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Paperback, eBook
978-1-912085-52-1
2
412
230 colour photographs and drawings
276 x 220 mm
Published
17 September 2020
12 October 2020
Handspring Publishing

£49.95 GBP / $65.00 USD

Massage Therapy, Physical Therapy

Hydrotherapy for Bodyworkers, 2nd Edition

Improving outcomes with water therapies

£49.95 GBP / $65.00 USD Free delivery in the UK and USA

Introducing the beautiful second edition of Hydrotherapy for Bodyworkers, Improving outcomes with water therapies. Take a look through it here…

 

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

Introduction to hydrotherapy

Effects of hydrotherapy

Preparing to give hydrotherapy treatments

Fomentations, hot packs, compresses and other local heat treatments

Cold packs, compresses and ice massage: local cold applications

Immersion baths

Hot air baths

Showers

Body wraps

Friction treatments

Hydrotherapy self-treatments for health and wellness

Hydrotherapy and massage for musculoskeletal injuries

Hydrotherapy and massage for non-injury conditions

Appendix A – Simple hydrotherapy record and self-treatment handouts

Appendix B – Pool therapy

Appendix C – Pyrotherapy (treatment of disease with artificial fever)

Appendix D – Answers to review questions

Index

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.

For those of you who are hesitating about incorporating hydrotherapy into your practice, let me assure you that this was front line therapy in most of the West and Asia until the 1920s. Many doctors such as Sir William Osler, the father of modern medicine, prescribed hydrotherapy before drugs. I encourage you to try it out. You, and your clients will be rewarded generously.

Thank you MaryBetts for writing this valuable summation of hydrotherapy knowledge.’

 

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View sample pages here

Introducing the beautiful second edition of Hydrotherapy for Bodyworkers, Improving outcomes with water therapies. Take a look through it here…

 

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

Introduction to hydrotherapy

Effects of hydrotherapy

Preparing to give hydrotherapy treatments

Fomentations, hot packs, compresses and other local heat treatments

Cold packs, compresses and ice massage: local cold applications

Immersion baths

Hot air baths

Showers

Body wraps

Friction treatments

Hydrotherapy self-treatments for health and wellness

Hydrotherapy and massage for musculoskeletal injuries

Hydrotherapy and massage for non-injury conditions

Appendix A – Simple hydrotherapy record and self-treatment handouts

Appendix B – Pool therapy

Appendix C – Pyrotherapy (treatment of disease with artificial fever)

Appendix D – Answers to review questions

Index

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.

For those of you who are hesitating about incorporating hydrotherapy into your practice, let me assure you that this was front line therapy in most of the West and Asia until the 1920s. Many doctors such as Sir William Osler, the father of modern medicine, prescribed hydrotherapy before drugs. I encourage you to try it out. You, and your clients will be rewarded generously.

Thank you MaryBetts for writing this valuable summation of hydrotherapy knowledge.’

 

Paperback, eBook
978-1-912085-52-1
2
412
230 colour photographs and drawings
276 x 220 mm
Published
17 September 2020
Handspring Publishing

£49.95 GBP / $65.00 USD

Massage Therapy, Physical Therapy

MaryBetts SINCLAIR

MaryBetts Sinclair has been a massage therapist and teacher since 1975 .

Read More ›