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Hydrotherapy is the therapeutic use of water to promote healing. Water is used internally and externally - in the form of hot and cold, liquid, steam or ice - to cleanse, revitalise, restore and maintain health. It is used as a treatment in health spas and farms and is used routinely in the practise of Naturopathy. The treatments used include: high-powered jets, whirlpool baths, sitz baths, hot and warm baths, sea-water treatments, compresses, stream room and saunas. The effect of using water, in all its different forms, stimulates the hormonal system, reduces circulatory congestion caused by muscular tension, and relieves inflammation.

Hydrotherapy is especially useful in treating the following health conditions:
arthritis, asthma, anxiety, back pain, chronic fatigue syndrome, cystitis, circulatory problems, coeliac disease, colitis, constipation, crohn's disease, diarrheoa, dysmenorrhoea, endometriosis, headaches, high blood pressure, IBS, indigestion, menopause, menorrhagia, peptic ulcers, PMS, stress.

You are recommended to seek advice of a qualified health practitioner. To find a qualified practitioner in your area look in the Practitioner Directory.

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