Underwater traction in normal water uses exactly the same procedures as in thermal underwater traction. (See: Underwater Traction in Thermal Water). The only difference is that normal water is used. Traction therapy is a passive procedure which uses mechanical force to induce stretching of the soft tissues (muscles, ligaments, tendons, joint capsules), with the pulling force during the traction treatment constant and continuous. Traction in water uses the weight of the body, which is suspended by the neck or below the arms in a pool of warm water. Sometimes additional weights are added to the torso or feet to increase the stretching effect. During treatment, the body is gently stretched out, which releases the muscles and stiff spinal connective tissues. The treatment is supervised by a professional therapist.
Type: Medical Purpose: de-stress
Duration of treatment: 10 - 20 minutes
Doctor's prescription: required Where is it available?