Hydrotherapy involves the use of water for soothing pains and treating diseases.
Its use has been recorded in ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman civilizations. Egyptian royalty bathed with essential oils and flowers, while Romans had communal public baths for their citizens. Hippocrates prescribed bathing in spring water for sickness and a Dominican monk, Sebastian Kneipp again revived it during the 19th century. His book My Water Cure in 1886 was published and translated into many languages.
Various forms of hydrotherapy are prescribed in many situations, including;
• Chronic immune deficiencies
• Acute Infections; ear, sinus, respiratory, pelvic, prostate infections etc.
• Musculoskeletal Pain or Injury
White Pines Naturopathic Clinic
Waterdown – Ontario – Canada