This is perhaps the most powerful and useful of all hydrotherapy treatments (i.e., the use of water to stimulate healing). The constitutional hydrotherapy treatment is a special technique that can greatly improve recovery from a wide variety of acute and chronic illnesses. It has been used through time as part of a treatment plan for such conditions as cancer, AIDS, arthritis, fibromyalgia, heart disease, migraines, environmental toxicity, and many others. This treatment is helpful in any case where detoxification, immune stimulation, and digestion enhancement are needed. This treatment is best prescribed/delivered by a trained practitioner who is well versed in the theory and practice of naturopathic hydrotherapy.
During this tonifying (strengthening) therapy, you’ll lie comfortably wrapped in blankets with warm packs applied over your torso (upper body). The warmth stimulates blood flow and prepares your skin for the application of cool packs. Your body will respond by increasing blood flow to the internal organs of the chest and abdomen. Research indicates that the increase in circulation of the lymphatic and vascular systems is responsible for the cumulative benefits of a series of hydrotherapy sessions. Constitutional hydrotherapy triggers a physiological reflex, which stimulates lymphatic and vascular circulation.
Increased cellular metabolism and oxygenation
Enhanced immune system activity
Elimination of pesticides, xeno-estrogens and other possible toxins stored in adipose tissue
In addition to feeling invigorated and relaxed, patients have reported the following benefits after a course of constitutional hydrotherapy sessions: