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Hydrotherapists Bellingham WA

See below for hydrotherapists in Bellingham 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.

Carolyn Miklavic
(360) 656-6156
1925 Electric Ave.
Bellingham, WA
Membership Organizations
International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Dorothy Croft
(360) 961-6400
2335 Verona St.
Bellingham, WA
Membership Organizations
International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Janet Kingsley
(360) 303-7486
1903 D Street
Bellingham, WA
Company
FeatherStone
Industry
Massage Practitioner, Reiki Master
Specialties & Therapies
Therapies : Breathwork, Chakra Balancing, Deep Tissue Massage, Distance Healing, Massage Therapy, Reiki, Swedish Massage, Visceral Manipulation
Insurance
Labor & Industries (L&I), PIP (Personal Injury Protection)
Professional Affiliations
International Massage Association, National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork

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Diana Pepper
(360) 758-7260
3679 Sunrise Rd
Lummi Island, WA
Company
Tree Frog Farm
Industry
Shaman
Specialties & Therapies
Specialties : Stress, Pain, Fibromyalgia, Fatigue, Autism, ADD/ADHD

Therapies : Flower Essence Therapy, Flower Essences

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Chang Norman F Maryland
(360) 734-4300
4280 Meridian Street
Bellingham, WA
 
Shannon Wallace
(360) 734-1099
1333 Lincoln St+ Suite 2
Bellingham, WA
Membership Organizations
International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Vanessa Haycock
(360) 647-1623
1116 Key St. Suite 109
Bellingham, WA
Membership Organizations
International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Rebecca Parker
(360) 778-3922
1903 D Street, Suite 3
Bellingham, WA
Company
Root of Healing Naturopathic Medicine, PLLC
Industry
Homeopath, Naturopath, Naturopathic Doctor (ND)
Specialties & Therapies
Specialties : Autism, ADD/ADHD, Allergies

Therapies : Kinesiology, Hypnotherapy, Homeopathy, Holistic Medicine, Herbal Medicine, Flower Essence Therapy, Cranio Sacral Therapy, Counseling, Botanical Medicine, Nutritional Counseling, Mental Health, NAET
Professional Affiliations
American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, Bastyr University, Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians

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Cascade Chiropractic
(360) 671-4242
1420 King Street Suite D
Bellingham, WA
 
Ballif James Chiropractor
(360) 650-0997
1337 Lincoln Street Suite 3
Bellingham, WA
 
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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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