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Hydrotherapists Blue Springs MO

See below for hydrotherapists in Blue Springs 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.

Anita Perkins
(816) 361-2454
616 E. 63rd St.+ Ste 103
Kansas City, MO
Membership Organizations
International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Nancy Russell
(816) 453-5545
5140 North Antioch Road
Kansas City, MO
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Alicia Johnson
(913) 322-0001
5453 w 61st Place
Mission, KS
Company
Obrien Pharmacy & KC Holistic Centre
Industry
Acupuncturist, Homeopath, Naturopathic Doctor (ND)
Specialties & Therapies
Specialties : Infertility, PCOS, PMS, Weight Loss, Women's Health

Therapies : Acupressure, Acupuncture, Cupping, Herbal Medicine, Holistic Medicine, Homeopathy, Mega-Vitamin Therapy, Nutritional Counseling, Tongue and Pulse Diagnosis, Whole Foods Cooking
Insurance
PPO
Professional Affiliations
American Association of Naturopathic Physicians

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A Healthy Change Hypnotherapy
(816) 560-6903
1133 W Main Street
Blue Springs, MO
Specialty
Smoking Cessation & Weight Loss
Gender
Male
Education
Certified Hypnotherapist CHt

Harris, Weldon, Md - Independence Pediatrics
(816) 373-1111
17500 Medical Center Pkwy Ste 5
Independence, MO

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Lisa Everett
(800) 627-4360
5453 West 61st Place
Mission, KS
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Nancy Lankston, RN, CST
(913) 206-4531
Kansas City, MO
Services
In practice for 11 years specializing in sacred flow, energetic healing and craniosacral therapy. Long distance phone sessions available. $90 per hour
Membership Organizations
Peacefulmind.com

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Combined Health Care Professionals
(816) 453-5545
5140 North Antioch Road
Kansas City, MO
Services
Yeast Syndrome, Wellness Training, Weight Management, Supplements, Stress Management, Reiki, Preventive Medicine, Orthomolecular Medicine, Nutrition, Mind/Body Medicine, Metabolic Medicine, Medical Intuition, Massage Therapy, Internal Medicine, Herbal Medicine, Healthy Aging, Gastroenterology, Functional Medicine, Fitness/Exercise, Energy Medicine, Endocrinology, Dreamwork Therapy, Diabetes, Dermatology, CranioSacral Therapy, Cardiovascular Disease, Bio-identical HRT, Biofeedback, Bach Flower Es
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Graham, Becky, Do - Cynthia J Caputo Pc
(816) 220-5550
1900 NW Copper Oaks Cir Ste 1
Blue Springs, MO

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Frank, Robert, Do - Primary Care Ctr
(816) 795-6000
4911 S Arrowhead Dr
Independence, MO

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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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