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Hydrotherapists Springfield OR

See below for hydrotherapists in Springfield 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.

Caroline Smythe
(541) 431-9529
1488 Oak Street
Eugene, OR
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Tara Alder
(541) 513-7894
1477 Lake Dr.
Eugene , OR
Membership Organizations
International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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L. Laura Taylor
(541) 484-6224
1885 Sunrise Ave.
Eugene, OR
Membership Organizations
International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Dr. Kimberly Foster
(541) 342-4520
492 E 13th Ave. Suite 200
Eugene, OR
Company
Oregon Naturopathic Clinic
Industry
CranioSacral Therapy, Energy Healer, Health Educator, Healthy Lifestyle Coach, Massage Practitioner
Specialties & Therapies
Specialties : Chronic Fatigue, Anxiety, Allergies, Chronic Disease, Stress, Pain, General Health Concerns, Gastrointestinal Concerns, Fatigue, Depression

Therapies : Visceral Manipulation, Neuromodulation Technique, Matrix Energetics, Massage Therapy, Holistic Medicine, Energy Medicine, Distance Healing, Cranio Sacral Therapy
Insurance
Receipt provided for reimbursement
Professional Affiliations
Bastyr University, Brenneke School of Massage, Christian Medical and Dental Association

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Relax Into Healing
(541) 683-9088
PO Box 5224
Eugene, OR
Services
Yoga, Wellness Training, Stress Management, Spiritual Attunement, Physical Exercise, Pain Management, Other, Mind/Body Medicine, Meditation, Massage Therapy, Hypnosis/Hypnotherapy, Healing Touch, Guided Imagery, Fitness/Exercise, Energy Medicine, EFT, Cognitive Therapy, Coaching, Breathwork
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Jan Stafl
(541) 342-8616
10 Coburg Road+ Suite 100
Eugene, OR
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Nancy Hopps
(541) 683-9088
PO Box 5224
Eugene, OR
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Pacific Women's Center, LLC
(541) 342-8616
10 Coburg Road, Suite 100
Eugene, OR
Services
Gynecology, Energy Medicine, Other, Women's Health
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Oak Street Medical, PC
(541) 431-9529
1488 Oak Street
Eugene, OR
Services
Psychotherapy, Psychiatry, Mind/Body Medicine, Herbal Medicine, Functional Medicine, Energy Medicine, EFT, Breathwork
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Karta Purkh Khalsa
(541) 242-3314
4627 Fox Hollow Road
Eugene, OR
Company
Karta Purkh Khalsa
Industry
Ayurvedic Practitioner, Herbalist, Nutritionist

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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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