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Hydrotherapists Sheridan WY

See below for hydrotherapists in Sheridan 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.

Buchanan Chiropractic
(307) 673-1222
50 East Brundage Street
Sheridan, WY
 
Antique Rose Emporium
(307) 674-5800
323 West Loucks Street
Sheridan, WY
 
Bisbee R S Chiropractor
(307) 674-4212
1135 Big Horn Avenue
Sheridan, WY
 
Linda Thomas
(307) 754-4396
894 Lane 11 1/2
Powell, WY
Specialty
Crystal Therapy, Energy Healing, Metaphysics
Associated Hospitals
Eternal Ice

Bishop Glenn E District Of Columbia
(307) 864-3667
526 Big Horn Street
Thermopolis, WY
 
Ferrari Chiropractic
(307) 672-1789
2161 Coffeen Avenue Suite 402
Sheridan, WY
 
Body & Sole
(307) 673-5779
1261 South Sheridan Avenue
Sheridan, WY
 
Carol A. Fischer
(307) 778-3121
Cheyenne, WY
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Health Association (AHHA)

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Escape Day Spa & Boutique
(307) 362-5005
617 Broadway Street Suite C
Rock Springs, WY
 
Deann's Bodyworks
(307) 527-6613
2331 Central Avenue
Cody, WY
 
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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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