Hydrotherapy: Healing Waters

Hydrotherapy is the use of water as a healing agent.

While it may bring to mind visions of a spa or seaside retreat, hydrotherapy actually comprises a range of procedures that all use water as a therapeutic device.

Water treatments are often seen in physical therapy and physical or sports medicine, where they are used as a cleansing agent, and a medium for delivery of heat and cold to the body.

This latter function is especially important since contrasting temperature can be used to reduce inflammation, an aggravating factor in many chronic conditons.

At SNHC, we can advise you on the use of hydrotherapy as a treatment performed in the comfort of your own home – no spa required!