Benefits of Hydrotherapy for Diabetes

In a study published in 1999 by the New England Journal of Medicine, people with Type 2 diabetes who soaked in hot tubs for 30 minutes a day, 6 days a week experienced health benefits. Doctors noticed that these patients had an easier time controlling their weight and plasma glucose levels. Some patients even required smaller doses of insulin as a result. Patients who were unable to exercise reported even greater benefits, as hydrotherapy helped increase blood flow to their skeletal muscles.

Benefits of Hydrotherapy for Insomnia

Almost all people suffer from insomnia – or the inability to fall asleep – at some point in their lives. Warm baths have been shown to improve both your ability to fall asleep and the quality of your sleep, and as such, hydrotherapy is one of the most popular home remedies for insomnia and sleeplessness.

Benefits of Hydrotherapy on the Body

Hydrotherapy is helpful for relieving the symptoms of common ailments found in the torso like chest congestion, bronchitis and asthma. It can also relieve the symptoms of other chest disorders like angina. Soaking the trunk of the body in warm water helps increase blood flow to the heart and lungs and other internal organs, and will help tone muscles, decrease the size of varicose veins, ease nervousness and headaches, and help sooth irritated vocal cords. In addition, it will help lessen the pain associated with ailments affecting the abdominal and pelvic areas like cramps, hemorrhoids, kidney disorders, intestinal disorders, gall bladder disorders, liver disorders and other systemic problems that cause internal pain.

Medical Hydrotherapy® in a Bentley Walk-in Therapy Bath can be used in many ways:

A Full Soak (up to the chest):

  • Calms the mind
  • Balances emotions
  • Eliminates insomnia
  • Eases muscle strain
  • Reduces hemorrhoid
  • Reduces arthritis pain
  • Increases circulation
  • Promotes elimination of impurities via the skin
  • Soothes to the nerves