Hydrotherapy is the use of water to revitalize, maintain, and restore health. Hydrotherapy uses water to treat disease, stress and tension. The term “hydrotherapy“ does not refer to any one particular treatment but rather to a broad category of treatments. Hydrotherapies use both hot and cold water to either relax or invigorate the body. While warm water soothes and relaxes the body, cold water stimulates. Hydrotherapy is effective for relieving stress and tension as well as to stimulate digestion, improve circulation, strengthen the immune system and to bring relief from pain. Adding herbs and essential oils to water can enhance its therapeutic value.