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Hydrotherapy treatments

Hydrotherapy is the where water is used in a variety of therapeutic ways to treat disease and illness, alleviate pain, promote relaxation, fight stress and enhance general health and well being. The 'father' of hydrotherapy is seen as Father Sebastian Kneipp.

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Hydrotherapy treatments using water treating disease illness aleviate pain promote relaxation fight stress father sabastian kneipp

External hydrotherapy utilizes hot and cold water in a variety of ways and varies from cool immersion baths, hot baths, sitz baths, mud baths, steam baths, saunas, jacuzzis, showers, body rubs, hot and cold packs, compresses, pressure hosing, douches and colonic irrigation.

Although most Western medical people acknowledge the benefits of hydrotherapy, there are certain therapies, like colonic irrigation, which is highly controversial.

Internal hydrotherapy would be the taking of water internally to help cleanse the body, and could take the form of a water fast, where nothing but water is taken for a period of time.

In formalized medical facilities, hydrotherapy can be performed by trained medical personnel including physiotherapists and in a health spa it is normally applied by the trained natural health personnel or massage therapist.

Hydrotherapy is useful in treating muscle and joint pain, inflammation, burns, frostbite, chest congestion, sinusitis, headaches, fevers, indigestion, detoxifying, stress etc and can also be used as part of a rehabilitation program after injury or surgery.

Essential oils are often used in conjunction with hydrotherapies to enhance the action of the therapy being performed. To look at ways of using essential oils in your everyday life, please click here.

Recommended books on hydrotherapy Hydrotherapy treatments using water treating disease illness aleviate pain promote relaxation fight stress father sabastian kneipp

Should you be interested to read more about hydrotherapy, we could recommend the following books from Amazon.com:

 

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