Wellness Wednesday – Water, Water, Everywhere

The cure for anything is salt water-sweat, tears or the sea.
~Isak Dinesen~

Hydrotherapy is the practice that uses water for health and healing. It has been in use in various cultures worldwide for hundreds of years. Typically cold water is used for its invigorating effect while hot water is used for its soothing one. It is used for many conditions some of which are:

  • stress
  • muscular tension
  • headaches
  • arthritis
  • acne

Some of the benefits include:

  • stress relief
  • relief of muscle tension
  • improves circulation
  • helps to boost immunity
  • assists detoxification

Popular methods employing the healing power of water:

  • a scented bath; add aromatherapy oils to your hotel bath for a good night’s sleep
  • vacation near the sea; take a dip in the Dead Sea to reap the benefits of its minerals
  • shower; splurge on a spa treatment at a destination spa
  • sauna; nothing beats a hot and steamy hammam in Morocco for cleansing the skin
  • cardiovascular exercise; detox by sweating as you jog along the beach
  • swimming in the calm ocean;  take the weight off your aching joints as you float in the Caribbean sea
  • the cathartic release of tears of sorrow and joy; sad when your flight is cancelled and happy when you get rebooked in business class!

See Natural Therapy Pages for a brief explanation of how hydrotherapy works.

“The way to health is to have an aromatic bath and scented massage every day.”

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