Water therapy is a very powerful method to cure a variety of ailments. It involves treatment with water containing sea salts at different combinations of hot and cold water for treating different ailments. Water therapy can be classified in two categories: Hydrotherapy and Water exercise therapy. While water therapy requires special knowledge of the procedure and must be performed under guidance of a trained therapist, Hydrotherapy could also be performed at home for backache. The most popular water therapies are Jacuzzi treatments, Hip bath, Spinal bath, Colon Irrigation, Foot bath, Arm bath, Steam bath, Whirlpool, Circular bath, Underwater Massage, Immersion bath, Wet pack, Enema etc. Different combinations of hot and cold water are used for various effects for treating different ailments.
Water therapies like Sauna and steam bath, Water exercise therapy, Hydrotherapy, Warm baths and Heat wraps are excellent to treat backache.
Water Therapy is useful for : Hyper Acidity, Gastritis, Bronchial Asthma, Osteo-Arthritis, Sciatica
Mud bath therapy is a very popular treatment under Naturopathy and is highly beneficial in detoxification and rejuvenation process.Mud is an important element of nature. It contains important minerals which have positive effects on human health. Mud can absorb toxins from the human body and therefore is very useful in preventing many diseases. It also helps in cooling and relaxing the body as it can hold moisture for a long time.
Mud therapy could be used in two forms
● Mud Packs: This involves frequent application of packs of mud. It helps in improving skin complexion and acts on skin spots and patches to reduce them.
● Mud Baths: This involves application of special kinds of mud rich in natural salts and mineral over the entire body (except the head). Mud baths are useful in many skin diseases such as Psoriasis, Urticaria, leucoderma.
Mud Therapy is useful for :Hyper Acidity, Gastro Intestinal Diseases- Chronic Constipation, Bronchial Asthma
In Naturopathy, massage therapy is used for treatment of many disorders and for up-keeping a good general health. Massage has been in use as a therapy for many centuries to cure different ailments. Hippocrates is known to have used massage therapy for treating many of his patients. While performing massage therapy on a patient, a therapist manipulates soft tissues of body to restore health of a patient. Massage therapy is very effective in toning body, nervous system, elimination of body waste/poison through kidney, bowel, skin and lungs, and improving respiration. Massage therapy is also useful for improving blood circulation, relieving pain, increasing metabolic rate, delaying appearance of facial wrinkles, easing stiffness of body, and toning muscles. The process involves the following manipulation modes:
● Stroking (Effleurage)
● Rubbing (Friction)
● Kneading (Petrissage)
● Percussion (Tapotement)
● Shaking/trembling (Vibration)
Massage Therapy is useful for :Gastro Intestinal Diseases- Chronic Constipation, Osteo-Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sciatica, Obesity, Insomnia, Depression