Water accounts for the existence of all living things; it is one of the essentials for all survival. But water is not only a giver of life; it also brings with it many other benefits as man has known for many hundreds of years. There are documents proving the knowledge and use of hydrotherapy and by ancient Chinese people, but its use spread itself only from the nineteenth century, when the Protestant pastor Sebastian Kneipp began to use it systematically.
Hydrotherapy is the therapeutic process which consists in treating the entire body or parts of it with water at varying temperatures. It can contribute to the healing of various diseases, through the pressure exerted on the body, this is best applied via water jets that are contained within whirlpool baths, the propulsion effect of top-down and localized action which act on the metabolism , nervous system and blood circulation and brings many health benefits.
Although hydrotherapy techniques were used since ancient times (Hippocrates 460-337 BC),they only returned to collect some importance in the eighteenth century, thanks to the work of doctors Sigmund Hahn (1664 1742) and his son Johann Sigmund Hahn (1696 – 1773. But who really renewed modern hydrotherapy was the Protestant pastor Sebastian Kneipp (1821 -1897), who’s basic premise was that the diseases occur in man when his natural strength is undermined by inadequate nutrition and unnatural lifestyle. His methods, still known as the “Kneipp Cure” included not only bathrooms and hot and cold water, but water jets, exercise, the use of medicinal herbs and a healthy diet.
Now in the 21st century we can still get the immeasurable benefits of hydrotherapy through spending quality time in our own whirlpool spa, just step into your whirlpool bath and enter the relaxing world of hydrotherapy and put into practice healthy lifestyle habits that will help you improve your quality of life.
Benefits of whirlpool spa use
A whirlpool spa can contribute to the recovery of fractures, contusions and tendinitis. It relieves pain and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis. It is a recommended water massage using a set warm temperature of 37/38 º C and 2 sessions 4 times per week will have you feeling much better typically.
Skin diseases and respiratory issues can also be aided as Whirlpool baths are warm and generate steam which improves skin regeneration and release toxins leaving us looking and feeling cleaner and fresher.
The whirlpool spa promotes blood circulation and prevents the appearance of varicose veins. If there are no medical contraindications, therapy can be repeated 2 times a week at a temperature of 35 ° C.
Cellulitis can be treated with hot tub at a temperature of 38 º c . We recommend 2 or 3 times a week first thing in the morning or before dinner and then it’s not uncommon to see that unsightly “orange peel” skin effect receding or disappearing totally.
The state of anxiety and stress is reduced by the action of simply relaxing in a whirlpool bath and a temperature of 36 or 38 º c will ensure optimum relaxation. Preferably enjoying the tub on alternate days, in the morning or before dinner.