Conditions It Treats
Muscle Pain and Tension
How It Works
This therapy includes a wide variety of approaches and therapeutic methods in using both hot and cold water, water pressure and steam for therapeutic purposes to improve blood circulation, treat pain and other ailments.
Migraines You can practice hydrotherapy at home for migraine pain by alternative between hot and cold compresses. Hot baths also help with other symptoms associated with migraines. While cold helps to alleviate pain, hot baths are known to ease the nausea and tension that are both symptoms of migraines.
Soaking the feet in hot water will also draw the blood from the head and alleviate some forms of headaches.
Osteoarthritis/Arthritis For Osteoarthritis hydrotherapy comes in the form of water exercises and aerobics. The buoyancy of the water helps Osteoarthritis patients who have joint pain, stiffness and discomfort move easier in a weightless fashion, and movement improves the pain symptoms of the disease by increasing
range of motion and strengthening the muscles and joints.
Fibromyalgia Hydrotherapy for Fibromyalgia takes a much more medicinal and scientific approach. Research has shown that the hydrotherapeutic technique
of colon cleansing improves Fibromyalgia symptoms.
The hypothesis is that as the cleanse removes toxins, waste, and allergens from the body, it improves immunity and reduces inflammation.
The reduction of inflammation reduces reduce the fatigue and pain that are hallmarks of this condition.
How To Get Started
Hydrotherapy for chronic pain conditions is typically administered in a professional medical setting with a specialized therapist. Of course, soaking at home in a hot bath is always an option for any type of muscle tension, joint pain and fatigue.
Caution: Hydrotherapy is not recommended for those who suffer from arthritis combined with lung or heart disease, or any circulatory disorders.