Hydrotherapy was used by many cultures including those of ancient Rome, China and Japan. The ancient Greeks also took therapeutic baths.
A Bavarian monk, Father Sebastian Kneipps helped re-popularize the therapeutic use of water in the 19th century. Methods applying this principle are : baths, saunas, douches, wraps and packs.
Hydrothermal and hydrotherapy are mainly used to tone up the body, to stimulate digestion, the circulation and the immune system. It is also said to be an effective remedy to relieve you from pain.