The Ancient Art of Hydrotherapy

  • March 20, 2017
  • spa

Hydathrerapy History

 

Hydrotherapy – we’ve all heard of it. But do we really understand what exactly this intimidatingly medical sounding word is?

Hydrotherapy is simply the medical use of water. That’s right, it’s as simple as that. Hydrotherapy, or “water cure”, is the medical use of water for pain relief and treatment. It’s been dated back to ancient Greece, Egypt, and Rome, so there has to be something special about it right?

Hydrotherapy has been used for centuries to treat anything from muscle aches of daily stress, serious illnesses and injuries, or just for a good, relaxing time. The heated water improves circulation in the body and reduces inflammation, and has even been proven to help treat colds and flu. One of the most common forms of hydrotherapy is through a hot tub. Sundance Hydrotherapy spas are specifically designed to give you a spa like experience right in the comfort of your own home – with all the benefits and half the cost and inconvenience! There are three main components to Sundance Hydrotherapy spas that assure great results of relaxation: heat, buoyancy, and massage. The heat from the water progresses circulation and helps in the revival of damaged muscle tissue. The buoyancy cuts the pressure on joints and the spine, allowing for a more comfortable experience. And everyone’s favorite part – the massage, eases muscle tension as well as diminishing stress, and honestly just feels wonderful.

As mentioned earlier, hydrotherapy was developed and used in ancient civilizations such as the Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians. Romans. Cultures in Japan and Germany used hot springs in their early practices of hydrotherapy. They used these hot springs with steam treatments to get a healthier respiratory system, to treat medical ailments, enrich beauty and ensure healthy aging. The Greeks understood that hydrotherapy held the answer to thriving health, and the ancient Egyptians favored their heated waters to be paired with herbs and flowers – similar to the aromatherapy.

We’ve seen what hydrotherapy has done for those in the past, so why not see what Sundance Hydrotherapy Spas can do for you in the present. Give us a call or drop by and “test drive” a Sundance spa today in our showroom!