All of us take showers pretty regularly. Did you realize that you can turn your shower into a healing therapy?
“Hydro” means water. Hydrotherapy is simply alternating between hot and cold water.
When you subject your body to cold, the flow of circulation gets directed inward toward the internal organs. Conversely, when the outside temperature gets hot, the flow of circulation then reverses outward toward the skin.
Alternating hot and cold water during your shower makes the blood flow in and out like an accordion or a pump, increasing circulation to the areas the water is hitting. The warm water expands and the cold water contracts your internal organs.
Use a filter on your shower to remove the chlorine, fluoride and other highly toxic chemicals commonly used in public water supplies.
THE BENEFITS OF HOT AND COLD SHOWERS
Improves circulation. Moves nutrients more readily to various parts of the body. Invigorates the whole system. Pushes blood to areas that need special help during any illness. Accelerates the rate of detoxification during a cleanse and moves toxins out through the skin.
After you have washed (and shampooed if you do), gradually increase water temperature to as hot as you can comfortably stand. Soak the entire body, including the head, for up to three minutes.
Gradually turn the water to as cold as you can manage and spray the entire body for about 30 seconds to one minute. Repeat this at least three times, always ending with cold.
Do this first thing in the morning to get yourself going. You can also do this after a detox bath, a sauna, a hot tub or just before sleeping to reduce stress and prepare yourself for a restful night. Any time you are in the shower, it’s an opportunity to move your blood and get your circulation going by using contrast hot and cold showers.
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