Hydrotherapy can help alleviate the tension, nervousness, and other symptoms that accompany anxiety attacks. It cannot cure anxiety disorders.
Warm baths with or without herbs can help soothe anxious states of mind. Once you are relaxed, you can focus on the issues or conflicts that are causing your anxiety.
If you are anxious or irritated, the neutral bath has a balancing
and soothing effect. Fill your bath tub with water slightly cooler than body temperature,
around 94 degrees to 97 degrees. Submerge as much of your body as possible. Add more water
to maintain temperature. Stay in the bath for at least 20 minutes.
A relaxing blend of essential oils of lavender, geranium and bergamot in sweet almond oil or peach kernel oil may be used in the bath at times of great stress and anxiety.
Hot moist compresses applied to the spine, hot foot baths, and hot water bottles placed at the feet can be beneficial in relieving anxiety.
When added to your bath, the following herbs can help you relax:
horse chestnut bark
When you are feeling fatigued from tension and anxiety, the following herbs will give you a stimulating and rejuvenating bath:
common chamomile flowers
fennel seeds and leaves
orange leaves and flowers
for Stress Management