We all know that two thirds of our body is made up of water. The doctor always says you need to drink approximately two litres a day. From a very young age, we know we can go several days without food, but no more than two without water. Moreover, in the world of wellness we've learned to recognise the meaning of spa, that is salus per aqua, which translated from the Latin means "health through water."
Perhaps you do not know about the fascinating results of the research by a Japanese naturopathic researcher called Masaru Emoto. Over the years, his research has looked at the way in which water reacts to external stimuli. At first, Masaru Emoto began by collecting water from different locations around the world like crowded cities, tiny villages, lakes and rivers.
Masaru Emoto used a particular method to photograph the crystals formed when these water samples were frozen. What he discovered at that moment was only the beginning of his research: clean water formed regularly shaped crystals, whereas the water samples from the big cities, which were more polluted, formed irregular ones.
The next stage of his research was to make water absorb sounds. By subjecting a sample of very pure water to the vibrations of classical music, Emoto was able to obtain a regular pattern of crystals, while subjecting it to some speeches by Hitler, amorphous crystals without a structure were produced.
The conclusions of Emoto's research came, therefore, as the immediate consequence of what he saw with his own eyes: water reacts to external stimuli. Since our body is principally made of water, we cannot ignore the significance of his experiments.
In effect, aside from its internal benefits for us, water can also be a font of wellness in many different ways. Hydrotherapy is a practice used in spa treatments involving immersion in baths of different temperatures or jets of water, which go from hot to cold reactivating circulation. It can also involve a combination of water and massage. Immersing yourself in water and letting yourself float, relieve the force of gravity and relax your back, making us feel better immediately. When you combine this sensation with a massage created by air bubbles, there are additional benefits for the muscles and letting go of tension.
As we have seen, water is our greatest ally in living a healthy life. Let's drink it, immerse ourselves in it, use it as a source of relaxation, but also as a source of wellness. Give it flavour and colour through infusions, dye it to absorb the properties of colours as well, scent it and associate its effects with the listening of relaxing music.