Merri and I arrived in Ecuador last night to look at new ways to enjoy natural health because Steve, our man in Ecuador, writes:
Our friend Clayton introduced me to a new place to improve our health between Quiroga and Otavalo, just a few minutes from El Meson. This is a totally different type of health treatment. You are immersed in a closed wooden steam treatment that alternates with cold baths. Then you get a massage, therapeutic mud wraps and candle de-waxing. The entire treatment barely costs $40.
This type of therapy has ancient roots that is explained at holistic online which says:
Hydro- and hydrothermal therapy are traditional methods of treatment that have been used for the treatment of disease and injury by many cultures, including those of ancient Rome, China, and Japan. Water therapy has been around for centuries. The ancient Greeks took therapeutic baths. Water is an important ingredient in the traditional Chinese and Native American healing systems.
A Bavarian monk, Father Sebastian Kneipp, helped re-popularize the therapeutic use of water in the 19th century. There are now many dozens of methods of applying hydrotherapy, including baths, saunas, douches, wraps, and packs.
How it works:
The recuperative and healing properties of hydrotherapy are based on its mechanical and/or thermal effects. It exploits the body’s reaction to hot and cold stimuli, to the protracted application of heat, to pressure exerted by the water and to the sensation it gives. The nerves carry impulses felt at the skin deeper into the body, where they are instrumental in stimulating the immune system, influencing the production of stress hormones, invigorating the circulation and digestion, encouraging blood flow, and lessening pain sensitivity.
Generally, heat quiets and soothes the body, slowing down the activity of internal organs. Cold, in contrast, stimulates and invigorates, increasing internal activity. If you are experiencing tense muscles and anxiety from your stress, a hot shower or bath is in order. If you are feeling tired and stressed out, you might want to try taking a warm shower or bath followed by a short, invigorating cold shower to help stimulate your body and mind.
You can learn much more at http://www.holisticonline.com/hydrotherapy.htm
Until next message, good health to you.
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