Hydrotherapy also has some generalized health benefits for people. Because of the warm water vapor a person breathes in during a warm water hydrotherapy session, it can be beneficial to people with chest congestion, bronchitis and asthma. The muscle relaxation people experience can also help with chest orders like angina, which are in effect, muscle spasms of the chest muscles that feel unnervingly like a heart “cramp”. Warm hydrotherapy also helps ease nervousness and headaches and soothes irritated vocal chords. It will also lessen the pain associated with abdominal and pelvic ailments like menstrual cramps, hemorrhoids, kidney disorders, intestinal disorders, gall bladder disorders, liver disorders and other systemic problems that cause internal pain.
Since warm hydrotherapy increases circulation to the extremities, cold hands and feet can be alleviated with warm soaks, particularly in people with chronic circulation issues. People with rheumatism of the limbs, nerve disorders of the limbs, low blood pressure, headaches, migraines and vertigo also notice improvement of their symptoms with ongoing Hydrotherapy sessions.
Always Consult a Health Professional
As with any medical treatment, it is important that patients talk first with their doctors and embark upon home treatments only under their guidance and supervision. Too much hot or cold can cause injury or make issues worse, so its important that a knowledgeable professional help craft a treatment plan that is right for each individual. Once a treatment program has been agreed upon, progress should be monitored and reported back on an ongoing basis so that adjustments can be made as needed to protect the patient’s health and safety.