Hydrotherapy
Hydrotherapy, formerly called hydropathy, is a part of medicine, in particular of naturopathy, occupational therapy and physiotherapy, that involves the use of water for pain relief and treatment. The...
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A Cancer Pilgrimage in the Mountains of Japan
The Tamagawa baths, situated in the mountains of Japan’s Akita prefecture, have long been believed to hold medicinal powers. Today, the area attracts cancer patients from all over the country, who hop...
Balneotherapy
Balneotherapy (Latin: balneum "bath") is the treatment of disease by bathing, usually practiced at spas. While it is considered distinct from hydrotherapy, there are some overlaps in practice and ...
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A Cancer Pilgrimage in the Mountains of Japan
The Tamagawa baths, situated in the mountains of Japan’s Akita prefecture, have long been believed to hold medicinal powers. Today, the area attracts cancer patients from all over the country, who hop...
Mineral spa
Mineral spas are spa resorts developed around naturally occurring mineral springs. Like seaside resorts, they are mainly used recreationally although they also figured prominently in prescientific med...
Josef von Löschner
Josef Wilhelm Freiherr von Löschner or in Czech Josef Vilém z Löschneru (May 7, 1809 – April 19, 1888) was an Austrian physician born in Kaaden, Bohemia. He studied at Gymnasium Kadaň.In 1834 he...
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Canine hydrotherapy
Canine hydrotherapy is a form of hydrotherapy directed at the treatment of chronic conditions, post-operative recovery, and pre-operative or general fitness in dogs.
A number of conditions in dogs...
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Peat pulp bath
A peat pulp bath is a bath prepared of peat pulp from wetlands. Balneotherapy in form of peat pulp baths is offered in many health resorts.
Paracelsus described "moor" as a remedy for certain dise...
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Jacuzzi
Jacuzzi is an Italian multinational corporation that produces whirlpool bathtubs and hot tub spas. Its first product was a bath with massaging jets.In October 2006, Apollo Management, a large private ...
Bath salts
Bath salts are water-soluble, pulverized minerals added to water to be used for bathing. They are said to improve cleaning, enhance the enjoyment of bathing, and serve as a vehicle for cosmetic agents...
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Thalassotherapy
Thalassotherapy (from the Greek word thalassa, meaning "sea") is the medical use of seawater as a form of therapy. It is based on the systematic use of seawater, sea products, and shore climate. The p...
R. T. Claridge
Captain Richard Tappin Claridge, FSA (c. 1797/1799–1857), was a prominent asphalt contractor and captain in the Middlesex Militia, who became best known for his prominent promotion of hydropathy, now ...
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Sebastian Kneipp
Sebastian Kneipp (May 17, 1821, Stephansried, Germany – June 17, 1897, in Bad Wörishofen) was a Bavarian priest and one of the founders of the naturopathic medicine movement. He is most commonly ...
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Hot tub
A hot tub is a large tub or small pool full of heated water used for hydrotherapy or pleasure. Some have jets for massage purposes. Hot tubs are sometimes also known as spas or by the trade name Jacuz...
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Aquatic therapy
Aquatic therapy refers to treatments and exercises performed in water for relaxation, fitness, physical rehabilitation, and other therapeutic benefit. Typically a qualified aquatic therapist gives co...
Halliwick
The Halliwick Concept focuses on biophysical principles of motor control in water, in particular developing sense of balance (equilibrioception) and core stability. The Halliwick Ten-Point-Programme ...
Peat
Peat (turf) is an accumulation of partially decayed vegetation or organic matter that is unique to natural areas called peatlands or mires. The peatland ecosystem is the most efficient carbon sink on ...
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Emil Osann
Emil Osann (May 25, 1787 – January 11, 1842) was a German physician and physiologist from Weimar. He was a founder of scientific balneology.He was the brother of philologist Friedrich Gotthilf Osann (...
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Kuyalnik Estuary
Kuyalnik Estuary (Ukrainian: Куяльницький лиман, Crimean Tatar: Kuyanlık) is an estuary of the Velyky Kuyalnik River located on the northwestern shores of the Black Sea, near the city of Odess...
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Caldarium
A caldarium (also called a calidarium, cella caldaria or cella coctilium) was a room with a hot plunge bath, used in a Roman bath complex. This was a very hot and steamy room heated by a hypocaust, an...
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Vincenz Priessnitz
Vincenz Priessnitz, also written Prießnitz (sometimes in German Vinzenz, in English Vincent, in Czech Vincenc; 4 October 1799 – 26 November 1851) was a peasant farmer in Gräfenberg, Austrian Silesia, ...
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Louis Kuhne
Louis Kuhne (1835–1901) was a German naturopath primarily known for his cold water hydrotherapy methods that were meant to improve detoxification functions of the body by stimulation of the lower abdo...
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Waterdance
WaterDance is a type of aquatic therapy which was developed in Switzerland independently of Watsu. While wearing nose clips, a person is gently guided underwater, pulled, swayed, and "flown" while bei...
Aquajogging
Aquajogging started in America as an exercise method for pre- and post-surgery patients. Aquajogging has proven a very good form of exercise for elderly people and overweight people because of its low...
Water aerobics
Water aerobics (waterobics, aquatic fitness, aquafitness, aquafit) is the performance of aerobic exercise in fairly shallow water such as in a swimming pool. Done mostly vertically and without swimmin...
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