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Hydrotherapists Morristown TN

See below for hydrotherapists in Morristown 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.

Brenda Ellis
(423) 585-5556
1539 W. Andrew Johnson Hwy.
Morristown, TN
Membership Organizations
International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Carey Sue
(423) 586-2746
611 West 2nd North Street
Morristown, TN
 
All About You Day Spa
(423) 318-1018
321 Central Church Road
Morristown, TN
 
Doddabele Sudi Maryland Crescent Medical PLLC
(423) 586-1811
220 North Fairmont Avenue
Morristown, TN
 
CVS/Pharmacy
(423) 586-2064
2008 W Andrew Johnson Hwy
Morristown, TN
 
Appalachian Healing Arts
(423) 581-6955
2307 West Andrew Johnson Highway
Morristown, TN
 
A Touch of Health
(423) 317-7788
400 East Economy Road
Morristown, TN
 
C V S/ Pharmacy
(865) 586-2064
2008 W Andrew Johnson Hwy
Morristown, TN
 
Back & Neck Relief Clinic
(423) 581-7867
3606 West Andrew Johnson Highway
Morristown, TN
 
C V S/ Pharmacy
(423) 587-8074
2114 E Andrew Johnson Hwy
Morristown, TN
 
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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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