Benefits of Hydrotherapy for Arthritis

One in six Americans suffers from some type of arthritis. Doctors recommend warm hydrotherapy for treatment. It has been shown that warm water treatment is far more effective than dry heat treatments, like heating pads. In some instances, doctors recommend alternating hot and cold treatments, especially for treating the hands and feet. The repeated dilation of the arteries generally has a more profound effect on the reduction of pain in these areas. Studies have shown that patients improve physically and emotionally when using hydrotherapy.

Benefits of Hydrotherapy for Lower Back Pain

Back pain is the #2 reason in the United States for doctor visits. Back pain can be caused by any number of things, including stiff or sore muscles, diseases, disorders or injuries of the vertebrae, connective tissue and pinched nerves. Studies conducted over the last ten years have shown that people who suffer from back pain and who use hydrotherapy as a treatment experience marked reductions in pain versus those people who do not use hydrotherapy. In addition, people who treat their back pain with hydrotherapy use fewer drugs to control their pain, so they don’t experience the negative side effects associated with prescription drugs.

Sitz Bath (up to your hips):

  • Beneficial for ailments affecting the abdomen
  • Inflammation Pelvic congestion
  • Cramps
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Menstrual problems
  • Kidney and intestinal pains

Hot Footbath (up to your calves):

  • 15 minutes to relieve cold feet
  • Helps the bladder
  • Helps the kidneys
  • Reduces throat and ear inflammations

Cold Footbath:

  • Helps tired feet
  • Hot and Cold Footbath promote circulation in the legs
  • Helps varicose veins
  • Helps headaches
  • Helps insomnia
  • Reduces high blood pressure
See the way hydrotherapy can benefit many different HEALTH ISSUES