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The easiest and most common form of hydrotherapy is a hot bath. Some people with fibromyalgia find that a hot bath can ease sore muscles (people with myofascial pain, however, may find that it aggravates their symptoms) or that a bath before bedtime helps them sleep better. You may choose to add oils or herbs to the bath to help you relax. You can read, meditate or listen to music while soaking in a bath. Keep the water no hotter than 110 degrees Fahrenheit and don’t stay in the bath for more than 15 minutes.
(Source: Natural Treatments for Fibromyalgia: An A to Z Guide, by Kenna Simmons. An official publication of the Arthritis Foundation. To purchase, visit www.arthritis.org.)