The term balneotherapy refers to the art and science of bathing for the treatment of disease and in this case, foot bathing and soaking.
THIS IS SOMETHING I HAVE PERSONALLY BEEN DOING FOR THE PAST FEW YEARS THROUGHOUT MY ENTIRE HEALING JOURNEY AND HAS CERTAINLY CONTRIBUTED TO MY HEALING PROCESS. Aly xxx
SOAKING FOR HEALTH & WELLNESS
The aim of these treatments may be to enhance the immune system, stimulate circulatory processes including lymph and blood circulation, accelerate cell activity, dilate tissue and vessels, and activate the self-healing potential naturally.
For centuries the benefits of therapeutic bathing have been recognized for the ability to relieve pain and improve the general well-being of the body and spirit. In fact, balneotherapy is one of the oldest of medical procedures, well-known and widely regarded throughout Europe and Asia.*
Over the past four centuries, the science of balneotherapy has evolved into a medical specialty in Europe and Japan, where special courses in balneotherapy are offered to both physicians and nurses by major medical schools.*
Balneotherapy, the art of water therapy, is one of aromatherapy’s best friends, providing a perfect way for essential oils to enter the body for healing. Water is nature’s greatest and most effective solvent. It acts as a liquid suspension, carrying a variety of minerals and chemicals (essential oils).* When we immerse our bodies or feet in a warm bath, our skin rapidly begins to absorb chemicals that are suspended in the water. These chemicals can make their way into our bloodstream in as little as 2 to 15 minutes. It will take a normally healthy person from ½ hour to 3 hours to eliminate most of these chemicals through the expired breath and urine. In unhealthy or obese people, this process may take up to 10 hours. This is why adding essential oils to a bath is such an effective aromatherapy treatment.
Over the several hundred years during which science of medical balneotherapy has developed, physicians have been able to identify the health conditions that can best be treated by healing waters. The following List of indications for balneotherapy is based on the research of Yuko Agishi, MD.*
- Chronic rheumatic diseases*
- Functional recovery of central and peripheral neuroparalysis*
- Metabolic diseases, especially diabetes, obesity, and gout*
- Chronic gastrointestinal diseases*
- Circulatory diseases, especially moderate to mild hypertension*
- Peripheral circulatory diseases (affecting the hands and feet)*
- Chronic Skin Diseases*
- Psychosomatic and stress-related diseases*
- Autonomic nervous system dysfunction*
- Vibration disorders (middle ear disorders affecting balance)*
- Sequela of (conditions resulting from) trauma*
- Chronic gynecological diseases*
**The information in this document has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to treat, diagnose, cure, or prevent any disease**