The Healing Power Of Water
Hydrotherapy Treatment has Brought Relief since Ancient Times
The healing properties of water were recognized by the ancient Egyptians in 2000 BC. The Romans were also strong believers in the power of hydrotherapy. As early as AD 1138 people travelled from all over England to Bath to wash away infirmities.
The ancient tradition of bathing has gradually evolved into several modern treatments called hydrotherapy, a generic term for water therapies which include:
- Water jets
- Underwater massage (Watsu, Jahara Technique)
- Mineral baths (Balneotherapy, Thalassotherapy)
- Whirlpool bath or hot tub
- Cold plunge
- Mineral bath
These treatments use physical water properties, such as temperature and pressure, for therapeutic purposes, to stimulate blood circulation and treat the symptoms of certain diseases.