Hydrotherapy (formerly called hydropathy) may be one of the oldest forms of therapy, with forms of it found in ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman culture, as well as in China and Japan. Though these cultures practiced hydrotherapy in different ways – royalty in essential oils and flowers, public communal baths, or hot springs – the basis of hydrotherapy was the same.
Merriam Webster defines hydrotherapy or hydropathy as ‘a method of treating disease by copious and frequent use of water both externally and internally’. It is the ‘therapeutic use of water’. In ancient times hydrotherapy was based on using water externally, but by the 18th and 19th centuries, drinking water to cure all diseases was used as a formal medical tool. Many instances of hydrotherapy in this time were associated with the use of cold water, but in the 1850s, hot water therapy was introduced to Britain – in the form of Turkish Baths. The first public institution – the Turkish bath – was opened, and hot water therapy became widely accepted throughout the world.
Nowadays, hydrotherapy can be used to treat and heal many things. Hydrotherapy may be used for: Relieving the effects of arthritis, Promoting cardio health, Diabetes relief, Healing anxiety and insomnia, Sore muscles, Rehabilitation after an injury, Relieve back and knee pain, Promotion respiratory health and healing tension headaches.
At Sunrise Spas, we use the latest technological innovations to promote hydrotherapy. To optimize massage performance for your therapeutic needs, our hot tubs incorporate a variety of different jets and jet placements, each providing a different level of massage for your many aches and pains. Our jets are meticulously engineered to combine the warm healing powers of water with the principles of massage therapy to produce a stress melting, body healing, soak experience like you’ve never thought possible.
For more information on hydrotherapy and the healing properties of Sunrise spas, contact our factory showroom.