Hydrotherapy—the use of water to relieve discomfort and promote physical well-being—is a great way to practice self-care. Not only does it benefit the mind, body, and soul, it's also know to strengthen the immune system, reduce stress, improve blood circulation, facilitate breathing, increase stamina and body strength, and more. To help others unwind while we all try to de-stress from home, Velas Resorts is sharing the below hydrotherapy techniques to enjoy in the comfort of your home.
Foot Soaks: Foot soaks are perfect for balancing body temperature, reducing anxiety and insomnia, relieving muscle soreness, and more. You just need to put your feet in a tub with hot water for a few minutes. If you want to increase the relaxing effect of this treatment, you could add some sea salt, Epsom salt or vinegar, as well as alternate with cold water.
Hot Baths: This is the best option to relieve stress, soften skin, and relax muscles. Fill a bathtub with hot water, between 98 or 100°F, add some bath salt, and rest inside for about 30 minutes. To achieve a higher level of relaxation, be sure to create a soothing atmosphere—try playing music or nature sounds, as well as use some essential oils to aromatize the room.
Facial Steam Bath: Although it is very difficult to make a sauna or a steam room at home, an easy alternative you could try is a facial steam bath. In a covered pot, boil water with a plant of your preference; it could be thyme, eucalyptus, or rosemary. Sit in front of the pot and uncover it a little bit to inhale the steam. It is important to cover your head with a towel so the steam doesn’t escape. This treatment is an excellent cure for nasal congestion, cleaning impurities, and improving blood circulation.
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