The benefits of water therapy have been recognized for thousands of years. Hydrotherapy treatments involve the use of water for soothing pains and treating diseases.Water therapy improves circulation and stimulates healing by enhancing the oxygenation and circulation of blood and lymph.
Hydrotherapy can help with improving circulation (cold feet, for example) and healing time of a specific area of the body (after a sprain, bruise, muscle strain, etc.).Good circulation is the smooth flow of blood in and out of tissues, bringing in oxygen and nutrients and taking out carbon monoxide and waste products.
Hot and Cold Water Therapy for Circulation You need a bowl of warm water and a bowl of cold water, then each of either soak the body part or use a warm washcloth to bring the temperature to the body part. You apply the warm temperature for 3 minutes, the cold one for 30 seconds and then repeat for a total of 3 cycles, ending on cold.
The warm temperature opens up the blood vessels and pulls in the blood and the cold temperature closes them down. Repeat it multiple times through a day.