Hydrotherapy Treatments for a Better Health

running waterPeople around the world have been using the curative properties of water to relax, heal, and cleanse the body since ancient times. According to studies, hot baths stimulate the production of white blood cells, which helps strengthen the immune system. It encourages sweating, which helps eliminate toxins from the body and treats a variety of illnesses and conditions, including arthritis, neuromuscular disorders, body pains, sleeping problems, headaches, depression, and even stress. Cold baths, on the other hand, boosts blood circulation and reduces inflammation.

Take advantage of water’s healing properties. Visit a physiotherapy clinic or health spa for the following treatments and have a healthier body:

Constitutional Hydrotherapy

Constitutional hydrotherapy uses different water temperatures to stimulate your body. It involves cycles of a brief application of cold water followed by an extended application of hot water. Alternating hot and cold temperatures dilate and constrict superficial blood vessels, creating a “pumping” action that stimulates the immune system, boosts blood circulation, and decreases pain and inflammation.

If you live in Queensland, you can find constitutional hydrotherapy treatments at physio clinics in Townsville, Harvey Bay, or Brisbane.

Peat Baths

Peat baths make use of peat—a highly organic material consisting of partially decayed vegetation from bogs and fens. Peat keeps the water at a consistently warm temperature, reducing body pain, increasing blood circulation, and treating gynaecological and musculoskeletal conditions. Peat baths may also be beneficial for other people with skin conditions, chronic headaches, and benign prostate hypertrophy.

Infrared Sauna

Using heaters to produce heat in the form of infrared rays, infrared sauna helps treat a number of illnesses and conditions, including common colds and flu, chronic pain, chronic skin conditions, fatigue, and depression. It heats the body to a depth of 4.5 cm of the underlying tissue, boosting metabolism and circulation, relaxing muscle tissues, and sedating the nerve endings, which reduces body pain.

Water provides an effective alternative therapy. Talk with experts from physio facilities like Accident & Injury Physio Rehab Clinic, read health magazines like Nature and Health, and visit the website of Health Direct to learn more about how water can help improve your health.