Spring Texas Spa Resource: The Origin of Hydrotherapy

Spring Texas Spa Resource: The Origin of Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy treatments are one of the many ways we pamper you with exquisite spa services provided by the experienced professionals at Urban Day Spa. We hope you enjoy this informative article where we discuss the origin of hydrotherapy and the many uses of this spa treatment, as well as the many reasons people have benefited from hydrotherapy treatments throughout history.

If you are searching for a tranquil environment to receive hydrotherapy treatments in north Houston, Spring, Klein, the Willowbrook Area, the 1960 West area and so forth, Urban Day Spa is the perfect answer to what you seek. Please give us a call today at 832. 698.1544 in Spring or 281.345.7070 to schedule your spa appointment today!

Hydrotherapy has also been called hydropathy in the past. This water treatment has been utilized for centuries and even since ancient times. Whether for spa relaxation, receiving pain relief or for treating an ailment, countless individuals have relied on hydrotherapy to receive relief.

In the 19th century, the term “water cure” was used interchangeably with the terms hydrotherapy and hydropathy and was widely marketed as a course of physical treatment. Not everyone has the same definition in mind when they speak of hydrotherapy; however, at Urban Day Spa the list of hydrotherapy treatments is explained in detail and includes the use of such tools as essential oils, hot towels, steam, water and so on.

Hydrotherapy Treatments in History Across the Globe

European spas have been providing hydrotherapy treatments as one of their main methods for assisting their guests in their essential quest for relaxation.  Water therapies at European spas have included providing massage underwater in various ways, mineral baths, the use of jets in providing their spa services, as well as hot tubs and so on to combine various forms of pressure and water relaxation for improving blood flow/circulation and as an aid in relieving symptoms of disease.

Records have also been found of ancient Greek, Egyptian and Roman civilizations using hydrotherapy through luxurious baths that included the use of essential oils, flowers and spring waters as cures and as royal treatment.

Japan and China are also included in the history books for the use of hydrotherapy methods centuries old and there are many well-known Japanese hot springs used in testament to this.

The popularity of hydrotherapy treatments was not always consistent across the globe, however, it became widely known as a popular method of treatment during the 18th and 19th centuries. In 1886 a book was published, written by Sebastian Kneipp, titled “My Water Cure” and became a very popularly read and distributed publication.

Kneipp spoke of hydrotherapy as a cure for physicians to use; his methods involving a systematic and controlled approach. His book was so popular that it was translated into many different languages and a number of different editions were printed.

Hydrotherapy actually began to be used rather commonly as a tool of the medical community of the early 1800’s. In 1829 Vincent Priessnitz (Austria) achieved some measure of fame through the use of his “water cures.”

Even before this, however, in the 1700’s, books were being published and popularized about various forms of water treatments using both cold and hot water and baths, and many different writers achieved levels of notoriety as they spread their ideas across the globe about the importance of hydrotherapy in one form or another.

By the middle of the 1800’s, Britain has become well known as a hotbed of hydrotherapy treatment centers serving the needs of thousands with extravagant facilities where people would often stay for weeks out of each year to enjoy the phenomenon of hydrotherapy.

The types of diseases physicians attempted to cure through the use of hydrotherapy ranged from particularly minor ailments to the treatment of chronic diseases.

While many hydrotherapy treatments in history mostly involved the use of cold water, the Turkish bath was one of the water treatments that became popular and included the use of heat.

As knowledge in the medical community increased, medical writings included the benefits of using both hot and cold water treatments in achieving helpful reflex effects such as vasoconstriction and vasodilation, creating alterations in the flow of blood, circulation and metabolic functions.

Today in our time, hydrotherapy of various kinds are still widely used for various treatment types, both in medical facilities, as well as in day spas for relaxation, skin care and holistic treatment options.

To enjoy hydrotherapy treatments in Spring, Texas at an exceptional center for relaxation, Urban Day Spa, please call 832.698.1544 in Spring or 281.345.7070 in Houston to schedule your appointment today!

By clicking on the links in this article you will learn more about Urban Day Spa, the different spa services we provide and the different hydrotherapy packages you can enjoy when you come to our Klein, Texas day spa.

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The demands of motherhood can be quite rigorous. We hope you enjoy reading the article provided by clicking on the link above “How Regular Visits to a Spa Changed One Mother’s Life” and that it supplies useful insight into important ways to maintain a reduced stress level while fulfilling the many obligations included in the blessing of motherhood. We applaud the countless hard-working mothers and hope we can be of assistance at Urban Day Spa with relaxation through massage and spa treatments provided at a more affordable price than many find at various spas in Houston, Texas.

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