One of the oldest massage djuncts to still enjoy a wide popularity is hydrotherapy. This is a form of treatment which uses something as commonplace as water to provide the therapy you are looking for in order to treat a number of different ailments. The biggest way in which people are used to seeing this kind of method used is when people are in some kind of physical therapy. This is because the introduction of the currents of water will help the body to improve circulation which can speed recovery to certain muscle functions and other ailments. This is especially popular among the sports clientele because it will help to prevent muscles from tearing due to long workouts.
The way hydrotherapy works is through the same principles that are used in whirlpools. Jets are used to circulate the water in different directions. Often vibrations will be used in order to get the blood coursing through your veins. The flow of the water and the position you will sit in will have an effect on your circulation as well as the ability your body has to heal. You will notice a difference almost as soon as you get out of the special tub. In most cases you will feel a little bit lightheaded from an increase in blood flow to your brain. This is a temporary, but not unpleasant side effect of the therapy. This is why hot tubs and saunas are popular in private homes around the country. People enjoy the feeling that they get after a long soak.