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Hydrotherapists Columbus OH

See below for hydrotherapists in Columbus 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.

Dhanu Sant
(614) 298-5437
1335 Dublin Road+ Suite 114E
Columbus, OH
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Glen Aukerman
(614) 293-9777
2000 Kenny Road
Columbus, OH
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Sharon Balthis
(614) 805-9111
109 Commerce Park Dr.
Westerville, OH
Membership Organizations
International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Vickie Gibbs
(740) 654-3884
81 West Waterloo Street
Columbus, OH
Membership Organizations
International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Maria Hoeffer
(614) 940-1058
1196 Neil Ave
Columbus, OH
Company
Inner Connections Holistic Center
Industry
Massage Practitioner, Naturopathic Doctor (ND), Reiki Master
Specialties & Therapies
Specialties : ADD/ADHD

Therapies : Botanical Medicine, Chakra Balancing, Cranio Sacral Therapy, Herbal Medicine, Homeopathy, Massage Therapy, Nutritional Counseling, Reiki, Whole Foods Cooking, Detoxification, Family Medicine, Homeopathy, Pediatrics
Professional Affiliations
American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, Ohio Chapter - American Association of Naturopathic Physicians

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Lisa Gatto
(614) 288-9672
1356 Eastview Ave. #B
Columbus, OH
Membership Organizations
International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Elaine Barnes
(614) 291-0686
3474 North High Street+ Suite C
Columbus, OH
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Barbara Fergus
(614) 889-2571
5586 Dundon Court
Dublin, OH
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Barbara Singer
(740) 757-4800
4773 Caroll Cemetary Road
Caroll, OH
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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The Ohio State University Center for Integrative Medicine
(614) 293-9777
2000 Kenny Road
Columbus, OH
Services
Stress Management, Reiki, Public Health, Preventive Medicine, Orthomolecular Medicine, Oncology, Nutrition, Metabolic Medicine, Immunology, Herbal Medicine, Functional Medicine, Family Practice, Energy Medicine
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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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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