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Balneotherapy

Balneotherapy is a care using a bath. This technique is versatile, depending on its use and what is added to the water. Balneotherapy is usually combined with other treatments such as :

  • Algotherapy, when seaweed is added to the water;
  • Aromatherapy, when essential oils are added to the water;
  • Thalassotherapy, if sea salt is mixed with water;
  • Thermotherapy, when water temperature is changed to maximize benefits;
  • Oligotherapy.

Benefits

Because of the change in water temperature, balneotherapy stimulates and regulates the circulatory system, as well as relieves muscle and joint pain. The element added to the water will determine the additional benefits.

Balnéothérapie  - Réseau des massothérapeutes

Proceedings

Depending on the needs and benefits targeted, immersion can be complete or partial. Bathing as such requires 15 to 20 minutes, but since balneotherapy is usually combined with other techniques, the care is usually longer. To prolong the benefits, the therapist may also recommend that the client continue balneotherapy care at home.

Contraindications

As with all types of thermotherapy care, people with heart problems should avoid bathing at high temperature. It is also advisable not to immerse a wound. Additional contraindications may be added depending on the combination of care.

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