Thursday, 23 March 2017 06:41

Water Therapy

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Throughout history and across the world, water has been a valuable source of healing and regeneration. Water is the foundation of all life on Earth; it plays a critical role in atmospheric processes and climate. The human body is made up of no less than 75 percent water and some tissues consist of up to 95 percent water. It is essential to existence.

Water therapy is a powerful form of natural medicine with both internal and external benefits. The word "spa" is often affiliated with water treatments and some sources suggest it is an acronym from the Latin phrase sanitas per aquas, meaning health through water. Some people believe that there is positive energy in water that promotes vitality; whether or not that statement is true, water remedies – which are commonly known as spa therapy, hydrotherapy, and balneotherapy – relieve tension and improve immunity, skin appearance, and overall well-being.

Sufficient water intake is critical for skin hydration, elasticity, and firmness. The absence of adequate levels of water in the body can lead to accelerated aging, as well as health issues, such as thickening of the blood, which leads to the deceleration of blood circulation and metabolism. As a result, the body cannot properly cleanse and detoxify itself. An appropriate amount of daily water consumption helps purge toxins from the body through sweat and urine, enhances skin plumpness, and promotes a healthy glow.

The practice of dramatically altering the body's external temperature from hot to cold (and vice versa) offers an instant boost to the circulatory system by increasing blood circulation. This type of shower promotes longevity and a well-balanced immune system and is a significant natural remedy in the fight against cellulite. The change in temperature initiates a response from the nerves located at the surface of the skin and aids in the restoration of energy and even mental alertness. It is one of the most effective natural solutions to enhance the body's own detoxification abilities. The accelerated circulation enables a more efficient purification of toxins from the body and stimulates lymphatic drainage.

Many spas and rehabilitation programs take advantage of hydrotherapy. It is a powerful form of alternative medicine that facilitates recovery post-surgery or injury and supports wellness. Hydrotherapy encompasses neutral baths; water exercises, like swimming; water pressure massage; and steam bathing. Depending on water temperature, duration of treatment, water pressure, and the specific area of concern, hydrotherapy has physiological effects that encourage healing and rejuvenation.

Bathing in hot mineral springs or water enriched with Epsom or Dead Sea salt has great capacity to heal the body, mind, and spirit. Balneotherapy bath treatments are effective in improving the condition of many diseases, including psoriasis, arthritis, and fibromyalgia-related chronic pain. Soaking in hot baths reduces swelling and inflammation, lowers fatigue and tension, and even heightens mood. Studies have shown that natural salty seawater eliminates infection, decreases pain, and reestablishes proper cell function.

Water is widely available and is sometimes undervalued for its powerful benefits and many functions. Water therapy may entail an outdoor experience involving soaking in natural springs or grottos, a luxurious visit to the spa, staying well hydrated, or water exercise. It often brings pleasure and relaxation, but, more importantly, it fosters healing, vitality, and health.

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