How Does Hydrotherapy Helps?
The healing and recuperative properties of hydro therapy are due to it’s thermal and mechanical effects. It employs the body’s reaction to hot and cold stimuli. From the skin the nerves carry impulses deeper into the body. This is instrumental in lessening pain sensitivity, invigorating blood flow and circulation, increasing the production of stress hormones and stimulating the immune system.
Hydrotherapy’s more conventional uses are the treatment of muscle weakness, balance disorders, diabetes and other diseases that impair circulation, cramps, premenstrual syndrome, arthritis, back pain, musculo-skeletal injuries and soft tissue injuries.
Heat has the tendency to calm and soothe the body while slowing down the activity of internal organs. A soak in a hot tub will help when experiencing tense muscles and anxiety from stress. One experiences weightlessness when being submerged in water. The body is given a break from the constant pull of gravity. Water in motion stimulates touch receptors on the skin releasing tight muscles and boosting blood circulation. The water kneads the body providing a massage like feeling.