Life in a band is no just all fun and games, it takes a lot of hard work to be successful. Long hours of rehearsing, making music and making sure that everything is as it should be makes you stressed and worn out most of the time. But, no matter what, you still need to give your best in the end. The only way to get through these stressful times, is to make sure you get in some rest and let yourself relax a little.
Hydrotherapy To De-stress
Hydrotherapy massages and other treatments have been around since the 1800’s. Historically called water cures, hydrotherapy practices include any form of physical therapy that uses water as the main stimulant to help heal or treat illnesses. The water temperature and pressure are the two main components that help people receive relief from tension and pain. Hydrotherapy massages can take place in a hot tub or pool, or consist of a water massage table that allows a person to receive a dry water massage fully clothed.
Types Of Hydrotherapies
There are various types of hydrotherapy treatments, and each type touts different health benefits. Water submersion is a treatment that has a person submerges completely into a pool or tub of water. The temperature of the water is usually very warm to allow for increased blood circulation and muscle relaxation. In a hydrotherapy clinic, a therapist may add minerals, enzymes, and essential oils to the water. These extra elements are supposed to increase the body’s natural healing properties while providing extra relaxation.
Hot Tub Therapy
Hot tub therapy utilizes both hot water temperatures and jet water massagers that create a whirlpool effect in the tub. The massage provided by the water jets helps to improve circulation, reduce muscle soreness, and provide an overall feeling of well-being. Hot tub therapy is commonly prescribed for people who suffer from arthritis, fibromyalgia, joint paint, varicose veins, and back pain.
Hydrotherapy massages that allow a person to remain clothed and dry usually take place on a water massage table. Commonly seen tables are cylindrical shaped containers with a massage table inside. A person lies face down on the table, the lid is closed over the body, and tubes move up and down the body expelling water streams at high pressure. The water varies in movement to hit different areas of the neck, back, buttocks, and legs.
Colonic hydrotherapy is the practice of using water to flush out the upper and lower bowel. It’s an alternative treatment to help rid the body of waste and toxins that many believe cause fatigue, headaches, and dizziness. Enemas are one form of colon therapy, but professional colonic therapists utilize certain practices, such as adding herbs to the water, to help purge the system of toxins and compacted waste.
Choosing The Right Hydrotherapy Treatment
A physical therapist or physician can recommend the proper hydrotherapy treatment based on medical needs. Some people may not have the bone mass to withstand a deep tissue water massage and would benefit most from submersion therapy. People with high blood pressure may be warned to avoid hot tubs and try a water massage table for muscle relaxation.
Where To Go
Spas and clinics both offer hydrotherapy treatments. For colon health, it’s best to choose a colon hydrotherapy clinic staffed by professionals who have training in administering and monitoring colon cleansing. Licensing is available for colon hydrotherapy clinics, and patients should choose an establishment which uses licensed therapists. These therapists have received extensive education and training in the field of colon hydrotherapy.
While anyone can relax in a warm bath and seek the relief provided by calming essential oils, it’s always best to seek professional advice about hydrotherapy options. Whether a person ultimately chooses to enjoy hydrotherapy massages in a hot tub or water massage table, all hydrotherapy options offer relief from pain and improve overall well-being. It is also the best stress reliever after long hours of work, especially when you are busy touring with your band.