What is Hydrotherapy
Hydro therapy or "water therapy" is the treatment of disease through the use of water. Hydrothermal therapy is the use of water temperature, such as in hot tubs or spas. The focus of hydrotherapy is to rid the body of toxins that may be causing joint pain and inflammation. Hydro therapy treatments are also helpful in managing chronic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and osteo arthritis.
Brief History of Hydrotherapy
The benefits of hydro therapy have been recognized for thousands of years Hydrotherapy is especially popular in Europe where there are numerous health spas and health facilities for all types of "water cures".
Many European spas were built in majestic surroundings with panoramic views of lakes and mountains in the 18th and 19th centuries. These retreats were staffed by medical practitioners who prescribed and monitored the treatments. European techniques and spa treatments have evolved over centuries achieving a high level of sophistication.
For treating many common ailments, water healing is one of the oldest, safest and inexpensive methods. From personal experience we know water makes us feel better and is not just for cleansing. After a strenuous day, you know you'll feel much better after soaking in a hot tub of water. The hot water relieves fatigue and prevents stiffness.