Hydrotherapy was earlier known as hydropathy and it is a part of the naturopathy treatment process. In this, water is used for treating a person and giving him relief from pain. Due to the importance of water in the method, it is also referred to as water cure.
This therapy includes treatments such as hot and cold showers, sauna bath, water-waves massage bath, steam baths, foot baths, contrast therapy, etc.
It is being said that superficial blood vessels get dilated because of hot water, the sweat glands start working and waste gets removed from the body through tissues. Cold water makes the superficial blood vessels contract and blood flows away to the organs from the body surface.
It is pretty effective in giving relief from pain, especially that pain which people feel in their joints. It also treats the stiffness in joints, prevents headache and helps in improving sleep of a person. What’s more, it also plays a good role in the treatment of stomach related diseases such as constipation, indigestion, irritable bowel syndrome and problems related to digestive system. One more benefit that a person gets from it is that it boosts the immunity level of body.
A person can get hydrotherapy treatment in Delhi and adjoining areas as there are many naturopathy centres in Delhi-NCR which are offering this treatment to their clients at affordable prices.
Below are some of its common types-
Contrast hydrotherapy – Using cold and hot water alternately is known as contrast hydrotherapy or hot/cold immersion therapy. It is very helpful in reducing pain and increasing blood circulation in that area of body where injury has taken place. It also reduces swelling and helps a person in muscle recovery.
Hydrotherapy pool exercises – These exercises should be done in warm water pool as in warm water, a person can exercise easily as the gravitational pull is weak in comparison to cold water. It’s important to do these exercises under the proper supervision of a physiotherapist. They are helpful in arthritis, back pain and musculoskeletal conditions.
Sauna – Toxin is released from body in the form of sweat as warm and dry air makes body sweat rigorously.
There are some more hydrotherapy treatments such as watsu, sitz bath, Turkish or steam bath, compresses, etc. Nowadays, there are many naturopathies in Gurgaon which offer hydrotherapy treatment in Gurgaon, so it won’t be a problem for anyone to get the treatment whenever he wants.