Stillwater

Healing Arts Clinic & Apothecary

Hydrotherapy

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Stillwater offers our visitors the opportunity to receive hydrotherapy treatments on a regular basis.  These treatments stimulate healing by enhancing the oxygenation and circulation of blood and lymph; by promoting better digestion of food and nutrition to the cells; by increasing the oxidation and elimination of toxins; by strengthening the general defense of the body; and by assisting in the restoration of nervous equilibrium.  Patients of all ages can benefit from these treatments.

Hydrotherapy (also known as Balneotherapy) is used to treat many acute and chronic health conditions.  Examples of chronic conditions which may benefit from hydrotherapy include fatigue, asthma, constipation, autoimmune conditions such as arthritis, chronic fatigue immunodeficiency syndrome (CFIDS), HIV disease and AIDS, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, cancer and migraines.  Acute conditions that are treated include bronchitis, acute asthma attacks, colds, flus, coughs, headaches, and sinus infections.

Hydrotherapy comes in many forms.  Stillwater offers self-service experiences with the Ashiyu Foot Spa and Infrared Sauna.  These are available 6 days per week by appointment.  Intermittent classes on in-home hydrotherapy are offered with our educational programs and monthly Community Supported Herbalism wellness instructions.  Prescribed hydrotherapy sessions are administered in the office by a trained professional.

Constitutional Hydrotherapy is a traditional Naturopathic medicine tool for optimal health.  This 50-minute procedure boosts your white blood cell count, strengthening your immune system. It is also wonderful for improving circulation, oxygenating your cells, gently stimulating digestion, moving the lymphatic fluid, and stimulating the vagus nerve (activating the parasympathetic nervous system to create an environment of healing in your body). The benefits of constitutional hydrotherapy are cumulative, so book two times a week for 2-4 weeks for the best results.

More about the procedure:

The patient lies on a treatment table with the practitioner placing alternating temperature applications on various parts of the body.  A sine-wave electrical machine may be added to stimulate the body organs in a systematic way.  The treatment is very relaxing, feeling well cared for and rest assured, with the cool applications you will be tucked in with velux and wool blankets to help your body heat up, and the cool will dissipate quickly. 

This treatment has proven effective for reducing seasonal allergy symptoms, improving immune function for colds and flus, support for immune-compromised individuals and much more.