Hydrotherapy or water therapy is any kind of healing therapy that requires the use of water. The water can be in any form; liquid, ice, or steam. The good thing about this type of therapy is that it can be done in the comfort of your own home. One of the advantages of hydrotherapy at home is that it can help to minimize pain and tension. You can use hot water to soothe aching muscles as hot water helps to increase blood flow to those areas of the body that are stiff and strained.
To reduce inflammation, you can use cold water which restricts blood vessels and thus slows down circulation. Another advantage associated with this therapy is that it helps to reduce stress and anxiety. Hydrotherapy is known to stimulate the release of endorphins and to increase levels of serotonin in the body. These are the hormones that provide natural pain relief. They are also known as happy hormones because they increase feelings of happiness.