Hydrotherapy is healing through water.
Water forms one of the basic requirements along with food and air for human sustenance and the evolution of civilizations.
Water, a universal solvent, is an important component of our day-to-day metabolic function. It helps us to flush out the metabolic wastes.
Hydrotherapy is a science which uses water and its multiple forms like ice and steam, to heal the Annamaya kosha (physical body), Pranamaya kosha (the breath), Manomaya kosha (mind & emotions) and Vijnanamaya kosha (the intellect) there by leading to Anandamaya kosha (the bliss).
When normal physiological function is deranged during a diseased condition, water restores its normalcy through various therapeutic baths, compresses, pack and jets.
The different therapeutic application of water at Anandamaya are Hip bath, Arm and Foot bath, Steam bath, Spinal bath, Herbal steam bath, Gastro-Hepatic compress, Kidney compress and Herbal compress.
Hydrotherapy is also fast becoming an important Physical therapy tool by means of under water exercises for rehabilitation of musculo-skeletal system.