Hydrotherapy is one of the oldest forms of medical treatment, utilizing immersion in hot or cold water to soothe pains and treat diseases. The combined elements of temperature, massage (via water jets), and buoyancy have been shown to alleviate stress, soothe pain, increase blood flow, and relax muscles, amongst other things . . . More on this article
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History of Hydrotherapy
The practice of hydrotherapy has a colorful, far-reaching background indeed. Ruins of ancient bathing establishments have been found in Pakistan and Rome, some even dating back as far as 4500 B.C. Hydrotherapy was an integral aspect of Roman culture. In the larger cities, frequent trips to communal bathhouses were considered to be one of the most basic practices of personal hygiene. Curiously, these bathhouses often had separate . . . More on this article