Hydrotherapy is one of the many successful methods that can be used for treating menstrual cramps to obtain great relief. Hydrotherapy employs the use of water for treating pain.
Water can be used in its various forms like steam, ice, hot or cold water etc. to relieve the symptoms naturally. Hydrotherapy can be done by anyone and in the comfort of your home. All you need is water and hence it is a safe and easy to use as well.
How To Help Menstrual Cramps With Hydrotherapy
Application of warm compress on the abdominal region helps in alleviating menstrual cramps. For applying warm compress, take a bowl of hot water and add a few drops of essential oils like marjoram oil, ginger extract or lavender oil to the hot water or on the cloth which is used for the hot compress.
Photo Credit: Mahalo.com/answers/what-are-the-causes-of-boils
Dip the cloth and wring dry. Apply on the abdominal region. Continue application for 15 -20 minutes until your cramps are greatly relieved. The hot steam that gets absorbed through the skin will relax your muscles and relieve the pain as well. You can also use warm and cold compress alternatively for treating menstrual cramps.
Menstrual cramps that are located at the back benefit greatly by taking a hot shower, especially before going to sleep. This will improve your sleep and also relieve the menstrual cramps as a result of hot water flowing over the sore areas of your body. The pressure of the water falling on the back and the heat combined together will help in relieving cramps effectively.
Photo Credit: Sodahead.com/fun/shower-or-baths/question-1022169/?page=2
Warm bath too helps in easing menstrual cramps. Adding a few drops of essential oil of your choice helps in increasing the overall effect of your healing.
Photo Credit: Going-well.com/2009/07/03/how-to-get-rid-of-cellulite-natural-home-remedies/
It is important to avoid tub baths and bubble baths in hot water during menstruation as it can lead to an imbalance in the natural good bacteria in the vagina, leading to other problems like yeast infections.
Hot Water Bags
A simple remedy that can keep your cramps under control all throughout the day and night is to use hot water bags or bottles to apply heat on the abdominal area and lower back where it hurts most. This will reduce the intensity of the cramps greatly by relieving muscle tension.
Hydrotherapy is in any way better than the use of electric heat pads which are used for application of heat on the abdominal area. Electromagnetic heating pads release electromagnetic radiation with every use which is not good for health in the long run.
Photo Credit: Uniquereviews.com/hot-water-bottle.htm
Hydrotherapy is very safe and easy to be administered in any of the above mentioned forms. It also prevents side effects like the ones caused with the prolonged use of pain medications.
Hydrotherapy can be used for as many times as you want and for prolonged periods without any fear of complications in health.