Thinking of relaxing with a new kind of therapy? Then get yourself treated with hydro-therapy, which involves using water for providing relief from pain.
“The therapy encompasses a broad range of approaches and therapeutic methods that take advantage of the physical properties of water, such as temperature and pressure, for therapeutic purposes, to stimulate blood circulation and treat the symptoms of certain diseases,” said Dr Ashish Davalbhakta, founder of Pune-based Aesthetics Medispa, a cosmetic surgery, cosmetology and wellness centre.
“Bath temperatures typically range from 33 degrees C to 36 degrees C, so as not to cause injury to the patients,” he added.
Hydro-therapy involves a range of methods and techniques like water jets, underwater massage and mineral baths.
The jets shoot water at precise chakras on the body at specified time periods, cleansing and opening them.
“Hydro-therapy seeks to produce vasodilation and vasoconstriction. These cause changes in blood flow and associated metabolic functions. The benefit of hydro-therapy is that it reduces muscle tension and pain, rehabilitates injured muscles, boosts the immune system, encourages detoxification and relives stress,” added Davalbhakta.
Sea salts and Epsom salts, or magnesium sulfate, both commonly used in the beauty industry, are also used as they contain minerals that can help enhance the skin. The magnesium in Epsom salts can reduce inflammation, while sulfates flush out toxins. This helps in exfoliation, invigorates, cleanses and regenerates the skin.
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