Our SE Portland naturopaths use constitutional hydrotherapy to help boost immune function, remove toxins, normalize circulation, and much more.Quoted From: https://heartspringhealth.com/services/constitutional-hydrotherapy/
"Naturopathic Constitutional Hydrotherapy in Portland, Oregon
Hydrotherapy TowelsConstitutional Hydrotherapy is a treatment that combines hot and cold towel applications over the chest, abdomen, and back with low-voltage sine wave stimulation. The treatment enhances the body"s ability to deliver oxygen and nutrients to vital organs and aids in eliminating metabolic wastes and environmental toxins.
Constitutional hydrotherapy is a technique that is known to improve recovery from a long list of both minor and chronic illnesses. It normalizes circulation, soothes the nervous system, stimulates the digestive processes, and strengthens the immune system. Constitutional hydrotherapy is a subtle treatment with very powerful effects and almost no risk when performed by a qualified naturopath.
Health Benefits of Constitutional Hydrotherapy
The use of water for the treatment of various ailments is nothing new to the medical industry. In fact, hydrotherapy has been practiced for centuries. There is evidence dating back thousands of years indicating that ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian cultures used water to treat a variety of health issues. Warm running water was popularly used for relieving stiff joints, while full immersion was known to help settle the nerves.
There are many naturopathic healing properties of water. Currently, hydrotherapy is an integral part of both natural and traditional medicine. It is widely used in naturopathic medicine, as it has a long list of benefits for health and well-being.
Boosts Immune Function: During a hydrotherapy session, circulation and blood flow will increase, causing white blood cells to be moved through the body more efficiently. This strengthens immunity, aiding in a person"s ability to fight colds and other illnesses.
Improves Digestion: Hydrotherapy improves digestion and is known to relieve stomach issues. Treatments typically aid in the relief of irritable bowel syndrome, digestive problems, constipation, and indigestion.
Relieves Muscle Pain: Immersion in warm or hot water raises a person"s body temperature. This increases blood flow and circulation, in turn, alleviating pain. The result is pain relief and quicker healing of injured tissues and damaged joints or muscles. Additionally, the weightless feeling a person experiences under water relieves muscle tension, supporting sore ligaments, and easing their movement.
Diminishes Stress: Hydrotherapy treatment can be an effective tool for relieving stress by helping to reduce blood pressure. Furthermore, hydrotherapy may also slow down the body"s reaction to anxiety by helping the body release endorphins."