Hydrotherapy means the therapeutic application of physical characteristics (heat effect, buoyant force, hydrostatic pressure, resistance and “density”) of water.
Plunging into water with indifferent temperature (34 to 36ºC) is called immersion.
Immersion has various physiological impacts depending on the posture:
Impacts of hydrostatic pressure
Cold or hot water results in further reverse changes in metabolism and in the peripheral (mainly skin veins) circulation.
Water temperature related temperature sensation is very different for each individual.
In general 10 to 15ºC is very cold, 16 to 22ºC is cold, 23 to 33ºC is chilly, 37 to 38ºC is warm and over 39ºC is hot.
Weight bath, Underwater jet massage, Thermotherapy, Alternating bath, Kneipp foot bath,
Hydro galvanic treatment