This therapy is practiced in baths based on ideally heated fresh water. A completely different form of treatment and natural therapeutic care. With this method, it is possible to treat yourself and have fun at the same time. The exercises are done gently and effectively to relieve pain and stimulate muscle tone.
The therapy bath: where did the idea come from?
The effectiveness of the balneotherapy finds its scope since the renaissance. Indeed, for years before Jesus Christ, Hippocrates already spoke in his book healing benefits of water. To treat arthritis and muscle spasms, he advised his patients to sea water baths. To treat his urine stones, Montaigne had frequently stayed in the water of Bagni di Lucca (in Italy). Fresh or salt water, it provides the body with all its virtues. Various specialists then focused on the personalized fresh water treatments in thermal centers. They even added aromatic essential oils and pleasantly scented herbs to the water. Hot water expels its heat to remove toxins and give you a moment of relaxation. Take care and maintain your health by baths.
Benefits of balneotherapy for health
Health, well-being and fitness guaranteed with balneotherapy. Indeed, it relieves pain, relaxes the muscles, sculpts the body, tones the body, cleans and dilates the skin. It eliminates excess weight, treat digestive ailments, rheumatological or urinary and reduces lumbar pain. It improves blood circulation and controls heart rate. Its virtues also act on cellulite, heavy legs, stress, depression and promotes letting go. The degree of his healing powers also depends on the accessories and methods used. Therapy can be done in baths: hydromassage (water jets), whirlpool and counter-current walking.
Realization and operation of balneotherapy
Inasmuch as therapy in fresh water, the individual or collective sessions are done in hot water. It adapts to everyone: young or old, the elderly, athletes, those who can swim or not. In immersion (total or partial), it is practiced in swimming pools, small pools and balneotherapy establishments. It can also be done in a spa or at home in a bathtub. The water temperature remains between 34 and 36°. Each session lasts between 30 minutes and 1 hour; and the exercises vary according to the illnesses. We mention for example exercises with small fins (for the hands), water bikes and boards.
The balneotherapy not suitable for people suffering from venous insufficiency, hypertension, angina, open wounds and phlebitis.