The benefits of hydrotherapy have been well documented, but there are some stories that really hit home, like this one from the team at Friction Collective Films. When Laura Sanderson was diagnosed with a disorder called Fibromyalgia, her life was drastically changed. Characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, sleep memory, and mood issues, the disease made everyday life impossible in many ways.
“Some days I would feel 100 years old—I wouldn’t be able to get out of bed, all my muscles would ache, they would be painful to the touch and on occasion, the joints would swell up.”
When she was diagnosed, doctors suggested cold showers to help ease the pain—but she took that one step further, nurturing an addiction for hydrotherapy. Check out this amazing story on the benefits of hydrotherapy in this short film. —ML