What is hydrotherapy?

Hydrotherapy is an ancient technique that is used to cure countless diseases without having surgery or any type of medication. The technique of using water for therapy purposes was introduced in Germany and first practiced in the United States Of America (when it was revealed that water contains a certain type of healing properties in it). 

Types of  hydrotherapy:

Hydrotherapy is of two types. It can be passive and active. A therapist can guide you well about which type of hydrotherapy best suits you.

Equipment used in hydrotherapy:

A list of equipment that are used in active and passive hydrotherapy is given below:

  • Hydrotherapy pool
  • Hydrotherapy bike
  • Underwater treadmill
  • Water walking machine
  • Whirlpools
  • Physiotherapy tanks, and more

Advantages of hydrotherapy:

No doubt, hydrotherapy can entertain you with countless benefits. Read on to know what these are:

  • Play an important role in treating various types of cardiovascular diseases
  • Reduce the fear of falling
  • The best option for people who can’t walk properly
  • Improve the posture of the body
  • The warm water used in a hydrotherapy pool aids in reducing the muscle soreness
  • Aids in reducing muscle tension
  • Help in speedy recovery from surgery
  • Aids in curing the back pain
  • Elevate depression
  • Improves the stability as well as the flexibility of the trunk 
  • Reduce the sensation of the pain
  • Coldwater used in hydrotherapy helps in tightening the pores  of the skin
  • Water walking machines target muscle strength of quadriceps, iliopsoas, gluteus maximus, etc. 
  • Improve and aid in preventing the knee pain
  • Helps in Improving the aerobic fitness level
  • The best exercise for obese people
  • A perfect therapy to control blood pressure
  • Improve the condition of headache
  • You can get a calming and relaxing experience through hydrotherapy

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