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It’s that time of the year when summer temperatures peak. And, it’s also that time of the year when Akshay Kumar heads for his annual hydrotherapy treatment. The Bollywood superstar, who is on a career-high after delivering three Rs 100-crore movies back-to-back, is scheduled to fly out in three days to begin the treatment. A source says, “Akshay is one of the most agile actors in Indian cinema. Though he is 51, he is still considered to be an international Khiladi on screen because of the stunts he delivers. Even in Kesari, he has done some spectacular ‘live’ action including rope climbing. Of course, at the end of the day, his physical form does wear thin. In a bid to rejuvenate and restore his muscles, and bring his body to optimum form, he has taken to hydrotherapy.” Every year, he visits Germany to follow the same under expert care. The source adds, “He undergoes the treatment required by most international and desi actors, who do stunts in their movies.”
More about Hydrotherapy
Hydrotherapy is a part of alternative medicine (particularly naturopathy), occupational therapy, and physiotherapy, which involves the use of water for pain relief and treatment. It takes advantage of the physical properties of water, such as temperature and pressure, for therapeutic purposes that help stimulate blood circulation and relax muscles. Various therapies used in present-day hydrotherapy employ water jets, underwater massage and mineral baths or whirlpool bath, hot Roman bath and cold plunge among others.