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Hydrotherapy for Bodyworkers

Improving Outcomes with Water Therapies
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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!
  • Published: Sep 17 2020
  • Pages: 320
  • 274 x 220mm
  • ISBN: 9781912085521
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Press Reviews

  • Bruce Thompson, Physiotherapist, Thermotherapy Consultant at Atune Health Centre, Cardiff, NSW, Australia: This book is about traditional hydrotherapy, not pool therapy or aquatic therapy. And the best way to learn about traditional hydrotherapy and how to apply it is from an experienced practitioner. Tragically there are few hydrotherapy practitioners around today. This book is the next-best method of learning about hydrotherapy. MaryBetts Sinclair takes us through the history and physiology, then gives a thorough, illustrated procedure on how to apply any hydrotherapy treatment we will conceivably ever use, along with many permutations. In Chapters 12 and 13 on musculoskeletal injuries and non-injury conditions, MaryBetts gives us concise summaries of a wide range of medical conditions with the appropriate hydrotherapy treatments, and any adaptations necessary for treating each condition. In this book the author achieves the fine balance of making hydrotherapy accessible to beginners without being overly complex or simplistic. Simply put, MaryBetts shows she is a hydrotherapy practitioner with a gift teaching pragmatically and, by using numerous case histories, memorably as well. While this book is aimed at the bodyworker who already has a grasp of anatomy and physiology, I will be recommending it to my lay hydrotherapy students. It is more than a text that you learn from and then leave on the shelf. I can see myself, my students and my colleagues, using this as a reference for years to come. I encourage you to try it out. You and your clients will be rewarded generously.