The benefits of hydrotherapy
Hydrotherapy uses water and temperature such as hot/cold baths, saunas, whirlpools, wraps, colonics, enemas, etc, as a method to promote healing. Various forms of water therapy have been used for centuries in the treatment of disease and injury by many cultures including those of ancient Rome, China, and Japan. This post details several forms of hydrotherapy
How contrast hydrotherapy works for healing
The recuperative and healing properties of hydro-thermal therapy are based on the mechanical and/or thermal effects that work by exploiting the body’s reaction to the hot and cold stimuli. This happens when the nerves carry impulses from the skin deep into the tissues of the body where they are instrumental in stimulating the immune system as well as invigorating the circulation and digestive systems, all of which encourages blood flow. It is this increase in blood flow that will carry the oxygen throughout the body.
Hot and cold shower therapy is performed by taking a shower that starts with very hot water for a couple of minutes and then switching to very cold water for one minute. Then back to hot for a few minutes and back to cold for one minute. Repeat the hot and cold action for at least three to five cycles, finally ending at a neutral temperature. The hot water circulates the red blood cells up toward the surface of your skin, then the cold water draws the red blood cells back down deep into the organs. The action of going back and forth is what gets that blood circulation moving. This therapy will also increases the circulation of the lymphatic fluids as well. Your lymph nodes work as the cleanup crew of the body, and when they get overloaded, they will form blockages and may become swollen. Taking a shower that alternates between very hot and very cold water can work to stimulate this system and improve the elimination of waste.
Short video on contrast hydrotherapy
Herbal and detoxifying baths
Studies show that evening is the best time to soak in warm water as people reported that they slept more readily and deeply following a relaxing bath.
- Add herbs such as valerian, lavender, linden, chamomile. These can be crushed and put into a a small cheesecloth bag and added into your bath.
- Another option is to simmer the herbs on the stove and then strain out the liquid and add that to your bath water and soak for thirty minutes.
- Or add a few drops of Essential Oils to your bath.
A detox bath for those with solid tumors– have a long soaks in an Epson salt/sea salt/baking soda bath which can help those on a mostly vegetarian diet to mobilize toxins out through the skin. Add one cup of Epson salts, 1/2 cup baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) and 1/2 cup of sea salt to a warm bath and soak for 20 to 30 minutes. Rinse with plain water when finished soaking to prevent the salt from drying your skin.
A detox bath for those with immune system cancers such as leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma- soak in an apple cider vinegar bath at least twice each week to help pull toxins from the body. Add one cup of organic apple cider to a warm bath and soak for 20 to 30 minutes. During times of intense toxicity, the apple cider vinegar bath can be done daily.
Hydrotherapy for the Colon –Coffee enemas are a critical part of the protocols for Gerson Therapy and Dr Nicholas Gonzales. They help to clean the colon as well as stimulate the liver to release bile and accumulated toxins. So many of us are over-burdened with toxins, changes in diet and losing weight will also cause the body to release toxins. Coffee enemas will help to ensure that your liver is not overburdened during this elimination process. They are also said to relieve pain in the area of the liver and gallbladder from cancer-so much so that pain medication can be decreased. You must use only organic coffee for this therapy and please read up on it fully before attempting at home. How to do a coffee enema
Andreas Moritz~ how to clean out a congested liver with coffee enemas