Therapeutic baths are one of the oldest used methods, from Roman bath houses, to natural hot springs and even a famous healing pool rivaled for its “miracles” in England called “Bath” which was and still is one of the ancient Roman bath houses.
Hydrotherapy, or Therapeutic Baths to this day are often the idea that comes to many a mind when the words “self care” are spoken. We all know from experience the feel good euphoric way our body relaxes when we sit in a hot bath, but there is so much more to it than those “feel good”, feelings; although that is a pretty good reason in itself.
Hydrotherapy is the use of water in really any form/manner to provide relaxation, physical rehabilitation, or both mental and physical therapy. Regardless of your reason to use hydrotherapy whether for a physical ailment or for mental health; it has been proven to help lower anxiety levels and provide deep relaxation to the body, mind and even soothe the soul.
The beauty of hydrotherapy is that it can be used in a variety of ways, and for a plethora of reasons, all based on your individual needs and desires. Hydrotherapy in the form of a hot bath can help ease those suffering from chronic pain.
Hydrotherapy is a great option for :
- postpartum depression
- neurological disorders
- chronic pain
- weight-bearing restrictions
- post-surgical therapy
- sports therapy
- stress reduction
- weight loss
- Reduce pain from arthritis or aching joints
- Improve sleep
- Immune support
- Heal muscle strains and sprains
- Removal of toxins from the body
- Increase endorphins to improve mood and assist the healing process
Cold water too, has a host of therapeutic benefit; Cold-water constricts blood vessels, which reduces blood flow throughout the body. Because cold water is a shock to the system, the use of this method allows you to feel much more alert and awake versus warm hydrotherapy, which is soothing, and relaxing. Cold hydrotherapy can also numb areas of the body and reduce inflammation to keep pain at bay. Cold water therapies can also:
- Reduce the visibility of varicose veins
- Alleviate symptoms of depression
- Treat migraines and headaches
- Reduce swelling in an area of the body
- Invigorate the senses
It has been used in many cultures especially Scandinavian countries, to boost the immune, and is the center of even a few holidays and traditions, even for infants. Its commonly used in sports as well for its various therapeutic aspects.
The use of fresh/dried herbs along side various types of salts, clay’s, and other additives adds the the therapeutic benefits of such hydrotherapy baths. Each herb has a host of benefits and you can read about our various blends and their benefits under Herbal Blends.
We offer a loose bulk bath soak as well as bath bombs which add an additional soothing benefit with its fizzy effect.
Is good for sensitive skin, it acts as a deodorant, it detoxifies the skin, treats face and body acne, soothes skin irritations, purifies pores. Kaolin Clan also re-mineralizes the body, draws out impurities, and has many vital trace minerals which are absorbed by the body. It is also used to enhance circulation and calm inflammation.
Rose clay is a type of Kaolin clay but with a few added benefits of its own due to its composition, and is milder on the skin. Rose Kaolin clay is rich in vitamin C, and helps to naturally boost collagen which helps to heal scars and blemishes. It has a natural astringent properties, and helps to purify pores and tighten skin. It also helps to remove dead skin cells and promote new cell growth.
This one may have your head turning. Baking Soda aka. Sodium bicarbonate, has so many health benefits, it works to support health by its ability to neutralize both acids and alkaline compounds. It helps prevent acne and lighten acne scars. It has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties which help to treat and heal, fungal infections. Baking soda helps balance the pH of the skin, which is one of the reasons behind the formation of acne, and other inflammatory skin conditions, like rosacea, psoriasis etc.
This pink salt has recently gained the spotlight and its no wonder, it has so many amazing health benefits. Himalayan salt, helps to control body water levels, promotes cellular Ph balancing, as well as cellular hydroelectric energy creation. It also supports healthy respiratory functions, lowers the chance of sinus related issues, increases bone strength, promotes healthy sleep patterns, and can even help restore a healthy libido.
Epsom helps to cleanse the skin, moisturize the body and retain moisture, restore elasticity, reduce swelling and relieve the body of any aches and pains. It is also effective in helping to reduce headache/ migraine and tension throughout the body as well as help to boost blood circulation, and lower blood pressure. It can also be use to help relieve constipation.
Sea salt helps to provide a range of therapeutic benefits; it helps to remove dead skin particles, tones skin tissue, and helps skin cells regenerate. It cleanses and treats skin conditions like dermatitis and acne scaring. It also helps in maintaining a healthy electrolyte balance within the body, and helps to relax muscles, relieving any muscle cramps, soreness or pain.
Magnesium has a host of medicinal and therapeutic benefits, it can be used to: restore cellular magnesium levels, natural cellular protectant, facilitates safe and effective detoxification, relief of aches, pains, spasms, elevates mood and relieves stress, encourages healthy skin tissue, helps maintain proper muscle function, Boosts energy levels.
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