Hydrotherapy, the form of therapeutic treatment using water, has been around for centuries. There are many different ways to practice or experience hydrotherapy. Boutique spas are offering soaks, compresses, and various forms of luxury hydrotherapy, but the healing powers of water don’t have to set you back a pretty penny. Using water in differing forms and temperatures can provide a number of different benefits for your body and can all be done in the privacy of your own home!
Hydrotherapy at Home
Neutral Temperature baths
Hop into the tub and submerge your body up to your neck in water that is slightly cooler than body temperature. These neutral temperatures are used to treat insomnia and emotional agitation. Soaking for as little as 15 minutes can offer sedative benefits.
Inhaling steam is great for clearing congested sinus passages, but it is also beneficial in improving circulation in the body. Your skin benefits from steam exposure as well. Steam has been shown to help shed dead skin cells, allowing new cells to provide a natural glow. You may find a hot shower works well for this, but you could also put a pot of water on the oven to boil and breathe in steam that way.
Saltwater has been shown to help increase your immune system function, improve circulation throughout your body, and even hydrate your skin. The salt cleanses pores and reduces inflammation. Some people travel to destinations to dip into the healing sea waters, but at home, you may find that drawing a warm bath and adding your personal favorite sea salt to the water is just the boost you need to feel less stress and get your glow on.
Therapies at JourneyPure Emerald Coast
JourneyPure Emerald Coast places an emphasis on healing more than just physical addiction. We take a holistic approach to treating mind, body, and spirit. Because we are located near the ocean and several stunning national parks and natural resources, we include many experiential and adventure therapies in our residential treatment program. We are an evidence-based treatment facility and take great care to incorporate many different therapies into our program, enriching the recovery process for our patients.