Author(s): Lacroix P, Aboyans V, Cornu E
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Abstract Water cures have long been advocated for venous and lymphatic disorders. Spa therapy combines hydrotherapy, physical therapy and education. Immersion increases central blood volume, diuresis and natriuresis. These effects are independent of the mineral characteristics of the water. Hydrotherapy is viewed as a complementary treatment of venous and lymphatic insufficiency whatever its stage of development; but this has not been formally proved.
This article was published in Rev Prat
and referenced in Journal of Novel Physiotherapies