One of the oldest tools used by Naturopathic Doctors, the healing power of water is incredible!
Hydrotherapy as a therapeutic service
As part of your naturopathic treatment plan, hydrotherapy may be suggested as a useful option. At Harbour Health and Wellness we have a Vichy spa within a wet room that allows us to offer this wonderful service.
Vichy Showers make use of both temperature and pressure. A therapist usually starts off with a 3-minute warm shower. Then the jets and water are adjusted for hot and cold water therapy.
When subjected to cold water, the body’s flow of circulation is directed inward towards the internal organs. When subjected to warm water, pores dilate and the flow of circulation goes outward. When alternated, the body’s circulation moves in and out like an accordion.
Apart from temperature, the water’s pressure can also be adjusted by the therapist so that you either get a rejuvenating soft sprinkling of water or a more solid pummelling for better circulation.
Hydrotherapy has traditionally been used for a variety of purposes.
- increases circulation
- boosts your immunity
- lowers blood pressure
- increases metabolic rate and digestion activity
- firming and toning of your skin
- loosens tight muscles
- relaxes and rejuvenates
- can promote better sleep