soothes inflammation in joints, muscles and tendons
It is an old and trusted treatment.
Some benefits of water therapy.
- Water Therapy helps to overcome constipation
- It helps to overcome excessive thirst
- It controls the body heat
- It also helps to improve appetite
- It controls obesity
- It helps to lose weight
- It detoxifies the body and gives the skin a radiant glow
- It also reduces facial wrinkles, hair fall and improves their quality too
- Water Therapy also helps in reducing pain in joints and knees
10.It helps in improving memory power and concentration level
11.Water therapy also improves blood circulation
12.It also keeps the digestive system healthy