Father Sebastian Kneipp
Father of Hydrotherapy
Salude Per Aqua
healing through water or cure of water
therapist holds client in a near-body temp pool while massaging & stretching muscles, mobilizing joints and open energy pathways.
Gate Theory of Pain
States that transmission of impulses into spinal cord is gated (can be open or shut). Explaination for why massage, heat and ice are effective in the treatment of pain.
Water turns to steam at this temperature.
4 Stages of Ice
Coldness or cooling, Burning, Stinging or aching & Numbness or reduced sensation.
overhead side-positioned shower water pressure & temperature varies to create a stimulating or invigorating effect.
Client lays on a table while needlelike jets spray water over body sometimes alternating hot & cold. Usually for rinsing off product.
Jet Blitz (Scotch Hose)
Therapist sprays hot & cold water from a hose at standing client . move from feet to neck = stimulates lymphatic flow
Direct contact of thermal (heat) agent.
Transfer of heat through air or liquid
Transfer of heat energy in rays
One energy source cconverting into a heat energy source as it passes into the body.
cycles of vasoconstriction and vasodialation bring blood into and out of an area.
A wet cloth, generally a wahcloth or towel, that has had water wrung from it and is applied to the skin's surface.
Use of a pouch to deliver heat or cold.
the application of a cold pack, ice immersion or ice massage with or followed by full joint ROM.
Type of spa treatment in which mud or other products are applied to most of the body to cleanse, detoxify, nourish and soothe the skin.
the art or science of bothing for theraputic and relaxation purposes.
a Dry heat treatment wherein the client is in a wood-lined room. Temperature ranges from 160 - 210 F.
Heat treatment conducted in a ceramic-tiled room. Temperature ranges from 105 - 120 F.
The use of plant-derived essential oils for theraputic purposes. Also called essential oil therapy.
herbal paste to stimulate lymphatic circulation and exfoliation. Usually done before steam therapy.
A fat loving material that helps carry essential oils.
Hydrocollator packs should be maintained at what temperature?