Water has been used as a healing remedy for centuries. Hydrotherapy uses water to treat chronic pain in a soothing and natural way.
Hydrotherapy uses a balance of hot and cold temperatures. Heat soothes and quiets the body, which relieves tense muscles and calms anxiety. Cold water stimulates the inner body to help with fatigue and stress. Often, the combination creates a balance which achieves the best relief.
Hydrotherapy is often used to boost and energize the immune system, promoting overall wellness. Additionally, hydrotherapy:
- Encourages blood flow
- Relieves stress
- Helps blood circulation
- Decreases inflammation
- Lessens pain sensitivity
- Relieves pain from conditions, such as arthritis
Your massage therapist may use various types of hydrotherapy techniques in order to achieve the best results possible. He or she can help you decide what the best option is for you.