What is Constitutional Therapy?
Constitutional hydrotherapy is the use of water at various temperatures to create a therapeutic effect on the body. Hydrotherapy is one of the oldest methods of healing and has been used in most ancient cultures in some form for thousands of years.
This therapy is called “constitutional” because it changes the very constitution of each individual cell. The cells are stimulated to excrete waste products and utilize nutrients more effectively so they work better. These ideal conditions increase the body’s own healing force.
How Does it Work?
When you place a hot towel on the skin, it brings the blood and other fluids up to the surface to maintain the body’s homeostasis. When the hot towel is followed by a cold one, blood vessels constrict and blood moves back down into the organs and center of the body. If the cool towel is left on the skin, the body will eventually move the warm blood back up to the surface in order to warm the towel.
Therefore, in the placement of two alternating towels, an oscillatory effect is created and moves the fluid outward and inward through a full cycle. This not only pushes blood through the liver, skin, kidneys and lungs, but it restores balance to the abdominal organs.
The last cold towel causes a reflex that stimulates the nervous system to mediates the repair of the body, digestion of food and pushes immune cells into the blood stream.
What Are The Benefits?
Here are some of the potential benefits of constitutional hydrotherapy:
- Improve Your Immune System
- Normalize Circulation
- Soothe Your Nervous System
- Raise Low Basal Body Temperature
- Enhance Your Detox Center
- Moderate Low or High Blood Pressure
- Moderate Low or High Blood Sugar
- Increase White Blood Cell Count
- Promote Healing
- Heal Your Digestive System
- Improve Sleep
- Increase Energy Levels
- Decrease Chronic Pain
How Do I Prepare For a Session?
We recommend that you remove any metal jewelry and eat three healthy meals 24 hours before the treatment. Avoid a large meal or sugar immediately prior to treatment.