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Hydrotherapists Apollo PA

See below for hydrotherapists in Apollo that give access to hydrotherapy treatment like water cure therapy, steam baths, Jacuzzis, immersion tanks, Turkish baths, and whirlpool baths as well as advice and content on the benefits of hydrotherapy.

Denisa Firoiu
(724) 335-0181
251 Seventh Street+ Suite G
New Kensington, PA
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Karl Liebe
(412) 828-4409
2585 Freeport Road+ Suite 105
Pittsburgh, PA
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Jennifer Lin
(408) 391-8908
654 Maryland Avenue+ #8F
Pittsburgh, PA
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Aldino Pierotti
(412) 235-7087
201 South Craig Street+ Suite 100
Pittsburgh, PA
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Mary McLaughlin
(724) 524-1527
105 South Pike Rd
Sarver, PA
Company
Natural Pathways to Health
Industry
Ayurvedic Practitioner, Herbalist, Homeopath, Naturopath, Naturopathic Doctor (ND), Nutritionist, Registered Dietitian
Specialties & Therapies
Specialties : Anxiety, Autism, Crohn's Disease, Gastrointestinal Concerns, Stress

Therapies : Acupressure, Counseling, Holistic Medicine, Homeopathy, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Mega-Vitamin Therapy, Natural Hormone Replacement, Nutritional Counseling, Exercise, Homeopathy, Integrative Medicine, Natural Health, Pediatrics
Insurance
Receipt provided for reimbursement
Professional Affiliations
American Board of Homeotherapeutics, American College of Nutrition, American Institute of Homeopathy, American Naturopathic Medical Accreditation Board, Homeopathic Medical Society of the State of Pennsylvania, National Center for Homeopathy, National College of Natural Medicine, National Institute of Alternative Health Care

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Karen Brady
(724) 295-5591
144 Kissick Lane
Freeport, PA
Membership Organizations
International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Erin Imler
(412) 953-1691
11817 Joan Drive
Pittsburgh, PA
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Kathy Scott
(412) 486-9654
3782 Coventry Ct.
Allison Park (Pittsburgh), PA
Membership Organizations
International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Ilana Seidel
(917) 547-5254
225 Melwood Avenue+ #32
Pittsburgh, PA
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Rev. C. L. Klepsky, Prs, BS, CHT, RP
(724) 515-7786
Irwin, PA
Services
"Crystal Light" Crystal Therapist Healing with Seichim and Usui Reiki, Crystal Grids Chakra Balancing and Aura Cleansing Gemstone and Crystal Jewelry crafted to heal specific ailments Unique Custom Crystal Healing Bags Tarot Counseling
Membership Organizations
Peacefulmind.com

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Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy

What Is It?

Hydrotherapy is the use of water in the treatment of disease. Hydrothermal therapy additionally uses its temperature effects, as in hot baths, saunas, wraps, etc.

Historical Perspective

Hydro- and hydrothermal therapy are traditional methods of treatment that have been used for the treatment of disease and injury by many cultures, including those of ancient Rome, China, and Japan. Water therapy has been around for centuries. The ancient Greeks took therapeutic baths. Water is an important ingredient in the traditional Chinese and Native American healing systems.

A Bavarian monk, Father Sebastian Kneipp helped re-popularize the therapeutic use of water in the 19th century. There are now many dozens of methods of applying hydrotherapy, including baths, saunas, douches, wraps, and packs.

How it works

The recuperative and healing properties of hydrotherapy are based on its mechanical and/or thermal effects. It exploits the body's reaction to hot and cold stimuli, to the protracted application of heat, to pressure exerted by the water and to the sensation it gives. The nerves carry impulses felt at the skin deeper into the body, where they are instrumental in stimulating the immune system, influencing the production of stress hormones, invigorating the circulation and digestion, encouraging blood flow, and lessening pain sensitivity.

Generally, heat quiets and soothes the body, slowing down the activity of internal organs. Cold, in contrast, stimulates and invigorates, increasing internal activity. If you are experiencing tense muscles and anxiety from your stress, a hot shower or bath is in order. If you are feeling tired and stressed out, you might want to try taking a warm shower or bath followed by a short, invigorating cold shower to help stimulate your body and mind.

When you submerge yourself in a bath, a pool, or a whirlpool, you experience a kind of weightlessness. Your body is relieved from the constant pull of gravity. Water also has a hydrostatic effect. It has a massage-like feeling as the water gently kneads your body. Water, in motion, stimulates touch receptors on the skin, boosting blood circulation and releasing tight muscles.

Indications

Hydrotherapy and hydrothermal therapy are chiefly used to tone up the body, to stimulate digestion, the circulation, and the immune system, and to bring relief from pain. Description of indications are given under individual method used.

Water seems to have special powers in getting rid of stress and rejuvenating our body. It affects the skin and muscles. It calms the lungs, heart, stomach, and endocrine system by stimulating nerve reflexes on the spinal cord.

Proof it works

Various case reports, observational studies, and a number of controlled studies provide some evidence of success in the use of hydrotherapy.

In a study of 40 persons at University of Minnesota, 85% of the participants pr...

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