Sep 27 2021
Rehabilitation practice in mineral waters
The practice of treating and preventing disease through the use of natural mineral hot springs water has been used for thousands of years by many different ancient civilizations including the Romans, Egyptians and Greeks. The healing powers of mineral-rich hot waters have also been widely accepted in Europe and Japan as natural treatment options for various common ailments. Hot springs are known to have a number of therapeutic benefits, with many scientists from around the world studying balneotherapyor the “treatment of disease by bathing.” Balneotherapy or medical bathing, is part of medical treatment or preventive care widely used at modern Japanese and European mineral hot springs resorts. In the U.S. mineral hot springs are mostly used for recreation and relaxation. As we've taken a mission to apply, develop and introduce already improved practices of aquatic therapy, incorporated the power of mineral water into the Aquananda method. Mineral waters dramatically increase the rehabilitative effect of the therapy. The procedure in thermal waters relaxes the strained muscles & improves the neuromotorical capabilities, but first we need to carefully examine the properties and components of the water, since each source contains its own, specific physical and chemical properties. For instance: a thermal water can contain heavy metals or the water temperature is about 35 degree and higher in the main cases, so it is completely possible to get burns. Dr. Boris has an experience of providing aquatic therapies in several thermal waters of Italy, such as Abano Terme, Montegrotto Terme, etc. Therefore, having the samples of his own experience and research results, Dr. Boris shares some models of providing water procedures in mineral waters. There’s a need to set time limits by understanding how long a child can stay in such waters (no longer than 20-30 minutes) or just carry out the procedure periodically. Thus, we can ensure the safe states for procedure, and exclude the negative effects. So, talk to your primary care physician first.