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Hydrotherapists Webster NY

See below for hydrotherapists in Webster 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.

Annette Barber
(585) 787-1960
1695 Empire Blvd.+ Ste. 100
Webster, NY
Membership Organizations
International Association for Colon Hydrotherapy (IACT)

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Sachiko Kaizuka
(585) 279-4800
Family Medicine Residency Program
Rochester, NY
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Ruth Hosenfeld, IARP, RMT
(585) 451-3440
Webster, NY
Services
Usui Reiki I, II and Master Classes - Treatment Sessions by appointment Distance Reiki and Pet Reiki Kundalini Reiki Attunements Gold Reiki Attunements Ethereal Crystals Attunements Tacyon Reiki Attunements
Membership Organizations
Peacefulmind.com

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Joanne M. Fletcher, LMT
(585) 752-3195
Penfield, NY
Services
Integrated Energy Therapy, Muscle Release Therapy Hot Stone Therapy and Relaxation Massage
Membership Organizations
Peacefulmind.com

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Holistic Health Consulting
(585) 739-2276
160 Shepard Street
Rochester, NY
Services
Women's Health, Wellness Training, Weight Management, Stress Management, Reiki, Psychotherapy, Psychosomatic Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Nutrition, Mind/Body Medicine, Meditation, Herbal Medicine, Healthy Aging, Guided Imagery, Functional Medicine, Fitness/Exercise, Family Therapy, Energy Medicine, Cognitive Therapy, Coaching, Brain Longevity
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association

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Gail Weiser
(585) 739-2276
160 Shepard Street
Rochester, NY
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Mary Wise
(585) 334-8020
4138 West Henrietta Road
Rochester, NY
Membership Organizations
American Holistic Medical Association (AHMA)

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Nancy McCullough
(585) 787-1960
1695 Empire Blvd
Webster, NY
Company
Natural Alternatives Inc
Industry
Homeopath, Herbalist

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Seema Khaneja
(585) 271-2937
39 N Goodman St
Rochester, NY
Company
Integrative Pediatrics
Industry
Homeopath

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Bonnie Schwartzbauer
Pittsford, NY
Services
"Color Elite" Color Therapist "Crystal Light" Crystal Therapist
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Peacefulmind.com

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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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