Balneotherapy is the use of water for therapeutic purposes in the treatment of diseases. It is considered as a refreshing way of combating with stress in the form of bathing.
Balneotherapy is practiced as a spa treatment, where mineral water is used for treatment and relaxation. It comprises the use of hot and cold water for stimulation or relaxation by moving through water.
Balneotherapy believes in the concept that water has great healing properties and that it can be used as a medium to treat diseases and relax the body and mind. Water at spas contains minerals and is considered to be therapeutic in nature.
A warm water bath helps in the absorption of minerals into the body and relaxes the muscles, tissues and stimulates the entire body and mind system.
Many natural elements like hot springs and natural herbal medicines are also used as part of Balneotherapy. Hot springs are considered to be helpful in conditions causing circulation problems. Various forms like hydrotherapy, massage, mud therapy, steam inhalation and baths are used as part of this therapy. The patients can be treated by immersion in a bath, or by placing hot or wet towels over the body parts, or in the form of steam or saunas.
Balneotherapy is the use of waters in any form to provide relief from certain ailments and for stress relaxation. This therapy provides relief to the body muscles and tissues, relieves pain and provides nutrition to all parts of the body. It has great stimulating effects and helps to improve the vital functions like circulation, digestion and enzyme secretion.
This therapy also aids in producing soothing effect and helps to relax the body and the mind. It can help to improve glandular functions and helps to boost immunity.
Balenotherapy is commonly used as a spa treatment and is popular for the treatment of various conditions like muscle pains, rheumatic ailments, chronic diseases, circulatory problems and respiratory troubles.