Waterproof ipods are all the new rage in swimming.
Another amazing use for underwater ipods is as a therapeutic tool.
Hydrotherapy, Aquatic therapy, and Music Therapy are all modes of healing and relaxation that have been used for centuries. Research is being done all the time on the effective nature of these therapies. Now, better than ever before, we can combine hydrotherapy and music therapy with technology like the waterproof ipod.
Hydrotherapy: the use of water as a medical treatment. The water can be in the form of water vapor, steam, liquid, or ice, and can be either taken internally or used externally.
Aquatic Therapy: Treatments and exercises performed in water
for relaxation, fitness, physical rehabilitation, and other therapeutic benefit.
Music Therapy: the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship.
History of Hydrotherapy
Throughout Ancient Egypt, Persia, Greece, Rome, Japan and China, hydrotherapy has been used as a way to relax and relieve ailments.
Culturally, it was often seen as a healing practice or even a spiritual experience. Flower baths, essential oil baths, communal baths and hot springs are some of the ways hydrotherapy was used in these cultures.
Royalty and commoners alike recognized this practice as beneficial.
CREDIBILITY of Music Therapy
Everyone love music and its not difficult to discern it’s therapeutic nature.
It’s nice to know that the credibility of certified music therapy is being proven more substantially all the time.
This method is being used to reduce pain in hospital patients, reduce asthma episodes among children and adults, lesson the effects of dementia, improve communication abilities in autistic children, improve motor function in Parkinson’s disease patients, etc.
What this Means For You
Maybe you won’t get quite the drastically, miraculous benefits as if you were working with a certified music therapist…
But there is still A LOT of good that can be harnessed by simply combining the power of music and water!
So, grab your underwater iPod, head to the pool of hot tub, and relax! And let your body and spirit soak up all of the good vibes!