The Romans invented Spa in around 70 AD. The Indus Valley Civilization dates back to 2500 BC. The Indus people not only had hot baths in their homes but also had public hot baths for the travelers and poor people who did not have private baths. The ancient civilizations discovered that humans need water not only for survival but also to cleanse, heal and relax.
When you lie in a hot bath, more white blood cells will be produced, thus helping you to develop a better immune system. When you take cold showers, your blood circulation will improve. If you drink cold water, your body temperature will lower, thus helping you to feel better during the hot days, or after an intense workout regime. Drinking warm water will calm your nervous system and improve digestion.
Using water for therapeutic purpose is called hydrotherapy. Sometimes, it is also referred to as hydrotherapy, water therapy, or water cure. Hydrotherapy is an alternative medicine that uses water in various ways for treatment and cure of various ailments.
Different Ways to Heal With Water
If you are interested in alternative therapy called hydrotherapy, you can try the following methods for healing your mind and body with water.
Bathing is not only for cleaning your body, but it also has many health benefits. For example, a hot bath is good for relaxation, calming your nerves, reducing tension, stress, and anxiety; whereas a cold shower improves blood circulation and eases muscular spasms. You can even alternate between cold and hot showers. This will benefit your nervous system and circulatory system. You can try herbal baths. Add lavender or chamomile essential oil in your bath. Anxiety and stress will be gone. Add Epsom salts in your bath. Magnesium in Epsom salt will not only relax your muscles but also draw toxins from the body through skin pores.
There are various kinds of baths that will help you get the benefits of healing with water. You can try a sauna bath, steam bath, spa, Jacuzzi, etc. There is also a type of bath called hydrotherapy bath. Hydrotherapy bath is a kind of bath where water bubbles will rise up from the jets placed at the bottom of the bath. Hydrotherapy bath is massage inside the water. Jet douching is another bath that is highly beneficial to your body. Try jet douching if you want to lose body fats in the targeted area.
Perhaps, I don’t have to reiterate the importance of drinking water for health benefits. It is a well-known fact that you need to drink at least 8 glasses of water every day, even more, if you are in a hot climate or do a lot of outdoor work. Here are a few methods to heal with water that you probably have never heard of.
If you have constipation problem, drink 2 glasses of lukewarm water with a pinch of salt in the morning. Then start massaging your belly in a circular movement. Do this for a couple of minutes. You will feel the pressure being built. If this does not work, you can also start hopping lightly after drinking water.
Drink 4 glasses of warm water with a pinch of salt. Right after the 4th glass, put your two fingers inside your mouth and try to vomit. This will help you clean your bowels. Do this in the morning before you have eaten anything.