Hydrotherapy is defined as the use of water to effect change in the body as a treatment of disease or trauma. It is not a new therapy but has been around since ancient times and has been a part of many traditional medicinal systems. Hydrotherapy has been a staple of naturopathic medicine for over two hundred years and is used to stimulate the body’s own ability to heal. In general, hydrotherapy is a very effective tool for stimulating the immune system, promoting detoxification, and increasing circulation.
At Grand Rapids Natural Health, Carrie Dennie, ND, offers Constitutional Hydrotherapy which involves the application of hot and cold compresses on the torso to support the body’s self-healing capacity. The contrast of the two temperatures helps initiate a cycle of carrying away metabolic waste from cells followed by an influx of nutrient-rich, oxygenated blood through the tissues and vital organs.
Benefits of constitutional hydrotherapy include:
Reduced inflammation and chronic pain in local areas
Increased energy level and improved sleep quality
Strengthened immune system, specifically an increase in white blood cell count
Improved digestion and bowel function
Decreased stress response and relaxation
Hydrotherapy can be used to benefit a variety of medical conditions such as:
Menstrual and reproductive disorders
Chronic pain related to injury, arthritis, headaches, etc.
Weight management and cleansing·
Colds, flus and respiratory conditions
Heart and circulatory conditions
Anxiety, depression, fatigue and stress
Constitutional Hydrotherapy Pricing
50 Minute Constitutional Hydrotherapy Session: $75
*** New patients who have not established care with a Doctor or Health Coach at our office should start with a 90-minute intake and treatment: $100 ***
Package of 5 sessions: $325
Constitutional Hydrotherapy Treatments at our office are performed by Carrie Dennie, ND.