Balneotherapy is Hydro-medicine for management of chronic wounds and refractory skin conditions , that occurs on the feet and legs. It aims to reduce pain , heal wounds and improve quality of life patients by bathing.
Balneotherapy is an an ancient practice to heal , dating back to 1700 B.C. in Knossos, Greece, Hippocrates, the ancient Greek Physican advocated the use of balneotherapy for the treatment of arthritis and the soothing of aching muscles. Ancient Egyptians advocated the use of balnoetherapy and The Romans had embraced balnoetherapy. Dead sea salt is ideal to soak in , as its mineral rich properties is far superior than any pharmaceutical gradients ointements, creams or lotions with negliable side effects.
Balneotherapy involves Luke warm water bathing, for the legs, for 45 minutes daily with some epson salts or dead sea salts. Many mineral waters are rich in silica,selenium, magnesium, radium, lithium, potassium, iodine, calcium and sulphur compounds. The dissolved materials must be at least one gram per litre in water at approximately 25 degrees celsius.
Balneotherapy had been recommended for wide range of illnesses , however we are currently using for chronic venous refaractory leg ulcers with Skin conditions such as dermatitis, and eczema. Other benefits from balneotherapy treatments include the reduction of pain, acceleration of collateral blood circulation, elevation of cellular fluids, relaxation of muscles as well as numerous healing benefits from the absorption of minerals and botanical substances.