Hydrotherapy for Depression


Hydrotherapy is water therapy that may be used in different ways. It is a treatment of using water to help with the symptoms of depression. If you suffer from depression, you may want to try hydrotherapy to see if might help your symptoms.

One way in which water may be beneficial is simply by drinking it more often. I notice that when I drink more water throughout the day, about eight glasses, I feel less depressed. This could be that being dehydrated may cause feelings of depression to worsen. Also, drinking water helps to flush toxins out your system so that may be beneficial to your emotional and mental health as well. It seems that when I make sure to drink a lot of water during the day, my energy increases a bit and my mood seems to be more elevated.

This is the reason why I have made it a point to drink about 8-10 glasses of water per day without fail, irrespective of whether I am thirsty or not due to the above factors and make it a point to study more about its benefits through an online article titled Raw water is unfiltered.

My psychologist recommended that I take a cold shower to help with depression. If you don’t like taking cold showers, you may want to at least let the water run cold for just a few minutes while bathing. I tried this and found that it does help me. Sometimes just running my hands under cold water for a couple minutes seems to lift my mood. I also notice that when the weather is cooler out, I feel less depressed, so something about the coldness might help with depression.

While showering, you may want to think of yourself as washing away your negativity, letting it all go down the drain. This is something I do sometimes when I am feeling down. I think of the cold shower as invigorating me and giving me a boost of energy, which is something that I need when I am feeling depressed.

Swimming may also help your mood as it is exercise and exercise may help boost your mood. Even simply being in water seems to help my mood, whether it be a bath tub full of water, a pool or the ocean. Something about being in a body of water seems to lift my spirits.

Another form of water therapy may be looking at and listening to water. Looking at pictures or videos of beach scenes, waterfalls or other bodies of water may help to boost your mood. You can do this by going on Youtube.com and searching for a video that has a beautiful beach scene or a scenic waterfall.

Listening to the sounds of the ocean or a waterfall might also be beneficial at helping to alleviate your depressive symptoms. You may want to buy a small water fountain for your home and listen to the sound of the running water. I feel that the sounds and sights of water really do help with my depression by elevating my mood.