Formerly called hydropathy and also called water cure, is a part of alternative medicine, that involves the use of water for pain relief and treatment. Using water as a means of recovery from injury and surgery has been a long standing and effective means of rehabilitation. Hydrotherapy enables you to perform activities that you may be unable to do on dry land. The water provides resistance to your movements and this helps improve your muscles without straining your body. The water supports you, so that you can move without putting your full weight through your joints. Because the water provides buoyancy; you may be able to lift and move an injured body part, that is too weak or damaged to move on dry land. Many Wellness Hotels, Resorts, Retreats & Spas throughout the world offer Hydrotherapy services and classes.