Cleansing & Detoxification

Hydrotherapy           

blue pool fibromyalgiaHydrotherapy—the therapeutic use of water, steam, and ice—has been used for centuries to effectively treat injuries and a wide range of illnesses.  Treatment techniques include baths (full body and specific body parts), compresses, showers, sitz baths, steam baths, and whirlpools.  Hospitals, clinics, and spas worldwide use forms of hydrotherapy as safe and effective methods for treating such conditions as AIDS, back pain, bronchitis and other respiratory problems, cancer, hypertension, muscle pain and inflammation, fibromyalgia, and rheumatoid arthritis.  Hydrotherapy is also useful in treating the discomfort caused by spinal trauma.

There are three categories of external hydrotherapy: hot water, cold water, and alternating hot and cold water.  Hot water stimulates the immune system and increases circulation, helping to relieve the body of toxins.  By soothing nerves, hot water calms and relaxes the body.  Cold water, which constricts blood vessels, is effective in reducing inflammation.  Cold-water treatments are also used to reduce fever.  Alternating hot- and cold-water treatments have been found to alleviate upper respiratory congestion and stimulate organ function through improved circulation.

A word of caution: If you have any health-related problems or conditions, be sure to consult with your health care provider before beginning any hydrotherapy treatment.

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Hot Tub                      

bathandcandles fibromyalgiaBenefits of Hot Tub Hydrotherapy

The massaging action of a spa is created by sending a mixture of warm water and air through jet nozzles. This energized stream of water relaxes tight muscles and stimulates the release of endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers.

Soak Your Care, Aches and Stress Away!

Soaking in a hot tub brings many health benefits. After a few minutes in the tub, blood vessels dilate, which lowers blood pressure. Soaking also provides buoyancy, reducing the workload for your body and heart by 10 to 20 percent. As the body goes through this process, muscles relax, temporarily relieving pain. The body begins sweating, ridding it of toxins. The heat and pressure from the jets raise the level of antibodies and white blood cells, promoting the healing process.

Simply put, hydrotherapy is the therapeutic use of warm water – a proven, natural remedy. Whether it is used to unwind from the complexities of everyday life or to rejuvenate sore muscles and joints caused by sports or arthritis pain, hydrotherapy can help you feel better – naturally.

How Does Hydrotherapy Work?

There are three factors at work in a spa: heat, buoyancy and massage. Together, they create an experience that is both relaxing and healing. Immersion in hot water raises the body temperature and causes the blood vessels to dilate, resulting in increased circulation. The buoyancy of the water reduces body weight by approximately 90%, relieving pressure on joints and muscles and creating the relaxing sensation of weightlessness.

The massaging action of a spa is created by sending a mixture of warm water and air through jet nozzles. This energized stream of water relaxes tight muscles and stimulates the release of endorphins, the body’s natural pain killer.

Who Needs Hydrotherapy?

In a word, everyone. Soaking in the hot, swirling water of a spa leaves you feeling both mentally and physically relaxed. Ever have trouble getting to sleep? Fifteen minutes in a spa before bedtime can make it easier to drift into a deep, restful sleep.

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