Hydrotherapy, or water therapy, is the use of water (hot, cold, steam, or ice) to relieve discomfort and promote physical wellbeing. Hydrotherapy can soothe sore or inflamed muscles and joints, rehabilitate injured limbs, lower fevers, soothe headaches, promote relaxation, treat burns and frostbite, ease labor pains, and clear up skin problems. Many bodyworkers use hydrotherapy techniques in their practice and understand the ways in which various therapeutic interventions can improve outcomes with their clients or patients.
MaryBetts Sinclair is a respected American massage therapist, who as both a teacher and a practitioner knows what the therapist needs to understand in order to learn the background and application of a comprehensive range of hydrotherapy practices in order to integrate them safely and effectively into their bodywork practice.
Watch MaryBetts Sinclair as she takes you on a verbal tour through the brand new edition of her book, exploring the breadth and depth of its coverage, including what is new for the second edition. and why it is the most comprehensive guide available for bodyworkers who want to incorporate water therapies into their clinical or therapeutic practice!
Hydrotherapy for Bodyworkers is packed with high quality, full color illustrations including many new photographs and line diagrams. Features of the new edition include:
Fully revised and updated content
Updated scientific research
Inclusion of new treatments, including sensory stimulation foot bath, charcoal pack, hot towel roll, ‘the World’s Best Back Massage’ sequence, local charcoal bath, anti-inflammatory leg wrap, Epsom salt compress, heat lamp, heat-trapping compress
Increased coverage of incorporating herbs and essential oils into treatments
Increased coverage of hydrotherapy and pain relief
Many new case histories
More illustrations, including color for the first time
More review questions
More home hydrotherapy handouts for clients to help them make progress between sessions